Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Week (or so) We Ate (The EID Week in Review, Holiday Edition)

That's right, man.
Is there anyone even ON the Internet this week? Let's keep it short then. The world didn't blow up, so now we can look forward to the NEXT apocalypse. It did snow though, so. There was that. The holy day of consumerism was observed and I really haven't done much work since last week and don't plan on doing much more until next year. Here's news:

Whole Foods in Midtown: still happening, now more than ever. [MLive]

Sylvia Rector explains her picks for best new restaurant of 2012 because apparently it confused everyone. [Freep]

Food + Wine phones it in for the holidays, Googles "best mac and cheese in America," found Slows in the results and put it on another "best of" list. [F+W]

Travis Fourmont of Roast is one of America's Masters of the Manhattan, will go to Manhattan and compete to claim the title of THE Master. (But not, like, The Master.) [Woodford Reserve]

I helped write a book. [Belle Isle to 8 Mile]

The largest Buffalo Wild Wings in America is now open in Detroit. They too played the preservation game, which is sort of A Thing around here. [MLive / EID]

The owners of Imperial have received approval on a liquor license for a second spot in Ferndale called Ferndale Public House, opening in the space that was formerly Josephine's Creperie and Bistro. Looks like Ferndale will continue to be on a roll into 2013. [Ferndale Patch]

WineZilla in Ferndale is now open. Once again, Ferndale! [WineZilla FB / EID]

The new Stella International Cafe is to be quite snazzy, I'm told. Here is a photo of the space under construction, featuring reclaimed wood and marble from 1928. [EID FB]

DIB got their building permit, which puts them one step closer to opening and puts Corktown one thing closer to having one of everything. Corktown! [DIB FB / EID]

I'm kind of getting sick of writing blurbs on Flavor Flav's Chicken and Ribs, but apparently no one else is. Here's something and here's something else. [FFC+R FB / Eater]

In beerie news, Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Ypsilanti is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation and expansion which will even include upstairs apartments, fulfilling the dreams of every 21-year-old EMU student. []

Putting the "beer" in "Biercamp"(finally ... eventually). []

More ramping up for Falling Down Beer Company and future Beer City USA, Warren MI. Yes. Warren. [Detroit News]

Here's a round-up of restaurant news from Royal Oak Patch: Chulbu'ul Mexican Grill in Farmington opened, Crush received approval from the Birmingham planning board and is set to go before the city commission in February (I'll give you just one guess what kind of cuisine they're going for over there in Boringham), the Carriage House B+B is now open in Rochester, Novi will eventually have an IHOP, more. [RO Patch]

At least this isn't boring: Griffin Claw Brewing Co. is coming along quite nicely! [GCBC FB]

Also, the What Crepe? in Birmingham has received their bistro license and will start serving alcohol in February. [WC FB]

Willys Overland Lofts is getting into the retail game with an Avalon International Breads cafe, a Shinola store, and a Run Detroit store. Two more restaurants are also in talks. [HuffPo]

Also in Midtown, Joe Posch is a man of firsts. His store Hugh, recently opened inside of the Auburn Building, was the first-ever pop-up store in Southeastern Michigan, then the first-ever winner of Hatch Detroit. [UIX Detroit]