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'The Washington Post' Dubs Detroit a 'Food Mecca'; River Rouge Brewing Expands Operations

Plus, more vital dining news from around town.

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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.

ANN ARBOR — Wondering where to eat in A2 in 2016? Restaurant reporter Jessica Webster recently rounded up 10 spots plus two coming attractions to check out in the New Year. [MLive]

THE CHAINS — Why are there relatively few fast food chains in Detroit? CuriosiD finds that foot traffic is a major reason that drive-thrus don't generally find their way into the city's core. Perhaps that makes Detroit a prime candidate for a Taco Bell with a walk-up window. [WDET]

EXPANSIONS — Royal Oak's River Rouge Brewing has been approved for expanded hours and seating. The nano brewery was also granted licensing for hard cider production and wine productions. River Rouge also plans to add TVs to its tasting room. [Oakland Press]

RUMORMONGERING — If anyone was worried that the ever-busy Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale was closing, fear not. Detroit Free Press staffers quashed rumors on Tuesday that the Metro Detroit sports bar was shuttering. An iconic Australian bar by the same name apparently announced it would closed its doors over the weekend and local fans contacted the bar out of concern. [Freep]

FOOD MEDIA — National media, from The New York Times to Bon Appetit to Zagat, and have spent the last year touring Detroit's restaurants and praising the culinary scene. The Washington Post joins their ranks this week with special attention to Central Kitchen + Bar, Rose's Fine Food, Antietam, Gold Cash Gold, Wright & Co., Two James, and forthcoming Brush Park restaurant Grey Ghost. [WaPo]


1428 Gratiot Avenue, , MI 48207 (313) 782-4378 Visit Website

Rosie O'Grady's

279 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 591-9163 Visit Website

Gold Cash Gold

2100 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 242-0770 Visit Website

Central Kitchen + Bar

660 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 963-9000 Visit Website

Rose's Fine Food

10551 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI Visit Website

River Rouge Brewing

406 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 802-0555 Visit Website