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Old Bars, Puffy Taco Trucks, Boozy Bus Tours, and More Intel

A roundup of recent dining news

Detroit City Distillery.
Detroit City Distillery.
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MEALS ON WHEELS —€” Macomb County's "puffy taco" slinger El Charro launched a new food truck, which will be rolling into Eastern Market and Campus Martius this spring. [Detroit News]

BOOZE NEWS — Metro Detroit writer and bar historian Mickey Lyons surveys Metro Detroit's longest operating watering holes using some detective work and quite a few visits and phone calls to suss out definition of "oldest bar." [Metro Mode]

FOOD MEDIA — Luxury department store Neiman Marcus shot a 25-page fashion spread for its 20th anniversary catalogue in Detroit. Locals included Wright & Co. and Gold Cash Gold. [Detroit News]

MEIJERWIRE — Meijer revealed some expansion news this week and renovations at several metro area stores but remains tight-lipped on rumors of a new Detroit location. Sources suggest that a smaller Meijer may be headed for the developing Red Wings arena district. [Crain's]

THE SHUTTER —€” Longtime Eight Mile favorite Vince's Bakery shuttered recently and the building may be turned into a marijuana dispensery. [Metro Times]

EVENTWIRE —€” The Detroit Free Press's booze columnist Robert Allen is teaming up with the Detroit Bus Company for a bar and distillery tour. The buses will make stops at Batch Brewing, Detroit City Distillery, and Atwater Brewing Company. Tickets are $40. [EaterWire/Freep]

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