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Hamtramck’s Rock City Pies Competes on Tonight’s Episode of ‘Restaurant Startup’

Chef Nikita Sanches and fiance Jessica Imbronone will compete for seed money to take Rock City Pies nationwide.

Rock City Eatery.
Rock City Eatery.
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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.

Rock City Eatery's chef Nikita Sanches and fiancé Jessica Imbronone will compete tonight on CNBC's Restaurant Startup at 10 p.m.The couple will attempt to persuade hosts Tim Love and Joe Bastianich to invest in their plan to take Rock City Pies nationwide. "My dream is when Rock City Pies opens up, it's going to blow up, put Detroit on the culinary map, and just keep expanding," Sanches says in an extended preview of the episode.

The Hamtramck-based participants will be squaring up against a Connecticut-based pie-baking outfit, set on turning their business into a full-fledged restaurant.

Rock City Eatery

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