Wednesday, December 4, 2013

[NEWS BITES] Second Young Guns dinner announced; tickets go on sale December 10

The first-ever Young Guns dinner, featuring six of metro Detroit's hottest (and I mean that in both the literal and figurative sense….YOWWWWW!) up-and-coming chefs, sold out in less than 48 hours. Most people hadn't even heard about it before tickets were already sold out. Now people are offering babies and bribes to get tickets to Sunday's dinner (I'm definitely not kidding about the latter and only sort of kidding about the former).

Now the second Young Guns dinner has officially been announced for Sunday, February 23, and tickets will go on sale December 10. The host location will be Terry B's in Dexter and Young Gun Andy Hollyday, who is unavailable on that date, will be replaced with a new Young Gun, Terry B's Executive Chef Doug Hewitt. You can read more about Doug in his "Insider" profile on Dexter here.

Eat It Detroit has been running profiles of each of the Young Guns leading up to the first event this Sunday. The profile of host chef (and the brains behind the guns) James Rigato of the Root Restaurant and Bar will follow later today.

Read them all here:
Nick Janutol, Forest Grill
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard and Roast
Brennan Calnin, Imperial
Nikita Santches, Rock City Eatery
Michael Barrera, Streetside Seafood

Here is the press release for the next Young Guns dinner:

On Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, the Young Guns will present their second Young Guns Dinner with a culinary takeover of Terry B’s Restaurant and Bar located at 7954 Ann Arbor St. in Dexter, Mich. The six-course dinner will begin at 7 p.m. and showcase the talents of six of Michigan’s premier chefs. Tickets are prepay only and will be available for purchase beginning at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The cost of the dinner is $125 per person, inclusive of alcohol, tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Terry B’s at 734-426-3727.

The Young Guns Dinner chef lineup is as follows:
Hosted by Doug Hewitt – Terry B’s Restaurant and Bar
Michael Barrera – Streetside Seafood
Brennan Calnin – Imperial
Nick Janutol – Forest Grill
James Rigato – The Root Restaurant and Bar
Nikita Santches – Rock City Eatery

The Young Guns were formed by chef Rigato earlier this year in an effort to feature the region’s up-and-coming chefs and bring attention to the growing food scene in metro Detroit. The first Young Guns Dinner, which sold out in less than 48 hours, will take place on Sunday, Dec. 8 at The Root Restaurant and Bar.

Terry B’s Restaurant and Bar serves upscale, contemporary cuisine in downtown Dexter in a former farmhouse, which was built in the 1850s.  The restaurant is located at 7954 Ann Arbor St. and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit or call 734-426-3727.

The Root Restaurant and Bar is located at 340 Town Center Blvd. and is open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant features hand-made, from scratch, chef-driven cuisine with a commitment to seasonality and sustainable sourcing. For reservations or for more information, call 248-698-2400, visit or follow on Facebook.