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BOOZE NEWS — Sure, The Farmer’s Hand serves killer sandwiches and some of Detroit’s finest baked goods, but the hyper local market and lunch counter is now adding booze to its lineup of retail offerings. Per a release, the pint-sized Corktown grocer is bringing on a curated list of Michigan-made beers, wines, ciders, meads from spots like B. Nektar, Short’s, and Greenbush Brewing. [EaterWire]
DEAL FEED — Crack fry dynasty HopCat is hosting ninth anniversary celebrations this weekend. Fans of the salty, peppery, sweet fried spuds can head to the Detroit location on Saturday, January 21 for free fries from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Customers can also suit up for the gauntlet — a Crack Fries-eating contest at 3 p.m. supporting Cass Community Social Services. The winner will receive a $500 HopCat gift card, plus free fries for a year, and entry into the Crack Fries Eating World Championship this summer in Ypsilanti (the grand prize is $2,000). Beer lover’s can expect several special brews on tap. [EaterWire]