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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.

PHOTO INTERLUDE —€” Bigalora Cucina pizza gurus chef Luciano Del Signore and Michael Chetcuti are in Vegas this week for the International Pizza Expo. Yes, that's right: a weeklong event devoted to pizza. Chetcuti reports that they're "meeting with all of our current purveyors," and generally just having a blast. [EaterWire]

FOOD MEDIA —€” Media flooded Michigan this week during the state primary. Here & Now radio host Robin Young took time to stop by Dearborn's beloved Shatila Bakery & Cafe to discuss baked goods, politics, and what it's like living as an Arab American in Dearborn. Young seemed particularly infatuated with the pastries, because duh. The group also visited Avalon Bakery. [NPR]

CONTROVERSIES —€” Clique Restaurant is receiving a wave of criticism this week after a customer posted to Facebook over the weekend accusing the management of making racially charged comments. The whole incident feels very similar to the accusations against Punch Bowl Social in December. [BLAC Detroit]

"I don't care about you as a customer, I'll double & triple my business regardless!" - Owner/ Clique Restaurant. After...

Posted by Christen Rochon on Sunday, March 6, 2016

POP-UPS —€” Hawaiian food is all the rage right now and chef Stevie Piestrak, sous chef at Slows Bar-BQ, is bringing a heaping helping of the island flavor (with a twist) to St. CeCe's Pub beginning at 6 p.m. on March 22. The a la carte menu features collard green lau lau, salmon poke, vegan mushroom poke, a variety of chips, and a pork-Spam burger. [Facebook]

2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION — Hillary Clinton may not have swept the Michigan Democratic primary, but she did drink coffee like a Detroiter at Astro Coffee on Wednesday. [Facebook]

Guess who showed up to Astro Coffee today in Detroitphoto cred: Josh Brooks

Posted by Et Al. Collaborative of New York & Detroit, LLC. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

St. CeCe's Pub

1426 Bagley Street, Detroit, MI 48216 313-962-2121

Avalon Bakery

422 W Willis Street, Detroit, MI 48201 313-832-0008

Shatila Bakery

14300 West Warren Avenue, , MI 48126 (313) 582-1952 Visit Website

Astro Coffee

2124 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 808-0351 Visit Website

Clique Restaurant

1326 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48207 (313) 259-0922 Visit Website

Punch Bowl Social

1331 Broadway, Detroit, MI (313) 749-9738

Bigalora Cucina

711 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 544-2442 Visit Website