Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Madam restaurant eyes April opening in Birmingham's forthcoming Daxton Hotel

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:26 AM

An upcoming restaurant slated to open in Birmingham promises to be every bit as fanciful as the hotel it will soon call home. The folks behind the forthcoming high-end Madam restaurant tell Metro Times they're eyeing an April opening in the under-construction Daxton Hotel, though we should caution that...

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Argentinian restaurant Barda to open in former Magnet space in Detroit's Core City

Posted By on Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 10:33 AM

The vacancy left in Detroit's Core City neighborhood by what was once one of the hottest dining spots in town will soon be filled with Argentinian fare and flair. Magnet, which was known for its wood-fired Mediterranean-inspired plates and "tipless" pay structure for employees, closed in August after less than...

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Friday, February 19, 2021

Guy Fieri plots more cheese-obsessed Flavortown Kitchens in metro Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 1:55 PM

Holy moly, Stromboli! Guy Fieri — everyone's favorite spiky-haired, flame shirt-obsessed star of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and self-proclaimed "Mayor of Flavortown" — is gracing metro Detroit with a few more of his ghost kitchen locations so we can initiate a very delicious heart attack more easily. Earlier this...

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Founders partners with Detroit chef for Black History Month collaboration following racial discrimination lawsuit

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:52 PM

Founders Brewing Co. is continuing its efforts to engage with the Black community following a contentious racial discrimination lawsuit — this time by honoring a Detroit chef for a special Black History Month collaboration. That chef is Phil Jones, a longtime chef and activist who has made social justice...

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

More Michigan restaurant owners and workers explain why they don't think indoor dining should resume now

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 1:19 PM

On Feb. 1, Michigan allowed restaurants to reopen for indoor dining — welcome news for many restaurant owners and service industry workers who have been hit hard by the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not every owner or worker was ready to jump at the opportunity to...

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Promenade Artisan Foods is now serving pastries in Detroit's Fisher Building

Posted By on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 12:13 PM

Detroit's New Center area now has another new dining option. Trenton-based Promenade Artisan Foods expanded with a second location, situated in the Fisher Building. The Detroit spot opened on Tuesday, just in time for Paczki Day — with Promenade offering "craczki," or their take on the Polish favorite using...

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Where to order delicious paczki for in the Detroit area for Fat Tuesday

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM

The hedonistic holiday of Paczki Day in Detroit is one filled with tradition and glazed with Polish heritage. When it comes time to celebrate the Christian-adjacent holiday of Fat Tuesday, we line up outside Hamtramck bakeries, which annually stuff us silly with classic plum, prune, rose, or raspberry treats....

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Friday, February 12, 2021

Guy Fieri brings a bit of Flavortown to metro Detroit with delivery-only ghost kitchen

Posted By on Fri, Feb 12, 2021 at 11:35 AM

You can keep your caviar, duck confit, foie gras, weird fucking foams, and edible balloons because, in Flavortown, pretentious and frilly Fraiser-approved canapés take a backseat to belly-busters like the Bacon Mac N' Cheese Burger, fried pickles, and egg rolls stuffed with shaved ribeye, sriracha ketchup, and SMC, aka...

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Detroit's East African restaurant Baobab Fare readies for opening in New Center area

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 5:43 PM

Baobab Fare, a new restaurant run by a pair of refugees from Burundi that will be serving up East African flavors in Detroit's New Center area, is finally getting ready to open its doors with a few soft opening events this week. First reported by Metro Times in 2017,...

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Detroit's Gathering Coffee Co. is giving away free drinks, pastries to lonely customers the day after Valentine's Day

Posted By on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 9:56 AM

Milwaukee Junction's Gathering Coffee Co. has partnered with Oatly to show some love for lonely customers the day after Valentine's Day. From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 15, guests can get free drinks and pastries, as well as 15% percent off store merchandise. "We know that near Valentine’s...

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