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Two James Releasing Limited Edition Mezcal; Which Wich Now Serving Downtown

Plus, news from Beaver Creek and The Oakland.

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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.

OPENING ALERT — Fast-casual sandwich chain Which Wich's downtown Detroit is now open. The 38-seat restaurant is located on Griswold in the Penobscot Building. [Deadline Detroit]

EXPANSIONS — Two barbecue restaurants are expanding in Oakland County. Lockhart's in Royal Oak will open its second location this October in Lake Orion, while Bad Brad's expands to its fourth restaurant in Orion Township this February. [Detroit News]

EVENTWIRE — Ferndale speakeasy The Oakland is celebrating its fourth anniversary from 5 p.m. to midnight this Sunday. The event will feature guest bartenders Kaytee Querro (Chartreuse), Yani Frye (The Sugar House), Sagaen Isham (Public House and Imperial), and David Maritnez (The Last Word), in addition to two batches of kegged cocktails. [Facebook]

BOOZE NEWS — Corktown distillery Two James is offering a limited release mescal "naturally fermented in small wooden vats and double-distilled in copper pot alembics along the river banks of rural Oaxaca." The spirit release kicks off at 5 p.m. on August 28 with food by Timmy's Tacos. [Facebook]

CH-CH-CHANGES — Beaver Creek may be shuttering this week, but the restaurant won't stand vacant. Owner James Raptolous plans to remodel and reopen with a new name and menu. ""Beaver Creek had worn itself out, we're going on to the next thing and it will be a positive improvement," Raptoplous said. "There was no excitement, it was blah. We're going to make this destination Disney, we're going to fill up the parking lot and we have a big parking lot." [Detroit Free Press]

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