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American Coney Island.
American Coney Island.
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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.

POP-UPS —€” Former Detroit-based chef Tunde Wey's pop-up Lagos returns to Detroit on April 6 with a new theme, "Blackness in America." On his website, Wey describes the dinners as a gathering where diners "explore this theme from the perspective of a guest collaborator. They will share personal stories, discussing how their life and work intersects with blackness." Tickets are $45 and the menu features whole grilled flounder, jollof rice and black bean coconut pudding, fried plantains, and more. [EaterWire]

ANN ARBOR —€” new outpost of fast-casual chain restaurant Piada Italian Street Food is headed for downtown Ann Arbor. The 1,800-square-foot restaurant is slated to swing open April 1 with wrap-style piada sandwiches, salads, and past bowls. [MLive]

FOOD MEDIA —€” With Michigan's primary right around the corner media are swarming Metro Detroit. MSNBC's Live with Kate Snow will be broadcasting coverage out of the patriotically decorated American Coney Island from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7 and March 8. Another network host Joy Reid will also be at the Coney slinger broadcasting this Saturday and Sunday. [EaterWire]

DEAL FEED —€” In other hot dog news, Laika Dog is offering several new specials including half-off food on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The vegan-friendly restaurant located inside UFO Factory is also offering $1-off specials on weekdays until 7 p.m. for seniors, WSU and CCS students, and $5-off lunch for groups of three or more. [Facebook]

NEWS —€” The Clarkston Union is celebrating its 20th anniversary and counting down to its one millionth "Most Macked Mac & Cheese" with a digital board. The restaurant expects to serve its one millionth plate of mac by the third or fourth week in March. Clarkston Union also recently introduced a gluten-free macaroni to its menu. [EaterWire]

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