Restaurant reviews

Ferndale favorite Public House retools with vegan menu and revamped patio

This Nine Mile spot reopened last year under new ownership, with more hits than misses

By Jane Slaughter

When the original Public House opened in 2013, the Metro Times’ Noelle Lothamer nailed its formula for success: “Choose an area of town with a high concentration of people in their 20s and 30s who like to go out often but don’t want to spend fine-dining dollars. Reel in the crowds with low-priced, trendy menu items and good ambiance, and then cash in as patrons spend most of their money on their bar tabs.”

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20 restaurants that have opened in the Detroit area so far in 2022

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By Metro Times Staff

Charminar Biryani
111 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6236; charminarmi.com
Charminar Biryani Express opened in Detroit  early this spring bringing Indian cuisine right across the street from Wayne State University.
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Jim’s Frostie Treats
    1528 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-399-7919; jimsfrostietreats.com
Jim’s Frostie Treats has been a Royal Oak favorite since 1969, serving traditional soft-serve flavors, shakes, Dole whip, and more.
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By Metro Times Staff

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill
18561 Allen Rd., Melvindale; 313-586-3125; hopsandbarleybar.com

If you’re looking for a great dive bar, with great food, good drinks and better people, look no further than this Melvindale neighborhood bar.
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By Metro Times Staff

La Dolce Vita
    17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-865-0331; ldvrestaurant.net
    Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio along historic Woodward Avenue is what you've been missing.
     
    Photo via La Dolce Vita/Facebook
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