Baked potato restaurant heads to Seven Mile
Detroit’s Potato Lady is making a comeback in a new space at 1644 E. Seven Mile Rd. after shuttering in 2015. The restaurant, which was recently awarded a Motor City Match grant for small business development, is slated to open in June owner Darla Wilson tells Crain’s. The menu will feature potato nachos, loaded baked potatoes, and french fries as well as options like salmon.
New database of for marginalized voices in food
Author Julia Turshen has started a new database for marginalized voices in food called Equity at the Table. FoodLab Detroit’s Devita Davison and April Anderson of Good Cakes and Bakes are included in the website’s newly launched batch of sources. We’ve heard from enough straight white men and I want there to be a place that listed up a lot of other voices,” Turshen tells Eater.
Thumbs up for City Bakery salad bowls
Metro Times contributing critic Jane Slaughter admits she wanted to hate City Bakery — the New York transplant that landed inside New Center’s Fisher Building in January — but she was pleasantly surprised by the lunch options (Read: “blown away by the sophisticated flavors of just about every dish we tried.) Winners included the salad bowls, especially the butternut squash and the roasted brussel sprouts.
Lines for Little Caesars
Little Caesars’ March Madness free lunch promotion on Monday drew big crowds across metro Detroit and beyond. The chain confirms to Crain’s that it gave away more than 1 million lunch combos between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at participating locations across the country.
The Trumbull & Porter Hotel and Red Dunn Kitchen are preparing to open their courtyard patio for cult movie screenings this month, according to Crain’s. The series kicks off with Cry Baby on April 20 and ends on October 26 with Rocky Horror Picture Show. Expect themed cocktails and free popcorn with free admission.
Sushi restaurant owner helps save century-old barn
A barn in Farmington from the 1890s is being moved and preserved from its current location at 32905 Grand River Ave. to Pontiac in order to make way for a new location of Samurai Steak House, Sushi, and Hibachi in West Bloomfield. The owners pushed back construction on the building by 72 days in order to save the barn, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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