Grey Ghost Detroit Opens in Brush Park

Chefs Joe Giacomino and John Vermiglio on why Detroit is the place to be.

Interior of Grey Ghost Detroit 

Grey Ghost Detroit is the newest member of the city’s culinary scene. The Brush Park restaurant takes its name from an infamous Prohibition-era liquor smuggler who brought alcohol into the city from Canada. Chefs Joe Giacomino and John Vermiglio met while working in the restaurant kitchens of Chicago. “[We wanted] to bridge the gap between what is a traditional steakhouse [with a] neighbor restaurant feel to it,” Giacomino says. WDET’s Amanda LeClaire spoke with them at Grey Ghost Detroit.




  • Amanda LeClaire
    Amanda LeClaire is an award-winning host and producer of CultureShift on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit’s NPR station. She’s a founding producer of WDET’s flagship news talk show Detroit Today, and a former host/reporter for Arizona Public Media. Amanda is also an artist, certified intuitive and energy healer, and professional tarot reader.