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Batch Brewing 'Elevates' Bar Food; Pho Lucky Keeps Things Simple and Authentic

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Batch Brewing Company.
Batch Brewing Company.
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Serena Maria Daniel's discovers better bar food at Batch Brewing: The critic is "pleasantly surprised at the grub coming out of the kitchen helmed by chef Matt [Johnson]." Daniels likes the chicharrones served "perfectly light and puffy... drizzled in a Thai sauce and sprinkled with green onion." While the bolillo sandwiches and pasty filling suited the critic's palate, the Corktown Cubano "had a little too much Corktown for our taste and hardly the Cuban essence of mustard or crunch from the pressed bread." [Metro Times]

Molly Abraham tests out Midtown's new Pho Lucky: Owners Cong and Ht Nguyen "don't hedge their bets by adding American dishes. Everything on the menu is authentically Vietnamese," the critic writes. Pho Lucky's "menu is short and sweet" with pho, rice plates, and appetizers like spring rolls. The restaurant offers "a number of seating arrangements including an appealing corner furnished with rough-hewn picnic tables and small stools." Abraham notes that "service is friendly and warm." Pho Lucky receives a respectable three stars. [Detroit News]

‎Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 338-8008 Visit Website

Pho Lucky — Midtown

3111 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI