Hour Detroit, June 7, 2023

Restaurant Report: Host Utica

Residents in Macomb County have a chip on their shoulders. When it comes to their culinary scene, they feel overlooked and underappreciated.

And the mentality for many living in Detroit or its ring of suburbs usually adds up to, “With what we’ve got in our own backyard, why would we spend a Friday night driving out to Utica?”

Crain’s Detroit Business, April 17, 2023

Host Utica creates space to help launch next wave of restaurateurs, businesses

Chef Michael Murabito has worked in a lot of different settings over the last 13 years. Now he is setting himself up to run his own restaurant.

Murabito is starting a two-month run at Host Utica, a restaurant, co-working and events space that opened in September at 7759 Auburn Road in the Macomb County city’s downtown. It’s the brainchild of 36-year-old entrepreneur and Realtor Michael Ivkov.

Channel 4 Live in the D, March 31, 2023

You can always try something new at this utica restaurant with rotating chefs

With an ever-changing menu, and a rotating list of chefs, there will always be something new to try at Host in Utica. This unique restaurant is the brainchild of Michael Ivkov. Ivkov grew up in the restaurant industry, working his way up from dishwasher to manager, and eventually opening his own food truck, called Stockyard, with his business partner at the time.

Seen Magazine, February 3, 2023

Host in Utica Sets the Table for Culinary Collaboration

Meet Kevin & Mike, owners of the brand new restaurant concept Host, in Downtown Utica. Hear about where they got the idea, and what to look forward to with Host in Downtown Utica!

Sterling Heights Chamber, November 16, 2022

Chamber Connection Podcast – Host Utica

Host Utica unveiled a new restaurant concept in the fall of 2022 — packed with a schedule of chef residencies, a carefully curated beverage menu, and a coworking experience unique to Macomb County.

The Detroit News, September 14, 2022

Host, a multi-use restaurant concept, to open this month in Utica

The owner of a new business coming to downtown Utica hopes to make the multi-faceted concept a win-win for the developing area. 

Host will be home to a coworking space, a pizzeria, a spot to get daily breakfast and a full-service restaurant with a full bar, coffee service and rotating chef residencies. Founder Michael Ivkov hopes to launch a soft open as early as next week.