Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Week We Ate (The EID Week in Review)

North Korea did not have paczki for Kim Jong-il to look at.

Perkins Pickles now has a production facility in Ham-town! This along with the announcement that Rock City Pies is setting up shop there later this year. Hamtramck is making a comeback-ack-ack-ack-ack. Just you wait. [Model D]

"And that's a wrap for Detroit Prime. Already." led to one of the greatest comment threads in EID history. [Crain's / EID FB]

Mudgie's Deli has a new happy hour menu. And it is covered in beer cheese sauce. [Mudgie's FB / EID FB]

A food truck, charcuterie and crossing state lines: check out what's next for Corridor Sausage Co. in Eastern Market. (Plus you can still catch them at the market on Saturdays, and their products keep popping up on local menus at places like St. Cece's Pub and Slows to Go.) [Crain's]

New Thai place opening in the Auburn this summer. [HuffPo]

B. Nektar Meadery has several new limited release meads coming out, and mark April 20 on your calendar for their Spring Mead Day when they'll be releasing two new barrel-aged meads. [B Nektar email]

Valentine Vodka was named "Best Love Potion" by the Tasting Table. Which makes sense since there's a whole holiday named after it. [Tasting Table]

And if vodka doesn't suit you, try Valentine's new Liberator Gin instead. [Thrillist]

Royal Oak's Pizzeria Biga started serving brunch this weekend on both Saturdays AND Sundays, because, as you know, brunch is too awesome to be just one day. [PB FB]

Pop-ups! We still love them. Here Detroit Gypsy Kitchen is profiled with shout-outs to Kung-Food and Little Dove Bakeshop. [Detroit News]

Here's a nice 'lil list of metro Detroit candy makers and sweet shops. [The Detroit Hub]

Beignets are going to be A Thing. [St. Cece's / EID]

The Sunday Buffet is this new thing at GO Comedy! Improv Theatre featuring the debut of the saucy stylings of Sauced, the new solo venture from Chef Nick Schultz ("The Sauced Chef") formerly of Brew Jus. [GO! FB]

Paczki Day is a big deal 'round here. Here's a recap of what happened:

     Treat Dreams came with paczki ice cream
     The Detroit CVB gave this run-down
     Avalon celebrated "Phat Tuesday" with paczki that were baked, not fried
     This Hot List was still just as relevant
     7 Brothers went at it hard
     So did Whiskey in the Jar
     The Hamtramck Star put together this helpful guide to all paczki parties in H-town
     Pure Michigan gave us a brief history of the paczki in Michigan
     Ronin got fancy with it
     Deadline Detroit's Jeff Wattrick continued his annual traditional of photographing a prune paczki at various Detroit sites of interest, "Kim Jong-il looking at things"-style. This year, Paczki took a Detroit corruption tour of some of Kwame Kilpatrick's and Monica Conyers's most significant sites.
     The Detroit Bus Company bused people in from the 'burbs to partake in Paczki Day parties
     Zingerman's had the west side covered
     Tour de Troit made some people run first
     Pure Detroit put together their own Hamtramck paczki guide
     Small's, obvi

Eat It GR
Not much is happening here because why? Because I am in the midst of coordinating and promoting GR Beer Week, that's why. Starts Monday. Check it. [GRBW Official]

~It's true: there IS no such thing as a perfect man. [Beer Pulse]
~Turns out the way to a beer lover's heart is through his (or her) stomach. [DRAFT]