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Brace For Ice Luge Whiskey Shots at Sugar House and More Intel

Plus, West Village is getting a temporary biergarten

A sign hangs outside the Sugar House on a sunny day looking west down Michigan Avenue.
The Sugar House
Michelle and Chris Gerard
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.

WEEK IN REVIEWS — Critic Molly Abraham revisits a 45-year-old Lebanese favorite Phoenicia in Birmingham in this week’s review. “It has a kind of sophistication that typifies restaurants with ambition, and that is apparent the moment you walk into the understated room designed by Victor Saroki,” she writes. “The well-stocked bar and extensive wine list also add an element.” Abraham particularly likes the soups including a particularly notable “squash/yogurt with an intriguing hint of bitterness that adds to its appeal.” The famed dry-rubbed ribs also get a nod. [Detroit News]

BOOZE NEWS — Looking for a ticket to boozy cocktail bliss? The always excellent Detroit Cocktail Classic returns October 14 featuring numerous notable bars including the soon-to-open Bad Luck bar, Grey Ghost, Rock City Eatery, The Skip, The Last Word in Ann Arbor, La Rondinella, and more. Grab a ticket in advance for $50 or at the door for $60. Food trucks will also be on site. Don’t forget a DD. [Facebook]

EVENTWIRE — In other drinking news, The Sugar House will bid farewell to its tiki cocktail menu with a party from 5 p.m. to midnight on Sunday featuring live music, a roasted pig, and the clear reason to attend — an ice luge for Mellow Corn whiskey shots. [Facebook]

DEVELOPMENTS — A new luxury apartment development in Eastern Market will include space on the ground floor for a restaurant as well as “6,400 square feet of space for artists and small businesses.” [DBiz]

TEMPORARY SHUTTERS — Ann Arbor’s Zingerman’s Creamery will temporarily shutter on August 29 for renovations. [EaterWire]

BEER HERE — Running now through November, The Villages of Detroit — a community development group representing multiple communities on the East Side — will host a neighborhood biergarten. Catch it from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. August 27 and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 28 at 1420 Van Dyke. [Facebook]

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The Sugar House

2130 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 962-0123 Visit Website


2015 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI 48216

The Skip

The Belt, , MI 48226 Visit Website

Eastern Market

2934 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207 313-833-9300


588 S Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009 (248) 644-3122 Visit Website

La Rondinella

2453 Russell Street, Detroit, MI

Grey Ghost

47 E Watson Street, , MI 48201 (313) 262-6534 Visit Website

Rock City Eatery

4216 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 265-3729 Visit Website