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Dessert Shop Doug’s Delight Gets Big, New Sign in Hazel Park

Plus, Bakersfield debuts next week and more updates on Detroit’s coming attractions

The new sign at Doug’s Delight in Hazel Park.
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.

Welcome to the Plywood Report, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit's and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.

HAZEL PARK — Old-school ice cream shack Doug’s Delightthe forthcoming dessert spinoff of Mabel Graygained signage with big, bold lettering this week as it hustles towards a 2018 opening. The decades old stand will be helmed by Mabel Gray pastry chef Kristina Conger. [Facebook]

BRUSH PARK — Taco chain Bakersfield lands in the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe building on December 18. Cincinnati-based restaurant group is known for making tortillas in-house and offering an extensive selection of tequilas and whiskeys. [Metro Times]

ROYAL OAK — A new ramen spot Edo Ramen is expected to throw open its doors later this week in Royal Oak at 4313 W. 13 Mile Rd. Stay tuned for an official launch date. [Facebook]

ANN ARBOR/DETROIT — Acclaimed Cuban burger spot Frita Batidos has been plotting its Detroit invasion for a while now and fans have been waiting on bated breath for any scrap of news. If the restaurant’s social media accounts are any indication, a “very exciting announcement” is coming soon. Here’s hoping it’s a confirmation of the official location. [Instagram/Facebook]

JEFFERSON-CHALMERS — Norma G’s Caribbean restaurant founder Lester Gouvia tells Eater that contractor delays have pushed back the expected fall opening date for his brick-and-mortar restaurant. [EaterWire]

CORKTOWN — Forthcoming Irish-German-Italian fusion restaurant Cork and Gabel received a striking new feature at the top of its building last week: a clock tower. The restaurant helmed by chef Matthew McGrail is expected to debut in April next door to Two James Distillery. [EaterWire/Instagram]

CASS CORRIDOR — Rocco’s Italian Deli is making strides towards its early 2018 opening timeline. The restaurant and market now features a deli-inspired mural and is gaining walls on the interior. [Instagram]

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Cork and Gabel

2415 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI

Doug's Delight

24110 John R Road, , MI 48030

Frita Batidos

66 West Columbia Street, , MI 48201 (313) 725-4100 Visit Website