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Belgian Beer Abbey Opens and More Restaurant News

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If you're hungry for the latest restaurant news from around Oakland County, we've got you covered! Read on to find out what's new, what's closed, what's coming and more.

New Belgian beer abbey opens in Royal Oak: After nine successful years, Café Habana has closed its doors to make way for Monk, a Belgian beer abbey, which was set to open Monday. Newcomer Monk offers unique chef-created burgers, mussels, frites, and waffle sandwiches. In addition to serving Bastone Brewery’s Belgian style craft beer, guests can expect an extensive bottled Belgian beer list as well as French wine selections.

DiBella's Subs opens in Troy: This new sub shop in Troy opened on Thursday to long lines and campers who had set up overnight for a chance to win a year's worth of free sandwiches. DiBella's Subs is a small chain of sandwich shops with 33 locations in six states.

Toast in Birmingham launches art garden: The first panels, which are now installed and ready to view, feature Detroit-inspired graffiti art from local expressionists. The project aims to prevent customers from having to look at the ongoing construction on Pierce Street while they enjoy their meals.

Caribou Coffee Shops in Royal Oak will be converted: The Caribou Coffee chain is closing and converting underperforming stores in Michigan and throughout the United States. According to a store employee, the Caribou Coffee shops in Royal Oak will remain open and convert to Peet's Coffee & Tea.

Easy Like Sundae in Ferndale offers cool treats: Check out a Q&A with the owner of this Ferndale business, which sells self-serve non-fat frozen yogurt sundaes, smoothies and more.

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john doe April 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Not to mention its an improperly worded sentence. "John, it is because most Americans are challenged in their literacy, history and foreign language abilities."
Mark Itall April 25, 2013 at 03:41 PM
it's, not its. Capitalizing because is proper as it is indeed the start of the sentence after the salutation. So sorry I short handed my reply a bit, I didn't realize there would be a test. But my answer is still accurate, it came from the owner.
Leslie Ellis April 25, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Why, Ronald?
Lianne Mathie April 25, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I think it's all the nit picking about a name. I think a few people need to have a beer and chill out.

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