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Two More Chicken Wing Restaurants Expand in Metro Detroit

Plus, Hamtramck gets a big, new international grocery store

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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.

New York-based wing slinger expands to metro Detroit

Buffalo, New York’s Anchor Bar, which claims to serve the original recipe for buffalo wings, is unveiling its first Michigan location at 2945 S. Rochester Rd. in Rochester Hills. The restaurant opened over the weekend and is hosting its official opening party today at 3 p.m. The menu features more than a dozen different flavors of wings as well as typical bar food standards like burgers and salads. The new restaurant is not to be confused with the long-standing Detroit bar by the same name.

Hamtramck gets a big, beautiful grocery store

Al-Haramain International Foods is back open in a sprawling new space at the corner of Joseph Campau and Holbrook avenues, Tostada Magazine first-reports. The formerly tiny market has taken over a 16,400-square-foot building previously home to Value World and filled it with fresh produces, a carry-out restaurant, a huge bar for olives and salad, a halal butcher, and a bulk and packaged spice section.

Metro Detroit wing chain adds new location

Detroit Wing Company has added yet another location, this time in Southfield at 23327 Greenfield Rd. The Eastpointe-based chain offers wings with 10 styles of sauce. It’s the fourth location in the region.

Restaurant owners react to flood of new delivery apps

Delivery apps are both a blessing and a curse to metro Detroit restaurants as revealed in recent report. Some restaurants are empowered to try new menu items and are capturing more orders thanks to apps. However, as Greg Mudge of Mudgie’s Deli tells the Detroit News, some of the services are proving predatory — charging high rates for delivery and falsely advertising items on their apps. Ali Beydoun of Sicily’s Pizza and Subs in Southwest says that the restaurant barely breaks even with third-party delivery orders.

Pontiac restaurant faces closure

Less than a year into opening in its new space the Menagerie Lounge is facing closure by the end of October. The restaurant is attempting to raise $10,000 through a GoFundMe account to save the restaurant. The owners intend to implement changes including developing a more affordable menu, adding more regular events, and opening for lunch.

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