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Mini restaurant news bites from around town

Michelle and Chris Gerard

CURBED CUTS — The City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation are seeking applicants to operate a Regional Food Accelerator in Eastern Market at 3500 Riopelle St. "The successful applicant will offer a proposal to allure marketgoers, curating an exciting and engaging food-related tenant mix and transparent building design that will offer the public a new interactive experience with the food production process." [CDET]

POP-UPS —€” Female chef powerhouses Eve Aronoff, Kate Williams, and Rebecca LaMalfa, will collaborate on a Revolver dinner hosted a Shed 5 in Eastern Market at 7 p.m. on April 24. The six-course menu features chicken liver mousse, celery broth, red lentil puree, pinenut risotto, burnished quail, and Snickers verinne. Tickets for "Bad Bitches" are $150. [EaterWire]

PIZZAWIRE — International chain NKD Pizza is expanding to Michigan with its first location in Sterling Heights opening April 9 at 2100 Metro Pkwy. The restaurant offers dine-in and carryout options. Pizzas are surved on a proprietary 10-Grain crust with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients. [EaterWire]

EXPANSIONS —€” Peas & Carrots Hospitality is expanding its Birmingham concept Social Kitchen & Bar to Grand Rapids. The new eatery, located inside the Downtown Market's indoor Market Hall will debut later this month. The space seats 175 diners with 20 seats at the bar, 40 at high-top tables, and another 30 on the patio. [EaterWire]

EVENTWIRE —€” For those looking to celebrate Opening Day, The Belt Alley is hosting a party from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event features DJs, tapped cocktails, craft beer, frozen Irish coffees (based on the weather forecast, you may wish they were hot), and a pig roast with handmade sausages, brats, and vegetable kabobs. [EaterWire]

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