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Free Beer From Grubbable; Fuchsia Building on Michigan Ave is Fit for a Restaurant

Plus more news from around town.

Ricewood Barbecue.
Ricewood Barbecue.
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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.

MEALS ON WHEELS — Ricewood, Beignets 2 Go, Stockyard, Delectabowl, and more Southeast Michigan mobile restaurants are duking it out in an online voting challenge for the title of Best Food Truck in Michigan. [EaterWire]

HANGOVER OBSERVATIONS — Metro Times restaurant editor Serena Maria Daniels offers some key observations from last week's exclusive Standby menu preview. Standby and The Skip are expected to debut in September. [MT]

OPENING REPORT — Grand Rapid's now has its very own Slow's Bar-B-Q. [AP]

EXPANSIONS — Metro Detroit chain Sweet Lorraine's is expanding to Vernon Hills, Illinois and Toledo, Ohio. The brand has aggressive expansion plans, with 10 locations operating by the end of 2016 and an estimated 100 locations within the next five years. [EaterWire]

APPS — Sign-up for the Grubbable app and claim a free beer courtesy of the company during four upcoming launch parties. Grubbable, which connects restaurant patrons with eateries serving local ingredients, will host events at Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria (Monday), Cornerstone Barrel House (Tuesday), Our/Detroit (Wednesday), and Atwater in the Park (Thursday), next week from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

UP FOR GRABS — A local developer has purchased the fuchsia building on Michigan Avenue in Corktown with plans to renovate it for restaurant use. The building boasts 700-square-feet of potential patio space and views of Michigan Central Station. [Curbed Detroit]

Beignets 2 Go

, Detroit, MI 48207

Cornerstone Barrel House

1456 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 338-3238 Visit Website


1301 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Visit Website


2545 Bagley St, Detroit, MI 48216 (313) 656-4610

Atwater in the Park

1175 Lakepointe Street, , MI 48230 (313) 344-5104 Visit Website