Westland, MIHometownLife.com

Blues, Brews and BBQ is coming back to Westland in August

Southeast Michigan's top BBQ pitmasters are lining up to participate in Westland's signature event of the year, Blues, Brews and BBQ at Thomas H. Brown Central City Park. Blues, Brews and BBQ will feature several talented musicians, American barbecue and a selection of Michigan craft beers. The event will take place 5-11 p.m. Aug. 6 and continues all day Aug. 7.
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Detroit, MImichiganchronicle.com

Local Brewery Offers Free Pizza for Tigers Game Day

Featured small pizza at Saucy Brew Works. In March 2021, an Ohio company made its mark in Michigan with an official restaurant expansion into the Motor City. Now, Saucy Brew Works has made a home in downtown Detroit and is looking to become more ingrained in the city’s fabric. With Detroit’s rich legacy of sports, the brewery has launched an incentive geared towards baseball enthusiasts.
Okemos, MIPosted by
99.1 WFMK

Buddy’s Pizza Restaurant to Open in Okemos Next Year

Very happy to announce that Buddy's Pizza will be opening a restaurant in Okemos sometime next year. You know what makes Buddy's Pizza so good? It's their well known Detroit style pizza. My wife and I went to a Buddy's restaurant down in the Detroit area about two years ago...
Detroit, MIPosted by
Becca Ballard

10 Best Pizza Places In Detroit

Is your idea of cutting carbs slicing into a freshly baked pizza? If so, then check out this list of must try pizza spots in Detroit. Buddy's Pizza is the original and beloved, Detroit-style pizza. When people say Detroit-style square pizza, they mean Buddy's 9 times out of 10. Buddy's Pizza is plain and simple, yet legendary with amazing sauce. Plenty of toppings are available, but most go for the classic square pie baked into blue steel pans and topped with loads of melty, caramelized brick cheese, pepperoni, and a drizzle of red sauce on top. Buddy’s even ships across the country.
Michigan StatePosted by
Becca Ballard

Buddy's Pizza Announces Opening Of Two More Michigan Restaurants in 2022

A Detroit favorite, Buddy's Pizza, is continuing to expand, with two new restaurants opening in early 2022. The new locations will be at 5510 Shashabaw Rd., Clarkston, and 2010 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos. The Clarkston location will be carry-out only, while the Okemos location will be a full restaurant at more than 7,000 square feet, with 275 seats including a patio and bar. The Okemos location will also have a mural that harks back to Buddy's original location on Six Mile Road in Detroit.
The Oakland Press

Summer Ice Cream Social returns to Pontiac

Everyone is screaming for ice cream and more this weekend. The Summer Ice Cream Social, presented by the Oakland County History Society, is taking place from noon-4 p.m. July 24 and 25 at 405 Cesar Chavez Ave. in Pontiac. In its 52nd year, the in-person activities return after a drive-thru format in 2020.

Video: 3 Ex-Workers Accuse Bloomfield Hills Steakhouse of Racially Hostile Environment

Three former workers at Eddie Merlot's steakhouse on Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills are alleging the upscale restaurant created a racially hostile environment. “Just mistreating different families depending honestly on the race. I saw it firsthand. It’s been other employees who said they seen it. I heard things, I seen things,” former Eddie Merlot’s chef, James Gaines tells WDIV.
Detroit, MIDetroit News

Detroit Dinner Bell: Your restaurant questions, answered

As you can imagine, I get a lot of questions from readers, colleagues and friends about where to eat around town, and I'm always happy to give ideas and suggestions (the harder the question, the more fun it is for me). This week I turned some of the recent inquires into a mailbag column so I could share the answers with everyone. Maybe this will be a monthly feature if people seem to like it. You can send your questions to me at mbaetens@detroitnews.com.
Madison Heights, MImadison-heights.org

Restaurant Week

That means we are looking for Restaurants that want to participate!. Be locally and independently owned—no chains or franchises. Be willing to participate by offering menu deals the week of September 19-24, 2021. Apply by the deadline, August 13th, and submit (Info@Madison-Heights.org) your promotion pictures and menu special no later...

Grand Trunk Pub in Downtown Detroit Reopens Next Week After Year-Plus Shutdown

Grand Trunk Pub on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit plans to reopen on Saturday, July 31, after being closed since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. "We've renovated the bar, hand-painted the vintage architecture, hand-laid marble tile and revamped our menu and are doing 'Brunch All Day,'" the pub says in a press release. "We will still be focusing on local craft beer and an approachable but interesting cocktail menu."
Detroit, MIMetroTimes

Detroit's Grand Trunk Pub reopens with ticketed preview after more than a year of renovations

If you've spent the better part of the last year craving a Reuben sandwich from a specific Detroit restaurant, then you're not alone, and thankfully, the wait is almost over. Detroit's historic Grand Trunk Pub, located at 612 Woodward Ave., will reopen this weekend for a ticketed preview where guests can dine on fan favorites and explore a new all-day brunch menu before it opens to the public on July 31.
Detroit, MIDetroit Free Press

Tickets to go on sale for chef of the year's Top 10 Takeover

The Detroit Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers' popular Top 10 Takeover dining series is back with a lineup that showcases chefs who gave back to their communities during the pandemic. Next up to go on sale: Farmacy Food with chef Phil Jones, the Detroit Free Press/Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers 2021 Chef of the Year.
Farmington, MIHometownLife.com

Browndog Barlor plans to reopen this fall in downtown Farmington

Ice cream lovers rejoice: Browndog Barlor plans to make a return to downtown Farmington. The shop, known for its ice cream, originally closed last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO and co-founder Paul Gabriel said last fall the closure would be permanent, saying they weren't able to hire enough staff to reopen the shop at 33314 Grand River. So he decided to put the space up for sale.
Michigan StateMetroTimes

Buddy's Pizza is opening two more Michigan restaurants in 2022

Detroit-style pizza progenitor Buddy's Pizza is continuing to expand, with two new Michigan restaurants planned to open in early 2022. The new locations will be located at 5510 Shashabaw Rd., Clarkston, and 2010 W. Grand River Ave., Okemos, according to a press release. The Clarkston location will be carry-out only,...
Royal Oak, MIClickOnDetroit.com

Social district with outdoor drinking open in downtown Royal Oak

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – A new social district that connects dozens of businesses and allows outdoor drinking in the heart of Royal Oak is officially open. The Metro Detroit city approved plans for a downtown social district in April with hopes of attracting more patrons to struggling restaurants, bars and shops, while allowing people to drink outside and remain socially distanced amid the pandemic. Last year in July, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a law allowing cities, townships and villages to establish “social districts” with common areas for companies to sell alcoholic drinks.
Detroit, MIDetroit News

Restaurant mailbag: Our critic answers your dining questions

As people became to feel more comfortable dining out this summer, I've gotten a lot of questions from readers, friends and co-workers about the Detroit area dining scene. You want to know where to get a specific dish or where to find bars that have activities you miss, like karaoke or happy hour. I've also been asked for all kinds of recommendations related to outdoor dining lately. For this week's column, I'll answer some of the recent inquiries I've gotten. If it proves helpful, we'll make this a regular feature.