Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Way We Were Week We Ate (The EID Week in Review)

It is National Pizza Month, the Second-Annual American Cheese Month, and also the month of cider mills (and ciders!) and Halloween and Fall Beer Fest. Obviously October is the best month ever. [EID FB / Ferndale Patch / Hour Detroit / TB FB / MT FB]

Is it any coincidence that Food + Wine published their list of the best pizza places in the U.S. during National Pizza Month? No it is not. Predictably the coasts dominate, but there are three (three!) from southeastern Michigan that made the list -- Supino Pizzeria + Buddy's in Detroit and Mani Osteria in Ann Arbor. [F+W]

The Caucus Club says Enough is Enough and will close later this month after Detroit Restaurant Week wraps. The Caucus was one of the last-standing dining institutions of Old Detroit. So much for The Way We Were, but owner Mary Belloni believes that it will only be a matter of time before Happy Days Are Here Again. [Detroit News]

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital has opened an organic greenhouse and hired a resident farmer with 16 years experience thanks to an anonymous $1million donation. The facility will be used to further Henry Ford's mission of promoting wellness through food in addition to care and will also have an education center. [Prosper]

OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN. Jolly Pumpkin enjoys the tease. [Royal Oak Patch]

Aw, a young Chef Paul Grosz! [Fat Bob's Kitchen / Cuisine FB]

You know, for awhile I thought we were getting away from that whole "steak and potatoes" Midwestern thing. We weren't. Here are a bunch of new steakhouses in metro Detroit (Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Prime29 Steakhouse, Detroit Prime, more), which is to say nothing of all the old ones. (Or new ones they missed, like the London Chop House.) [MMX]

There is a certain contingency that rolls their eyes now at every "urban agriculture in Detroit" story (surprisingly, I'm not among them), but it really is one of the most fascinating and unique things currently happening in this city. Here's a great story on Detroit's Food Field. [MLive]

More rabble rabble rabble rabble rabble over food trucks. [Freep]

GQ Magazine names Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. one of the 12 best bars for beer lovers in the country, uses spectacularly awful photo to demonstrate. [GQ]

The Sugar House is celebrating their one-year anniversary. All of Detroit will be there. [Sugar House FB]

8 Degrees Plato also celebrated one year in business. Probably not all of Detroit was there (the invisible barrier of 8 Mile and all), but maybe a respectable amount of Ferndale? [EID FB / 8 Degrees FB / Brew Jus FB]

More word on the Mina/Puck MGM changeover: Bourbon Steak closes its doors after service on Sunday, Oct. 7 and will immediately begin remodeling. Also starting Monday, Saltwater will be open seven days a week until further notice. No timeline yet available on when Saltwater will close for remodeling. [EID FB]

Santorini Estiatorio (Greek-named restaurant in Greektown) appears to be coming along nicely. [EID FB]

The inaugural DLECTRICITY event already has the potential to be one of Detroit's signature annual festivals and could quite possibly become a cultural lynchpin, Detroit's world-renowned answer to ArtPrize. At first I thought the name was silly, but it has grown on me. [Detroit News]