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Chef Andrew Carmellini Adds Fried Chicken to the Mix at Detroit’s Shinola Hotel

Penny Red’s arrives with carryout chicken buckets and biscuits this spring

The Shinola Hotel is currently under construction and expected to open in December.
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Chef Andrew Carmellini has added another restaurant to the expanding lineup of food and beverage projects at Detroit’s Shinola Hotel. The casual spot called Penny Red’s will be slinging fried chicken off the Farmer Street side of the hotel, Carmellini tells the Detroit Free Press.

Customers can expect buttermilk-brined fried chicken seasoned post-frying with spices and honey-dipped biscuits. Penny Red’s will have some limited seating, but will primarily offer carryout.

The Shinola Hotel is currently on track to open to its first guests sometime in December, according to representatives from developer Bedrock Real Estate. A more formal opening is expected in January in time for the North American International Auto Show.

Carmellini, whose New York restaurant group NoHo Hospitality is handling all the food and beverage services at the hotel, is aiming to open southern Italian restaurant San Morello first in advance of the annual car showcase. NoHo’s other confirmed projects include a new outpost of New York cocktail lounge Evening Bar and a beer hall called the Brakeman, located next door to Penny Red’s. The fried chicken stand is expected to debut in the spring.

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The Brakeman

22 John R Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

Penny Red's

1445 Farmer Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

San Morello

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 209-4700 Visit Website

Shinola Hotel

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 356-1400 Visit Website

Evening Bar

1400 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48226 Visit Website