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New York-Based NoHo Hospitality Will Shape Shinola Hotel’s Food and Beverage Program

Plus, a peek at The Morrie’s menu

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A rendering of Shinola’s forthcoming hotel complete with a clock.
A rendering of Shinola’s forthcoming hotel complete with a clock. Grachot Studios will design the project.
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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.

DEVELOPMENTS — Luxury brand Shinola is dipping its toe into the hospitality game with Bedrock Real Estate on a new hotel at 1400 Woodward in Detroit. Per a release, the new development will hit downtown in Fall 2018 with 130+ rooms as well as restaurants and bars created in partnership with New York-based NoHo Hospitality Group, known for highly successful stunners like The Library at the Public, Bar Primi, Locanda Verde, and beyond. While NoHo typically stays close to home, one of the group’s partners Josh Pickard grew up in metro Detroit and was compelled by the opportunity. Reached by Eater, NoHo was unable to provide further details on the projects. Stay tuned. [EaterWire]

POP-UPS — Metro Detroit born-and-raised heavy hitter Max Sussman is currently in the middle of a month-long pop-up at Detroit City Distillery. Max and his brother Eli, debuted their Mediterranean-style concept Samesa in New York last year. Max will bring a taste of the eatery — braised lamb breakfast tacos, za’atar rubbed chicken wings, fish kofta po’boys, and more — to DCD on the weekends throughout September. Check it out from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays. [EaterWire]

THE CHAINS — The local franchisee for Checkers and Rally’s is plotting a major expansion in Michigan with at least 60 restaurants in the works. The majority are slated to set up shop in metro Detroit. [Freep]

CHEF SHUFFLES — The MotorCity Casino Hotel has named Raymond Bertschy executive chef. Likewise, the casino has promoted Daniel Rutkowski to Chef de Cuisine at its fine dining restaurant, Iridescence. [EaterWire]

MENU PORN — As of Tuesday evening, Royal Oak’s new roadhouse-style restaurant The Morrie is up and running on Main Street. Check out the menu below. [EaterWire]

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