Thursday, June 21, 2018

Detroit restaurants will donate sales to help families separated at the border

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 4:43 PM

In case you somehow haven't heard, the ghouls in the Trump administration recently manufactured an immigration crisis by instating a new policy of separating families caught illegally crossing the border. That led to children being pulled from their parents and placed in cages in temporary detention centers. In some...

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In search of metro Detroit's best milkshake

Posted By on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 at 9:48 AM

The 90-degree days are here and that means it's milkshake guzzlin' season in Michigan. But with so many options out there, it's sometimes difficult to decide where to go for one's frozen dessert-beverage fix. Fortunately, we got you covered. We tried dozens of milkshakes across southeast Michigan and put...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dearborn's M&M Cafe to close after 35 years

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 8:49 AM

Long before many of Dearborn's second generation of restaurateurs and cooks were developing menus with Lebanese fare and classic American dishes, the M&M Cafe near Dearborn's city hall did just that. Its owners' love for both nation's cuisine helped turn the simple-but-homey Dearborn restaurant into an institution with a...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sign of the Beefcarver, Ferndale's Double EE close

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Dearborn's Sign of the Beefcarver closed Monday, leaving the once-thriving metro Detroit chain with just one restaurant. The cafeteria-style restaurant at 23100 Michigan Ave. opened around 1968, Crain's reports, and declining business in recent years is behind the closure. "I'm a manager. I do the books at night. It's...

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Despite problems, Michigan is hiring Trinity employees to work in its prison kitchens

Posted By on Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 9:17 AM

For several years, private food service employees in Michigan’s prison kitchens have been a consistent problem. Aramark's employees started running the kitchens when the state privatized prison food service in early 2014, and Tampa-based Trinity Services took over for Aramark in late 2015. Among a litany of issues during...

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Ron Gurdjian, keeper of the flame at Tom's Tavern, is dead at 78

Posted By on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 12:16 PM

News comes to us this morning that Ron Gurdjian, the co-owner, bartender, and bottle washer at Tom's Tavern has died. He was 78. Gurdjian did more than keep bar at the venerable watering hole. He was a keeper of history, a storyteller par excellence who often got lost in...

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Friday, June 15, 2018

New Lebanese restaurant, Detroit Wing Company open downtown next week

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Two new restaurants are set to open in downtown Detroit. A new Lebanese restaurant from the owners of Ferndale's Anita's Kitchen opens on Monday. The fast casual space called AK Takeaway at 150 W. Jefferson Ave. near Woodward will offer a menu similar to that of Anita's with shawarma,...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Everyone gets a free taco from Taco Bell because sports

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 12:21 PM

Taco Tuesday is so passé. On Wednesdays, we eat free Taco Bell because life is wonderful and, well, basketball. Thanks to last week's Golden State Warriors Game 3 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, Taco Bell is rewarding our empty stomachs (and wallets) with a free Doritos...

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Bucharest Grill is building out a new downtown Detroit location

Posted By on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Bucharest Grill is returning to downtown Detroit with a new location just a few blocks west of Comerica Park. The new spot, at 436 W. Columbia St. near Cass Avenue, is also just a few blocks north of the shawarma restaurant's original location inside the former Park Bar, which...

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Avalon is opening a Wayne State University location

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Avalon International Breads is opening a new 700-square-foot location inside Wayne State University's Mike Ilitch School of Business. Though the new store is geared toward students, the public will be able to access the space — which will have a cafe counter, around 30 seats, and retail — from...

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