frame presents
Sunday at Nonna’s
Chef James Rigato of Mabel Gray and Chef John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost

Chef James Rigato of Mabel Gray loves his Nonna. Chef John Vermiglio of Grey Ghost loves his Nonna too. They love them so much that they want to share their love with you for one special Sunday at Nonna’s in Hazel Park.  Bringing the East side and West side Italian love together and throwing down like two Grandmas on a Sunday in a basement kitchen (at frame!)

Only two limited seatings available.

Sunday August 13th @ 4.00pm and 7.00pm

This is the first of many dinners in our grandma’s basement dinner series at frame. Grandmas from all over have overfed, left lipstick on our cheeks, and fed us some more!  Now it’s time to celebrate them with a dinner series that shows them that we were actually paying attention. Chefs that fell in love with their grandma’s food join to feed us too! Enjoy!

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$60 / person plus tax and gratuity

– Italian family style meal over 2 hours –
– Wine –

Available for purchase
– joebar beers and cocktails –

Vegetarian friendly fare will be a part of the menu, but no special dietary accommodations can be made. Sorry!


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What is Frame?

Tucked quietly behind joebar, frame is a revolving creative hub, home to a carefully curated programs of chef residencies and all round awesome experiences. 

Chef residencies, Sunday at Nonna’s Dinners, rap battles, art workshops, live acoustic sessions, cocktail pairings,  you name it… explore your interests, hone your skills, master a new art craft. meet new friends, share a meal. drink cocktails.  No two days here are ever the same. Seasonal, locally sourced and above all delicious, we’ve built our reputation on the food and drink we serve at frame.

We also partner up with a variety of brands on events of all different shapes and sizes, offering up top-notch food and drink and creative in-house production. frame can seat up to 50 guests dining or 80 guests, theater-style.

What are people saying?


“Tried out frame as part of the ‘grandma’s basement series’ with Chef James (Mabel Gray) and Chef John (Grey Ghost). Our Italian Family Dinner was delicious! Enjoyed every course (which kept coming). Best meatballs I’ve ever had!! Love the idea of home Cookin with a little flare, shared Family style with strangers. A wonderful evening!”

What are people saying?

Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press

“The vibe at the Frame dinners also reflected the personalities of the chefs, who were able to interact with guests and offer stories about their food memories while cooking rustic dishes without the same expectations that come with their respective restaurants. The food was predictably great and unpretentious, but the series also highlighted the growing importance of personality and storytelling to the modern dining experience.”

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Hazel Park, MI 48030