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...

July 1, 2018

Located at 3148 Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit, on the ground floor of the The Scott at Brush Park, residents will now find Empire Kitchen & Cocktails, a new American bistro that opened in May. “We wanted to serve the community that was living there and moving there as a...

July 1, 2018

Tersion Yatooma really loves sandwiches, which played a role in why he and co-owner Patrick Maizy decided to open Spread Deli & Coffee House in Detroit. Located at 4215 Cass Avenue in Detroit, the duo hope to have the storefront open by the beginning of July. Sprea...

July 1, 2018

On May 18, customers of Parks & Rec Diner, 1942 W. Grand River Avenue, in downtown Detroit, found out that Executive Chef Allie Lyttle would no longer be at the restaurant via a statement on their Facebook page. “The Diner had been doing very well, in terms of covers and tot...

July 1, 2018

This summer, Mr. B’s Gastropub, 215 S. Main Street in Royal Oak, will debut three new projects: a speakeasy, vintage arcade, and exterior mural. The first, an underground and hidden speakeasy named Johnny’s, is targeted to open in June, and like all good speakeasies will hav...

July 1, 2018

Lost River, a new tiki bar at 15421 Mack Avenue, Detroit, had their public opening in early June. Matt Mergener, the bar’s co-owner along with Karen Green, said both days went really well, with people dying to check out the tropical atmosphere – which includes a floral mural...

July 1, 2018

Kate Williams, chef at Detroit’s Lady of The House, was recently honored in Food & Wine magazine. Williams was named one of their top 10 best new chefs for 2018.

Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria has opened their Troy location, at 1695 E. Big Beaver Road, for dinner. Lunch...

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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.