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World cuisine

“I think at the end of 2019 I’m just going to have a sigh of relief and a sense of accomplishment,” said restaurateur Nya Marshall. She has good reason to, as her first restaurant, Ivy Kitchen and Cocktail, will be open by then, after nearly two years of redevelopment on the 2,000 square foot space. She’s shooting for a late summer opening. Marshall described the new American fusion restaurant – located at 9205 E. Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, in the East Village – as a melting pot, combining Spanish, Italian, Asian and other flavors. Items on the menu range from polenta fries and burgers to Korean style wings, with hopes of bringing healthier options to what she described as a food desert. With cocktails in the name, guests can definitely expect those too, with libations leaning more towards the traditional, like dirty martinis, cosmopolitans, and manhattans, to counter the unique eats.

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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