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This one is all about food. Detroit’s food scene. Nigerian food. Making sure Detroit’s food scene is diverse and sustainable. Encouraging people to try different kind of cuisines. What’s happening over in the Villages Biergarten.

Sven Gustafson sat down with Godwin Ihentuge of Yum Village at Queen’s Bar to talk about this interesting topic.

Detroit’s culinary scene has been getting a lot of ink as of late. But there are plenty of facets to this story. Sure, the food has to be good. But starting a restaurant or food truck is a lot more difficult than many might think.

How do you make sure that the little guy (or gal) with a great recipe has a chance it happen? That’s where Yum Village comes in.

He also is a weekend regular serving up Nigerian food at the Villages Biergarten in West Village, where you can catch some pretty great flavors along with a beer or a glass of wine. We dived into the finer points of Nigerian cuisine as well.

Beyond the kitchen, Ihentuge has also gone to Washington D.C. to advocate for sustainable wages for restaurant workers and benefits – and he’s also an educator for the immensely successful BUILD program.

There’s also an event this weekend (Friday, June 30) to check out.

This week’s links:

Find Yum Village here: https://www.facebook.com/Yumvillage/

Find the Villages Biergarten here: https://www.facebook.com/The-Villages-Biergarten-1779249435632308/

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