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Batch Brewing Company Brings Jerk Chicken Pasties to Corktown With Yum Village Collab

Plus, City Ramen opens in Royal Oak and more intel

A suya fried chicken bowl, jerk chicken, and lemon jerk chicken with fried chickpeas on a table.
Yum Village opened in New Center in February with Afro-Caribbean food.
Michelle Gerard

Local restaurant and brewery start serving menu mashups next month

One of Detroit’s favorite breweries is teaming up with an up-and-coming restaurant for an exciting new collaboration. Beginning next month Batch Brewing Company in Corktown and New Center’s Afro-Caribbean restaurant Yum Village will begin rolling out new items that combine flavors from both locations.

The partnership will take place in two phases. Beginning on Monday, November 4, with chef Matt Johnson will begin incorporating Yum Village’s spices and marinades into Batch’s menu for items like jerk chicken pasties and vegan Akara-influenced arancini with mango curry sauce, per a release. Chef Godwin Ihentuge will in turn start serving some Batch-inspired items on his menu at the New Center restaurant and is expected to add a liquor license soon with beers from the Corktown brewery. In addition to the Batch-Yum Village menu mashups, customers can bring in a receipt from either the brewery or the restaurant for 10 percent off their meal.

The Pistons now have a beer of their very own

Atwater Brewery has released a new collaboration beer with the Detroit Pistons called the Triple Double. The beer, a low ABV light ale, features a Pistons logo on the can and made its debut at the season opening on October 24.

New ramen shop finally opens in Royal Oak

Several years in the making, City Ramen opened to the public on Monday, October 28 in Royal Oak. The owner, Bill Keros, is the son of Lafayette Coney Island’s late proprietor George Keros. A chef from one of Tokyo’s Michelin-recommended ramen shops consulted on City Ramen’s menu.

New brunch in Birmingham

The Morrie’s Birmingham outpost has added brunch to the mix on from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Diners can expect options like chicken taquitos, Nashville hot chicken and waffle stacks, and more.

Epicurean Group restaurant reopens under new ownership

Buried in litigation, the Epicurean Group imploded over the summer, leaving some of its biggest restaurants closed or in disarray. Now, several months after closing, one of those businesses, No. VI Chophouse, has reopened as No. Six Prime under the new management of Tony Amann with a refreshed menu from Bryan Pencola. Look out for options like steak, braised short ribs, and an extensive list of wine.

Cat cafe expands

The Ferndale Catfé is growing its footprint. The cat cafe’s operator Ferndale Cat Shelter has relocated to a 1,000-square-foot storefront next to the Ferndale Catfé, with the goal of building out the old space as a dedicated space for food, drinks, and retail. When it opens in the next month or so, the Ferndale Cat Shelter will charge a $10 admission fee.

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Yum Village

6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202 Visit Website

City Ramen

321 South Main Street, , MI 48067 (248) 629-9495 Visit Website

Atwater Brewery

237 Jos Campau, , MI 48207 (313) 877-9205 Visit Website

The Morrie

511 South Main Street, , MI 48067 (248) 216-1112 Visit Website

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