Wednesday, September 25, 2013

[NEWS BITES] New chef, new menu, new owners at Union Street

Here is a press release about Union Street. No need for me to rearrange the words in different order and call it a unique post. Here y'go.

Union Street Detroit, a longtime mainstay of over 25 years in Midtown welcomes a new chef, a new menu, and new owners.

Big Changes
The most significant of the changes is the hiring of a young, new executive chef. David Hubbard Jr. is educated in some of the most respected local kitchens, including Coach Insignia, No. VI Chophouse, The Rugby Grille, and the Grill at the Ritz-Carlton Dearborn.
His new menu will debut on October 1, 2013. David's new menu will reward the restaurant's long-established clientele with an artistic culinary approach, while keeping some of the popular cult classics. Don't worry, the Dragon Eggs that Union Street is known for will remain. Some highlights from the new menu include shucked oysters, lobster lollipops, sticky bacon, deviled eggs, artisan pizzas du jour, and fish tacos. He will pay homage to the finer points of the past while embracing the “new” with a very pointed vision for Union Street's future.

Union Street has also added a new Catering Director. Rhonda Richter has developed and expanded catering options with a hands-on approach towards creating a truly personalized catering experience.

Union Street catering has been extremely popular around metropolitan Detroit over the past few years, and with Rhonda they'll take it to the next level.

New OwnersSince the 1930s, 4145 Woodward Avenue has been a community social hub in Midtown Detroit. In 2012, Ginger and George Barris purchased the iconic establishment and are moving it into the future while embracing the classic American sensibilities of its past.

Ginger Barris is a 20-year veteran in the bar/restaurant industry. Worth noting is that her entire career has taken place in the neighborhood of Midtown. Ginger was a well-known and respected manager and bartender at the Majestic Theatre Center, and later at Union Street. She brings a good sense of community tradition, along with a passionate eye for the future.