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Ann Arbor’s Frita Batidos Scouts Space for Detroit Invasion

The Cuban street food favorite is getting serious about an expansion

Frita Batidos in Ann Arbor
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.

Ann Arbor’s Cuban street food slinger Frita Batidos is once again on the hunt for restaurant space in Detroit. After initially stirring up a little excitement for an possible expansion in 2015, chef/owner Eve Aronoff had confirmed to Eater that she was on the hunt for space in the Motor City.

Momentum for a second rendition of Frita in Detroit appeared to die down while Aronoff worked on the revival of her fine-dining concept, the (now shuttered) eve the restaurant. However, MLive reports that Aronoff is once again eying real estate in need of an infusion of Cuban-style burgers and shakes.

“[Frita Batidos] can be part of the exciting things happening in Detroit, but it can also be affordable for people who have been living in the community for a long time,” says the chef. “I want to do it in a way that's kind of mindful of that."

While the latest report implies the owners are close to securing space for its expansion, Frita still appears to be very much in the exploratory phase. On Sunday, the restaurant requested input from followers on Facebook regarding which neighborhood would fit Frita best: Midtown, downtown, or Corktown.

Best fit - Mid-town, Downtown, Corktown?! GO!

Posted by Frita Batidos on Sunday, January 15, 2017

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