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Fodor's Likes Our Food, Everyone Likes Griffin Claw

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After 5 Detroit

DOWNTOWN / GREEKTOWN / CORKTOWN — It's true that travel mavens Fodor's still haven't graced Michigan's largest city with our very own independent tour guide, but their latest 'Five Reasons To Go To Detroit Right Now' piece does include the city's food as one of those very reasons. Supino's, Jacoby's, The Whitney, Roma Cafe, Roasting Plant, Sugar House and Slow's are among the Detroit establishments that might inspire a wary traveller to pack their bags and come visit. That, and the "organic bakeries, galleries, creperies, coffeeshops, bookstores, breweries, pizzerias, and even a Whole Foods" are reason enough for anybody to take a trip to the D, they say. We agree. [Fodor's]

DOWNTOWN — Last night's sold-out and starry-eyed Guns & Butter popup dinner in the garage of the Library Street Collective featured CNN's Anthony Bourdain and Fox 2's Charlie LeDuff, and also had a "urban chic" aesthetic, an "amazing six-course meal" and cocktails by Bailout Productions, according to After 5 Detroit's Kerry Doman. Chef Craig Lieckfelt told Doman having Bourdain at his dinner was only a tiny bit nerve-racking, since "he's always himself and that's what makes him so great to watch on TV, to read his books and to have him sitting in front of you eating your food." Lieckfelt added fire to the rumor that he's getting ready to set up a permanent local space, so stay tuned. [After 5 Detroit]

BIRMINGHAM—Because one media visit to a newly opened brewery isn't enough for a week, Eat It Detroit's Nicole Rupersburg did it her own way last night all the way from Vancouver, Canada. The Griffin Claw Brewing Company promises to be a high-end, full-scale beer production space complete with a rather attractive (and heated!) outdoor beer garden when it opens July 18. There's also talk of vodka, whiskey and absinthe distilling after everything gets set up and situated. If that's not exciting enough, the promise of golf carts that take customers from one LePage / Nicholson family-owned establishment to the other should push everyone over the top. [Eat It Detroit]

Roma Cafe

3401 Riopelle Street, Detroit, MI 48207 313-831-5940