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  • By Dana Casadei


Kate Williams, chef at Detroit’s Lady of The House, was recently honored in Food & Wine magazine. Williams was named one of their top 10 best new chefs for 2018.

Cantoro Italian Market and Trattoria has opened their Troy location, at 1695 E. Big Beaver Road, for dinner. Lunch services are expected to begin later this summer.

Como’s in Ferndale will live to see another day thanks to Peas & Carrots Hospitality group, which announced they will be reviving the restaurant with the same name and a “pizza-centric menu.” Plans are to reopen next year. The group, which includes Zach Sklar, also owns Social Kitchen & Bar in Birmingham, and Beau’s Grillery and Mex in Bloomfield Township.

Gogi Seoul Kitchen in Royal Oak is open. Served in fast-casual style, the restaurant will offer Korean-inspired tree food and traditional Asian beverages.

Metro Intelligencer is a monthly column devoted to news stories, tidbits and gossip items about what's happening on the restaurant scene in the metro Detroit area. Metro intelligencer is reported/created each month by Dana Casadei who can be reached at with news items or tips, on or off the record.

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