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Argentinian late-night spot

James Beard Finalist Chef Javier Bardauil has announced that his latest concept, PUMA, is set to open in Detroit’s Core City in November. Inspired by the largest big cat native to the Americas and Bardauil’s life in Argentina, PUMA will offer its patrons the space to commune around fire with cocktails and chóripan, as Bardauil did in his youth. PUMA’s all-black interior and relaxed atmosphere reflects a completely different vibe than its upscale counterpart, BARDA. Bardauil aims to cater to Detroit’s younger crowd with more approachable menu items and late-night service. After typical restaurant hours, PUMA will transform into COUGAR, a full-service cocktail bar, with live DJ sessions. During weekends, chóripan will be available until close, providing a perfect, post-bar bite to the city’s night crawlers. Chóripan is an Argentine culinary staple, consisting of grilled chorizo sausage and chimichurri sauce sandwiched within a toasty French baguette, with alternative vegan and beef options available. PUMA will feature a ceviche bar with countertop service overlooking the roaring flame at the choripanería. Customers can also expect a refreshing cocktail program which pairs nicely with the assortments of ceviche and chóripan. 4725 16th Street, Detroit.


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