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Metro Detroit Chef Eliminated on 'Hell's Kitchen'; Hawaiian Dessert Tasting

Plus, Hawaiian dessert pop-ups and more.

Selden Standard.
Selden Standard.
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.

FOOD MEDIA — Selden Standard co-owner Evan Hansen, Republic chef Sarah Welch, and Metro Times critic Serena Maria Daniels weigh-in on the growth in Detroit's dining scene in interviews with Al Jazeera America. Check out the full report below. [AJA]

EVENTWIRE — Recently opened dessert cafe Michele Bezue Confections is hosting Hawaiian-inspire eight-course dessert tastings in the evenings throughout March featuring malasadas, haupia ube cheesecake, deconstructed guava chiffon cake, and more. Tickets are $40 or $20 a la carte. [EaterWire]

NOTABLE QUOTABLE — Chef John Vermiglio of forthcoming Brush Park restaurantGrey Ghost says Bon Appetit failed to adequately explain the Midwest restaurant culture in a recent article titled "How Every City Became Brooklyn." Vermiglio tells Eater Chicago: "Take me, in Detroit, within 30 minutes, I can be on countless farms around the area, and that's just not possible when you live deep in the boroughs of New York." [ECHI]

FOOD TV — Chef Hassan Musselmani met the chopping block on this week's episode of Hell's Kitchen after serving raw chicken to host Gordon Ramsay twice. Local Kitchen & Bar's Jared Bobkin struggled during the episode as well but managed to rally, making it into the next round. [Detroit News]