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Chef Shuffles: New Recruit at Downtown Louie’s; Adam Verville Departs From GoGo’s

Tracking Detroit’s restaurant personnel shakeups

Downtown Louie’s Lounge looks like a castle
Downtown Louie’s Lounge.
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.

Want to keep up with Detroit’s restaurant industry staffing changes? Look no further. Below find a roundup of the latest chef hires and departures, plus other important personnel shakeups.

January 10, 2017

DOWNTOWN — Just short of a year after teaming up with the Park Bar to helm its Hawaiian food restaurant, GoGo’s, chef Adam Verville is bidding farewell to his post. Verville tells Eater that the poke shop will live on but ownership has no plans at this time to replace him. Likewise, Verville hasn’t found a new project yet.

DOWNTOWN — Downtown Louie’s Lounge near Capitol Park has found new blood to run the show. The restaurant announced in mid-December that its recruited a new executive chef Daniel Rutkowski (formerly Iridescence and Robert’s Restaurant Group). Per a release, with Rutkowski’s help the restaurant aims to expand its happy hour, brunch service, and other events this year.

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Downtown Louie's

30 Clifford St, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 961-1600 Visit Website

Park Bar

2040 Park Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 962-2933