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  • What Happens to New Restaurants Trying to Open in the Middle of a Pandemic?

    December 26, 2020

    Reniel Billups was just weeks away from her restaurant’s grand opening. After three years of planning and eight months of construction, Flavors of Jamaica was scheduled to...

  • 13 Detroit Restaurant and Bar Openings to Look Forward to in 2020

    December 26, 2020

    ThanksThanks to the restaurant boom of the past decade, Detroit diners have more options for eating out in the city and the competition is increasingly...

  • Detroit’s big restaurant stories in 2019 — and what to look forward to in 2020

    December 26, 2020

    More Detroit restaurants likely to close” — that was last year’s print headline for my annual crystal ball of a column making predictions for the local dining scene.

  • Immigrants Behind Baobab Fare Bring East African Flavor to Detroit

    December 26, 2020

    On a slow Thursday afternoon at Brooklyn Street Local, owner Deveri Gifford gives Hamissi Mamba a lesson in filling an order. “So a ticket comes...

  • Burundi Refugees Bringing East African Cuisine To Detroit This Fall

    December 26, 2020

    Events like Small Business Week help to remind us of the contributions of small business owners throughout the country, including those started by refugees....

  • Baobab Fare Serves Dishes From Burundi to Detroit’s New Center Neighborhood

    December 26, 2020

    “Baobab” is the name of the African Tree of Life. It’s also half the name of Nadia Nijimbere and Hamissi Mamba’s forthcoming restaurant, Baobab Fare....

  • What’s the Next Big Food Trend in Detroit for 2019?

    December 26, 2020

    Want to get ahead of the trends? Here’s some restaurants and story lines to pay attention to in 2019…

  • The best things we ate in Michigan this year

    December 26, 2020

    Lamb shank at Sullaf. (814 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-893-5657) Most of the Chaldean population that lived in the area around Seven Mile...

  • Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival

    December 24, 2020

    Hamissi Mamba walks through the guts of what will be his new restaurant, Baobab Fare in Detroit. Originally from Burundi, Mamba relocated to Michigan...

  • AN EAST AFRICAN DINNER (BAOBAB FARE PREVIEW)

    December 24, 2020

    The Burundian refuges join us after fleeing political violence in Burundi just a few short years ago. With a mission to make a name...

  • East African Cafe Takes Over Wilda’s Space in New Center

    December 24, 2020

    Wilda’s is no longer coming to New Center. The anticipated all-day cafe is now on hold indefinitely, Crain’s reports. The space at the corner...

  • How immigrants are saving Detroit

    October 18, 2018

    Thank you, Jason Margolis at PRI’s The World for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: How immigrants are saving...

  • They Fled Burundi. Now They’re Opening Detroit’s First East African Restaurant.

    September 25, 2018

    Thank you, Lauren Santucci for documenting the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: They Fled Burundi. Now They’re Opening Detroit’s First...

  • Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival

    September 18, 2018

    Thank you, Jason Margolis at PRI’s The World for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Detroit welcomes immigrants to...

  • 3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

    August 1, 2018

    Thank you, Lakshmi Varanasi at HOUR Detroit for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: 3 Eateries that Focus on People,...

  • Detroit hummus maker, Baobab Fare among recipients of $100,000 in Michigan Good Food Fund grants

    July 19, 2018

    Thank you, Annalise Frank at Crains Detroit Business for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Detroit hummus maker, Baobab...

  • Baobab Fare is Bringing Its Veggie-Friendly, East African Cuisine to Detroit

    July 1, 2018

    Thank you, Hannah Gordon at Fitt Detroit for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Baobab Fare is Bringing Its...

  • Refugees opening east African restaurant in Detroit’s New Center

    June 21, 2018

    Thank you, Mark Kurlyandchik at Detroit Free Press for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Refugees opening east African...

  • Two refugees are opening a restaurant on one of Detroit’s best blocks

    June 11, 2018

    Thank you, Tom Perkins at Detroit Metro Times for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Two refugees are opening...

  • Hatch Detroit winner Baobab Fare takes over Wilda’s space in New Center

    June 8, 2018

    Thank you, Annalise Frank at Crain’s Detroit Business for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Hatch Detroit winner Baobab...

  • East African Cafe Takes Over Wilda’s Space in New Center

    June 8, 2018

    Thank you, Brenna Houck at the Eater Detroit for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: East African Cafe Takes...

  • Offering a taste of Burundi to Detroit

    September 16, 2017

    Thank you, Kari Mutu at The East African for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Offering a taste of...

  • Refugee-run restaurant Baobab Fare wins $50K in Hatch contest

    August 26, 2017

    Thank you, Tom Perkins at Detroit Metro Times for sharing the story of Baobab Fare. To read the story, visit: Refugee-run restaurant Baobab Fare...