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Inspection Identified Major Health Code Violations Prior to Greektown Restaurant’s to Closure

Plus, officials warn of possible measles exposure at Southfield pizzeria

Brenna Houck
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.

A revelations from an initial dive into Detroit’s restaurant inspection database

The City of Detroit launched a new database earlier this month with a trove of information on restaurant health inspections. The Detroit Free Press did a breakdown of the data on March 13. Among the nuggets of information: The shuttered Greektown restaurant New Parthenon had “single worst inspection” with 13 priority violations — the type associated with foodborne illness and food poisoning — last June before its closure. Abick’s Bar and First Wok Chinese Restaurant had the best inspection records. New Parthenon’s building sold to the owners of Pegasus Taverna and they’re in the process of renovating the restaurant.

Health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Southfield restaurant

Metro Detroit health officials have identified one confirmed case of measles, according to CBS Detroit. The case was likely contracted while the individual was traveling to Israel and New York (the state is currently experiencing an outbreak). Visitors to Jerusalem Pizza at 26025 Greenfield Rd. in Southfield on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. may have been exposed to the measles. The Oakland County Health Division also lists several Jewish community centers, a Kosher market, and a liquor store among the exposure sites. Health officials recommend consulting a physician and getting a vaccination.

Jefferson Chalmers restaurant aims to open in 2019

Alison Heeres and Gwen Meyer are on track to open a year-round, sit-down version of Coriander Kitchen and Farm to Jefferson Chalmers this year, ModelD reports. The pair were finalists in the 2016 Comerica Hatch Detroit small business startup competition and host ticketed events regularly in the summer in addition to growing produce on their farm. Alma Kitchen, meanwhile, is aiming to open by September.

Poke bowls are heading to Troy

Fast-growing metro Detroit poke chain Poke Poke is set to land a new location at 862 E Big Beaver Rd. in Troy this month. The restaurant is expected to debut on Monday, March 18, according to a social media announcement.

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Pegasus Taverna

558 Monroe Street, , MI 48226 (313) 964-6800 Visit Website

Abick's Bar

3500 Gilbert Street, , MI 48210 (313) 894-9329 Visit Website

Alma Kitchen

15402 Mack Avenue, , MI 48230 (313) 771-0771 Visit Website