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Guns + Butter Chef Returns to Detroit in December

Craig Lieckfelt is taking over Mabel Gray and Frame

A Guns + Butter pop-up at Shinola in 2014.
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Chef Craig Lieckfelt, whose acclaimed pop-up Guns + Butter helped to usher in a new era in Detroit dining, is plotting a comeback this winter. Lieckfelt is returning from a long absence cooking in Tokyo and is slated to take over the Mabel Gray and Frame in December, the Detroit Free Press first reports.

The new rendition of his pop-up, Like Felt, will first appear at Mabel Gray on December 18. Tickets for the six-course dinner are $100 and can be reserved by calling 248-398-4300.

That meal will be followed up by three nights of dinners at Hazel Park pop-up restaurant Frame, running from December 21 through December 23. The tickets are $60 for food with an optional beverage pairing and go on sale on Thursday at noon.

During the run of Guns + Butter, Lieckfelt earned national attention for his cooking from the Wall Street Journal and Vice Munchies. The chef was also featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown jaunt in Detroit. Lieckfelt was for a time slated to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant inside the space that’s now occupied by Standby. Free Press critic Mark Kurlyandchik reports that Lieckfelt hasn’t confirmed whether he intends to open a more permanent restaurant.

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