With a new season comes a new reason to dine out with friends and family. Detroit is on its way to becoming its own mecca for foodies of all kinds and this fall, metro Detroiters will have new favorite places to indulge in their favorite guilty pleasure. Here are four recently opened or soon-to-be-opening restaurants this fall in metro Detroit.
Launched by AFB Hospitality Group, The Morrie is a new, casual dining location in Royal Oak. Serving apps, salads, loaded potatoes, sandwiches and more, The Morrie caters to the American comfort food-loving crowd. Now open for business, the Kevin Biddison-designed building seats 240 patrons in the 8,000 square-foot space and even has a full bar and outside patio. Did we mention the wall of classic records? The Morrie will also feature live rock ‘n’ roll music to enjoy while you chow down.
With a takeout-only location in Clawson, Atomic Chicken saw fit to open its fast-casual diner in Detroit on Woodward Avenue. Expected to open in early October, Atomic Chicken in Detroit will serve up chicken sandwiches, smothered biscuits, chicken & waffles and more. This former Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen will hold a liquor license, which should attract the 21-and-older, chicken-loving crowd. If you’re looking to get a fix of chicken & waffles in a pinch, you’ll be able to use Atomic Chicken’s online ordering app, as well.
Hearth and Soul Cafe is the long-awaited extension of Avalon International Breads. AIB in Cass Corridor announced in December last year that it was going to open Hearth and Soul Cafe in downtown Detroit. The new venture will serve breakfast lunch and dinner, and include vegan diet options. Currently, Hearth and Soul Cafe is expected to open in mid-October.
Given the experience chef Norberto Garita has in Mexican-Italian cuisine thanks to his other restaurant, El Barzon, it should come as no surprise that his next venture, along with Bertin Garita, will serve the same type of cuisine, but in a more casual environment. La Noria will have wood-fired oven pizzas, tacos and more with a full bar and patio. If all goes according to plan, we can start chowing down on pizzas and tacos and La Noira this October.