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Frita Batidos restaurant to open in District Detroit near Fox Theatre

The Cuban-inspired restaurant will be part of the Columbia Street promenade, a new shopping and dining destination between the Fox Theatre and Little Caesars headquarters

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News
Chef Eve Aronoff will open Frita Batidos in Detroit near the Fox Theatre.

The long-anticipated Detroit location of Frita Batidos will land in the District Detroit next to the Fox Theatre. 

The award-winning, Cuban-inspired restaurant’s owner and chef Eve Aronoff has long been looking for a place to serve her Latin cuisine, which is popular at her Ann Arbor location. The Detroit location will be 2,400-square-feet; construction is expected to begin soon. 

“I’ve been exploring Detroit locations for a long while and there is no better fit than The District Detroit – it offers the opportunity for us to be in the heart of downtown with all of the vibrancy and cultural diversity that brings as well as being in the very center of the sports and entertainment district,” Aronoff said in a press release issued Thursday. 

Frita Batidos' Ann Arbor restaurant.

Arnoff, a contestant on the sixth season of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” announced her intent to open a Detroit restaurant in 2017 after winning the top prize at the Burger Battle in Eastern Market. She also won in 2018.

The Detroit Frita Batidos comes under the wing of Olympia Development and will be part of a new shopping and dining destination within District Detroit, the Columbia Street promenade, between the Fox Theatre and the forthcoming Little Caesars world headquarters campus expansion. Additional tenants for the 40,000-square-foot, pedestrian-friendly strip will be announced at a later date. 

Expect the menu at Detroit’s Frita Batidos to be similar to the Ann Arbor location, 117 W. Washington, with Cuban-inspired pressed sandwiches, churros, salads, burgers, milkshakes and alcoholic drinks. There are also plans for a Frita Batidos Airstream trailer food truck to serve at Woodward and Columbia. 


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