A New Holiday Pop-up in Ferndale, Hudson Café Expansion, & More Metro Detroit Dining News

Get the latest food and drink headlines in Metro Detroit for December 2022.
Enjoy a holiday-inspired cocktail at Miracle through Dec. 30. // Photograph courtesy of Miracle.

Miracle on Nine Mile

Global holiday pop-up bar Miracle makes a stop this season at The Oakland in Ferndale from Nov. 23 through Dec. 30.

Miracle at The Oakland will feature a holiday wonderland with kitschy decor and a cocktail menu of themed libations to get you into the spirit. Selections include the Christmapolitan, Christmas Carol Barrel, Snowball Old-Fashioned, Holiday Spiked Chai, and Grandma Got Run Over by a T-Rex.

The concept began in 2014, when New York bar owner Greg Boehm halted construction on what was supposed to be a new cocktail bar and transformed the unfinished space into a pop-up with holiday-inspired drinks and over-the-top Christmas decorations. The idea took off from there, and Miracle pop-ups now annually take over watering holes across the U.S. as well as Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central America.

Hudson Cafe expands to Northville

Downtown brunch hot spot The Hudson Cafe is branching out to the suburbs “by popular demand.”

The restaurant, named after the iconic Hudson’s store, is famous for its sweet breakfast dishes, like the red velvet pancakes and stuffed French toast, and its selection of Benedicts. Ground has been broken on the new Northville location at Six Mile and Haggerty roads, and owners are eyeing an early 2023 opening, according to a post on Instagram.

Avalon International Breads sets up shop at Meijer stores

Cass Corridor staple Avalon International Breads is bringing its sea salt chocolate chip cookies, coffee, and sandwiches to Meijer’s Rivertown and Woodward Corner small-format grocery stores.

“We are thrilled to partner with another great Michigan-based business and bring Avalon’s tradition of delicious food, warm service, and our legendary sea salt chocolate chip cookies to the patrons of Meijer,” owner Jackie Victor said in a news release.

Detroit Institute of Bagels finds a new home in Core City

Fans of Corktown’s Detroit Institute of Bagels were heartbroken to hear their favorite bagel shop slinging boiled and baked bagels with a light and crispy golden crust was closing its doors in 2020. But the beloved business is making a comeback.

In a social media post made in the fall, DIB announced it was moving to Core City and taking over the space vacated by Ochre Bakery. In addition to the signature bagels, there will also be handmade Jewish breads, DIB Joe coffee, and new deli favorites.

This story is from the December 2022 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition.