1) NOVI — Locally-sourced gastropub fare and Mitten beer-touting Michigan Beer Company debuted on Tuesday with former Toasted Oak sous chef Jeff Krulikowski in the kitchen. The restaurant offers growler fills and dishes like venison burgers, beer-braised pork belly, and Michigan trout. Status: Certified Open. 42875 Grand River Ave, Ste. 104.
2) ROCHESTER Hills — The first installment of chef Jacques Van Staden's fast-casual concept 2941 Street Food is now dishing up Mediterranean-inspired meals in Rochester Hills. Bite into items like tandoori chicken, five grain falafel, and "jar chow" — a rice bowl-style dish served in a mason jar. A second location is already slated for Midtown's Woodward-Willis Building. Status: Certified Open. 87 West Auburn Rd.
3) ROYAL OAK — Hamlin Corner has a new sister restaurant, Strada. The eatery is headed by chef Rachel Spaccarotelli and general manager Erikah Powers, and features a large white marble bar, rotating tables, and an original chandelier from downtown Detroit's Book Cadillac building. On the menu (check it out below) diners can find Italian fare including Neapolitan pizzas and handmade pasta. The restaurant hosts its grand opening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on January 6. Status: Soft Open . 366 North Main St.