New Year’s Resolution: Try New Food in Detroit

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | December 26, 2017
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The new year is fast-approaching. Foodies of metro Detroit love this time of year because it means a whole new year of new restaurants, bars and other eateries. Maybe you make a resolution to try ten new restaurants every year or maybe you just like to be the one your friends go to for dining advice.

Whatever your reason for keeping your tongue fixed on metro Detroit’s dining scene, you’re going to want to keep your eye on these five places once that ball drops in NYC.

Second Best Bar

The folks behind Grey Ghost are gearing up to bring cocktails, shots and draft beer to Brush Park in time for spring next year. Second Best Bar will occupy the former Heidelberg Project headquarters with seating for 60 patrons, 23 of which will be located along the bar.

Detroit Dough


Photo courtesy of Detroit Dough.

An edible cookie dough store is coming to Detroit. Popular in cities like New York and Dallas, stores selling edible cookie dough have started popping up in all major cities across the U.S. Expect a base of five cookie dough flavors with 50 optional mix-ins and “20 signature creations.” Expect to see Detroit Dough in the Northwest Goldberg neighborhood of Detroit in 2018.

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Lovers Only


Lovers Only team. Right to left: Proprietor Eli Boyer, Chef Justin Tootla and Chef Jennifer Jackson. Photo courtesy of Mary Belovich.

Once known as Loverboy, Lovers Only will start flipping burgers on the ground floor of Bedrock’s new 28 Grand. Patrons will be able to order burgers, sandwiches and more from a walk-up service window. The names behind Lovers Only (Eli Boyer, Justin Tootla and Jennifer Jackson) will be familiar to fans of Ferndale-based seafood restaurant Voyager.

Willis Show Bar

What was once a funky-fresh jazz club in Cass Corridor has sat vacant for decades. Now, Detroit Optimist Society and investors from Los Angeles are poised to reopen the Willis as a cabaret and cocktail bar. Come February, expect live music, comedians and more three to four days per week. Given the Willis’ past, the music will primarily be of the jazz, blues and soul variety.


Wilda’s comes from the mind and hard work of former Rose’s Fine Foods partner Lucy Peters. The goal of Wilda’s menu is to cater to comfort food cravings with healthy sensibilities. With that in mind, Peters decided to partner with Sopheana Duch and chefs Max and Eli Sussman, Huntington Woods natives now living in NYC. I wrote about Wilda’s last August when the restaurant was expected to make its debut in the fall. Here’s hoping we’ll be satisfying our comfort food cravings in the new year. As is in the restaurant industry, dates are always subject to change.