A family-owned Chinese-American restaurant institution is closing
One of metro Detroit’s best Chinese eateries Kim’s Restaurant will serve its final meal in Troy on Saturday, August 31. The 44-year-old restaurant founded by Guy Yee is known for serving Chinese American classics like almond boneless chicken, Szechuan lo mein, and sweet and sour pork as well as bubble tea. It’s also an especially popular spot for Christmas Eve dinner. The owners are closing in preparation for retirement, according to a Facebook post. In addition to thanking customers, the restaurant asked customers to share their fondest memories from dining at Kim’s. The announcement, of course, has caused a rush from customers looking to revisit the restaurant before its closure and Kim’s management reminded patrons today in a message that wait times would likely be longer than usual.
A retro bowling alley gets a reboot (with cocktails)
David Zainea, co-owner of the Majestic Theatre, and partners Kelly and Dean Elliott have completely refurbished the Bowlero bowling alley in Royal Oak with plans to open on Tuesday, August 20, according to Crain’s. The newly dubbed Bowlero Lanes & Lounge, features 16 bowling lanes, arcade games, and a cocktail lounge.
Michigan breakfast restaurant chain faces criticism for corporate donations to Trump
Anna’s House, a fast-growing west Michigan chain of breakfast restaurants with several outlets in southeast Michigan, is facing blowback for more than $20,000 in donations the corporation made to campaigns for the reelection of President Donald Trump and an associated political action committee. The news follows boycotts of businesses associated with billionaire Momofuku and Equinox investor Stephen Ross.
Jim Brady’s in Royal Oak has a new chef helming the kitchen. Christian Borden, previously of Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville, is now managing the kitchen and revamping the menu at the nearly four-year-old Main Street establishment.
Eastern Market is trying to ditch plastic bags
As part of an effort to reduce plastic waste at Eastern Market, the organization that runs the sheds is instituting a pilot program to provide different sample styles of reusable bags to customers in exchange for participation in a survey. The bags will be distributing the reusable bags on Saturday, August 17, Sunday, August 18 and Tuesday, August 20 at several locations around the market, according to a release.