Friday, December 14, 2018

Snyder signs bills that gut $12 per hour minimum wage, paid sick time laws

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday afternoon signed into law bills that gut the $12 per hour minimum wage and paid sick time laws. The minimum wage law would have increased the state's meager $9.25 per hour minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2022, and included a $12 per...

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Health department: The Palace Of Auburn Hills' kitchens were super gross

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 12:18 PM

The Palace Of Auburn Hills ran some exceptionally gross kitchens, according to an ESPN analysis of health department records from 2016 and 2017. The sports media giant's Outside The Lines page looked at 16,000 local health department records produced by health inspectors after visits to the nation's 111 major...

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Southern Italian restaurant San Morello opens on Tuesday in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 9:32 AM

James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Andrew Carmellini will open his new southern Italian restaurant called San Morello on Tuesday in the Shinola Hotel. Carmellini's New York-based NoHo Hospitality Group — of which Luke Ostrom and Huntington Woods native Josh Pickard are partners — is also planning a beer hall...

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Iggy's Eggies cracks open its first egg in Capitol Park

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Iggy's Eggies is officially open for business in Detroit's Capitol Park. The breakfast walk-up window made its debut on Thursday morning with a selection of build-your-own breakfast sandwiches. The sandwiches are made with a selection of English muffin, brioche, or housemade biscuit, and can be upgraded to include American,...

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Ferndale's The Conserva calls it quits

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 12:37 PM

The Conserva, an upscale Ferndale restaurant praised for its inventive dishes, announced on Facebook Wednesday that it will close its doors on Dec. 22, nearly two years after opening. In the post, partners Matt Baldridge and Jarrod Kassis say that "due to extenuating circumstances in our families, it won't be reasonable...

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Vegetarian Indian fusion restaurant Veg-O-Rama is opening a Canton location

Posted By on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Veg-O-Rama owner Prafulla Kharkar has big plans for his vegetarian Indian fusion fast food restaurant — he tells Metro Times he wants to see it grow into a national chain that rivals McDonald's. Following the success of his first location in Ypsilanti, he's starting down that path with a...

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

HopCat is changing the name of its 'Crack Fries'

Posted By on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Michigan-based restaurant and craft beer bar HopCat is changing the offensive name it uses for its fries — "Crack Fries." The company announced the long overdue decision on its blog: Today we are announcing plans to change the name of our Crack Fries. Rest assured, the recipe and ingredients...

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Corktown eatery with German, Irish, and Italian comfort food opens next week

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 12:56 PM

The long-awaited Corktown restaurant Cork & Gabel will open its doors on Dec. 19. The eatery — at 2415 Michigan Ave. across from Roosevelt Park and near the Michigan Central Station — offers a unique concept with fare influenced by German, Italian, and Irish cuisine. That means plates like lamb bolognese...

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Downtown Detroit's Town Pump Tavern will relocate to the Centaur Bar

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Downtown Detroit's Town Pump Tavern is closing and will re-open in the former Centaur Bar space across the street. The Detroit News reports that a renovation of the art deco Centaur is underway and that it will feel more like a pub when the project is complete in February...

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Cas Bar owner 'Mama Jo' ran a million-dollar crime ring, police say

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 9:21 AM

When Metro Times last spoke with Beverly "Mama Jo" Sassin, the longtime owner of Detroit's Cas Bar, we were charmed by the tough-as-nails matriarch, writing that the scene at her bar was "like family — at least a family that might lovingly rib you." However, officials say that Sassin,...

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