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August Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Welcome to the August Eater Detroit Heatmap. Some of the most anticipated restaurants opened at last, earning spots on this last Heatmap of summer in the nick of time. Unlike that more stable of standbys, the Eater 38, the Heatmap aims to be more current as it catches wind of the newest, most popular places to eat and drink each month. The August map features mostly new spots, with a few more established restaurants who changed or added to the menu (booze!) and one that is getting some serious national attention for their fish fry.

The map includes downtown's brand new Wright & Company, Rose's Fine Food on Jefferson, and Eastern Market's Antietam, which has been readjusting after an unexpected early setback.

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Chef Paul Grosz just stepped away from a multi-course menu, replacing it with an a la carte version, which separates dishes into meat, fish, and vegetables. Diners can choose exactly what they like, and have more control over the size of their meal. [Photo]

The Zenith

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Open for about four months, this quirky Southern-Mexican fusion restaurant is back on the list because they just added booze to the menu. Look for cocktails inspired by classic Hitchcock films. [Photo]

Rose's Fine Food

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This brand new little breakfast and lunch diner on Jefferson has won over the city with their made-from-scratch diner fare, house-made sodas, and cheerful service. [Photo]

Antietam

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After a great start, the chef and bartender walked out last week. However, owner Gregory Holm hosted a weekend event with guest chefs and said they'll be reopening this month anyways. [Photo]

Wright & Co.

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The buzz around Dave Kwiatkowski and Marc Djozlija's new downtown hotspot has been extremely positive, and diners are finding plenty to love on the small and carefully curated cocktail list and menu. [Photo]

Nancy Whiskey's Pub

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The famous fish fry is a beloved tradition that is now getting national attention thanks to a new Long John Silver's ad featuring the Detroit restaurant. [Photo]

Cuisine

Chef Paul Grosz just stepped away from a multi-course menu, replacing it with an a la carte version, which separates dishes into meat, fish, and vegetables. Diners can choose exactly what they like, and have more control over the size of their meal. [Photo]

The Zenith

Open for about four months, this quirky Southern-Mexican fusion restaurant is back on the list because they just added booze to the menu. Look for cocktails inspired by classic Hitchcock films. [Photo]

Rose's Fine Food

This brand new little breakfast and lunch diner on Jefferson has won over the city with their made-from-scratch diner fare, house-made sodas, and cheerful service. [Photo]

Antietam

After a great start, the chef and bartender walked out last week. However, owner Gregory Holm hosted a weekend event with guest chefs and said they'll be reopening this month anyways. [Photo]

Wright & Co.

The buzz around Dave Kwiatkowski and Marc Djozlija's new downtown hotspot has been extremely positive, and diners are finding plenty to love on the small and carefully curated cocktail list and menu. [Photo]

Nancy Whiskey's Pub

The famous fish fry is a beloved tradition that is now getting national attention thanks to a new Long John Silver's ad featuring the Detroit restaurant. [Photo]

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