On May 6, a Ferndale staple, Como’s, will re-open its doors, this time with new ownership, Peas & Carrots Hospitality. The company bought the restaurant at 22812 Woodward Avenue last summer after it closed due to health code violations in 2017. Peas & Carrot’s head of business development Ramza Saruna said that very little will be the same about the restaurant. “The only thing that’s going to remain the same is that the concept is pizza, it’s at the corner of Nine Mile and Woodward, and it’s Como’s,” she said. Chef Zack Sklar’s pizza will be Detroit-style, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and won’t use commercial yeast. There will be other Italian dishes as well, along with the build-your-own-salad popular at their other restaurants. Saruna said the aesthetic has a vintage, throwback feel, with elements made from natural materials, including the brick lettering on the front of the building, made from sawed off brick ends. The long bar in Como’s will now be Traverse City Whiskey Co.’s tasting room. Saruna said that will open closer to when the outdoor patio does, which will seat 250 and constantly have live music and DJs.
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 DanaCasadei@DowntownPublications.com with news items or tips, on or off the record.