News and info from around town.




The Vinsetta Garage opened on 27799 Woodward Ave. in Berkley. If you want to go, be ready to wait and fight the crowd. “Food was great; long wait to get a table,” said one Facebook fan, who added “Rock-and-rye ice cream with pop rocks to end the night.” Open Monday-Saturday 4-11 p.m.; Sunday 4-9.

Berkley’s new hot dog joint, Atomic Dawg, 2705 Coolidge Highway, is open and a huge hit. The name comes from the song of the same name by George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. According to media reports, owner Joel Bacow works full time in the music industry and did business with Clinton. Call (248) 398-3294 for more info.

Just Peachy Yogurt and Custard, 4312 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield (north of Lone Pine), is the place to go for frozen custard, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, smoothies and more. Word is they have the nicest staff. For hours, call (248) 702-7964.

No more driving to Ohio! Phantom Fireworks opened a showroom in Sterling Heights, 37002 Van Dyke Ave., near 16 Mile Road. Let the fireworks commence! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.

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