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Did someone mention summer seafood? // Photo courtesy of Voyager
Did someone mention summer seafood? // Photo courtesy of Voyager

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The July Hit List: The Monarch Club, Mink, Sozai, and More

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Michigan officially lifted most of its pandemic restrictions a week before the state’s original July 1 target, spelling an early end to the capacity limits and mask requirements first instituted inside restaurants more than a year ago as the initial COVID lockdown eased.

That means summer in the city and surrounds in 2021 promises to look much like it did before the pandemic. The annual lobster roll bonanza returns to Corktown as an extended month-long affair (with worthwhile alternatives in the suburbs and on wheels), while a pair of trendy downtown hotels both welcome buzzy chefs. Plus, a sustainable sushi pioneer sets up shop in Clawson and Bengali-style Indo-Chinese fusion debuts in Warren. All that and more in your July Hit List.