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Birmingham, Michigan

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

August 1, 2018

The Ford-Peabody Mansion – located at 325 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham – is in the mist of a makeover and will soon house Adachi, a traditional and authentic Japanese restaurant. Adachi’s owner Kenny Koza partnered with chef and restaurateur Michael Schlow to fine tune t...

August 1, 2018

After the success of their Plymouth Township location, Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria has opened a second restaurant in Troy, Cantoro Italian Trattoria, and so far the new location is off to a busy start. Located in the former Tre Monti space at 1695 E. Big Beaver...

August 1, 2018

The former location of Birmingham restaurants The Stand and Zazio has new owners, Beth Hussey and Executive Chef Emmele Herrold, both of One-Eyed Betty’s and Pop’s for Italian in Ferndale. Keeping with their tradition of unique names, this one will be called Hazel, Ravi...

August 1, 2018

After hearing from a friend who lives in Detroit that there were no good ramen places in the area, Urban Ramen owner Kohei Robert Kayano decided to bring his Los Angeles-based restaurant to the mitten. Right now, the 1,200-square-foot restaurant – which is located at 42...

August 1, 2018

A little bit of Rome has landed in Detroit with the recent opening of SheWolf Pastificio & Bar at 438 Selden in midtown. Chef/owner Anthony Lombardo said the region of Rome is represented on everything from their menu’s Roman pastas to the name itself – SheWolf is based...

August 1, 2018

Growing up near Dearborn’s Alcamo’s Market, Gabe Guido, Jeff Guido, and Kyle Mrkva, were tired of driving from Detroit every time they wanted fresh Italian cheeses and meats. After participating in Hatch Detroit in 2014 – where they were a semifinalist – it seemed they weren...

August 1, 2018

On July 7, the Andiamo’s in Royal Oak announced on their Facebook page that they would be closing their doors after 19 years in the city. Their seven other Michigan locations will remain open. According to a press release from a group calling themselves the Take Back Royal O...

July 1, 2018

Aaron Belen, owner of AFB Hospitality, is hoping to bring something new to Birmingham with the opening of The Morrie, which has plans to be up and running by early next year. “There just isn’t a place right now out here for people that want a neighborhood restaurant with a v...

July 1, 2018

It was short, but for those who had the opportunity to dine there, it was sweet. For those looking to visit Chapman House, 311 Walnut Boulevard in Rochester, for brunch or dinner this summer, they’ll have to look elsewhere. In May, the Rochester restaurant announced on their...

July 1, 2018

Early next year Jim Brady’s Detroit will return to their roots with the opening of a Detroit location, where the original restaurant opened in 1954 and was in business for over 30 years. “For me, its kind of like a poetic, completing the circle kind of thing, bringing my gra...

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