Monday, November 5, 2012

The Week We Ate (The EID Week in Review)

This week was all about wind storms and wind bags. Not much else happened. I blame Facebook's new post-burying policies. If only there were another way to get news.

Old people rule. "Nine dollars for a grilled cheese? Please." (70-year-old retired city worker James Bates on Corktown's renaissance.) [Wall Street Journal]

Hard cider is making a comeback, but then again we already knew that. It's presidential! [The Daily Beast / Hour]

Imperial's Dia de los Muertos art auction was pretty much the coolest thing ever. [Imperial FB]

From dud to stud! The Maple Theatre got quite the makeover, taking a page out of the Emagine playbook but keeping it all arthouse. "American" tapas; craft beer, cocktails and wine; leather seats with servers; and a second outpost for Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company that looks just as snazzy as their Midtown spot (with their own separate operating hours). Mai oui! [Thrillist]

Plus one for global warming: Michigan winemakers are hailing this year's harvest as one of the best yet. [Hour]

The trials and tribulations of Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe. [Crain's]

The Cafe con Leche del Este is now open in the Mies van der Rohe shopping plaza. It is quite spiffy-looking and design-y. [CcLdE FB / EID FB]

Santorini: is close. And Greek-looking. [EID FB]