Don’t miss out on the “Taste of Southfield” and a new dining experience coming soon at the RenCen.

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Taste of Southfield

The Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 16th annual “Taste of Southfield” (TOS) event on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Shriners Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield Road.

A few of the restaurants that will be participating include Achatz Homemade Pie Co., Tropical Smoothie Café, Detroit Marriott, Jay Bird’s Rotisserie & Grill, Fuddrucker’s, The Nomad Grill, Sweet Magnolia’s, Regency Manor and Beans and Cornbread.

The TOS showcases a great sampling of diverse dining options in the area. Guests will enjoy a festive atmosphere, which includes food, fun, entertainment, shopping and live demonstrations. Highlights include:
• The VIP Experience hosted by Regency Manor: Arabian Night-themed food and entertainment. Tickets start at $40
• The annual Edible Creations competition. Local restaurants will face off in the competition, and their best soul food dish will be judged by a celebrity panel.
• DJ Rue spinning live music
• Motor City Woman Studios live-stream podcast
• Garden lounge, featuring Cigarden, Southfield Schools art exhibit and music
• Taste of Southfield’s Best Restaurant contest — people’s choice
• Marketplace with local vendors
• “Who’s Who of Southfield”: VIP social hosted by the Dining Clique.

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Friends of Southfield Police. Tickets range from $25 to $45. For more information and to buy tickets, visit


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New Dining Coming to the Top of the GM RenCen

A new dining trio will open in November atop the Detroit RenCen, replacing Coach Insignia, which closed in 2017.

James Beard Award-winning chef Shawn McClain and his partners, Sarah Camarota and Richard Camarota, are working on a multi-concept project called Highlands that will feature three concepts and epic private events space by McClain Camarota Hospitality and designed by Rockwell Group.

Restaurant and bar/lounge concepts will include Highlands Steakhouse, an unexpected riff on a classic steakhouse with an epic collection of wine; Hearth 71 a funky, casual restaurant with locally sourced dishes and indie microbrews all circled around a blazing fire; and High Bar a bar/lounge offering a fun atmosphere and innovative cocktails by celebrated Master Mixologist and Michigan-native Tony Abou-Ganim.

Guests seeking signature, highly curated events can look to Highlands Events, where a team of creative experts will curate hyper-customizable events with stunning top-of-tower views as the backdrop.

Highlands is scheduled to open this November.