Marrow, Eater Detroit’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year, is preparing to start Saturday and Sunday brunch imminently in West Village. Chef Sarah Welch tells Eater that the restaurant-butcher shop combo will begin service from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, with choices like smoked pork and breakfast sausage made in-house, breakfast cocktails, bao, bing bread, and beyond. Reservations and walk-ins are both welcome.
Federal employees eat free
Now tied for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, many federal employees continued to be on furlough this week with no end in sight. This has prompted several area restaurants to offer food deals to government workers who may be having trouble making ends meet. Downtown Louie’s Lounge has pledged free meals for federal employees impacted by the shutdown who visit the Capitol Park-area restaurant between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers must show their federal IDs. Union Joints restaurant group is also offering a free meal on Mondays for the duration of the shutdown to government employees affected by the shutdown, according to the Detroit News. Customers at Clarkston Union, Union Woodshop, Fenton Fire Hall, and Gran Castor can get an order of macaroni and cheese for free with a federal ID.
Detroit chain plots new expansion
Essential corned beef egg roll slinger Asian Corned Beef is planning another location inside the former Taystee World building at Woodward and Seven Mile in Detroit, Metro Times reports. A separate location is also in the works for 12300 Woodward Ave. in Highland Park.
Winter pop-up series returns
Eastern Market restaurant Gather is bringing back its Winter Guest Chef Series for another year with eight dinners on the schedule featuring local chefs from around the region including Nick Rodgers of the Root Restaurant & Bar, Matt Tulpa and Mythy Huynh, and Matt and Mike Romine of Farm Field Table. Tickets for the first three dinners are available now on the restaurant’s website.
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