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© 2018 by Downtown Publications, Inc.

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.

HRD opens market, dining

November 21, 2018

Birmingham’s newest restaurant locale – Hazel, Ravines and Downtown – owned by Beth Hussey and Executive Chef Emmele Herrold at 34977 Woodward Avenue, Suite 100, is in full swing with their unique three-concept approach. Everything from the food to their beer, wine, and cocktails (organized in very colorful and clear menus) all fall under one of three categories: familiar, international, and trendy, the latter of which Herrold envisions changing six to eight times a year. “The minute I get inspiration with something I’m going to change it,” Herrold said. HRD, as they figure it will be known as, also has a raw bar, and a Jim Beam highball machine behind the bar, the only one of its kind in Michigan. Before guests enter the restaurant, though – where they’ll find dishes like Herrold’s take on cheesy potatoes, a fried fish sandwich, and Peruvian chicken – there’s a grab-and-go market for those looking for a quick bite. A unique touch is a filtered water tap – which Hussey encourages people to bring their own water bottle and fill, saving on plastic bottles. While the duo have opened restaurants before, it’s still exciting, especially since it’s being fully funded by themselves and a bank loan. “For it to be all mine this time...It’s unbelievable,” Hussey said. “I pinch myself every morning when I wake up.”

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