Yemeni Restaurant expands
Growing Yemeni mini chain Sheeba Restaurant opened the doors at its newest location in West Dearborn at 22048 Michigan Ave. on Monday, September 23. This is the third outpost for Sheeba Restaurant in Dearborn, which is known for dishes like lamb haneeth and chicken ghallaba.
RIP East Jefferson IHOP
The International House of Pancakes on East Jefferson Avenue has permanently closed. The building sold earlier this year and the restaurant’s lease had expired. The IHOP was originally established in 1994 after the property owner struggled for years to find a business to develop on the site and at one point had the highest sales of all the chain’s Midwest locations. Of course, fans of the breakfast chain won’t have to go far for their Breakfast Sampler. A combination IHOP/Applebee’s opened in downtown Detroit’s Millender Center last year.
Food truck settles down with new restaurant in Farmington
Popular food truck the Rolling Stoves has parked itself at a new restaurant in Farmington. The restaurant, located at 20780 Farmington Rd., held its long-awaited grand opening on Monday, September 23. Diners can expect a fairly simple menu with options like smashed cheeseburgers with caramelized onions, pickles, and American cheese and Rodeo burgers with bacon, American cheese, onion rings, and barbecue sauce. The restaurant also serves fried pickle spears and garlic fries.
One of Detroit’s most influential and prolific chefs eyes new project
Chef Phil Jones, a Detroit restaurant industry veteran and food justice advocate, is looking to partner with Kwaku Osei and Islam Kolouda to open a medicinal restaurant, educational space, and market in Detroit called Farmacy Food. The partners are looking at properties in the area around NW Goldberg, Virginia Park, and Boston Edison, but financing for the project is still up in the air.
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