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Clarkston Cafe - Clarkson MI - CLOSED

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Markcron Jan 29, 2009 03:22 PM

One of the few (maybe the only) decent places to eat in Clarkston closed a coupel weeks ago. It is no surprise, as a few months ago they went from dinner every night to only serving dinner Thur-Sun (with the Pizza Coco open every night), and then in late November the extensive wine list was pared down to a short list.
I really think the reataurant was trying to serve great food (which they did), but at an economical price (which they also did) - but the combination did not generate enough revenue.
If they are lucky enough to re-open with the same chef in the future, I hope they keep the ambitious goal of serving the finest, freshest (local if possible) ingredients - they just need to charge more for the dishes (IMO).
This place had a lot of service issues, but the food was always exceptional.
If anyone has the inside scoop on what is planned for the space, I would love to know.

  1. rainsux Jan 30, 2009 01:37 AM

    > This place had a lot of service issues

    It's still January ... but this observation is in the
    running for Understatement of the Year! <g>

    > but the food was always exceptional.

    Agree.

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      GrueLurks Jan 31, 2009 07:20 AM

      I hope whatever happens, they bring back Pizza Coco!

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        Markcron Jan 31, 2009 03:45 PM

        Me too, Pizza Coco rocks.
        Anyway, I talked with someone close to the situation, and they will be re-opening, the only question is when, and in what form?

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      Markcron Sep 8, 2009 07:43 AM

      Firendly Update:
      The space formerly occupied by Clarkston Cafe has re-opened as the Woodshop (same owners).
      The pizzas are still there, and the menu has changed to BBQ.
      I have not been yet, but friends have stated the portions are big, and the prices are reasonable.

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        GrueLurks Sep 10, 2009 08:01 PM

        Oh man, that's the best thing I've heard food-wise all week. I'll have to get over there tomorrow and get a pizza.

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