February 28, 2020

“Well, we just put a roof on,” laughed chef Brendan McCall about Supergeil, his upcoming restaurant with Two James Distillery owner, David Landrum. Needless to say there is still quite a bit to be done at 2442 Michigan Avenue, Detroit – an empty warehouse now getting a very...

February 28, 2020

“Today is showtime,” said Omar Mitchell in early February about the opening of his new restaurant, Imaginate, inside the Ramada by Wyndham Southfield, 28100 Franklin, Southfield. While the modern American restaurant is new, Mitchell said he came up with the concept years ago...

February 28, 2020

Instead of the classic eggs and toast brunch. 220 Merrill – 220 E. Merrill Street in Birmingham – guests will soon find an infinitely more creative menu. Planned to launch in mid-March, the restaurant’s new concept is focused on having a festive and party atmosphere, with fo...

February 28, 2020

It’s a match made in heaven for two east-side Michigan companies. Cupcake Station and Blake Farms have teamed up to form Bakehouse46, with all five Cupcake Stations around metro Detroit being rebranded. The Birmingham location, located at 136 N. Old Woodward Avenue, next to...

February 28, 2020

Popular Detroit vegan pop-up Street Beet now has a more permanent residence inside the 3rd Street Bar, 4626 3rd Avenue in Detroit. Their new residency began in early February, and is open from Thursdays to Mondays, and offers online orders and carryout. “I think what we’re m...

February 28, 2020

Ferndale is about to get its first vegan, gluten-free bakery thanks to Safflower Street Vegan Treats, 23131 Woodward Avenue. Baker Jillian Parsell and business partner Chris Pelak hope to open the space this April. “I had no idea the brick-and-mortar would be happening so so...

February 28, 2020

After much success at Fort Street Galley last year, the pizzeria, Michigan & Trumbull, is finally in its permanent home at 1441 W. Elizabeth Street, Detroit and opened in late January. The restaurant brings back two Michigan natives, Kristen Calverley and Nate Peck, who were...

February 28, 2020

Tarun Kajeepeta, owner of Coffee Down Under, 607 Shelby Street, Detroit, hopes to bring some “really good coffee” to the city’s Financial District this spring. “I thought the Financial District was a perfect location for it, where you have a lot of offices, a lot of foot tra...

January 30, 2020

Hazel, Ravines and Downtown — 1 Peabody Street, Birmingham — has given another seafood centric takeover to their menu, this time in the form of a Crab Trap, which runs through February 16. Co-owner Beth Hussey – who owns the restaurant with chef Emmele Herrold — said it’s ve...

January 30, 2020

The changes keep coming at Pernoi, 310 E. Maple Road, Birmingham. In January, they released a new a la carte menu to expand upon their recently launched small plates menu. This menu has more sharable snacks, as well as medium and larger portions for guests to try, including...

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Metro Intelligencer is a periodic column about the vibrant and changing restaurant/dining scene in the metro Detroit area, reported/written by Dana Casadei.