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Stache International Unleashes New Carnival Brunch With Lots of Funnel Cake

Plus, a Caribbean pop-up bar arrives in the Belt alley on Friday

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funnel cake with peaches
The Fairway Fancy Cake at Stache International.
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BRUNCHWIRE — Eastern Market sandwich slinger Stache International is leaning into its carnival influences with a new brunch menu. The menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays (a nod to restaurant industry workers who may not be able to stop in during regular brunch hours) and features a lineup of highly indulgent breakfast items including lots of funnel cake.

The fried batter treat replaces the bread in the Full Monte, a sandwich that features smoked turkey, ham, swiss cheese, and Gus & Grey jam. The restaurant also offers a chicken and waffles-esque version with funnel cake topped with grilled peaches and optional brined chicken wings. For drinks, diners can check out the Michelada and tequila mimosa bar. Scope out the full menu below. [EaterWire]

POP-UPS — A new Puerto Rican-influenced bar pop-up will accompany the debut of a new sculptural exhibit Loiza in the Belt alley, scheduled to be unveiled at 6 p.m. on August 25. Chicago-based artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine is behind Loiza, which is designed to emulate roadside food kioskos and community gathering spaces in Puerto Rico’s Barrio Loiza. The bar will be operated by bartenders from Standby. A representative from the Library Street Collective, which is organizing the exhibition, tells Eater that the bar “will continue to operate on a pop-up basis, as the weather permits.” The Belt alley connects Grand River and Gratiot Avenue in downtown between Broadway and Library Street. [EaterWire]

CH-CH-CHANGES — Dearborn’s Brome Burgers & Shakes has changed its name to Brome Modern Eatery. The name reflects the company’s recently added Balence juice bar, but the original Brome burger menu and shakes are still available. [Facebook]

LABOR — Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, stars of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, are heading to Michigan in September to help raise money for the One Fair Wage campaign that aims to eliminate the state’s tipped minimum wage for restaurant employees. The event is being held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 12 in Grand Rapids. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $250 to $1,000. This is the second time in recent months that Fonda has visited Michigan to support One Fair Wage funding activities. [MLive]

Stache International

1420 E. Fisher , Detroit, MI Visit Website

Brome Modern Eatery

22062 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48124 (313) 996-5050 Visit Website


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