Street Beet creators Nina Paletta and Meghan Shaw return to the Cass Corridor this week to cook vegetarian pub grub regularly, rather than as an occasional pop-up.
Starting at dinnertime Thursday, they'll serve at 3rd Street Bar five days each week. Unlike a three-night weekly gig there last November and December, this run is open-ended.
"We have a bigger, tastier menu ready for you and we can't wait to be back in the kitchen with our team," the two entrepreneurs tell 8,400 Facebook followers. Orders placed at a back counter will be brought to tables or barstools, and also be available for takeout.
Servings look familiar, but aren't actually fried fish, fried chicken or chicken nuggets. Street Beet's distinctive versions include Fake Chicken Parmie, Party Melt, Phony Cheesesteak, Fake Chicken Nuggets and No Fish & Chips Basket. (Think tofu and Beyond Burger instead of something that was alive.)
The new menu, shown as the last gallery item below, has 11 selections, four styles of fries and a dessert. Prices aren't listed; they ran $6-$9 per non-dessert item last year.
Eater Detroit salutes the enterprise's roots at PJ’s Lager House in Corktown and Nancy Whiskey’s Pub in Nortrh Corktown:
Street Beet gained a cult following for its vegan comfort food pop-ups going back to 2018. Their blockbuster hit series was a vegan riff on Taco Bell called Taco Hell. ...
Paletta and Shaw had clearly found a niche; however, the logistics of running one-night-a-month events out of bars was unsustainable and the pair began to look for other options to grow the business. "We were tired of transporting our stuff all the time and dealing with the uncertainty of pop-ups," Paletta tells Eater. ...
Paletta and Shaw have expanded their staff from eight to 18 part-time employees to meet the needs of the restaurant.
Four months after being named best pop-up dining experience by Hour Detroit readers last June, the pair were finalists in the yearly Hatch Detroit opportunity for startups. They also tried a 2019 crowdfunding campaign to launch a North Corktown restaurant, which raised $4,500 from 89 people -- far shy of the $75,000 target.
Address: 4626 3rd Ave.
Hours: 5-11 p.m., Monday and Thursday through Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday
Street Beet shows what's cooking