Photo courtesy of Stage Deli
Photo courtesy of Stage Deli

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The January Hit List: Pearl’s Deep Dive, Hazel’s, Stage Deli, and More


The swift rise of Omicron led to a muted holiday season for many Detroit-area restaurants, but the new year offers fresh hope that maybe, finally, just perhaps 2022 will be the year things start to get a little easier.

Despite the challenges, there’s been no shortage of activity on the dining beat. This month, a pair of high-profile corner spots anchoring suburban downtowns receive shellfish-forward refreshes, while a Jewish community staple celebrates 60 years, and the birria boom comes to Corktown. All that, and more, in your January Hit List.