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Spotlight Macomb – Testa Barra Restaurant Grand Opening


Testa Barra another Baldwin family success

July 19, 2017 – Just four miles from their long-standing J. Baldwin’s Restaurant, the Baldwin family has opened their second restaurant, and it’s a winner. Sons Jeffrey and Michael are running the new Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails with the guidance of their parents, Jeff and Rosemarie. Michael Baldwin, a 2014 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, is co-chef, along with CIA classmate Gabriella Rodriguez, who also happens to be his fiancee. Read more…


Testa Barra Kitchen & Cocktails opens today in Macomb Township

June 22, 2017 – Testa Barra, an Italian/new American eatery in Macomb Township that’s part of the Baldwin group of restaurants, opens today in Macomb Township. The lengthy menu is filled with modern takes on traditional pastas, pizzas, salads, seafood, meats, and more. Read more…

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Hotts Spots: 5 new Macomb places opening soon to eat, drink and socialize

May 17, 2017 – Don’t look now, but Memorial Day is next weekend, and that means people will be looking for new bars and restaurants to try out this summer. Here are five places to eat, drink and socialize that are due to open in the coming weeks in Macomb County. Testa Barra on the corner of Romeo Plank and 22 Mile Road in Macomb Township is the latest project from Jeff Baldwin and his wife, Rose. Read more…


J. Baldwin owners opening new restaurant, Testa Barra

February 24, 2017 – The owners of the popular J. Baldwin’s restaurant in Clinton Township are on a new eating endeavor. They’re opening a new restaurant in Macomb Township called Testa Barra. Read more…


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Chef Jeff Baldwin looks to expand in Detroit, Macomb

January 4, 2017 – Pardon the pun, but executive chef Jeff Baldwin has a lot on his plate these days. In addition to running J. Baldwin’s, his stylish, award-winning restaurant in Clinton Township, Baldwin is balancing plans for new food ventures in two of metro Detroit’s hottest markets for dining: Macomb Township and Detroit’s New Center area. Read more…


J. Baldwin’s owners plan 2nd — and 3rd — restaurant

September 21, 2016 – The owners of J. Baldwin’s Restaurant in Clinton Township say more fun and a little spice are part of the recipe for their second eatery, which will open in early 2017 in Macomb Township. Executive chef Jeff Baldwin and his wife, Rose, are in the middle of a massive renovation of the former Majesta Grille, tucked in the corner of Waldenburg Plaza on Romeo Plank and 22 Mile roads for their new eatery, Testa Barra. Read more…

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J. Baldwin’s to launch new Italian restaurant in Macomb Township

September 2, 2016 – The owners of J. Baldwin’s Restaurant in Clinton Township are hoping to appeal to younger families in neighboring Macomb Township with a soon-to-open Italian restaurant. C&G Newspapers reports that owners Jeff and Rose Baldwin have taken the initial steps to obtain a liquor license for their newest concept, Testa Barra. Read more…


New eatery coming into Macomb Township

August 31, 2016 – The owners of upscale J. Baldwin’s Restaurant in Clinton Township are expanding their business ventures into Macomb Township. Jeff and Rose Baldwin will be opening Testa Barra, an establishment rooted in Italian cuisine, this February. The co-owners appeared before the Macomb Township Board of Trustees Aug. 24 to obtain pre-approval for a liquor license, which they successfully received. Read more…

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