The Huron Room in Mexicantown closed its doors last week for unspecified maintenance but as it turns out that temporary closure was code for “new restaurant.” The Michigan-centric seafood spot reopened today at 3 p.m. as Fist of Curry featuring a menu of curry dishes from around the world, the Detroit News first-reports.
Owners Jacques and Christine Driscoll and Les and Jessica Molnar (who also operate Johnny Noodle King and Green Dot Stables through Inlaws Hospitality) worked with a team over the course of 72 hours to transform the space from its blue and white color palette to a more 70-inspired look.
On the menu customers can expect coconut crab curry made with crispy soft shell crab, red curry with smoked tofu, chicken tikka masala, and more plus options like roasted banana soft serve ice cream for dessert. Fist of Curry also offers a full bar with beer, wine, and several cocktails including the classic Painkiller tiki cocktail.
As for the Huron Room, it may reemerge — possibly on the waterfront — sometime in the future, Jacques Driscoll tells the Metro Times, though the restaurateur acknowledges that properties are getting more expensive. The Inlaws Hospitality team has also discussed the possibility of making the Fist of Curry space into a rotating restaurant that changes menus and direction regularly.
Fist of Curry is located at 2547 Bagley Street in Detroit; open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and noon to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
• Huron Room Is Now Fist of Curry [Detroit News]
• Huron Room Closes, Reboots as Curry Concept Fist of Curry [MT]
• All Huron Room Coverage [ED]