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Ricewood Chef Opens New Spot for Poke and Acai Bowls in Ann Arbor

Plus, Second Best Bar gets signage

Sauce is drizzled into a poke bowl cup.
A poke bowl at Pocai in Ann Arbor.
Pocai [Official image]
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.

Fast-casual health food stand debuts in Ann Arbor

Chef Frank Fejeran, the owner of Ricewood and Ma Lou’s, is unveiling a new health food restaurant Friday, June 15, called Pocai. The spot, developed in partnership with Orangtheory Fitness, will offer a selection of poke bowls, acai bowls, fancy toasts, and salads. The food is served in cups for quick, on-the-go meals. The restaurant debuts today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1232 Packard St. in Ann Arbor. Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

Birmingham bakery looks toward retirement

Like many iconic family-owned businesses, Le Petit Prince’s owners Marcel and Yvette Didierjean are looking towards retirement but struggling to find someone to take over the reigns. The couple have tried closing down the charming French patisserie in the past but eventually reopened. Over the past few months they’ve begun cutting back on hours. Crain’s reports that the couple is now getting the price of the business evaluated, and may list it for sale this summer.

Brush Park bar gains signage

Grey Ghosts new sibling Second Best Bar is getting closer to opening day. The casual bar located at 42 Watson St. received its red ribbon-shaped signage this week. When it opens sometime this summer, the bar is expected to seat roughly 60 people with a 23-seat bar, flatscreen TVs, and pub games.

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