Welcome to the Plywood Report, a roundup of all the latest intel on Detroit's and metro Detroit’s coming restaurant attractions.
OXFORD — Southeast Michigan brewpub, HomeGrown Brewing Co., arrives on April 12 at 28 N. Washington Street in Oxford with 10 in-house beers on tap. Chef Clifton Booth (previously Salt Springs Brewery, 24Grille) is developing a curated menu that highlights local ingredients including cider-braised pork belly and cavatelli mac and cheese. [Freep]
CASS CORRIDOR — Boba tea shop and Asian mini mart, The Sweet Life of Tou & Mai, is poised to open this week, according to Gowhnou Lee who operates the neighboring Go! Sy Thai restaurant with her husband Cedric Lee on Cass Avenue. Lee estimates the pint sized sweets shop will open its doors on Friday. [EaterWire]
CORKTOWN — Breakfast and lunch counter upstart, Pudding Head, is on hold for the time being. Founder Roseann Micallef has confirmed to Eater that the building where she had initially acquired space had some unexpected issues. She’s currently planning future pop-ups including one at Onassis Coney Island off Michigan Avenue. [EaterWire]
NEW CENTER — Wilda’s, a casual restaurant and bar slated to open in New Center this summer, has experienced some changes to its ranks. Cousins Molly Mitchell and Lucy Carnaghi have parted ways from a business standpoint. Carnaghi will focus on launching Wilda’s with new heavyweight partners chef Max and Eli Sussman. Mitchell will continue to hold down the fort at Rose’s Fine Foods. [Metro Times]