Fall openings, Veterans Day offers and more
Brooklyn Street Local Reopens: A popular Corktown breakfast and lunch destination, Brooklyn Street Local reopened for regular service this week, bringing back poutine, quiche and other popular dishes. Instead of table service, the restaurant uses QR codes and counter service in an effort to streamline operations. Open for breakfast and lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. 1266 Michigan, Detroit. (313) 262-6547. Brooklynstreetlocal.square.site.
Basan opens next week: A long-awaited downtown Detroit restaurant from the team behind Gray Ghost, Bashan will open Tuesday with food and drink. One of the highlights of the 77-seat restaurant is an open kitchen with a large red robata grill for open-fire cooking. Open for dinner daily from Tuesday. 2703 Park, Detroit. Basandetroit.com.
The Mad Nice will open soon: Blending “modern Italian specialties with a chill California vibe,” Mad Nice is set to open next month in the Cass Corridor. From Heirloom Hospitality Group (Townhouse, Prime + Proper), Mad Nice is a 10,500 square foot restaurant and retail space, as well as a full coffee bar. The chef and partner is former Otus Supply chef Myles McVay. Before the pandemic, the space was set up to be an Italian restaurant called Sauce from the same group. Once open, Mad Nice will serve lunch from Tuesday to Sunday. and dinner every night. 4120 Second, Detroit. madnicedetroit.com.
Ann Arbor Venue Concept Opening: A multi-concept restaurant called Venue recently opened in a former grocery store in Ann Abor near Michigan Stadium. The Venue is home to Chef Thad Gilles’ Venue Brassiere, a Mexican concept called Mesa Taqueria, Pizza Forum with Neapolitan-style pizzas, handmade pasta from Pasta Forum, and Bar19 with cocktails, wine and beer . It is open at 11 a.m. daily. 1919 S. Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor. (734) 800-0128. experience4m.com.
Jack Daniel’s Barrel Tree at Little Caesars Arena raises awareness of Operation Ride Home: Tennessee whiskey brand Jack Daniels brings back its five-tier cask tree to the entrance of Little Caesars Arena. Next week there will be an opening event to raise funds and awareness of Operation Ride Home, as well as a DJ, food and cocktails. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on one of five authentic Jack Daniels whiskey casks — the retired ones, they’re empty — to support the nonprofit, which aims to connect military families during the holidays. 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Admission free. Entrance near Woodward and I-75, Detroit. asymca.org/operation-ride-home.
Offers for veterans
Offers are for Veterans Day, Friday, unless otherwise stated.
The Big Salad: Vets and active military can get a free pre-made sandwich or salad on Fridays at this fast-casual chain restaurant with six Michigan locations. Visit mybigsalad.com for locations.
Black Rock Bar & Grill: Veterans are invited to sit down for a free steak dinner on Friday with Black Rock certified angus beef steak cooked tableside on volcanic rock at 755 degrees, plus two sides. Vets can choose to pick up a voucher from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday to use anytime from November 14 through December 14. 14. Find Zone Locations at blackrockrestaurants.com.
Bob Evans: Veterans and active-duty military members can choose a free meal from a special menu of home-cooked meals that includes French toast with brioche, hot buttermilk cakes, soup and salad combo, country-style fried steak and more. Bobevans.com for locations.
Bone Fish Grills: A free order of bang bang shrimp, crispy shrimp in a creamy, spicy sauce, with a soft drink for any service member, veteran, or first responder. Must show ID. This restaurant chain offers a 10% discount to veterinarians, service members and first responders year-round. 660 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 269-0276. bonefishgrill.com.
Bubba’s 33: US veterans and active military members are invited to lunch free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, with a choice of one of six main courses and a non-alcoholic beverage. Those unable to make it to Bubba’s 33 on Friday can get a voucher valid until May 30. 17757 Hall Road, Macomb and 22175 Eureka, Taylor. Bubbas33.com.
Chilli’s: Veterans and active military personnel dining can get a free entree including grilled chicken margarita, bacon burger, Cajun chicken pasta, and other options. Drinks not included. chilis.com/restaurant-events/veterans-day.
Dickey’s BBQ: Veterans can enjoy a free pulled pork sandwich to eat in store or take out. If you use the app or the website, use the code VETFREE. Dickey’s will also get a 15% discount on all Friday veteran orders through the end of the year when they use code VETERAN15. Find restaurants on dickeys.com/locations/michigan.
Fogo of Chao: Veterans and active duty personnel can get 50% off food, plus 10% off food for up to three people. ID required. 301 W. Big Beaver, Troy. (248) 817-1800. Fogodechao.com.
Ford Garage: Veterans get 25% off their dinner bill on Fridays. Discount may include up to three guests per table, but does not include alcohol. 21367 Michigan, Dearborn. (313) 752-3673. Fordsgarageusa.com.
Red lobster: Veterans, active duty, and reservists can get a meal that includes six hand-breaded butterfly shrimp, cocktail sauce, coleslaw, and fries on Veterans Day. The offer is valid for dine-in or take-out orders placed between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on November 11. Military ID or proof of service is required for redemption. Redlobster.com.
Texas Truck Stop: Retired military and veterans can get a voucher for a free meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 11. Bring a military ID, veterans card, or discharge papers. Vouchers can be redeemed for on-site or take-out meals until May 30. texasroadhouse.com.
Restaurant of the Three Cats: Veterans and active-duty military and police can get 20% off lunch or dinner at this whimsical restaurant in Clawson. The 20% discount offer is extended to the Leon & Lulu boutique next door. Some restrictions apply. 116 W. 14 miles, Clawson. (248) 288-4858. threecatscafe.com.
Brazilian Texas: Veterans, retirees and active duty can take advantage of 25% off this week, through Friday, during dinner hours and for dinner only. Mention Veterans Day offer to server and show ID before ordering. Reservations recommended. 1000 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 964-4333. Texasdebrazil.com.