Friday, November 17, 2017

Update: Downtown Detroit's Park Bar to close at the end of the year

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Downtown Detroit's Park Bar is closing at the end of December after 11 years in business. Cliff Bell’s co-owner Paul Howard confirmed to Eater that he and his business partner Scott Lowell (who also co-owns the Traffic Jam) have purchased The Park Bar building. They take over on Jan. 1 and...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bobcat Bonnie's will reopen in Wyandotte this December

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:45 PM

After a three month absence from downtown Wyandotte, Bobcat Bonnie's will reopen inside its original space during the first week of December, owner Matthew Buskard tells Metro Times. The restaurant shuttered abruptly in early September after a dispute with a business partner who held the lease for the building, Buskard...

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Detroit Sip coffee shop launches this Saturday on McNichols in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 12:05 PM

McNichols Avenue will get a jolt of caffeine on Saturday when Detroit Sip opens near Livernois Avenue. Owner Jevona Watson says that she first wants to provide a coffee shop that will cater to students and others on a strip now short on good java, but she also wants the...

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Bread Basket Deli readies to open its East Jefferson location in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 8:48 AM

A new Bread Basket Deli is expected to open within the next several weeks on East Jefferson Avenue in the East Riverfront neighborhood. It's the eleventh store in owner Al Winkler's Detroit-area corned beef empire – which he started in 1967 – and will operate as a franchise run by...

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A new Plum Market store and café is planned for New Center

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Michigan-based high end grocer Plum Market is launching a new 5,000-square-foot café and retail store inside the Detroit Piston's practice center that's under construction in Detroit's New Center neighborhood. The "quick service food and beverage concept" – as the company billed it in a press release – will feature a...

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Flowers Of Vietnam plans a New Year's Eve relaunch

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Flowers of Vietnam will relaunch with a ticketed dinner party at El Club on New Year's Eve. That'll be followed by a Jan. 03 grand opening in the restaurant's newly renovated Southwest Detroit space, Eater reports. Founder George Azar started the business as a weekend-only pop up in January 2016...

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Bite by bite through Detroit’s McNichols soul food strip

Posted By on Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 8:22 AM

If we were to name an unofficial cuisine of Detroit, should it be anything other than soul food? After all, is there a town that better understands the process of properly spicing and frying a pork chop — not cooking it to death, but delivering a juicy, flavorful cut?...

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detroit Pizza Co. reopens in Midtown under new ownership

Posted By on Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 10:09 AM

The Detroit Pizza Co. will celebrate a grand reopening under new ownership on Friday, Deadline Detroit reports. The restaurant, on Woodward Avenue in a Park Shelton storefront, abruptly closed in August, and it appeared that it was gone for good. But the new ownership already held a soft opening. The...

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Monday, November 13, 2017

California Burgerz is now flipping patties in Hamtramck

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:17 PM

California Burgerz, a new spot modeled after California's In-N-Out Burgers, is up and running in Hamtramck. Owner Hani Omasan, who runs the nearby Top Gearz used car lot, says that means a short menu with beef that's ground in-house, fries cut from potatoes in-house, and fixings that are fresh every day....

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Update: Detroit Dough owners deny sexual assault allegation, threaten legal action

Posted By on Mon, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:41 AM

The owners of Detroit Dough are now threatening legal action against the woman who alleged one of the company's founding members sexually assaulted her and has a history of sexual harassment. In a Facebook post, owners Autumn Kyles and Victoria Washington say they are "dedicated to empowering women to take a stand,...

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