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Pernoi progresses

The changes keep coming at Pernoi, 310 E. Maple Road, Birmingham. In January, they released a new a la carte menu to expand upon their recently launched small plates menu. This menu has more sharable snacks, as well as medium and larger portions for guests to try, including diver scallops, Rohan duck, and tortellini in brodo, as well as multiple salads. Owner Luciano DelSignore said they wanted to create a menu for those who hope to come in for more of a casual bite instead of a multi-course dining experience. “We left so much square footage for the bar area open for walk-in traffic, and just want to grow that section of the business,” he said. “Be a little bit more neighborhood-centric.” Pernoi’s cocktail list now includes additions like the Toki Highball and One Off Manhattan. Their new adjustment, with the recent departure of chef and former owner Takashi Yagihashi, guests can soon expect more Italian cuisine to be coming to the menu. 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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