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BEER HERE — The bartenders from Cass Corridor beer store and bar 8 Degrees Plato are donating money saved over the past year and a half to develop a beer with Batch Brewing Company. Proceeds from the brew, dubbed ‘Enough Said,’ will be donated to the Michigan Women’s Foundation, which is coordinating an effort to end a backlog of more than 11,000 untested rape kits collected by Detroit police. Plato will be hosting an event on July 15 beginning at 9 a.m. with a yoga and beer class, followed by a Sister Pie brunch, and ‘Plato After Dark’ with live music until 2 a.m. Plato hopes to raise $8,500 — enough to pay for testing of 20 rape kits. [EaterWire]
COMING ATTRACTIONS — Not only is chef Eve Aronoff plotting a Midtown outpost of Frita Batidos, but a downtown location of the Ann Arbor-based Cuban burger restaurant may also be in the works. [Metro Times]
SWITCHEROOS — Greektown restaurant Plaka Cafe has closed up shop to make way for a new restaurant under the same owners called The Greek. Menus are still being finalized but diners can expect lamb, chicken, and pork gyros and a brunch service. The restaurant is poised to open any day, pending inspections. [Daily Detroit]
ANN ARBOR — The owner of Kosmo’s in Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Market & Shops is opening a restaurant devoted to bibimbap this month at 308 S. Ashley St. The 40-seat Kosmo’s Bop Shop will feature a graffiti-filled interior. [MLive]
BOOZE NEWS — Fans of Detroit City Distillery’s spirits can now take a booze tour of the huge 20,000-square-foot facility formerly home to Stroh’s Ice Cream and Geobel Brewing Company. The company took over the massive building near Eastern Market last fall. [Detroit News]
EXPANSIONS — Blake’s Hard Cider just completed a big expansion at its production facility in Armada that will allow the company to double its brewing capacity. [EaterWire]