Flowers of Vietnam in Southwest Detroit Plans Jan. 3 Reopening
November 16th, 2017, 8:17 AM
Flowers of Vietnam began as a weekend pop-up inside Vernor Coney Island at 4430 W. Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit in January 2016. It quickly gained popularity with its pho and Korean fried caramel chicken wings. But it abruptly closed in March, with the thought of opening later in the year with a major renovation.
The renovation got delayed, but now the restaurant plans to open with a multi-course dinner Dec. 31 in collaboration with local music venue El Club, reports Brenna Houck of Eater Detroit. Tickets are required (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Jan. 3, it will officially open, Houck writes:
Now, [Chef George] Azar tells Eater that renovations are wrapping up on the building and he expects to begin getting back into the kitchen and training staff by early December. Designed by Et al. Collaborative, the expanded space will incorporate portions of the old Coney Island layout such as the 8-seat lunch counter with newer elements like an expanded 14-seat bar area lined with drink rails. The dining room, which features a image of a terrace farm mounted on sound-dampening cork, will seat roughly 44 people.
Last April, GQ Magazine named Flowers of Vietnam on of its 10 Best New Restaurants in America.