Having a tough time keeping up with all the new dining options? Welcome to the Opening Report, a regularly-updated roundup of restaurant openings big and small across metro Detroit (and a few around Southeast Michigan). Visit the spring opening report for an archive of the newcomers from May 2018 through June 2018.
BRUSH PARK — Detroit’s first vegan coney island Chili Mustard Onions arrives on Wednesday, August 1 in Brush Park with 30-seats and a meatless menu featuring options like burgers, hani, gyros, and (of course) chili dogs. The restaurant will open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Status: Certified open. 3411 Brush St.
CORTNERSTONE VILLAGE — Dish Detroit, which closed temporarily in February due to the death of co-owner Paul Sulek, has reopened its doors. The restaurant offers options like grilled reuben sandwiches, panko pan-fried white fish, and smoked chicken salad. Status: Certified open. 18441 Mack Ave.
CASS CORRIDOR — Detroit finally got its first food hall in July with the partial debut of Detroit Shipping Company. The shipping container complex features two bars and six food vendors. The vendors are still coming online due to construction delays but three businesses — Caribbean chicken slinger Coop, Brujo Tacos & Tapas, and Bangkok 96 Street Food — are open for business. Status: Soft open (full vendor lineup coming this fall). 474 Peterboro St.
ROYAL OAK — Mr. B’s underground speakeasy dubbed Johnny’s is now open in downtown Royal Oak. The not-so-secret bar is accessible through a back staircase only accessible from an outside kitchen door (the entrance is disguised as a walk-in cooler door). The bar offers cocktails and small plates like lump crab napoleon and lobster macaroni and cheese. Status: Certified open. 215 S. Main St.
DEARBORN — Peacock Indian Cuisine opened in mid-July with a menu featuring options like samosas, saag paneer, chana masala, butter chicken, and more. The early word on the restaurant is a bit mixed. Status: Certified open. 13736 Michigan Ave.