Welcome to the Plywood Report, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit's and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.
EASTERN MARKET — Beers will officially start pouring at Eastern Market Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. on October 20. The brewery confirmed its opening date to followers on Wednesday afternoon. EMBC offered a sneak preview to visitors at Eastern Market After Dark in late September before closing up shop to restock its brews before the opening. The massive taproom is located 2515 Riopelle St. and features German-style beers as well as one-offs utilizing market ingredients. A food truck called the Elephant Shack is also expect to operate outside of the tap house. Take a peek inside the brewery ahead of the debut. [EaterWire]
ANN ARBOR — Barring any unexpected delays with inspections, Buddy’s Pizza will begin slinging Detroit-style square pies in Ann Arbor at 3 p.m. on October 13, according to a release. The 6,600-square-foot restaurant is located in the Pittsfield Place development at 3153 Ann Arbor-Saline Road. It will be the twelfth location for the chain, considered the godfather of Detroit-style pizza. Another location is expected to open inside the Detroit Zoo. [EaterWire]
BRUSH PARK — Cincinnati-based taco chain Bakersfield is on track for a mid-December opening at 3100 Woodward Ave. The company announced last fall that it would be moving in to the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space next to New Order Coffee and Grey Ghost. Diners can expect Mexican street-style tacos with tortillas made in-house and a full bar. [Metro Times]
TROY — Michigan’s second Shake Shack outpost appears to be shaping up in Troy. The restaurant now sports signage. Eater has reached out to the company for an update on the opening timeline. [EaterWire]
BIRMINGHAM — Whole Foods’ new location in Birmingham will be the first of its kind in Michigan to open with restaurants. The market holds one of the suburb’s coveted bistro licenses. One restaurant inside the called Maple Road Bar offers 24 beers on tap. Another called The Cook Shack will serve items like burgers, fries, and salads to-go. Chicago juice bar chain Real Good Juice Co. is also opening a location within the market. Whole Foods opens on October 25 at 2100 E. Maple Road. [Crain’s]