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The Best Chicken Wings in America
Whether you like them spicy, sweet or both, here's where to get the best wings from coast to coast.
You Need More Than a Weekend to Drink Through Detroit (But We Tried)
"Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino sharpened their knives in Chicago before moving to Detroit to open a restaurant on their own. It’s there, in their dark and cozy restaurant—think exposed brick, ornately tiled floors, leather banquettes, and a glowing, open kitchen—that the duo’s creativity exploded into things like Chicago-style oysters and beet poke. If you’ve had a couple beers already, there are few plates of food in all of Detroit more prepared to sop up a little too much booze than Grey Ghost’s fried bologna served on a sharp cheddar waffle. Of course, if you want to keep drinking, you can do that too, via Vivant Farmhand and Dark Horse Boffo Brown. The restaurant does a killer dinner, focused on dry-aged steaks and housemade pastas, but if you want to skip the dinner rush, cheeseburgers are served until late alongside cans of Hamm’s and shots of whiskey."
A Bourbon Cocktail Perfect for a Chilly Day
Will Lee, partner and beverage director at Grey Ghost Detroit, designed this cocktail for cold days. Its name, A Farewell to Arms, comes not so much from Hemingway, as the summertime expression, “sun’s out, guns out.”
Where to Eat, Drink, And Stay In Detroit
Your guide to the best bars, restaurants and hotels in the Motor City.
How to Spend 72 Great Hours in Vibrant Detroit
Detroit is slowly coming back as one of the greatest US cities and with a revitalized and vibrant downtown this city is proving to be a place you have to visit this year. It is renowned as the birthplace of Motown and Techno, and it has one of the largest theatre districts in America. Oh and also four pro sports teams just blocks apart! If you’re not into sports then you can enjoy some outstanding shopping and great innovative food.
Drink Here Now 2018
This year, 228 bars are featured. And, for 2018, Drink Here Now has gone global. It’s now a celebration of the world’s greatest, most distinctive bars
Detroit City Guide
You Need to Book a Trip to Detroit ASAP
11 Standout Spots for Juicy Steaks in Detroit
Thanks in part to the auto industry, Detroit has a rich restaurant history rooted in iconic steakhouses. These classic chop houses were the ideal spots for businessmen to splurge on a meal or impress a client and helped give the Motor City its Midwestern meat-and-potatoes reputation. As times and tastes changed, some of those establishments went by the wayside. Others such as the London Chop House and the Caucus Club have found new life in the midst of the city’s expanding restaurant scene. From high-end modern steakhouses to old-school bars serving beef by-the-ounce, here are 11 excellent spots to savor a juicy steak dinner.
Where to Drink in Detroit Right Now
The best wine, whiskey and craft cocktails in Motor City
GREY GHOST TEAM ANNOUNCES “SECOND BEST”
Four Man Ladder Management, the team behind Grey Ghost, is bringing the self-titled Second Best Bar to Brush Park next year in the former Heidelberg …
BEST NEW BURGERS – DETROIT
Whether its a dry-aged steak or a patty, Grey Ghost's kitchen has a way with beef. It's definitely a step up from your typical burger...
HOUR DETROIT: A SUPERB ADVENTURE
The cuisine at Grey Ghost isn’t easily defined, but the results are original and well-prepared.
DETROIT FREE PRESS – BEST NEW RESTAURANT #2
The attractive neighborhood-facing space off Watson is moody and masculine and romantic all at once, giving off a distinct Chicago-esque vibe with its dim incandescent lighting and dark polished wood interior.
THRILLIST, BEST BARS IN DETROIT, NOVEMBER 2016
Will Lee is a man of extreme creativity and determination. His cocktails at Grey Ghost are deceptively simply and well thought out. Nuanced details such as tiny drops of sesame oil or homemade infusions with adventurous ingredients like mace put him in a class outside of many others. He is also among the brave few leading the charge on quality batched cocktails served by the tap.
EATER, MOST BEAUTIFUL RESTAURANTS OF THE YEAR, DECEMBER 2016
So much grey and wood in a restaurant might feel dull, but at Grey Ghost, patterned tiles and a smattering of real animal skulls perk the place up.
THRILLIST, BEST RESTAURANTS OF 2016, DECEMBER 2016
As perhaps the most anticipated opening of 2016, Grey Ghost lived up to its hype when it opened in late July. Headed by Chicago chefs John Vermiglio and Josef Giacomino, each dish and drink is carefully crafted, from deceptively simple plates of fried bologna sandwiches served on waffles, to a more ambitious steak tartare and fried quail. While the chefs may be from the Windy City, Grey Ghost is all Detroit. Located in the legendary and long-shuttered Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe space in Midtown, the name pays homage to a notorious rum-running pirate on the Detroit River. Fittingly, you’ll find an impressive cocktail selection at the hands of Will Lee, formerly of Selden Standard, Wright & Company, and Standby. With a powerhouse staff like this, it’s easy to see why Grey Ghost stole the spotlight in 2016.
STARCHEFS, 2016 RISING STARS: CHEF JOHN VERMIGLIO, NOVEMBER 2016
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ZAGAT, THE 27 HOTTEST FOOD CITIES OF 2016, NOVEMBER 2016
“…Grey Ghost Detroit, which was opened by two well-known Chicago chefs (yes, chefs are leaving other cities to come to Detroit now!)”
EATER DETROIT, EATER AWARDS: BEST DESIGN OF 2016, NOVEMBER 2016
Part of Detroit’s wave of new American restaurants, Grey Ghost offers a striking setting for a great meal. The renovations of the Watson Street restaurant space contrast exposed brick with polished dark wood tables and dark upholstered banquette seating. The bar area with its reclaimed bowling alley counters and black and white patterned tile was given equal importance by the designers with careful thought put to how bartenders would function in the space.
DETROIT’S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS & BARS, FALL 2016
Easily one of the most anticipated openings this summer was Grey Ghost, which opened its doors in the historic Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe in July. Headed by chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Giacomino, the menu is packed with proteins like dry-aged rib-eyes, black forest pork chops, and racks of lamb. The venue pours a variety of signature cocktails served stirred, shaken, or from the tap. Go for the slightly spicy Not Your Libre, made with tequila, chipotle, cola, lime, and Angostura bitters.
THE HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN DETROIT RIGHT NOW, SEPTEMBER 2016
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SUNDAY BRUNCH AT THE GHOST!
The Grey Ghost Detroit team launches brunch on October 9, 2016, read more
FEAST YOUR EYES ON GREY GHOST, THEN EAT THERE TONIGHT
Check out Eater Detroit’s Intro to Grey Ghost
GREY GHOST DETROIT TO DEBUT THURSDAY IN BRUSH PARK
Detroit Free Press introduces Grey Ghost Detroit in advance of its July 28th opening.
GREY GHOST DETROIT ANNOUNCES MIDTOWN LOCATION IN FORMER YE OLDE BUTCHER SPOT
Midtown Detroit will welcome a new and possibly delicious arrival this summer. Grey Ghost Detroit will open its flagship restaurant at 47 E. Watson. The 2,500 sq. ft, 80-seat restaurant will be located in part of a space that was most recently was home to the Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe on Woodward, but the door to the establishment will be on Watson Street as the building has been divided into three ground floor spaces.
LOCATION FOR UPCOMING RESTAURANT GREY GHOST DETROIT ANNOUNCED
Grey Ghost Detroit, the forthcoming meat-centric restaurant and cocktail bar, officially has a home. The spot’s location, which up until today had only been identified as being in the Brush Park/Midtown area, will be at 47 E. Watson (at Woodward) and is set to open this summer.
GREY GHOST DETROIT TEAM TO OPEN IN PART OF VACANT ‘YE OLDE BUTCHER’ SPOT
The four horsemen of the Grey Ghost team have officially announced a location for their forthcoming restaurant. Josef Giacomino, Will Lee and brothers John and David Vermiglio will open an 80-seat restaurant in part of the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe on Woodward Avenue, which shuttered in 2014.