9737 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI

artisanal fare + communal dining

 photo: Nicole Rupersburg

Brandon Zarb arrived from South Carolina as a teenager, and immediately jumped into the local hospitality industry.  First washing dishes, then working in the bakery, at Royal Oak's Holiday Market.  (if the dish tank doesn't break you, you have what it takes)  With three years under his belt, he snagged a job working with (revolver) alum and good friend, Chef Jeremy Grandon, at Keego Harbor's Jeremy Restaurant & Bar.  Perseverence led him to the opening Sous Chef position at Cork Wine Pub, in Pleasant Ridge.  Then, he decided to make things official.  He enrolled at Schoolcraft college, eventually earning a dual degree in pastry & culinary arts.  Armed with new skills and systems, Brandon tackled the opening Chef de Cuisine position at Southfield's heralded Gastronomy.  But, a true chef never stops learning.  There is no end game.  So, Brandon moved to Chicago for some world-class kitchen education.  Henri, Gage, Publican, Dove's, Big Star.  True culinary proving grounds.  While in Chicago, he competed in the international Chaine de Rotisseurs "Best Young Chef" competition, placing 2nd in the U.S.  So, Chicago served it's purpose.  Brandon was ready to head home.  Back in Detroit, Ferndale's Public House & Imperial were searching for a new Exec.  Brandon jumped at the chance, reworked their menus, and settled in.  First came a ridiculously popular weekend brunch menu at Public House.  Sincerely, the most consistently delicious breakfast experience in the Detroit area.  If you don't believe me, just ask my twin daughters.  Then, he proposed the owners a monthly menu takeover, where he'd get creative and cook outside the norm.  Well, it became a wildly popular mainstay, and the team began brainstorming.  The result?  AntiHero.  A brand new endeavor in Downtown Ferndale, quietly in the works.  The location is secured and in transition.  The general theme is set.  Specifics & menu are developing.  Come out to (revolver) the first weekend in April for a hint at what's in store.  Or, fire up that toaster oven for an evening at home with Swanson's Hungry Man..  Preferably, one with the little brownie or apple brown betty.  Your call.

AntiHero, Public House, Imperial | Ferndale

Friday, April 6th @ 6pm & 9pm
Saturday, April 7th @ 6pm & 9pm
Sunday, April 8th @ 6pm
$50 per guest

INCLUDED:  all food, sparkling water, sales tax
ADDITIONAL:  cash gratuity welcome & very much appreciated

uni crème brulee
rainbow trout roe
yellow curry crab salad
cucumber / mango / dragonfruit / cilantro / poppadom
lamb shank dumplings
white miso broth / chili oil / mountain mint / edamame / scallion
yuzu honey glazed duck leg
seaweed furikake / yakinuku sauce / fermented red cabbage
cured, smoked, fried pigs head
stir fried water spinach / kabocha squash / nori powder
matcha pot de creme
oro blanco grapefruit / lychee boba / raspberry gelee / bolo biscuit

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