Chicago chef puts down roots in Berkley

When chef Petro Drakopoulos moved to Detroit in 2011, he saw enormous potential. He now owns Republica Gastro Pub in Berkley, as well as Brujo Tacos and Tapas in the Detroit Shipping Co premises. Here he tells us why he thinks Berkley is a spot to watch...


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Kate Roff is an award-winning freelance writer and journalism educator, currently based out of Detroit. She is the managing editor of Metromode and Model D. Contact her at