Thursday, April 19, 2018

Wahlburgers opens a new Taylor location today

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Mark Wahlberg's Wahlburgers opens its second Michigan location today in a former Big Boy in Taylor. The restaurant, at 21200 Penn St., starts dinner service this evening, and lunch and dinner service on April 23. Why Taylor? Wahlberg offered some insight when he visited the location last weekend. “We...

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Vegan food truck Shimmy Shack will launch a brick and mortar space in August

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Vegan food truck Shimmy Shack is planning an Aug. 1 opening for its new brick and mortar location near Ann Arbor and Haggerty roads in Plymouth Township. Owner Debra Levantrosser says the new space will be a fast food concept with counter service, dine-in seating, and a 1950s vibe. "Our restaurant...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cass Corridor shipping container food hall set for late May opening

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Cass Corridor shipping container food hall Detroit Shipping Co. will open in late May, likely around Memorial Day. When it’s completed, 21 repurposed shipping containers will compose the roughly 12,000-square-foot space. Its tenants include Motor Burger, Bread Meats Bread, Brujo's Tacos and Tapas, Coop, Bangkok 96, and nitrogen ice...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

These 5 black-owned Detroit cafes are better than Starbucks

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 9:51 AM

It's Monday morning in Detroit, and your week might not be off to the best start. You might still be feeling a bit pissed off over the video of a Philadelphia Starbucks manager having two black customers arrested on Thursday. It went viral over the weekend and shows that...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Julia Child-inspired French Bistro opens today near Ann Arbor

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 8:51 AM

James Beard-award winning chef Alex Young opens his new Julia Child-inspired French Bistro just outside of Ann Arbor today. As we previously noted in our preview of the restaurant, The Standard Bistro & Larder, Young's new project is especially exciting because there's a dearth of quality French cooking in...

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Ferndale's Voyager named one of America's top 10 restaurants

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Food & Wine magazine says Ferndale seafood restaurant Voyager is among the nation's top 10 restaurants. The national outlet's list of top spots will be in an issue that hits newsstands on April 13. Restaurateur Eli Boyer (who helped launch Corktown's Gold Cash Gold) and chefs Justin Tootla and...

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Mabel Gray's James Rigato revives Doug's Delight ice cream parlor

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Just about every small town in Michigan has a beloved summertime ice cream shack where the community gathers for frozen treats during the summer months. For decades, Doug’s Delight was that spot in Hazel Park. It traded in soft-serve ice cream and comfort food at the corner of John...

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Corktown cafe Folk opens on Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 3:25 PM

The owners of Corktown's The Farmer's Hand specialty grocer are preparing to open a new cafe next door to their shop. Kiki Louya and Rohani Foulkes will present the space, called Folk, on Wednesday when they host an all day brunch. Folk writes on its Facebook page that its...

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Detroit bartender Jerome Adams, inventor of 'The Hummer' cocktail, is dead

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2018 at 1:10 PM

One of Detroit's most famous bartenders died this weekend. Jerome Adams, longtime bartender at the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, died early Saturday morning, according to Bayview Yacht Club. Adams was best known as the inventor of The Hummer, his world-renowned signature cocktail that he crafted in 1968 while...

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Southwest Detroit's Pepe Z Pizza reboots as El Club Pizza

Posted By on Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Southwest Detroit brick-oven pizzamaker Pepe Z is now El Club Pizza. El Club owner Graeme Flegenheimer tells Metro Times that Matt Ziolkowski — aka Pepe Z — is no longer with the venue, and Flegenheimer is relaunching the brand as El Club Pizza. What will that mean for Pepe Z fans who...

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