While on vacation from his job at Detroit Diesel, Esteban Castro, the owner of popular pop-up Esto’s Garage, went for coffee when he came upon it – a space for his next adventure, a brick-and-mortar by Sister Pie and Red Hook in Detroit's West Village. “The biggest question I’ve had in this business for the past seven years is, where can I come to your space? And I finally have an answer for that,” he said. Located at 1811 Parker Street in Detroit’s West Village, the space is small, about 750-square-feet, but the flavors will be big and complex, especially in the sauces. His simple menu will include tacos, tostadas, rice bowls, stew, and nachos. Even though the fast-casual restaurant won’t open before late summer, Castro has plans for community events prior to opening, including a chili contest on Cinco de Mayo.
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.