• Downtown Restaurant Investments is Pleased to Welcome Back Award Winning Pitmaster Steve Seige to Their Culinary Team

    Downtown Restaurant Investments CEO Dave Dittenber is pleased to announce that Steve Seige-the Pitmaster who opened Molasses BBQ in Midland will be returning to fill the role of Regional Pitmaster.  He will be involved with the re-opening of M2 BBQ in Bay City and will also be the Seasonal Kitchen Manager at Drift Shoreside Beer Garden.

    Steve is a veteran of the United States Army holds numerous awards for BBQ competition.  His last stint was at the Water Pig BBQ in Pensacola Florida which was rated One of USA Today’s Best New Restaurants. Before that he opened Molasses BBQ for DRI and prior to that he owned and operated the Rusty Saw BBQ-his low and slow roots run deep!

    “I can’t think of a better person for the plans we have for M2 and Drift in Bay City, Steve is exactly the type of person who can implement, train and lead our BBQ teams”, said CEO Dittenber.   “We are very pleased that Steve chose to come back to Michigan and to the DRI culinary team.”

    “It’s great to be back home!”, said Steve.

    ABOUT DRI

    In the face of an ever-increasing suburban sprawl, DRI is working to help U.S. downtowns make a comeback. While many cities once had vibrant, walkable neighborhoods, too many of these communities have degraded over time and now offer their residents almost nothing in terms of unique dining experiences. This points to an increasing demand for downtown living in cities nationwide and an overall need for uniquely driven restaurants. Downtown Restaurant Investments functions to bring energy, diversity, and personality back to the heart of downtown in the form of fine dining. We are passionate about blending unique ingredients and unrivaled flavors to create perfect experiences of comfort and satisfaction. Our restaurants are character driven, and they are empowering metropolitan areas to become the escapes that are sought by locals and visitors alike.