This winter, Townhouse – both the Birmingham, 180 Pierce Street, and Detroit, 500 Woodward Avenue, locations – underwent some of the largest menu changes they’ve had in years. “We typically go big or go home, as far as all of our restaurants are concerned,” said Erin Zupicich, chief marketing officer, Heirloom Hospitality, which own the restaurants. Culinary director, Ryan Prentiss, said they changed 27 out of 34 items, and added more vegan and vegetarian options, such as their crispy togarashi carrots, which come with carrot BBQ and Lemon Mint Crème Fraîche, and the vegan unicorn roll, full of beet, cucumber, asparagus, avocado, and shiitake mushrooms. For meat eaters, there’s a crispy chicken sandwich that’s been selling particularly well, and fish lovers are angling for the striped bass glass noodle salad.. And if you love the infamous Townhouse burger, don’t worry, that along with a few other signature staples are still on 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 DanaCasadei@DowntownPublications.com with news items or tips, on or off the record.