Asian Corned Beef appears to have quietly closed some of its locations.
The fast-food chain, home of the somewhat self-explanatory and locally famous corned beef egg roll, or corned beef and swiss cheese wrapped in a crispy Chinese-style egg roll, had expanded in recent years, according to a 2019 Metro Times cover story. But now there are just three stores — the original location at 13360 Wyoming Ave., 14820 W. Seven Mile Rd., and 13240 Gratiot Ave. — according to the company’s website.
Hasan Kim, who operates the chain, told Metro Times that his parents at least three decades ago created the egg roll, which ranges in price from $1.99 to $3.99. “My mom has an Asian background — she likes to cook different Chinese cuisines, egg rolls, and things. And my dad, he loves corned beef. So, you know, cooking in the kitchen together, they came up with the recipe. My dad said, ‘Here, Kim, put some of this corned beef in the egg roll. Let’s try it. See how it goes.’”
Kim couldn’t be reached for comment.
It’s Game Time at Barcade
It’s been nearly four years since Midtown Detroit announced Barcade was coming to Detroit, and the bar-slash-arcade finally opened its doors.
The grand opening was set for Monday, August 23 at 5 p.m. but owners opened their doors over the weekend, a little early for those who couldn’t wait a day longer to play pinball or Ms. Pac-Man. The website listed 25 beers on tap.
Tomorrow is the big day, Detroit! Our GRAND OPENING begins at 5pm and runs through midnight. We're so excited to finally show you our brand new space. Come out for a night of food, drinks, games, and good times!! #Barcade #Detroit #MI #DetroitMI #Michigan #Arcade #Gaming #Pinball pic.twitter.com/ak19vqjQQ1— Barcade® (@barcadedetroit) August 22, 2021
Barcade opened its first location in Brooklyn, New York, in 2004, will be near Condado Tacos and Smith & Co. in a growing area of Midtown.
Founded in 2004, Barcade, which brands itself as the original “arcade bar,” opened its first location in Brooklyn, New York, and now has nine bars nationwide. The Detroit location, at 666 Selden St., is its only in the Midwest.
The Red Hook Opens Downtown Location for Coffee
The Red Hook coffee bar and bakery has a third location. The popular cafe, which is currently operating walk-up windows at its locations in West Village and Ferndale, opened its new outpost at 2761 E Jefferson Ave. (on the Greenway) on Friday, August 20, near downtown Detroit.
Besides coffee, Red Hook serves cookies, pastries, and custom cakes.
- Barcade Detroit [Official]
- The Red Hook Coffee [Official]
- Why Asian Corned Beef’s egg rolls are on the way to becoming the Motor City’s new favorite snack [Metro Times]