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An outta the park hit

The restaurant group Union Joints, which also owns and operates numerous eateries including Clarkston Union, Union Woodshop, Gran Castor and Vinsetta Garage, has opened what they are deeming their flagship restaurant – Union Assembly at 2131 Woodward Avenue, Detroit. Spanning two stories, this 14,800-square-foot mega establishment has seating for 500, which includes a second-floor lounge, indoor/outdoor bar and a three-season terrace that overlooks Woodward and Comerica Park. Union Assembly recruited Philip Vernier to serve as chef de cuisine for the operation. Vernier returns to Michigan after hitting Portland for culinary school and overseeing a myriad of highly-respected kitchens in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Vernier describes the Union Assembly menu as “New American.” “Our location is unique in that we will be catering to people who are visiting us from many different avenues – from Comerica Park to the Fox Theatre,” said Vernier. Look for a wide variety of dishes from game day classics such as burgers and ribs to join healthier options such as a triple grain salad featuring quinoa, sorghum and brown rice with mint, vegan


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