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Top of the Pontch Readies for August Opening; Stockyard Plans for Food Truck; More!

Cinco de Mayo Southwest.
Cinco de Mayo Southwest.
Photo: Chris and Michelle Gerard

DOWNTOWN— The Crowne Plaza's newest restaurant, Top of the Pontch, will be under the direction of Jefferson House chef Justin Vaiciunas, and they are currently hiring and planning for an August opening.

SOUTHWEST— Because everyone loves Bar-B-Q, Tunde Wey of Revolver and Goldfinch American is working to bring the flavors of his home to Southwest with Lagos. The Nigerian Bar-B-Q place is starting as a pop up this Saturday, with plans to become a full-time restaurant very soon.

WEST VILLAGE— As the neighborhood prepares for improvements, Craft Work has been working on their own. They have a new Happy Hour menu for spring and summer with seasonal food and beverages highlighted throughout, and they have extended the Happy Hour hours as well, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DETROIT—A new pop up is developing quite a local reputation, hosting dinners in shops and other non-traditional spaces. Stockyard loves local and aims for delicious, and they're working on a food truck concept too. Eater contributor Hannah Lowe has the scoop.

SOUTHWESTCinco de Mayo is the neighborhood's largest celebration each year, and Eater's photographers captured the traditional and non-traditional aspects of Mexican culture that make the neighborhood such a vibrant and integral part of the city.

HAMTRAMCK—In sad news, the beloved burger institution Campau Tower has closed. They gave little warning other than a small sign in the window, and are already much missed. Eater and Curbed contributor Serena Daniels examines the potential impact on the neighborhood.