The pandemic served us some pretty devastating news, including statistics about business closures. It is estimated that more than 17% of restaurants in the U.S. closed permanently as a result of the pandemic. Nevertheless, some restaurant owners dared to dream and braved the storm to open their doors to serve their communities during a pandemic. From conveyor belt sushi, seafood boils, vegan baked goods, and long-awaited farm-to-table goodness, metro Detroit's dining scene got a bit bigger and richer at a difficult time. Eat locally and, remember, tip like a motherfucker.