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Lafayette Coney Island Ditches Cash-Only Policy

Plus, a vegan food truck is getting attacked by online trolls over its policy of not serving law enforcement

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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.

Lafayette Coney Island ditches cash-only policy

If anyone needed another sign that the times are changing in downtown Detroit, here it is: Lafayette Coney Island is now accepting credit cards. The restaurant made the switch to allowing plastic payments on Monday.

Online trolls lash out at vegan food truck owner

Southwest Detroit-based vegan food truck Rocky’s Road Brew continues to face an onslaught of negative reviews from online trolls for its policy of refusing to serve law enforcement. Owner Rocky Coronado recounted the incident that lead up to the online harassment campaign in a Facebook post on Saturday, September 8, stating that after being confronted by “two people came by in a unmarked, black suburban” Coronado explained the policy. The two individuals then took photos of Coronado’s truck and her customers and posted the images online and they went viral. Coronado, whose truck specializes in vegan tacos and coffee, has received hundreds of negative online reviews and threats since the incident. Other supporters of the truck have also shared positive reviews.

Yesterday, two people came by in a unmarked, black suburban with tinted windows both with bulletproof vests and badges....

Posted by Rocky's Road Brew in Detroit on Saturday, September 8, 2018

Big Fish bids farewell to Dearborn

Muer Restaurants’ Dearborn-based seafood restaurant Big Fish has closed its doors. A tipster tells Eater the restaurant signs and canopy were being removed on Friday morning. The late restaurateur Chuck Muer — grandson of Joe Muer — founded Big Fish in Dearborn in 1992.

New pizzeria in the works for Clawson

A restaurant that’s been in the works since 2016 is now on track for a mid-September opening in Clawson — though it’s got a new name and ownership. Carmoni’s Pizza is slated to debut at 204 E. 14 Mile Rd. It’s the third location for the mini chain (a fourth location in Commerce Township closed). The business also runs a food truck that’s still operating under the former business name, Marconi’s Pizza. That truck is expected to get new branding soon.

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Lafayette Coney Island

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