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Public House menu changes

Chef Nick Erven – who helped shape the menu at Ferndale’s Antihero, 231 W. Nine Mile Road — has launched a brand new menu at another Working Class Outlaws restaurant, Public House, 241 W. Nine Mile Road. What have guests thought so far? “People have been really stoked on it. It’s been really positive.” Erven said. Inspired by his Los Angeles roots, Erven wanted the menu to evolve, grow, and become more focused. Now there are more seasonal dishes with locally-grown produce, like the Beet Salad. Other new items include bacon-wrapped dates – Erven said those are flying out the kitchen – and a burger Erven compared to those at In-N-Out Burger. Going forward Erven hopes to keep the menu more seasonal and less stagnant. Expect salads and lighter fare as it gets warmer outside.

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