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The 'New Detroit' Debate; Eulogy to a Food Policy Council; and Restaurant Startup News

One Corktown resident questions the use of the phrase "New Detroit" on UFO Factory fliers.

The UFO Factory.
The UFO Factory.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

CONTROVERSIES—Corktown resident and poet Jessica Care Moore recently took to the web to express her offense at the use of the phrase "New Detroit" on a UFO Factory flier. The debate quickly spiraled into a social media argument between Moore and UFO Factory owner Dion Fischer. The bar and music venue relocated to Corktown earlier this fall. [Deadline Detroit]

ANALYSIS—On December 12, the Michigan the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development absorbed the Michigan Food Policy Council, according to Michael Jackman of Metro Times. The dissolved council was responsible for helping "foster the growth and interaction of local food policy councils, with the aims of creating a thriving economy, equity, and sustainability in local food networks. In a detailed "eulogy," Jackman laments the loss of a government branch designed to deal with the issues inherent in the industrial food system. [Metro Times]

TELEVISION—Rock City Eatery, under the alias Rock City Pieswill compete in the new season of Restaurant Startup on CNBC. Sylvia Rector of the Free Press has even more details from chef Nikita Sanchez on the upcoming season. "We got to go to L.A. for a week, which was very nice, and we got to try out some of the restaurants there...It was cool to go hang out there a little bit, and dealing with Joe Bastianich and Tim Love, these giants of the culinary world, was pretty amazing," says Sanches. [Freep]

Rock City Eatery

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