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Mabel Gray Debuts Tuesday; The World's Longest Chocolate Box

Plus, more vital restaurant news.

Mabel Gray.
Mabel Gray.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
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.

EVENTWIRE — The World's Longest Chocolate Box event is actually happening. Bon Bon Bon released details about the project today and tickets are on sale. The box will be longer 313 feet long — about half the length of the RenCen. [Facebook]

PLYWOOD REPORT — Forthcoming Birmingham bistro La Strada Dolci e Caffe finally received site plan approval and permitting from the city commission. Still no word on when this tuxedoed barista-touting cafe will open. [Downtown Publications]

POP-UPS — Longtime Metro Detroit favorite The Lark will shutter in December, but diners can get a taste of chef John Somerville's food at an upcoming Yemans Street pop-up on October 22. The menu features Peekytoe crab souffle, duck confit, mixed greens, lamb chop, and a peach and blueberry tart. [EaterWire]

ANN ARBOR — A brand new restaurant and cheese bar Spencer headed by Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall of Central Provisions, is slated to open October 21 in downtown Ann Arbor. The restaurant will initially focus on lunch service with sandwiches, soups, salads, and other fromage-inspired items, but the owners plan to expand service once the liquor license is approved. [MLive]

FOOD TV — Local shrub cocktail mix purveyor McClary Bros. failed to convince investors on Shark Tank that it was worthy of financial backing. [MLive/ABC]

EATER TRACKING — One of Metro Detroit's most anticipated restaurants Mabel Gray swings open tomorrow at 4 p.m. in Hazel Park, chef James Rigato tells Eater. Seating is first-come first-served. While you wait, check out these photos from lucky diners who attended the soft openings. [EaterWire]

#steaktartare at the #mabelgray soft opening. another outstanding job by @chefjamesrigato!

A photo posted by ΔDΔM (@oconnor214) on

Crispy Indian Brook Trout last night at the Mabel Gray soft opening #mabelgray

A photo posted by troy_shipman (@troy_shipman) on

The Lark

685 Market Street, , CA 94105 (415) 952-7504 Visit Website

Bon Bon Bon

5 Nickels Arcade, , MI 48104 (734) 369-8558 Visit Website

Yemans Street

2995 Yemans St., Hamtramck, MI Visit Website

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Road, , MI 48030 (248) 398-4300 Visit Website