Thursday, December 6, 2012

[Metromode] A New Breed of Restaurateur Pt. 1

The days of metro Detroit's restaurant empires are over. The latest breed of successful restaurateur is anti-corporate and anti-chain. They create unique businesses in unique spaces, care about people and preservation, and even managed to open some of Metro Detroit's most successful restaurants in the midst of the economic downturn.

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This is part one of a two-part series. This half focuses on Curt Catallo and Ann Stevenson, the couple behind the Union Joints which operate the Clarkston Union, Union Woodshop and Vinsetta Garage; and Luciano del Signore, celebrated chef and owner of Bacco Ristorante and Pizzeria Biga.