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Fancy Hot Dog Pop-Up Rolls Into Slows Bar BQ on Wednesday

Plus, chef Marcus Ware exits Menagerie Lounge after less than three months of business

The Dog Will Rise Again at Slows Bar-B-Q’s Side Piece pop-up.
Side Piece [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.

Fancy hot dogs roll-out at Slows’ on Wednesdays

Ever popular Corktown barbecue destination Slows Bar BQ is rolling out a new hot dog pop-up called Side Piece on the restaurant’s side bar area. The pop-up developed by chef Ryan Esker will feature five different styles of hot dogs and sausages — each for $5. The menu includes options like the Dog Will Rise Again with hot chow chow, braised greens, and fried onions or the Jeff Goldblum’s Jurassic Park Laugh with pastrami, kraut, swiss cheese, and hot brown mustard. The pop-up launches on June 20 and runs every Wednesday throughout the summer beginning at 5 p.m.

Chef shuffles in Pontiac

Metro Detroit newcomer Menagerie Lounge has cut ties with chef Marcus Ware after less than three months of business. Co-owner April Forbes tells Eater in an email that Ware left the business “due to creative differences.” In his absence, the restaurant located at 155 North Saginaw St. has promoted Jessica Terrell-Hyde to the executive chef position. Her menu is expected to debut by the end of the month.

Royal Oak whiskey distillery plots expansion

Motor City Gas micro distillery in Royal Oak is plotting a big expansion after three years of business. Owners Rich and Tonya Lockwood plan to invest $500,000 into a new production facility near the Fourth Street tasting room, according to Crain’s. They may eventually begin distributing Motor City Gas’ spirits beyond the tasting room.

Free online food handlers program

The Michigan Restaurant Association is launching a free online ServeSafe program in the wake of southeast Michigan’s massive Hepatitis A outbreak. The classes are offered in English and Spanish. To enroll call the MRA at 1-800-968-9668.

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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 962-9828 Visit Website

Motor City Gas

325 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067 (248) 599-1427