Brunch favorite expands into evening hours with dinner specials
Rose’s Fine Food, a five-year-old breakfast favorite, recently expanded into evening hours. Owner Molly Mitchell, who purchased her building and added a liquor license over the summer, has introduced a new dinner menu with options like chicken paprikash and hand-rolled noodles, dry aged wagyu New York strip, and nightly specials like pierogi. The new hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).
Moroccan restaurant levels up with dinner
Rose’s isn’t the only spot pushing hours into the evenings. After a successful test run in October, chef Omar Anani’s Saffron De Twah will start serving dinner on Tuesday, November 12. Anani tells the Detroit Free Press he plans to adjust the menu to be more Morrocan. (The opening menu used Moroccan flavors with a strong American influence.) The halal restaurant will also be introducing a menu of non-alcoholic cocktails developed by Jaz’min Weaver. The new hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays (open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.).
Short-lived Greektown restaurant returns with new menu
In what might be qualify for a record in Detroit, Friend & Associate opened at the end of July and then promptly shut down in early September. Now, the Greektown restaurant is back under the name Delmar Kitchen & Bar, a tie-in to its rooftop club counterpart, the Detroit News reports. The restaurant is now geared towards sports fans with lots of TVs and burgers.
New hours for Midtown restaurant
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Art Center is making some changes and adding hours. The gloriously green New American restaurant is now serving dinner on Sundays with reservations available on Tock. Co-owner Sandy Levine also adds that all full-time hourly staff at Chartreuse can now receive healthcare through Plum Health. Levine and chef Doug Hewitt recently announced plans for a new restaurant and bar called Freya & Dragonfly in Milwaukee-Junction.
Learn about some of the barriers facing women in the restaurant industry
Women represent less than 7 percent of head chefs and restaurant owners. Learn about the reason behind that disparity at an upcoming film screening of documentary A Fine Line at the Jam Handy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13. Start with appetizers and wine tastings at 6 p.m. and watch the film alongside documentarian Joanna James. The screening will be followed up by a conversation with FoodLab Detroit members Kiki Louya and Ping Ho of Folk and Marrow, Good Cakes and Bakes’ April Anderson, and Sister Pie’s Lisa Ludwinski.
Food trucks find permanent homes
The Pita Post food truck is settling down with a restaurant inside indie cinema the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Township. A grand opening date has not been confirmed. Meanwhile, Buffy’s Mexi-Casian Grill is opening a restaurant Downriver in Southgate. The buildout is currently underway.
Several weeks after shutting down operations at Lockhart’s BBQ in Lake Orion, the restaurant owners have announced plans to partner with the Detroit-style pizza ambassadors at Palazzo di Pizza in Royal Oak. The group will open 313 Pizza Bar at the Lake Orion site sometime later this month with a dine-in menu filled with square pizzas, lots of TVs, and a full bar. Palazzo di Pizza was co-founded by pizza consultant Shawn Randazzo, who’s partially credited with sparking the recent surge in Detroit-style pizza restaurants around the country.
Union Joints’ Birmingham restaurant acquires liquor license
Lincoln Yard, a forthcoming project from the owners of Vinsetta Garage and Gran Castor, has received an economic development liquor license from the city of Birmingham. The license allows Lincoln Yard to bring in a license from another municipality provided the project increases the value of a properly zoned property by at least 500 percent or undergoes at least $10 million in investment.
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