The Belt Alley's bar and restaurant Standby is undergoing some big changes this week following the ouster of opening chef and former partner Brendon Edwards. Some may know the new co-chefs Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen (previously A Voce and No Name Noodle Bar in New York and Roast) from their popular Detroit Delhi pop-up. In a short time the pair have pieced together a menu that's pared down compared to its predecessor, with dishes ranging between $7 and $15. There's still a burger, now served on a sesame bun with American cheese, pickled onion, and black pepper aioli, as well as a few dishes with Mediterranean influences such as the curry braised lamb served with mint couscous, fennel, and roasted cashews. Take a peek at the full menu below.
Meanwhile, The Skip — Standby's more casual outdoor drinking lounge — looks poised to open any day with tables set up and the bar looking pretty close to finished. The restaurant would not confirm an opening date but representatives say thirsty would-be customers can expect to see the outdoor bar swing open within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.