Washington Post notices Detroit’s growing food scene

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

While Detroit continues to shed the stereotype that it is a “food desert,” the Washington Post tells its audience that because of the city’s growing restaurant scene, it’s a “food mecca.”

A Tuesday feature in the daily paper says our city is experiencing a “culinary transformation.” It credits cheap real estate and young entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, like Antietam owner Gregory Holm who bought his space near Eastern Market for $30,000.

The article, written by Chicago-based freelance journalist Mark Guarino, also highlights that hot chefs (some originally from Metro Detroit) have come to the city to open or work in restaurants around here, including Chicago’s John Vermiglio and Josef Giacomino who will open Grey Ghost in Midtown this spring.

Other Detroit businesses named dropped in the article include Central Kitchen + Bar, Rose’s Fine Foods, Wright & Company, Selden Standard, Two James Spirits and others.

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