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TV Dinners Are on the To-Go Menu at Returning Hotel Luncheonette Karl’s

Plus, Dutch Girl Donuts sets a reopening date and more intel

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.

Karl’s starts serving fancy TV dinners out of the Siren Hotel

Karl’s and Candy Bar are reopening at the Siren Hotel. The second floor diner is making a comeback with indoor service and to-go TV dinners (and breakfasts) for folks who aren’t comfortable with eating in-person during the pandemic. The restaurant’s to-go menu as well as carryout cocktails from Candy Bar are available for online ordering. Seats at Candy Bar can be booked through Resy.

Dutch Girl Donuts readies for reopening on Woodward Avenue

Customers were pretty panicked this summer when Dutch Girl Donuts on Woodward Avenue failed to reopen. However, the beloved doughnut shop is finally making a comeback on Tuesday, September 8, per a well-received Wednesday Facebook update.

Make Food Not Waste highlights waste-free recipes in new video series

Make Food Not Waste, an annual event that highlights sustainable cooking, has traded this year’s usual dinner in Eastern Market for an online video series highlighting local chefs preparing zero-waste recipes. The show is hosted by Dearborn-based baker and former Masterchef contestant Amanda Saab and will feature appearances by local bartenders and chefs including Omar Anani of Saffron De Twah, Hamissi Mamba of Baobab Fare, and Raven Love from the Double Strained Collective. Viewers can register to watch the series online. The episodes begin airing on Sunday, September 13.

The Detroit Cocktail Classic is cancelled for 2020

Like literally every event this year, the Detroit Cocktail Classic has been canceled for 2020. Nevertheless, event organizers are already pushing forward with planning next year’s gathering. Tickets are already on sale for the event, scheduled for October 1, 2021.

Court upholds state’s rules around testing food processing and farm workers

On Wednesday, September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order requiring testing for agricultural and food processing workers. Groups representing farms, orchards, and processing plants had tried to argue that the order unfairly targeted Latinos — something that farm and processing labor advocates say is false. Advocates argued that the industries involved in the lawsuit were trying to avoid the costs of testing that would protect workers. Food processing facilities, farms, and migrant camps accounted for 18.1 percent of all outbreaks in the state during the week of August 27, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data.

Restaurants push back against Slows Bar BQ’s food truck permit in Canton

Detroit-based restaurant Slows Bar BQ was testing the waters for a new restaurant in Canton by setting up a food truck in the city with a special permit this year, but the township has rejected the restaurant’s application for an extension. At least six restaurants in the city argued that Slows was receiving special treatment during a time when many established restaurants are struggling, according to Hometown Life.

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Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Avenue, , MI 48216 (313) 962-9828 Visit Website

Candy Bar

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website


1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 (313) 277-4736 Visit Website

Dutch Girl Donuts

19000 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48203 (313) 368-3020 Visit Website

Baobab Fare

6568 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48202 (313) 265-3093 Visit Website

Saffron De Twah

7636 Gratiot Avenue, , MI 48213 (586) 359-6138 Visit Website