Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Week We Ate (The EID Week in Review)

I saw the sign. (That Whole Foods Market in Midtown is getting ready for it's big debut on Wednesday, June 5 at 9 a.m.). [EID FB]

The latest in fast food mega-sized mutant creations comes from Little Caesars and their new DEEP!DEEP!(TM) Dish Detroit-style pizza. Which, if you can take a moment to reflect on the gravity of this situation, is how many people outside of Michigan will first be introduced to all that with is Detroit deep dish pie. Think about that. [Slice]

In other words, Little Caesars Pizza is making the DOUGH!DOUGH! as the fastest-growing pizza chain in the country (5 years running now). They're putting all their pepperonis on one pizza with the new DEEP!DEEP! Dish, marking the first time a square deep dish from the chain has been available nationwide. [Freep]

Guess who's the official "Food Curator" of the Orion Music and More festival on Belle Isle? Phil Cooley of SLOWS BAR BQ! Here he names some of his off-radar (for a national audience) favorites, including Mudgie's, City Wings, Sunday Dinner Company and Motor City Brewing Works. [Orion Official]

If you're going to pay $11 $8.75 for a beer, it might as well be a good one. Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Official), Founders Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing Co. and Atwater Brewery are all on tap at Comerica Park! (Plus some new food options too.) [WXYZ]

In case you missed it: How hard is it to have a residential property re-zoned for commercial use? This hard. Here's what Alley Wine has been up to in these last 20 months since they first came on the scene as semifinalists in Hatch Detroit in 2011. [Model D]

Moo Cluck Moo in Dearborn Heights opened with a ribbon-cutting on Friday. It's a fast food joint that uses all-natural, high-quality ingredients, including buns made in-house, shakes made from Calder Dairy ice cream, and 100% cane sugar soda. Also, all preparation and cooking has been designed in collaboration with the renowned Jimmy Schmidt. (Yes, THAT Jimmy Schmidt.) Standards of service are set high by their culinarians led by Master Culinarian Allen Fisher. So it's a fast food joint, but it's pretty serious business. (Also their emails are quite humorous.) [Detroit News / Moo Cluck Moo press releases]

"If it had a beating heart, chances are you can find a part at Berry and Sons." New meat market Berry and Sons is now open in Hamtramck and is 100% halal - so no pork, but just about every part from every other animal. [Hamtramck Star]

Food Field (in Boston Edison) is adding a fish farm that will raise blue gill and catfish and also plan to double the number of members in their CSA this season. [MLive]

St. Cece's Pub debuted their lunch menu which includes muffulettas, Cuban sandwiches and more. [St. Cece's FB]

The Root Restaurant + Bar to eventually open in Royal Oak? So says Crain's! [Crain's]

Black Rock, the locally-owned restaurant concept that started in Hartland and was the first restaurant in Michigan to offer Australian-style rock cooking, is now open in Novi. [EID FB]

The spring Detroit Restaurant Week menus are mostly out - make your reservations now for April 19-28! [DRW FB]

Berkley's The Atomic Dawg serves "haute dogs" in a vintage setting. After a sort of false start a couple of years ago, hot dogs are back on their way to thingness! [Detroit News / EID]

Holy Cannoli's has opened a second location. They now have stores in Rochester and Berkley and can still be found Saturdays at Eastern Market Corporation. [Metromode]

Michigan-based Meijer is expanding their "Made in Michigan" product program to include all 102 stores in the state. [Rapid Growth]

Tuk r jibs, or whatever. Small craft brewers seek tax cuts to expand their businesses. []