The Next Best Restaurant in Metro Detroit is a Pop-Up at Your Neighborhood Bar

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The most exciting new dining options in metro Detroit are not always brick and mortar restaurants.

With a wide range of pop-up concepts opening inside bars and breweries—it’s a little more DIY than that.

CultureShift’s Ryan Patrick Hooper speaks with Detroit News reporter Melody Baetens about the wide range of pop-ups happening around the city this month.  

Baetens advises anyone coming to a pop-up for the first time to bring your cash, patience and “be ready to hang out.”

It’s not a traditional restaurant service,” says Baetens. “(Pop-ups are) definitely next level foodie culture. It’s next level Detroit dining.”

Grab a seat at a pop-up happening around metro Detroit near you.

Caribbean food every Friday at Detroit City Distillery in Eastern Market.

Street Beet’s vegan-inspired Taco Bell menu ”Taco Hell” is insanely popular — get there early!

Dr. Sushi Japanese pop-up at Hard Gallery on Detroit’s west side.

Dumplings at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company if you’re out in Warren.

Pakistani street food at Marble Bar is something different from the usual options.

Image credit: Courtesy of Street Beet

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.   Follow @hoopingtonpost

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