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Traverse City Sommelier Rachel Van Til Headed to Mabel Gray; Bonnie's Gets Signage

Plus more restaurant news from around town.

Bobcat Bonnie's.
Bobcat Bonnie's.
Brenna Houck
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.

AWARDS SEASON — Rose's Fine Food is one of 50 nominees named to Bon Apetit's list of America's Best New Restaurants. The list will eventually be narrowed to the Hot 10. "Coffee. Doughnuts. Toast. Rose's is not the first diner to offer these basics. But the cousins who own this boxcar-size gem on Detroit's East Side do it all with a thoughtfulness that other greasy spoons can't muster," the critics write. [EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Liquor licensing in the city of Detroit just got a little easier thanks to new zoning rules. [Crain's]

SWITCHEROOS — Chef James Rigato has snagged sommelier Rachel Van Til from Traverse City's Trattoria Stella to head the wine program at Mabel Gray. Van Til was a surprise guest at Rigato's preview pop-ups at Revolver last week. [EaterWire]

THE CHAINS — Lots of chain restaurants are eying Metro Detroit and the city of Detroit for expansion including giant sandwich slingers Permanti Bros., Panda Express, Bubba's 33, Brickhouse Tavern + Tap, Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. [Crain's]

PLYWOOD REPORT — Bobcat Bonnie's received a new mural yesterday and is busy installing signage. The restaurant is slated to open next week. [EaterWire]

Bobcat Bonnie's

200 West Michigan Avenue, , MI 48197 (734) 879-0663 Visit Website


9737 Joseph Campau Avenue, , MI 48212 (313) 757-3093 Visit Website

Rose's Fine Food

10551 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI Visit Website