Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Week We Ate (The EID Week in Review)

~Rock City Eatery opened. [EID]
~(revolver) opened. [EID]
~Schramm's Mead opened. [EID]
~Hatch Detroit 2012 finalist Detroit Vegan Soul (D.V.S) celebrated their grand opening on Saturday in West Village. Co-owner Boyd says, "(D.V.S. is) both unapologetically vegan AND unapologetically soul food. We do soul food but veganize it. We see our food as being a good transition food into a plant-based diet, introduced in a way that is familiar and comfortable." [Model D]
~Do you remember when I posted that atrocious Craigslist job posting saying it was for Marais and everyone piled onto it basically swearing off the place and the people behind it? Well, I was wrong. Really, really wrong. [EID]
~Big news about Union Street. [EID]
~There's a lot of damn events all happened at the same exact time. [EID]

Premiering October 3, Cooking Channel's Chuck's Eat the Street "Motor City Meals" episode featuring SLOWS BAR BQ, Hygrade Deli, Mercury Burger Bar, La Pita, and Peaches and Greens. Pretty good cross-section of Detroit's food culture, I have to say. [Cooking Channel]

St. Cece's celebrated their two-year anniversary. [St. Cece's FB]

Effective immediately, Treat Dreams will have a cart at all Lions home games. They'll be serving four ice cream sandwich flavors which will change each week. [EID FB]

My cartoon alter-ego is Aeon Flux. Have I mentioned how much I love A2GastroBoy? [A2GB]

In case you haven't been paying any attention, like at all, here is a list of what has recently opened and will open soon. [Detroit News]

PROST! 'tis the season for the Dakota Inn Rathskeller, celebrating 80 years this year. Beer steins, chicken hats, and dirndls galore. [Detroit News]

Pizzeria Biga will be changing its name of all current and future locations in all associated social media profiles and marketing materials to Bigalora: Wood Fired Cucina. This is due to a trademark issue with the word "biga," and as the company continues on their aggressive expansion plans they needed something that could be trademarked. Speaking of expansion, Bigalora Ann Arbor is scheduled to open at the end of October. [Freep]

Here's a look at some of the changes that have gone down at Bastone Brewery and Pizzeria Biga - Royal Oak. [Freep]

Republica is now open in Berkley. Here's a bit more about it from Berkley Patch from a couple of months ago. I'm not sure that Greek salad really qualifies as a food revolution, but it does look pretty cool inside. [Berkley Patch]

Someone wrote something about Detroit; outrage ensued. [HuffPo]

Here's a great story about an awesome couple, which includes a nod to their second location opening in New Center in the coming months. Looking forward to it, Cafe Con Leche! [Detroit News]

I often get distracted by pizza while driving. You know, there's laws against texting and driving, but there are no laws against PIZZA and driving. [Freep]

Good or b-a-a-a-a-a-a-d idea? *snort* [MLive]

The Onion has inadvertently announced Little Caesars next marketing strategy. [The Onion]

Hour Detroit's Chris Cook talks about the growing prominence of Michigan wines on a national level with Michigan Radio. Michigan wines have come a loooooooooooong way, and in the last 5 years have really seemed to find favor in the greater world of the oenophile. [Michigan Radio]

Planning a trip to the east coast anytime soon? Well, you can still get your local Michigan liquor there - Valentine Distilling Co. has expanded distribution to the east coast. [Promote Michigan]

Learning how to say "no" to fussy eaters (or, just find dinner guests who aren't such assholes). [HuffPo]

~MLive sure did get a LOT of mileage out of this "Michigan's Best Brewery" thing. [MLive]

~Pop beer science says these beers from Founders Brewing Co., Bell's Brewery, Inc. (Official), and others are the best in the world. It reads like pretty much every other "best beers in the world" list, but this one has SCIENCE behind it. [Business Insider]