Warda Bouguettaya, owner of Warda Pâtisserie in Midtown Detroit, was bestowed with the honor of “Outstanding Pastry Chef” at the 2022 James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards in Chicago. Bouguettaya, who is originally from Algeria, wiped away a tear as she accepted her award. “We may look different, speak different languages, pray to different gods… I wanted a space that would celebrate a borderless world. A space where one cuisine wouldn’t be considered more sophi
Lobster season is about to start and nowhere in metro Detroit is it more noticeable than Birmingham’s restaurant Hazel’s. The casual seafood spot first featured hot and cold lobster rolls and full lobster dinners on its menu in 2019 as part of a Maine-style dining experience they called Hazel’s Lobster Pound. Now, Hazel’s changes its menu seasonally throughout the year to suit the freshest coastal U.S. seafood available from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific Northwest and the
After running a successful food truck business for two years, co-owners Caitlin Avis and Collier Willis have decided to open a brick and mortar location in Clawson, called The House of Barbecue. Avis says their food truck business really took off with their revive bowl, which she describes as a multi-layer BBQ bowl, customizable to any dietary need such as vegan, vegetarian, halal, keto and gluten free. Avis also attributes their success to the talented Chef Collier Willis. “
Ferndale’s Public House has teamed up with culinary consultant Meghan Shaw to put a new spin on the restaurant’s vegan offerings, with an updated vegan dinner and brunch menus. The fried “chikn” sammie comes in spicy or traditional, and is a vegan version of the classic crispy chicken with pickles and sauce on brioche, but with juicier and tastier protein than most traditional fast-food versions. Fish & chips also returns to the menu, this time on the vegan side using marinat
Bohemia, a new upbeat and funky Mediterranean concept from Adam Merkel Restaurants, has officially opened in downtown Royal Oak. Set below Merkel’s Pinky’s Rooftop, and adjacent to Pearl’s Deep Dive, Bohemia offers a bright and bold atmosphere, with lots of texture, colorful tile work, woodworking and greenery. Meals are cooked over real charcoal, a traditional Mediterranean method that adds a unique flavor profile to each dish, and the restaurant’s open-kitchen concept puts
Business partners Kevin Kilgore and Nic Syzdek began serving up small batch non-alcoholic craft beverages and food four years ago from their six-tap beverage cart at private events, music festivals, pop up shops and local farmers markets. They opened Tapped Coffee + Eats in Canton in 2019 and now, they have added a second location in downtown Royal Oak. Tapped Coffee + Eats specializes in nitro cold brews. Kilgore explains that nitro brewing is a process that takes 24 hours.
Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine, has unveiled the winners of their 2022 Restaurant Awards, which honor the world’s best restaurants for wine. This year’s awards program recognizes 3,169 dining destinations from all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 70 countries internationally. Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. Of local interest, 14 restauran