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The Keep Launches Happy Hour; Cafe Succo Debuts in Birmingham

Plus more essential Detroit restaurant news, from feuds to "New Detroit" critiques.

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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.

THE CRITICS — Detroit cultural commentator Aaron Foley voices a few critiques of the "New Detroit" restaurant scene, probably resonating what everyone has thought at one time or another while dining out in the city. Among the grievances, Foley takes aim trends like communal seating and that pesky Green Dot Stables' rule about waiting until the whole party arrives. It's a cathartic read. Still, the author gives props to newcomers HopCat and Ottava Via, as well as Detroit favorite La Dolce Vita. Where else does Foley like to eat? Check out his guide. [Aaron Foley]

EVENTWIRE — Filipino fusion pop-up Sarap is headed for Yemans Street August 8 with a 5-course menu featuring ceviche tacos in root vegetable shells, roasted bone marrow, ube ice cream, and more. Tickets are $55. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — The Keep is launching happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $5 and $6 classic cocktails including the Bee's Knees, margaritas, and mojitos. [EaterWire]

FEUDS — Bucharest Grill isn't impressed by Detroit blog Deadline Detroit's ambiguous photo post of the Park Street location's sign refusing $100 bills, referring to it as "reckless reporting." In a response to the post, Deadline editor Allen Lengel stated that he was posting the photo as a way of spreading the word that people are trying to use counterfeit bills. A simple miscommunication? Maybe. [Facebook]

OPENING REPORT — Birmingham's Café Succo debuted in June with antioxidant boasting acai bowls. In addition to the bowls, which are "like extra-thick smoothies," the restaurant serves trendy cold-pressed juices, coffee, smoothies, omelets, and more. [Freep]

Bucharest Grill

2684 East Jefferson Avenue, , MI 48207 (313) 965-3111 Visit Website


4265 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 769-8828 Visit Website


140 Cadillac Square, , MI 48226 (313) 223-2626

Ottava Via

1400 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 962-5500 Visit Website

Green Dot Stables

410 South Clippert Street, , MI 48912 (517) 574-4214 Visit Website

La Dolce Vita

17546 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48203 (313) 865-0331 Visit Website