ADVENTURES IN MARKETING — Presumably as some sort of advertisement for Burnt, Marie Claire has assembled 11 of the U.S.'s "most eligible bachelor chefs" including chef James Rigato. His weakness? "Spicy food." [Marie Claire]
POP-UPS — Wright & Company is hosting chef Brion Wong of Cass Corridor's forthcoming eatery The Peterboro on November 8 for exclusive menu previews. On the menu: scallop crudo, crab rangoon, salt & pepper shrimp, Mom's ribs, market veggies, and almond-stuffed yao tiu. Tickets are $46. [EaterWire]
BOOZE NEWS — Detroit's spooky venue The Whitney mansion now features an Absinthe Room next to the Ghost Bar with green booze-imbued cocktails like ‘Death in the Afternoon' and ‘Green Fairy.' Read all about it in the November issue of Hour. [Hour Detroit]
THE CRITICS — Serena Maria Daniels reviews Detroit's brand new Applebee's and really doesn't like it. "As Detroit continues to experience the sting of gentrification, we have to wonder if Applebee's on Eight Mile is a precursor to a TGI Friday in the Compuware Building, a Chili's on the ground floor of Book Tower when that's eventually renovated or an Olive Garden in Corktown?" [Metro Times]
Correction: There are currently no Peterboro menu tastings scheduled for December 5.