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Santarchy Descends on Corktown This Saturday; Fire Rips Through Big Mama's Southern Kitchen

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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.
EVENTWIRE — Santarchy descends on Corktown this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Santa-costumed masses will kickoff at the Gaelic League's Irish-American club and crawl  their way through more than 10 neighborhood bars. Bus passes are available for $20, but Santas are advised to arrive at pickup locations early. [EaterWire/Facebook]

DISASTER REPORT — Fire ripped through northwest Detroit soul food restaurant Big Mama's last week. Owner Patricia Clay hopes to find a temporary spot and eventually rebuild. "Life is like an onion," Clay tells The Detroit News. "You peel it layer by layer, and sometimes you weep." [Fox 2/Detroit News]

POP-UPS — Detroit Delhi hits MotorCity Wine this Sunday beginning at 6 p.m. The a la carte menu features harissa chickpea stew, chicken liver mousse, dirty chai ‘tiramisu' and more. [Twitter]

HOLIDAYS — Rock City Eatery is taking pie orders now through 4 p.m. on December 22. Pies in flavors like salted caramel apple, butterscotch bourbon pecan, and "white trash" (white chocolate, cereal, pretzels, and peanut M&Ms), will be ready for pick-up from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on December 23. Call 248-633-3072 or email [Facebook]

EXPANSIONS — Birmingham brewer Griffin Claw has opened 1,800-square-foot retail shop with special release beers, growlers, shirts, hats, and other swag. [EaterWire]

Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216 313-483-7283

Griffin Claw Brewing Company

575 South Eton Street, , MI 48009 (248) 712-4050 Visit Website

Rock City Eatery

4216 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 265-3729 Visit Website