Fresh Bites

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour Detroit staff.

Beverly Hills Grill To Close for Quick Facelift

It’s hard to believe perennial favorite Beverly Hills Grill is in its 27th year. The Roberts Restaurant Group announced the Grill will be closed the week of Sept. 8 for a quick refurbishing. “We’re excited to update our most veteran restaurant,” says proprietor Bill Roberts. The Roberts Restaurant Group also includes Bill’s, Café ML, Town Tavern, Roadside B&G, and Streetside Seafood.


Hector & Jimmy’s Monthlong Celebration

Why just have one celebration? Hector & Jimmy’s will mark its 30th anniversary at 780 N. Milford Rd. in Milford during the entire month of September. Jimmy Eggl and crew will offer retro pricing, day and night happy hours, and other events, with a big one on Sept. 12 with a tent party featuring the Aaron Vaughn Band.


Tuesdays Uncorked

Got a favorite bottle of wine you’d like to take to a restaurant meal? Prime29 in West Bloomfield is waiving the corkage fee on Tuesday nights. Wine or champagne only, they say. Leave the single-malt Scotch at home.


More Momentum for West Village

The West Village neighborhood is the latest to show vigorous signs of new life. First came the Parker Street Market on Parker just off Kercheval, and then Sister Pie around the corner. The momentum should definitely pick up when Greg Reyner of Café Muse in Royal Oak and his group of investors open Geiger Eat Shop at 8044 Kercheval Ave. The restaurant, named for Reyner’s grandparents’ small-town ’30s spot, will occupy a vintage two-story brick building that is being renovated after standing empty for years. It is scheduled for a spring 2016 opening, but it already has a website and a Facebook page.


Double Duty

Longtime restaurateur Adrian Tonon of Café Cortina, the Farmington Hills restaurant founded by his mother and late father 40 years ago, is still involved in the family establishment, but his day job is in Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s office of Neighborhoods. He is director of customer services, a post his restaurant experience makes him particularly well-suited for.