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Top Chef Mei Lin Is Cooking at Mabel Gray This Weekend; Mudgie's Completes Expansion

Plus more restaurant news from around the Motor City.

The exterior of Mudgie’s Deli
Mudgie's Deli.
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.

NEWS — A server at Southwest Detroit restaurant Armando's had a bad night on Sunday after she accidentally gave a 4-year-old a boozy strawberry daiquiri. The child got drunk (the whole thing was caught on video) and paid a visit to the hospital. The mother filed a police report detailing the incident. A general manager at Armando's tells Eater that virgin drinks are now served in different glasses and all staff are receiving a fresh round of TIPS and SafeServe training. [WDIV/EaterWire]

TOP CHEFFAGE —  Top Chef Boston alumns Mei Lin and James Rigato will team up this Friday and Saturday at Mabel Gray in Hazel Park. Lin, who grew up in Dearborn, is in town for a sold-out Savor Detroit dinner. If there was doubt left in anyone's mind that Mabel Gray would be packed on opening weekend, this certainly clears things up. [Facebook]

FOOD ON THE FLY — The Corridor Kitchen (aka Corridor Sausage) construction wrap is up in the McNamara terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. [Facebook]

OPENING REPORT — Ford Field' swanky new MGM Grand Tunnel Club debuted Sunday night at the Detroit Lions game. For a hefty fee, fans can now gawk at Lions players as they charge through the tunnel toward the field. [Crain's]

EXPANSIONS — Wine-fueled art franchise Painting with a Twist is headed to downtown Detroit's Julian C. Madison Building in early November. [Crain's]

BEER HERE — Kuhnhenn's "state-of-the-art" production facility is slated to open next month in Clinton Township. Or is it? Kuhnhenn posted a response to the article on its Facebook page contradicting the report. [Macomb Daily/Facebook]

HELP WANTED — Forthcoming downtown cocktail bar and restaurant Standby is expected to open sometime next month. The venture is launching open-call interviews for barbacks, servers, bussers, food runners, dishwashers, and a Chef de Partie. [Craigslist/EaterWire]

BOOZE NEWS — Mudgie's Deli's bar expansion is officially wrapped, according to a tipster. The restaurant's new bar opened last week. [EaterWire/Instagram]

Cocktails are now available at Mudgie's! Bar open until 9pm.

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Armando's Mexican Cuisine

4242 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209 (313) 554-0666 Visit Website

Ford Field

2000 Brush Street, , MI 48226 (313) 262-2000 Visit Website


1300 Porter Street, , MI 48226 (313) 961-2000 Visit Website


1301 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226 Visit Website

Mabel Gray

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

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

5919 Chicago Rd., Warren, MI 48092 (586) 979-8361 Visit Website