Photo courtesy of Selden Standard
Photo courtesy of Selden Standard

The Hit ListDetroit

The August Hit List: Townhouse Detroit, Selden Standard, Mister Dips, and More


The wet summer hasn’t dampened the return of indoor dining in Michigan, as a slew of newcomers join stalwart establishments to inject new life into what’s historically a slow season.

As pandemic-frazzled diners rush to fill the social gaps and missed celebrations of the last year and a half, understaffed restaurants find themselves slammed, and forced to trim menus during shorter operating hours to make it work. If you’re dining out, prepare to be a gracious and patient guest.

This month, a downtown Detroit flagship reopens after a total facelift, a well-known New York chef brings indulgent burgers and shakes to Parker’s Alley, and a Francis Mallman protegé turns a key and the page on an entirely wood-fired kitchen in Core City. Plus, a popular Nigerian food truck drops anchor in Midtown and augmented reality dining hits a chef’s table in Royal Oak. Welcome to your August Hit List.