Nain Rouge Brewery, Smith & Co. reopens


Over the past few years, we’ve seen restaurants come and go and come back again. This is true of Smith & Co. – a casual dining restaurant located in the former home of the 100-plus year-old Smith Welding Supply & Equipment Company in Detroit’s Midtown. The eatery opened in 2019, closed in March of 2020 and finally reopened again in February 2022. The operation is owned by the Mission Restaurant Group which owns several restaurants including several Jolly Pumpkin locations, Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. in Ann Arbor, North Peak Brewing Co. in Traverse City and more. Located next door to Smith & Co. is the newly opened Nain Rouge Brewery, also under the same ownership. The two businesses share an outdoor patio, with Nain Rouge beer sold exclusively at the restaurant. The brewery offers a variety of beers, including Boppin’ Red IPA, D.A.P. Pilsner, Wisehead Chocolate Vanilla Porter, Made in the Shade Amber Lager and Bee’s Knees Honey Hibiscus Wheat. Light fare is also available at Nain Rouge Brewery, including the Smash Burger, a house beef blend, smoked cheddar, bacon, and garlic aioli; the Turkey Club, with white cheddar, bacon, tomato, mixed greens, and garlic aioli; and a Wagyu Chili Dog, with Michigan beef chili, Michigan smoked cheddar, chopped onions, and Mrs. Dog’s disappearing mustard. Also of note, Nain Rouge Brewery has also partnered with Eastern Michigan University as a brewing school to help promote diversity in the beer industry. 666 Selden Street, Suite B, Detroit nainrougebrewery.com





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