Vushaj, thirty-eight, has apparently had his interest in the restaurant business revived by Brahma--he plans to open more restaurants after this one. As soon as his two young children finish the school year, he plans to move to Ann Arbor, where he'll create a new kind of family at his restaurant: most of the Smokehouse Blues staff has been kept on.
Brahma Steakhouse & Lounge, 4855 Washtenaw, 434-5554. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Closed Mon. smokehouseblues.com
[Originally published in April, 2012.]