Ferndale restaurant One-Eyed Betty’s closed temporarily for renovations this week, but plans to pop up on the patio at sister restaurant Rosie O’Grady’s on West Nine Mile Road, according to the Detroit News. The renovation includes new booths and televisions inside and a new patio created from a shipping container.
News of the renovation comes following an alarming Facebook post on Wednesday that simply read, “just to let everyone know Betty’s is closing...” with no indication the closure of the restaurant is merely temporary. Commenters on Facebook were quick to point out the insensitive nature of the post, given the growing number of southeast Michigan restaurants which have closed permanently during the pandemic.
Eater reached out to owner Brian Kramer for more details on the renovation and the pop-up at Rosie O’Grady’s.
Known for its crispy fried Brussels sprouts and bacon burgers, One-Eyed Betty’s features 47 beer taps and an equally wide assortment of bottles and cans. The menu is divided roughly 50/50 between Michigan and out-of-state brews with good representation in each style category.