BOOZE NEWS — Longtime Townsend Hotel bartender Dean Burnett shares memories from The Corner, which shuttered earlier this month in an Q & A interview. When the bar opened in 2002, "It was complete mayhem every day," he says. "We were the hot new thing in town. It was the new puppy on the block and everyone wanted to see the new puppy!" [Freep]
VIDEO INTERLUDE — Critic Mark Kurlyandchik challenges Detroit Free Press staffers to try crickets roasted in salt and chili powder. [Freep]
EVENTWIRE — Selden Standard isn't the only area restaurant participating in this year's EAT (RED) fundraising campaign. On June 5, Peas & Carrots Hospitality founder and chef Zack Sklar will be preparing a six-course menu for 20 guests in a private dining room shared by his Birmingham restaurants, Arthur Avenue and Au Cochon. Proceeds benefit (RED), an organization that assists in the fight against AIDS. [EaterWire]
POP-UPS/MEALS ON WHEELS — The RenCen is launching a program called On the Plaza this summer, which will feature live entertainment and activities, as well as pop-up shops and food trucks parked near the Beaubien parking garage on Atwater Street. Bon Bon Bon and McClary Bros. are among the participating shops. The outdoor event will run Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 9 through September 29.
PATIOWIRE — The Huron Room debuted a new patio seating area over the weekend complete with an awning, it's seems like a pretty good spot to enjoy brunch this summer. [EaterWire]
FORUMS — Calling all dog lovers. Inquiring minds want to know: Where are Detroit's most dog-friendly patios? [Eater]