EATER TRACKING — The results are in for the first round of voting in 2016’s Hatch Detroit competition. Coriander Kitchen and Farm has been named a finalist in the competition alongside Meta Physica Massage, Bird Bee, and Corbe. The remaining businesses will enter a final round of public voting (polls are open now through August 26 at noon) and be vetted by a panel of local judges on August 26 before the winner is revealed. [Facebook]
PATIO WATCH — The Peterboro’s brand spankin’ new patio debuts August 20. The restaurant will be cooking up pork and serving boozy punch from 5 p..m. to 10 p.m. In Corktown, Bobcat Bonnie’s is also unveiling its finished patio today. [Facebook]
CH-CH-CHANGES — Following the sale Royal Oak’s Athens Coney Island last year, the Woodward Avenue icon is undergoing a name change. Dream Cruisers this weekend may note that the restaurant is now dubbed Nicky D’s Coney Island. [Crain’s]
THE CRITICS — Does Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken live up to the hype? Serena Maria Daniels gives the Memphis transplant a big thumbs up, calling it "some of the best fried chicken we've had." She continues: "The batter, infused with hot sauce, is crispy and flavorful and locks in optimal juiciness. The tender meat itself is cooked to near perfection. Though a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce sits on each table, we found no need to add to the heat, a testament to the recipe." [Metro Times]
POP-UPS — Brooklyn-based chef Jessica Wilson will visit Revolver on August 26 for two seatings. The six-course menu features smoked egg with green onion butter and trout roe, pickled melon salad with tomato and nasturtium, charred mussels, pork belly, and more. Tickets are $60. [EaterWire]
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