Bites: October 2014

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.
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A Century of Caffeine

Becharas Brothers Coffee Co. has hit the 100-year mark. The Highland Park-based company that produces the Royal York coffee brand is still run by the descendants of the founders, Nick, Dean Jr., and Stephanie Becharas, and Demi Becharas-Hunges, and supplies the coffee for Elias Brothers Big Boy restaurants …

 

More Milestones

Not quite reaching Becharas’ longevity, but impressive nonetheless, Paesano Restaurant in Ann Arbor has chalked up 30 years of serving Italian fare, and Russell Street Deli in the Eastern Market marked No. 25 …

 

Radisson Redux

The Elia Group has purchased the Radisson Kingsley Inn in Bloomfield Hills. The hotel has always had a high-profile restaurant, but the space has been empty since Northern Lakes Seafood Company moved out, giving the new owners the chance to bring in their own candidate …

 

Southwest Taste Fest

Nov. 20-22 are this year’s dates for the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer and Food Festival at DeVos Place, where no less than 1,400 wines, beers, and other spirits may be sampled along with small plates from area restaurants …

 

Eatery Elections

Newly elected to the board of directors of the Michigan Restaurant Association are two heavy hitters: Jennifer Szewc is a venture partner at Outback Steakhouse, and Ted Behen is the president of Sysco Detroit.

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