Food And Drinks

PAO Detroit has a new menu, plus more food news around town


Food and food news

PAO Detroit celebrates anniversary with a new menu: Located in the former Michigan Oriental Theater, PAO Detroit recently celebrated its one year anniversary with updates to the Pan-Asian menu. New items include a Japanese Caesar salad, street noodles, orange and sesame salmon, ahi tuna tacos, Mongolian beef tips with Japanese sticky rice and homemade crab rangoon with orange and chilli gastrique. PAO is at 114 W. Adams, Detroit. Visit to reserve a table.

Longevity Wines Now Available In Michigan: Products from Longevity Wines of Livermore Valley, Northern California, one of the few black-owned wineries in the United States, are now available in Michigan. Look for their California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with Twix-Helix corks. To find a store near you, visit

327 Braun Court in Ann Arbor now sells Neapolitan style pizza

327 Braun Court opens again with pizza: An upscale dive known for craft cocktails has reopened for service (Wed-Sat) with new offerings including Neapolitan-style pizza. They also have snack boards, burrata, cocktail kits, soft drinks, and more to enjoy or go out into the open air. 327 Braun Court, Ann Arbor. (734) 219-3768 or order at

Olga’s Kitchen celebrates 50 years with deals: The casual restaurant group Olga’s Kitchen is celebrating 50 years of gyros and Greek salads with a month full of specials on their mobile app. On September 1st you will receive an Original Olga for 50 cents with every other purchase. Get $ 5 off a family meal the second week of September. Various specials will continue until October 4th.

Little Caesars combines pizza and bread sticks: The latest product from Little Caesars is Slices-n-Stix, a combination of half pepperoni pizza (four slices) and half cheese bread sticks (eight sticks). It costs $ 6, comes with a side of crazy sauce, and is available in locations across the country for a limited time starting Monday.

Upcoming Events

Sip & Taste Garden Strolling at Lafayette Greens: Enjoy small bites of garden-fresh herbs, wine, and cocktails at this fundraiser for the Greening of Detroit. The party, which also features cooking demos by local chefs, will be held at Lafayette Greens, an urban garden in the heart of downtown Detroit. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 10. $ 100 and up. 132 W. Lafayette, Detroit. Search for tickets on

Detroit Writing Room Speakers Series with Detroit Chefs: This virtual panel explores how four Detroit chefs use sustainable food practices in their restaurants and how you can do so at home. The event will also discuss how chefs deal with running a restaurant through a pandemic. Moderated by Melody Baetens, restaurant critic at Detroit News, with chefs Max Hardy, Rohani Foulkes, Omar Anani and Erika Boyd. 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m., September 10. $ 20, including a special offer for each restaurant.

Taste of the Pierogi Festival in the sweetest heart of Mary: This annual celebration of Polish food will be a little different this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pierogi fans can still get some food and support the church by ordering a $ 10 Pierogi dinner or a $ 15 Polish plate. 1-7 a.m. September 12, 4440 Russell, Detroit. (313) 831-0533 to place the execution or order on site.

Autumn beer festival canceled: Originally scheduled for October 24th at Eastern Market, the Michigan Brewers Guild has canceled its Fall Beer Festival. This is the fourth of the organizations’ five annual festivals that have been canceled this year. Visit for other ways to celebrate Michigan’s craft beer industry.

Melody Baetens

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