California cannabis drink maker acquired metro Detroit brewing facility
Two Roots Brewing Company, a California-based nonalcoholic cannabis beverage maker, has acquired Rochester Mills Production Brewery. Two Roots plans to use the facility to increase production of its cannabis drinks and sell them to a licensed cannabis company in the state of Michigan, according to the Detroit News. Rochester Mills Beer Company’s restaurant and brewery are not part of the deal, but it could mean some Rochester Mills labels such as Milkshake Stout could get wider distribution or a non-alcoholic cannabis spinoff.
Chain coffee lands in Detroit’s entertainment district
A new outpost of Starbucks is heading to Woodward Avenue at the base of the Fox Theatre building near Montcalm Street, per a release. The 3,000-square-foot cafe is among several new food and beverage options heading to the area around the Fox and the new Little Caesars World Headquarters.
Detroit’s awesome new bakeries are getting national recognition
Bon Appetit released it’s long list of 50 best new restaurants for 2019 in advance of the shorter “Hot 10.” The nominees include two excellent local bakeries and cafes, Warda Patisserie and Ochre Bakery.
Clawson restaurant readies for September debut
A forthcoming Clawson restaurant from chef Matt Prentice and Leon & Lulu co-owner Mary Liz Curtain has an opening date. Three Cats (formerly Three Cats and a Cook) is slated to debut on Friday, September 20 in the old Clawson Theatre with American cuisine and a full bar, the Detroit News reports.
The Detroit Club is out a chef. Kirk McKinney helped the luxury club in downtown Detroit open its restaurant the Grille Room in spring 2018. Chef McKinney now confirms to Eater in an email that he and his executive sous chef have left the club over differences in how to brand and promote the business.