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DEAL FEED — Dearborn Restaurant Week kicks off this month. Thirty restaurants have signed on to participate — a mixture of outstanding spots like James Beard winner Al-Ameer Restaurant and Shatila Bakery and some unusual ones like chain restaurant PF Chang’s. Restaurants will offer $10, $20, or $30 meal specials from February 13 through February 19. [EaterWire]
COMING ATTRACTIONS — The Farmington Hills building formerly home to the fabled Tribute restaurant will be reincarnated on February 6 as Chef's Table XII. Travis Waynick, previously of Rochester Tap Room, will helm the restaurant founded by Ophilia Gojcaj and her late husband Tony Gojcaj who died on January 26. Expect “eclectic, contemporary American” cuisine (iron-seared tuna, dry-aged ribeye, and more) and a seven-course tasting menu priced at $130 with drink pairings. [Freep]
CRIMEWIRE — A thief hit West Village eatery Detroit Vegan Soul on January 16, swiping a safe and a tablet. Police have released security video of the incident and are seeking information on the man’s identity. [Detroit News]
COMING ATTRACTIONS — A new restaurant and bar, The Berkley Common, is revamping the shuttered Berkley Front LTD on 12 Mile Road. The two-story restaurant will seat 160 diners and serve a mixture of small plates and entrees such as lobster rolls, tacos, and steamed buns. The restaurant is slated to arrive this spring. [Crain’s]
DEVELOPMENTS — Construction to repurpose the former Packard Plant site could begin this spring if the owner Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo secures financing. Pop-up turned food truck favorite Esto’s Garage has leased a space in the ground floor loading dock area and plans to operate his catering business and mobile business out of a kitchen in the building. [Crain’s]