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New Tasting Room Starts Pouring Wine in Troy Next Month

Plus, Alley Taco gets called out for offensive advertising

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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.

New wine tasting room drops in metro Detroit next month

Michigan’s oldest winery, St. Julian Winery, is opening a tasting room at the Oakland Mall in May, the Detroit News reports. The venue at 412 W. 14 Mile in Troy will offer samples of St. Julian products as well as drinks sold by the glass in addition to retail.

Taco spot called out for using stereotypes to advertise Cinco de Mayo party

Midtown restaurant Alley Taco came under fire this week by community members on social media for using a stock photo exemplifying the widely recognized “lazy Mexican” stereotype to advertise its Cinco de Mayo party, according to Tostada Magazine. The photo has a caption in Shutterstock labeling it “Mexican typical lazy man sombrero hat guitar serape nap siesta.” When asked about the photo, Alley Taco owner Jason Frenkel told Tostada editor and occasional Eater contributor Serena Maria Daniels that he was unaware of the stereotype and did not find the image on Shutterstock. Frenkel removed the offensive signage after speaking with a customer.

Free delivery in Ann Arbor

UberEats is offering free delivery in Ann Arbor now through April 17 when customers enter the promo code AAFREEDELIVERY into their app. The company launched its delivery service in Ann Arbor in December.

Social Sushi (finally) starts construction

At long last, Social Sushi tells Crain’s it’s finally getting rolling on a restaurant buildout for its planned brick-and-mortar sushi bar on Livernois Avenue. The restaurant is aiming for a June or July opening, barring any additional delays.

Old-school menu porn

Here’s a taste of what was served during breakfast in the Michigan Central Railroad dining cars in 1919, courtesy of the Corktown Historical Society and the the New York Public Library digital collections. While options like omelets, oatmeal, and toasted corn flakes seem fairly familiar, options such as the broiled white fish and fried mush with maple syrup are a bit out of the ordinary.

Detroit 1919, passengers traveling through Michigan Central Station would've received this breakfast menu from the...

Posted by Corktown Historical Society on Thursday, April 5, 2018

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