Restaurants can proclaim an "official grand opening" whenver they want, such as an event today at a downtown newcomer that had Labor Day weekend preview buffets and a soft opening two weeks later.
Sloppy Crab at Jefferson and Beaubien now follows its mid-September launch with a DJ party Saturday night that costs $50 to attend. Booth reservations, which include a bottle of liquor, are $800 for four people.
There's no cover charge on other evenings, lunchtime or Sunday brunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Menu selections at the two-level seafood restaurant opposite the RenCen include blackened salmon, lobster shrimp scampi, snow crab, king crab legs and fried lobster tacos. Entrees ($26-$85) also include chicken pasta and lamb chops. There's a choice of two salads, five sides and peach cobbler for dessert.
"We're trying to compete with Ocean Prime and Joe Muer's," Chef Al Moxley told Metro Times two months ago.
He and a partner in 2020 opened Sloppy Chops, a steakhouse on West McNichols Road at Littlefield Street on the edge of the Harmony Village neighborhood. The owners' new space was Briggs Sports Bar from 2015-20 and Tom's Oyster Bar earlier. It has a rooftop deck with a bar that'll reopen next summer.
Plan a visit:
- Where: 519 E. Jefferson at Beaubien Street
- Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
- Reservations: Open Table
- Website: sloppycrabdetroit.com
- Phone: (313) 800-5114
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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