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What’s a Pumachug?

When Black Lotus Brewing Company closed in October of last year, husband and wife Tyler and Andrea Williams kept having conversations about what they thought should go into the space at 1 E. 14 Mile, Clawson. Flash forward – and they are now preparing for a late spring/early summer opening of Pumachug, their first restaurant. “The overall premise is really something warm, welcoming, fun, a very neighborhood vibe,” said Andrea about Pumachug, where they plan to serve “high-quality bar food.” The input on their menu isn’t just coming from their own team though – the duo have also been asking, and taking, community suggestions through a survey on their website. Andrea said they’ve received many requests for vegan and vegetarian options that are more than just salads, as well as food that’s approachable but also done well. Since they are both Clawson residents –Tyler is fourth-generation – Andrea mentioned they’ve been working with the Clawson Historical Society to help incorporate the city’s history into their interior design. Keep your eyes peeled for their launch. 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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