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Greektown Casino opens Brizola and new Market District food court

Greektown Casino hasn't had a proper fine dining establishment since the Alley Grille closed in 2009, and they've never had one located on the main gaming level. Enter the newly-opened Brizola.
 
Located on the main floor of the casino, Brizola was formerly the nightclub Eclipz Lounge (sidenote: we’re not sure what the thing is with the "z" either).
 
Brizola, which specializes in contemporary American cuisine with an extensive wine list, is intended to accommodate guests on the casino floor. "The casino and the food and beverage program have evolved over the years," says Food & Beverage Director Hassan Yazbek. "It called for a signature fine dining restaurant to service our guests."
 
The sleek, ultra-modern space seats 170 and also has a private dining room for up to 15. Floor-to-ceiling windows with city views are the highlight of the contemporary design. They also seek to be at the cutting edge of technology, using all interactive electronic tablet menus.
 
In addition to Brizola, there are other plans in the works to re-vamp Greektown’s dining offerings. The Market District is a new food court currently in the works. Café Mix, the first of five new concepts, is already open and offers specialty coffees and cocktails along with pastries, sandwiches, and desserts for morning, noon and late-night. The remaining concepts include  a New York-style deli, an American concept focused on classic comfort foods, and Italian and Asian-fusion concepts.
 
With Dan Gilbert hoping to acquire a 51 percent controlling interest in Greektown Casino (pending approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board), these recent changes are probably just a glimmer of what’s to come.
 
Source: Hassan Yazbek, Director of Food & Beverage at Greektown Casino
Writer: Nicole Rupersburg

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