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NYT Frugal Traveler Visits Dearborn; Bartender Marlowe Johnson Joins Standby Team

Plus, more Southeast Michigan dining news.

Dearborn Meat Market.
Dearborn Meat Market.
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.

EATER TRACKING — Detroit City Distillery's head bartender Marlowe Johnson is leaving to join the team at forthcoming Belt Alley venture Standby. [Metro Times]

FOOD MEDIA — Continuing his tour of Metro Detroit, New York Times Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel visits Dearborn in his most recent column. The write gets a rude awakening at Dearborn Meat Market when he attempts to order a single kafta kebab. "No! You're not hungry! Come back another time," Hussein Saad tells the writer, shooing him away. (Spoiler: Saad later offers to give him one on the house.) Sheeba Restaurant and Tuhama's also make Kugel's list of inexpensive dining options. [NYT]

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH — John's Grill on West Chicago gets some love in a thoughtful profile that looks at how owner John Trpcevski has created a positive culture in his restaurant. "I think everybody looks at John like a father figure," says customer Herman Blair. [Freep]

CROWDSOURCING — Redline Brewing Company in Burton, Michigan is attempting to get back on track after a fire burned through the business just one week after opening. Tenacity Brewing in Flint is hosting a fundraiser on October 20 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with 100 percent of tips going to Redline (the owners cover the taproom on Tuesdays). [Hour Detroit]

POP-UPS — Hamtramck pop-up dining restaurant Revolver is launching a new vegetarian and vegan series on Sundays. Chef Rhoda St. Luce will be cooking Caribbean-inspired fare at the first event on October 25. [EaterWire]

CHARITYWIRE — Detroit Lions team members including Sam Martin are serving 9-inch personal pizzas at the Bigalora Wood Fired Food Truck on October 20 inside Eastern Market's Shed 2. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will be donated to Game On Cancer. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with players on-site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. [EaterWire]

John's Grill Coney Island

10534 W Chicago, Detroit, MI 48204 (313) 933-5733

Detroit City Distillery

2462 Riopelle Street, , MI 48207 (313) 338-3760 Visit Website

Sheeba Restaurant Hamtramck

8752 Joseph Campau Avenue, , MI 48212 (313) 874-0299

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 313-833-9300


9737 Joseph Campau Avenue, , MI 48212 (313) 757-3093 Visit Website


1301 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Visit Website