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EVENTWIRE — Former Detroit-based chef Tunde Wey is returning on April 3 for the kick off of a new dining series focused on immigration issues. Dubbed 1882 (a reference to the year that the Chinese Exclusion Act was signed into law), the meal will be hosted at the newly expanded Supino Pizza in Eastern Market. Expect dodo (plantains and gelee), pepper soup, braised goat head,, assaro (yam porridge), sweet dough with panna cotta, and a discussion on anti-immigration sentiments in America. Tickets are $45. [EaterWire]
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS — Homegrown corned beef producers E.W. Gobbel Sons and United Meat and Deli (which makes the secret to many a great deli sandwich in Detroit: Sy Ginsberg corned beef) are joining forces. Gobbel is reportedly purchasing United Meat for an undisclosed amount. The merged companies plan to streamline their businesses as a cost-saving measure. [Crain’s]
BEER HERE — It’s Oberon Day and as is traditional bars and restaurants across Michigan are cracking open their first cases of the season at beer release parties. Reporter Melody Baetens has a round-up of some of the local spots where you can find the Bell’s brew. [Detroit News]