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Opening Report: Eve the Restaurant Debuts in Ann Arbor; Atlas Lounge Revived Under New Name

Four new restaurants, bars, and tasting rooms open in Southeast Michigan

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.
1) ANN ARBOR — Eve Aronoff's revived concept eve the restaurant launched December 4. The menu features steak, curried mussels, and Thai barbecue chicken, as well as a $35 "Feasts" option for groups of four or more. Diners can book a reservation via OpenTable. Status: Soft Open. 300 S. Thayer Street.

Beautiful night at EVE last night. Many congrats! #annarbor #annarborfood #eve #evetherestaurant #shesstillgotit

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2) BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham's fussy new Emagine Palladium theater, which requires unsupervised minor to bring a permission slip, unveiled its full-service Ironwood Grill in November. The sports bar offers slow-cooked barbecue, Neapolitan pizza, calzones, and salads, as well as 36 high-def TVs Status: Certified Open. 209 Hamilton Row.

3) HAMTRAMCK — The shuttered Atlas Lounge reopened on Thankgiving Eve with a new identity, according to Metro Times. Dubbed Polka Dot by owner Carolyn Wietrzykowski (also of Polish Village Café) the new iteration has a cleaner look than the old dive with checked red and white tablecloths, white molding around the entryways, and burgundy walls. Status: Certified Open. 2363 Yemans St.

4) FARMINGTON HILLS — Old timey mixer makers  McClary Bros.'s new retail shop and tasting room debuted on December 5. The venue has a Colonial era feel and a small bar area for sampling the company's drinking vinegars. Status: Certified Open. 32621 Grand River Ave.

Emagine Palladium

209 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 385-0500 Visit Website

eve the restaurant

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