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Public House Owners Plot New Restaurant, Antihero, in Ferndale

The long-awaited project finally has a name

A snapshot from Public House’s menu takeover in July 2017.
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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Working Class Outlaws, the group behind Ferndale hotspots Public House and Imperial, is bringing another restaurant to Nine Mile and it finally has a name — Antihero. The restaurant name was released this week by Hamtramck pop-up restaurant Revolver as part of a release for an upcoming preview dinner on April 6 featuring executive chef Brandon Zarb.

The restaurant group has discussed plans to open more restaurants as far back as 2014, when Outlaws acquired a vacant space at 231 W. Nine Mile next door to Public House. The unnamed project was then teased again in 2016, in a review of Zarb’s popular monthly menu takeover series. At the time, the owners had stated that they had received permission from the city to begin demolition in the space.

Beyond the name there are few specifics currently available about Antihero. “The location is secured and in transition. The general theme is set. Specifics [and] menu are developing,” according to Revolver. If the restaurant ultimately looks anything like Zarb’s Revolver preview menu that features items like uni creme brulee and yuzu honey glazed duck leg, Antihero will likely have Japanese-influences. Photos on the restaurant’s relatively sparse social media accounts also seem to back this up.

Eater has reached out to Working Class Outlaws for more details. Stay tuned for updates.

Brandon Zarb: Antihero [Revolver]
Antihero Ferndale [Instagram]
Antihero Ferndale [Facebook]
Public House Owners Prep for Renovations of New Ferndale Restaurant Space [ED]
Imperial and Public House Owners Plan More Restaurants for 2015 [ED]
All Rumormongering Coverage [ED]


231 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 307-7383 Visit Website

Woodward Imperial

22828 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220

Public House

241 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 733-4905 Visit Website