Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bucharest Grill opens its new downtown location

Posted By on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 1:16 PM

Bucharest Grill is once again serving shawarma in downtown Detroit now that its new 130-seat store is up and running on Columbia Street. The location is just around the corner from its now-shuttered first shop inside the Park Bar. The Columbia Street location offers 21 beers on tap, including...

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Farm-to-table concept Hazel, Ravines and Downtown opens soon in Birmingham

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Farm-to-table concept Hazel, Ravines and Downtown opens in downtown Birmingham on Oct. 29. The "casual fine dining" restaurant at Maple and Woodward will divide its menu into three sections — Hazel, Ravines, and Downtown — and offer an ever-evolving list of creative dishes from charcuterie-style boards to burgers and sandwiches to comfort...

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Pegasus Taverna owners take over closed New Parthenon Greek restaurant

Posted By on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Greektown's Pegasus Taverna's owners will take over the recently-closed New Parthenon and Santorini Estiatorio Greek restaurants. The latter will become a  “new concept that will include a rooftop and dining establishment that will complement the offerings within the Greektown district,” Eater reports. The Papas family, which owns Pegasus, is still...

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Detroit judge tosses 'gardening while black' case brought by three white women

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 2:03 PM

Throughout 2017 and early 2018, three white women called police dozens of times, making increasingly serious allegations against Marc Peeples, a black man. Peeples was building a community garden on the vacant Hunt Playground on Colton Street adjacent to the State Fairgrounds. One of the women, Deborah Nash, lives...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

New York-style pizzeria Mootz targets winter opening in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:44 AM

New York-style slice purveyor Mootz Pizzeria and Bar will likely open in downtown's Belt Alley sometime in December or January. The 4,000-square-foot restaurant at 1230 Library St. will hold a dine-in component with a bar with 20 beers on tap, and a pizza-by-the-slice counter, Eater reports. When it opens, Mootz...

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A new Jolly Pumpkin is planned for Dearborn

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:14 AM

A new Jolly Pumpkin is planned as part of the redevelopment of Wagner Place in West Dearborn. The Detroit News reports that the Dexter-based brewery will join a new breakfast and lunch spot called The Great Commoner, City Barbeque, Eleanor's Café, Modern Greek and Salad Bar, Paradise Biryani Pointe...

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Detroit will soon be getting sushi pizza – because of course it is

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 1:21 PM

If you're someone who likes to obsessively Instagram your food, then boy, do we have good news for you. Behold, sushi pizza. Yes, it's a thing, and yes, it's something that will soon be coming to a stomach near you. Poke Burri, a national chain that, as the name...

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Greenacres neighborhood thwarts Asian Corned Beef egg roll threat — classism?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 11:12 AM

The city of Detroit Zoning Board of Appeals has denied Asian Corned Beef a zoning variance it needs to open a store in the former Stanley's Other Place building near Eight Mile and Woodward. That means owner Hasan White won't open the carryout corned beef egg roll restaurant and commissary...

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Gather to open new craft beer bar in Eastern Market

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Eastern Market's Gather team is preparing to open a new a craft beer bar called Cøllect in its building's second story. Co-owner Kyle Hunt tells Metro Times that the bar is awaiting final city approvals, which are expected to come this week. When the taps start flowing, you'll find...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

UFO Factory announces opening month lineup, Laika Dog return

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 9:21 AM

The UFO Factory is back from the grave on Oct. 26, and it's packed its first month's calendar with some of Detroit's favorite acts. The relaunch weekend also includes on Sunday the return of the venue's hot dog, grilled cheese, and tater tot purveyor, Laika Dog. The line up...

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