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Friday, February 16, 2018

The downriver Wahlburgers will open in March, or so they say

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:01 PM

Former Funky Bunch leader Mark Wahlberg was in town last December to announce a partnership with a Michigan-based grocery store chain, which would see his burger joints opening inside Meijer locations in Michigan and Ohio. He swung by the company's location in Taylor, the same city where a stand-alone...

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Nino Salvaggio, Seoul Garden ordered to pay $248K in back wages

Posted By on Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:04 AM

A federal court ordered metro Detroit-based grocer Nino Salvaggio and Ann Arbor restaurant Seoul Garden to pay its employees nearly $248,000 in back wages. Crain's reports the U.S. Department of Labor found Seoul Garden paid cooks, sushi chefs, cooks' helpers, servers, dishwashers, and busboys a flat daily rate, and...

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

'V313,' a one-day vegan festival, is planned for Detroit's Eastern Market

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 3:27 PM

A celebration of all things plant-based is planned for Eastern Market. Dubbed V313: Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration, the event will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 in Eastern Market's Shed 5. Tickets are available at the door or online for $15. According to a press release, the...

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Detroit area chefs and bakers make 2018 James Beard award semifinals

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 11:55 AM

The first round of this year's James Beard Foundation award announcements was made this morning and Detroit chefs, bakers, and restaurants were well represented on the long list of semifinalists. Corktown's Lady of the House got a nod in the Best New Restaurant category. Sister Pie's Lisa Ludwinski got...

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Livernois Tap to go Peruvian-Polynesian, The Exchange to pop up at Antietam

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Ferndale's Livernois tap will go Hawaiian and Peruvian for an evening with a menu inspired by their chefs' heritages — Chef Elliot Patti hails from Hawaii and sous chef Moses Fishman was born in Peru. And, of course, the 1947 voyage of the Kon Tiki is the menu's guide. "We...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Huron Room closes, reboots as curry concept Fist of Curry

Posted By on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 3:50 PM

Southwest Detroit's Huron Room closed on Friday and relaunched today at 3 p.m. as curry concept Fist Of Curry. In their new eatery, co-owners Jacques and Christine Driscoll and Les Molnar are offering tastes of the world's finest curry styles all under one roof. Jacques Driscoll tells Metro Times the...

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Anthology Coffee will move to Eastern Market

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Anthology Coffee will move from its Corktown location to a new 2,900-square-foot space it's building out in Eastern Market. Since 2012, the shop has served its brew inside Ponyride, but the nonprofit is moving to a new space in New Center. Eater reports that the new space at...

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We tried coney paczki — here are our thoughts

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 3:04 PM

Last year, American Coney Island celebrated Fat Tuesday by pairing the humble coney dog with paczki to create a uniquely Detroit invention: the coney paczki. This year, the culinary Frankenstein's monster is back, and we at Metro Times had to find out what it tasted like. Our tasters were split...

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Tea and Coffee Week stirs appreciation of kombucha, chocolate, and more

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:45 PM

When plant biologist and tea entrepreneur Elias Majid founded Michigan's  Tea and Coffee Week back in 2015, it was envisioned as a way to give local communities a chance to really see what the area's few tea shops had to offer. Majid, an owner of one of those few tea shops,...

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A Peruvian restaurant called Culantro is in the works in Ferndale

Posted By on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:26 AM

A new Peruvian restaurant is coming together in the former Southern Belle Bistro space in Ferndale, and could be open in early April. Culantro is a family operation partly run by Peruvian and Ecuadoran immigrants who will offer what they say is Michigan's only fully Peruvian restaurant. Alvaro Herrera,...

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