The Detroit Tigers have partnered with The District Detroit-based restaurant, Union Assembly, to bring two items to their menu from August 21 through late September.
Eric Haase, who is a Detroit native and Tigers catcher, was tasked with creating two menu items with proceeds going to a charity of his choosing. “I was so excited when the Tigers invited me to partner with Union Assembly on this,” said Haase. “I met with the chef and bartender who came up with three different sandwich and drink ideas. The best part of this whole thing has been going over and trying all of them, and I couldn’t be happier where we landed.”
The burger – the Baseline Brisket Burger – has a 4 oz beef patty, featuring Smoked Woodshop brisket, touched with wild mushroom gravy, Grana Padano, with a Garlic Herb Ricotta served on a pretzel bun. Mr. Gatorade, the cocktail, is in reference to the Detroit native’s accomplishment winning the Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year during his senior year at Dearborn’s Divine Child High School. The drink includes the six-month aged spirit, Espolon Reposado Tequila, St. Germaine, Freshly, daily squeezed lime juice, Demerara syrup, Angostura Bitters, and soda.
“Everyone loves good food, so I’m really excited for fans to try them out and help benefit a great cause at the same time,” said Haase.
Located on Columbia St., directly across from Comerica Park, is Union Assembly – a new addition to the Michigan-based restaurant chain, Union Joints. The restaurant features a second-floor lounge, indoor and outdoor bar, and a terrace directly above Woodward Ave.
The proceeds for both menu items will be donated to Detroit Tigers Foundation and CATCH. CATCH is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money for pediatric patients and their families at both the Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital here in Detroit.