Food And Drinks

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Food and food news

Take-and-Bake slowly does: A popular grill restaurant is offering a new service, family take-away meals and baking from Slows Bar BQ. Each pack feeds four to six people and requires an oven for home cooking. They can be picked up at Slows To Go in Midtown Detroit and the Grand Rapids location. Slows also delivers these meals if you can order at least 14 of your neighbors (you will receive a free package or gift card for the organization). Visit for more details.

Eat in the suite in the Apparate Room: The Detroit Foundation Hotel and its first floor restaurant, Apparatus Room, 250 W. Larned in downtown Detroit, offer a unique private dining experience. Enjoy a five-course menu from Chef Thomas Lents in one of the hotel’s private suites. There are only limited reservations for contactless eating from Thursday to Saturday. Evenings through December. The cost of the room is $ 50 and each meal starts at $ 85. A maximum of six guests are allowed in each suite. Call (313) 800-5500 to book.

Blake’s owner launches podcast: Andrew Blake, President of the Blakes Family of Companies, has started a new weekly podcast called “Everything Borrowed”. Held on the family’s 1,000 acre farm in Armada, the food and business show will focus on executives and innovators from a variety of industries. His first guest is James Rigato of Hazel Park Restaurant Mabel Gray. Download it from wherever you get your podcasts or from

Buddy’s in Troy gets shanties outdoors: The newest Buddy’s Pizza Restaurant has set up personal, heated shanties so guests can dine safely outside from other parties. The Troy Buddy’s is at 911 Wilshire. Visit for more information.

Yelp chooses Cliff Bell’s: Detroit’s Cliff Bell’s restaurant and jazz club has been named one of the best small music venues in the country by Yelp and Vivid Seats. To get on the list, the venues had to be independently owned and have a good Yelp rating. Cliff Bell’s, 2030 Park in Detroit, is the only Michigan venue on the list.

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge launches GoFundMe: The newest restaurant to receive crowdfunding aid during the pandemic is Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, considered one of the oldest jazz clubs in the country. They hope to raise $ 50,000 to “help preserve jazz, musicians and this historic institution.” You can find the fundraising campaign at

A new plant-based bacon lands at Whole Foods: Hooray Foods had its own version of vegan bacon for lunch, which is now available at Michigan Whole Foods locations. The dairy-free, meat-free food also contains no allergens, soy, gluten and is supposed to look, taste and sizzle like real pork bacon. Visit

Giveaway for food in the Temple of the Great Apostolic Faith: This church in Detroit will provide food for those in need starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. They hope to be able to provide food for 300 local families. 4735 W. Fort, Detroit. Call (313) 843-3660.

Melody Baetens