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Metro Times Best of Detroit Issue; Grubbable Launches Beta April 30

All the essential mid-week updates from Metro Detroit's dining scene.

Shimmy Shack.
Shimmy Shack.
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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.
BOOZE NEWS — Oak Park voters will decide on the May 5 ballot whether to allow the sale of "spirits and mixed spirit drinks" aka cocktails in area restaurants. The city lifted an alcohol ban in 2013. [Crain's]

AWARDS SEASON — The Metro Times released their Best of Detroit issue this week which features lots of staff picks of popular vote winners from the Detroit dining scene. [Metro Times]

EVENTWIRE — The Birmingham Downtown Grub Crawl is scheduled for May 16. The event features food and drink samples from more than 20 local shops, restaurants, and bars. Tickets are $50 for general admission and $75 for a Silver Spoon pass. [EaterWire]

MEALS ON WHEELS — Shimmy Shack, best known for their vegan pin-up calendar, was named to PETA's list of the top five vegan food trucks in the U.S. Owner Debra Levantrosser announced in January that she was seeking a permanent space for a drive-thru Shimmy Shack. [EaterWire]

APPS — Local dining startup Grubbable will launch beta April 30. Grubbable members will have access to discounts at more than 60 local restaurants. [EaterWire]