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Chapman House Abruptly Suspends Dinner and Brunch Service in Rochester

Plus, Mélange in Ann Arbor is undergoing a switcheroo

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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.

Rochester restaurant cancels dinner service

Chapman House in Rochester is suspending its dinner and brunch services. The restaurant, which was named a 2017 best new restaurant by the Detroit Free Press, announced on Thursday evening that it would be making unspecified “improvements and changes” to the restaurant. “Our dedication to a great culinary experience remains, and we will now be focusing exclusively on private events and curated dining and imbibing experiences,” representatives for the restaurant wrote in a statement to social media. The regular restaurant service will be on hold “at least through the end of summer.”

Switcheroo in the works in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor restaurant Mélange appears to be in the midst of a reshuffling. Chef Eve Aronoff, who began consulting on the restaurant’s menu last fall, has struck a deal with the owners Scott Burk and Jay Mullick to open a new project in the same space called Dessous.

New Italian spot heads to Clawson

Zeoli’s Modern Italian is slated to open at 110 E. 14 Mile Rd. in Clawson in July, the Detroit Free Press reports. Chef/owner Scott Brown (formerly Lily’s Seafood in Royal Oak) is aiming to offer modern Italian food that’s also healthful.

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