Dining

Published February 24, 2021

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP/CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Lenten fish fry Fridays were one of the first activities impacted when the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a year ago.

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Published February 23, 2021

METRO DETROIT — Deni Smiljanovski, the owner of Lazybones barbecue restaurant in Roseville, remembers what it was like this time last year to keep his cooler stocked and his customers fed.

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Published February 20, 2021

STERLING HEIGHTS — Feb. 22 marks the 20th anniversary of the Chicken Shack on Van Dyke Avenue in Sterling Heights, and for many years, owner Jim Behen said, the dining area has been a spot where hungry customers could get fed.

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Published February 19, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Dreaming of enjoying a drink al fresco? So are local bar owners.

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Published February 19, 2021

MACOMB COUNTY — Samuel Backos said his restaurant, Ernie’s, has been “devastated” by state-ordered closures officials said were put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He said local restaurant, bar and banquet properties have been left “virtually worthless” and that their employees have suffered through “a very depressing time.”

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Published February 10, 2021

ROCHESTER — Michigan restaurants and bars have once again reopened for indoor dining, bringing much welcome life — and business — to local eateries.

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Published February 9, 2021

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GROSSE POINTES/DETROIT — Of all of the businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and bars in Michigan have taken one of the biggest hits.

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Published February 9, 2021

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — With Lent beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 17, many local Catholics are wondering if they will be able to continue their Lenten traditions, such as Friday fish fries, while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published February 9, 2021

FERNDALE — The city of Ferndale is considering the establishment of social districts to support businesses in the downtown.

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Published February 8, 2021

CLAWSON/ROYAL OAK — Effective Feb. 1, the state of Michigan allowed restaurants and bars to reopen indoor dining at 25% capacity, with a maximum of 100 people, social distancing requirements, mandatory contact tracing and a 10 p.m. curfew.

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Published February 8, 2021

FARMINGTON — As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, local restaurants have continued to push through adversity in hopes of gaining some normalcy.

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Published February 8, 2021

BIRMINGHAM — For the second time during this pandemic, restaurants across Michigan welcomed diners again last week after a months-long indoor dining ban.

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Published February 8, 2021

FERNDALE — Ferndale bars and restaurants have been battling the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year, but a new program aims to help increase business come springtime.

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Published February 8, 2021

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP/MACOMB TOWNSHIP — In November, the state of Michigan enacted a temporary indoor dining ban that lasted over 10 weeks.

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Published February 6, 2021

A local guide to metro Detroit Friday fish fry dinners in 2021

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Published February 6, 2021

CENTER LINE/WARREN — On Feb. 1, Michigan’s bars and restaurants welcomed patrons back to limited indoor dining for the first time since state officials shut it down in November.

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Published February 5, 2021

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Dining out — indoors, in a restaurant — is back, but with limitations and restrictions.

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Published February 5, 2021

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Bars and restaurants in Michigan are tentatively celebrating being able to partially reopen their dining rooms after several months of being only open for takeout and delivery services.

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Published February 4, 2021

The Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has launched the Love the Lakes Shop and Dine Local Campaign in an effort to support nearby businesses.

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Published January 30, 2021

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OAKLAND COUNTY — The bar and restaurant industries have been some of the hardest hit in the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurant owners have had to adjust hours and switch solely to carryout in order to keep business afloat.

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