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Critic Calls Calexico ‘Offensive’ and More Intel

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Plus, Shark’s BBQ debuts in Troy

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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.

OPENING REPORT — A former chef from the Birmingham Country Club has launched a new restaurant in Troy. Shark’s BBQ debuted earlier this month on Rochester Road in a renovated Pizza Hut building. The restaurant serves up pork ribs, Angus beef brisket, Amish turkey, and more. [Hometown Life]

THE CRITICS — The very early word on Calexico is not good. In an editorial (see: rant), Serena Maria Daniels writes: “At Calexico, the beef was chewy cubes of hanger steak, the ‘Chipotle’-style pork drenched in vinegary sauce, the flavor of the pollo asado (grilled chicken) buried under lime juice and black pepper. The tortillas were rubbery.” The prices, too, are “offensive.” [Metro Times]

MARKET WATCH — Fresh Thyme’s fourth metro area grocery store swings open today in Farmington. The company is also expanding to Canton and Ypsilanti. [MLive]

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