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Prentice back in kitchen

Chef Matt Prentice — formerly of Shiraz, Coach Insignia, and Detroit Prime, among others – is finally heading back to the kitchen after a temporary non-compete order from a former employer. This time he’ll be in Clawson, at Three Cats and a Cook – 116 W. 14 Mile – and partnering with Leon & Lulu shop owner Mary Liz Curtin. The space will seat about 100 people and expand on the cafe that’s already there, adding a state-of-the-art, up-to-date kitchen. Curtain said they are shooting for a late spring opening of the restaurant/retail space, which is right next door to Leon & Lulu. Guests can expect a constantly changing small plates menu with a Michigan focus, all at a low price point with the highest price right now being $20. There will also be a full bar with cocktails, Michigan beers, and American made wines. “Most of the furniture is for sale, so you could take home not just a doggy bag but you could buy the whole table,” Curtain said. Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro Intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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