Cider doughnuts aren’t just for fall anymore
Cupcake Station and Armada-based cider company Blake Farms are partnering up to bring cider doughnuts and other fancy baked goods to locations across southeast Michigan. In the coming months, all five current Cupcake Station outposts in Birmingham, Ferndale, Plymouth, Rochester, and Ann Arbor will transform into Bakehouse46 — a shop serving designer cupcakes, doughnuts, apple cider, candy, and other treats. The first location is slated to debut in Birmingham on around Tuesday, February 18, per a release.
Beloved doughnut shop raises funds for expansion
Harmony Park-area doughnut favorite Dilla’s Delights has achieved its crowdfunding goal. Owner Herman Hayes, uncle of the late hip hop icon J Dilla, temporarily closed the tiny Detroit doughnut shop in December while he recovered from cancer treatment. Shortly after, Hayes and his partners launched the $15,000 GoFundMe to help pay down the lease on the shop for the upcoming year and to develop a new, larger location with a production facility. Hayes stopped accepting donations on February 3, having amassed $17,757 from supporters.
Nostalgia and lower prices drive sales of Stroh’s and Altes
Amidst the many craft breweries in Michigan, a few heritage brands — Stroh’s and Altes — have made a comeback, Model D reports. Experts say that consumers are increasingly seeking out easy drinking alternatives for big beer brands like Budweiser. These local names bring back nostalgic childhood memories and also revive old recipes without cutting corners on ingredients.
Restaurant chain faces discrimination lawsuit, civil rights complaint
Two former employees of Michigan-based restaurant chain Anna’s House are filing a lawsuit against the company alleging they were fired due to their race and religion. Alicia Dunlap and Aliou Diao claim that Josh Beckett, who owns the Westland location, unevenly enforced policies against non-white and Muslim employees and directed Dunlap not hire anyone who wore a hijab. Anna’s House also came under fire in 2019 after it was revealed that the company had donated more than $200,000 to the Trump reelection campaign.
Detroit City FC gets a new beer
Celebrated soccer club Detroit City FC and Brew Detroit released a new beer this week. The brew, called Bring Out Your Dead, is a session IPA and will be featured at team events.
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