U.S. bartenders guild serves up charity with Negroni Week

June 3, 2014
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U.S. bartenders guild serves up charity with Negroni Week

If you’re going to imbibe in craft cocktails this week, do it for a good cause (other than thirst).  June 2-8, Campari and the United States Bartenders Guild are partnering with 15 metro Detroit bars to bring you “Negroni Week”. Negroni is a Campari-based cocktail that includes gin and vermouth. It can be served straight up...
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Torino Begins Expanded Menu Today

June 3, 2014
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The award-winning Ferndale coffee shop and fine-dining spot Torino expands its tasting menu beginning today. Since they redesigned their initial concept early on, Torino is the only restaurant in metro Detroit to not offer an a la carte menu. Customers are instead offered a prix fixe tasting menu of five courses for $59 (wine...
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Owners: Antietam to Open in July

June 2, 2014
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Owners: Antietam to Open in July

Construction geared up on the space at 1428 Gratiot Ave. sometime last summer, but opening the restaurant Antietam hasn’t been without issues. The space in question is one of two exceptionally beautiful storefronts on Gratiot, at the edge of Eastern Market. Because of the architectural details, renovations were slow and deliberate. Many lovely Art...
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About those empty Royal Oak storefronts

May 30, 2014
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About those empty Royal Oak storefronts

Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison posted a Facebook status update on May 21, admonishing residents to stop fearmongering by predicting the “death” of downtown Royal Oak. Ellison was referring to several empty storefronts along Main Street, vacant after several independent, well-loved businesses closed their doors. The city lost longtime retail favorites Incognito and Footprints,...
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Filipino Cuisine to Debut at Pop-Up

May 29, 2014
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Filipino Cuisine to Debut at Pop-Up

Though activity seemed to drop off a bit over the winter, pop-ups seem to be taking off again, with plenty of new entries testing out their dining concepts. Among them is Sarap, which means “delicious” in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines. Co-founded by Dorothy Hernandez, a native of Chicago who moved to...
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An unconventional sangria

May 28, 2014
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An unconventional sangria

In Michigan, after a long winter, nothing could be lovelier than a beautiful, warm spring day. But one thing that could make it the teeniest bit more beautiful would be that summery punch concoction known as sangria. The topic arose during a recent visit with Claudia Tyagi, one of Michigan’s three master sommeliers. Tyagi offered this playful “everything but...
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