May Food News: Openings, Closings, Events, and More in Metro Detroit
Michigan summers brings new restaurants, open patios, and wine festivals
A mural inside Brome Modern Eatery's new Detroit location, created by local artist Wetiko. // Photograph courtesy of Brome Modern Eatery
Your monthly serving of what's going on in metro Detroit's food scene. Know of an event, opening, or closing that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
Knudsen’s Danish Bakery: After 95 years of service, long-time institution Knudsen’s Danish bakery abruptly closed its doors in early May. Owners, the Dimitrieski family, made a farewell post on Instagram, thanking Detroiters for their love and support. The North Rosedale Park bakery was a staple for Detroiters, serving freshly baked donuts, cakes, and other pastries.
Lady of the House: Chef Kate Williams’ Corktown restaurant made GQ’s 2018 Restaurants of the Year list this month. Lady of the House made a lasting impression with its Parisian Ham dish, served with a side of butter whipped with Dijon mustard and honey.
Lady of the House, 1426 Bagley St., Detroit, 313-818-0218; ladyofthehousedetroit.com
Noble Fish: In an attempt to better serve carry-out and dine-in traffic, the popular Clawson sushi stop and market has announced that it will expand along 14 Mile Road into its neighboring storefronts. In addition to the expanded sushi bar, Noble Fish’s parent company, True World Group, also hopes to open an Asian food hub in the near future.
Noble Fish, 45 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; 248-545-2314; noblefish.syvatta.com
Jim Brady’s: The Royal Oak bar and American eatery is scheduled to open two new locations within the next two years. A downtown Ann Arbor location is set to open its doors later this year, while the Cass and Peterboro location, in the former Chung’s restaurant building, is slated for a 2019 opening. Meanwhile, Jim Brady’s Royal Oak location opened its patio doors earlier this month for the summer dining season.
Jim Brady’s, 1214 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-306-1954; jimbradysdetroit.com
Monroe Market and Noodle Art: Greektown Casino-Hotel officially opened the doors to its new dining hall on May 1, featuring six restaurants and ramen bar. Named Monroe Market, the eateries include American, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Traditional Japanese ramen with a Detroit twist will be prepared and served at the ramen bar next door, Noodle Art.
Greektown Casino-Hotel, 555 E. Lafayette Ave., Detroit; 313-223-2999; greektowncasino.com
Brome Modern Eatery: Healthy eaters rejoice, Dearborn’s Brome Modern Eatery has opened a second Detroit location in the historic 607 building. The “fine-casual” restaurant serves dishes that are 100 percent organic and natural, as well as cold-pressed juices in its Balence Bar. The new, two-story location features art by local artists, a new mural by Detroit artist, Wetiko, and new menu items, including the Impossible Burger and a Buttermilk Fried Crispy Chicken Sandwich served with McClure’s Pickles.
Brome Modern Eatery, 607 Shelby St., Detroit; 313-403-1200; bromemoderneatery.com
On Our Radar:
Detroit Shipping Co.: The long-awaited restaurant collective is finishing up details on their massive space. Posting up-to-date statuses on their social media accounts, the storage unit-made building is hoping to open its doors at the end of May or early June. The collective will feature food-truck eateries, bars, retail spaces, entertainment, and more.
Detroit Shipping Co., 474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 248-854-8005; detroitshippingcompany.com
Michigan Wine & Cider Festival: Celebrate Michigan Wine Month at the Michigan Wine & Hard Cider Festival. The inaugural event takes over Eastern Market, bringing a large selection of wines and ciders to sample and purchase. Featured wineries and cider mills include Leelanau Cellars, Chateau Grand Traverse, Blake’s Hard Cider, and plenty more. Tickets include ten sample vouchers and a take-home tasting glass. $35+. May 24.
Eastern Market, 2934 Russell St., Detroit; 517-284-5790; michiganwines.com/festival
Memorial Day Weekend Brunch: This Memorial Day Weekend, gather your friends and dress to impress with The Exchange at The Conserva. The Ferndale restaurant will host an á la carte brunch menu prepared by Chef Davante Burnley and cocktails prepared by Justice Akuezue. May 26.
The Conserva, 201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6133; theconserva.com
Oysters, Guinness, and Champagne at Gold Cash Gold: The summer dining season is starting with a pop at Gold Cash Gold. The Corktown restaurant will be opening its patio with a kickoff party featuring oyster shucking, champagne popping, and drinking booze-filled slushies. May 31.
Gold Cash Gold, 2100 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-242-0770; goldcashgolddetroit.com
Celebrity Guest Bartender Series: Mr. B’s Gastropub brings new meaning to Thirsty Thursdays! On select Thursday nights, the Royal Oak gastropub will bring in celebrity guest bartender, Mike Sullivan from 97.1 FM “The Ticket.” From 9 p.m. - 11 p.m., he will be entertaining and providing drink and food specials, including $1 draft beers, Jell-O shots, and tacos. May 24 and June 14.
Mr. B’s Gastropub, 215 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 249-399-0017; mrbspub.com
National Donut Day at DNR: Nothing says National Donut Day like a free doughnut! Grab the kids and head to DNR Outdoor Adventure Center where donuts will be given upon admission. $5. June 1.
DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit; 844-622-6367; michigan.gov/oac
Pizzas and Princesses: Give your kids the royal treatment at Mike’s Pizza Bar. Little princes and princesses can get their faces painted, design their own crowns and tiaras, and more. Kids 10 and under that are dressed in their royal best can enjoy free food off of the kids menu. May 27.
Mike’s Pizza Bar, 2515 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-782-4589; mikespizzabardetroit.com