JEFFERSON CHALMERS— The pop-up coffee shop Coffee and (____) has decided to become a permanent fixture in the neighborhood. Owner Angela Foster does everything herself, even the daily baking, and she's striving for a seamless transition. Hours are Monday and Wednesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
MIDTOWN— A tipster made it clear that Torya Schoeniger/Blanchard's Midtown restaurant Rodin is in the midst of big changes. Chef Kate Williams is already out, and their new chef and revamped menu will be revealed very soon. The transition is supposed to be complete by December 12th, the restaurant's one year anniversary.
DETROIT/METRO DETROIT— Monday was the big day, as the winners of the annual Eater Awards were announced. This was the first annual Eater Awards for the Detroit/Metro Detroit area, and competition was fierce and votes were numerous. Eater's local editors in 27 cities nominated candidates for five major local categories: Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, Bartender of the Year, So Hot Right Now Restaurant, and Stone Cold Stunner. Eater readers then voted to narrow the field to a final three in each category. From that final three, the Eater editorial team chose the winner. The full list of nominees, top threes, and winners is worth a read, but here's the short list of who took home a tomato can: Torino, Craig Lieckfelt, Public House, Shane McGrath (Bang) and The Jefferson House.