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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cuisine

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670 Lothrop Rd
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 872-5110
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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]

2. The Zenith

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Fisher Building
Detroit, MI 48202
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]

3. Rose's Fine Food

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 309-7947
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]

4. Antietam

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1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 782-4378
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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]

5. Wright & Co.

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1500 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 510-2600
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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]

6. Nancy Whiskey's Pub

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2644 Harrison St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-4247
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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]

1. Cuisine

670 Lothrop Rd, Detroit, MI 48202
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]
670 Lothrop Rd
Detroit, MI 48202

2. The Zenith

Fisher Building, Detroit, MI 48202
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]
Fisher Building
Detroit, MI 48202

3. Rose's Fine Food

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214
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]
10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

4. Antietam

1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI, Detroit, MI 48207
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]
1428 Gratiot, Detroit MI
Detroit, MI 48207

5. Wright & Co.

1500 Woodward, Detroit, MI 48226
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]
1500 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Nancy Whiskey's Pub

2644 Harrison St, Detroit, MI 48216
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]
2644 Harrison St
Detroit, MI 48216

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