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June Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Summer has brought an updated Eater Detroit Heatmap. Restaurants are celebrating with openings and new trends. 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 June map features a few new places, and some established places that are finding new life in brunch, extended tasting menus, and toast.

The June map features among others, B Spot Burgers Rochester, the first Michigan location for Michael Symon's burger chain; Mike's Kabob Grille, one of Gilbert's four mystery restaurants; and Torino, which now features a nine-course tasting menu with exotic Michigan ingredients as a key feature.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. B Spot Burgers

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176 N Adams
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 218-6001
Michael Symon's beloved burger chain has made its way to Michigan, opening their first location in Rochester just a few weeks ago. They're getting great reviews from diners and critics alike, and are opening a second location in Royal Oak. [Photo]

2. Pickles & Rye Deli

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6724 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 737-3890
The newly opened deli caught the attention of Sylvia Rector, and with two very experienced industry professionals behind the project, it has the makings of a huge success. [Photo]

3. Bistro 82

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401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 268-3309
Quite the Royal Oak hotspot, Bistro 82 is now doing Sunday brunch, stepping in to test themselves against local brunch favorites like Café Muse. [Photo]

4. Torino

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201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 247-1370
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With a new nine-course tasting menu format, Torino is completely changing the local dining scene yet again. The format has changed, and the ingredients have too. Think foraged Michigan ingredients (lichen anyone?) and organic MI Mangalitsa pig. [Photo]

5. Avalon Bakery

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422 W Willis St.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-0008
Love or hate it, the artisinal toast craze is sweeping the nation, and Detroit is one of the cities starting the trend, as Avalon is selling delicious warm toast with toppings for $3.25 per slice in the mornings. [Photo]

6. Mike's Kabob Grille

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719 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 285-8112
One of Gilbert's four mystery restaurants, Mike's actually opened at the very end of May. They serve traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, with American classics as well. [Photo]

7. Joe Muer Seafood

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400 Renaissance Ctr
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 567-6837
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The classic Detroit seafood restaurant has added Sunday brunch, proving that they can keep up with the trends as they market to the late morning crowd. [Photo]

1. B Spot Burgers

176 N Adams, Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Michael Symon's beloved burger chain has made its way to Michigan, opening their first location in Rochester just a few weeks ago. They're getting great reviews from diners and critics alike, and are opening a second location in Royal Oak. [Photo]
176 N Adams
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

2. Pickles & Rye Deli

6724 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
The newly opened deli caught the attention of Sylvia Rector, and with two very experienced industry professionals behind the project, it has the makings of a huge success. [Photo]
6724 Orchard Lake Road
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

3. Bistro 82

401 S Lafayette Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Quite the Royal Oak hotspot, Bistro 82 is now doing Sunday brunch, stepping in to test themselves against local brunch favorites like Café Muse. [Photo]
401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

4. Torino

201 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220
With a new nine-course tasting menu format, Torino is completely changing the local dining scene yet again. The format has changed, and the ingredients have too. Think foraged Michigan ingredients (lichen anyone?) and organic MI Mangalitsa pig. [Photo]
201 E 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

5. Avalon Bakery

422 W Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
Love or hate it, the artisinal toast craze is sweeping the nation, and Detroit is one of the cities starting the trend, as Avalon is selling delicious warm toast with toppings for $3.25 per slice in the mornings. [Photo]
422 W Willis St.
Detroit, MI 48201

6. Mike's Kabob Grille

719 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
One of Gilbert's four mystery restaurants, Mike's actually opened at the very end of May. They serve traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, with American classics as well. [Photo]
719 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Joe Muer Seafood

400 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243
The classic Detroit seafood restaurant has added Sunday brunch, proving that they can keep up with the trends as they market to the late morning crowd. [Photo]
400 Renaissance Ctr
Detroit, MI 48243

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