Monday, March 27, 2017

In praise of the tacos al pastor at Southwest Detroit's El Parian taco truck

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:56 AM

There are so many ways that tacos al pastor seem to go wrong. The meat is cooked into dried crumbles. They’re a mouth full of straight fat. They're grease bombs. The flavor is thin. The texture is rubbery. The tortilla could be used to refinish furniture. That’s why you...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Belle Isle officials want input on the future of the Grand Prix and more private events

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:20 AM

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' charge when it comes to taking care of Belle Isle couldn't be more clear. According to a DNR press release sent out last week, its role as steward of the island park is to "protect and preserve Belle Isle Park’s natural and cultural...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new bar arcade is in the works near Greektown

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Nerds rejoice! A bar arcade is in the works for the Globe Tobacco Building at 407 E. Fort St. near Greektown. What's planned sounds like something different than what one will find anywhere else in town. Eater reports that the establishment, called Ready Player One, will hold around 40...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This food truck's illustration of Michigan is so awful that it's actually amazing

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM

When we saw this photo on Reddit of a food truck with a horribly-rendered map of Michigan blasted across its side we couldn't help but chuckle. Of course, a million follow-up questions came to light: Who painted this map? Were they drunk when they did it? Did they even look...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ypsilanti City Council approves a resolution to fly a trans pride flag on the city pole

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:38 PM

The city of Ypsilanti is showing its trans pride. At its March 21 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council unanimously approved a resolution to fly the trans pride flag on March 31, the Transgender Day of Visibility. It will be up on the city-owned pole at the Ypsilanti Police Department....

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Downtown Detroit has a new Italian deli in La Pecora Nera

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

With the loss of Corktown's Rubbed in the space now occupied by Ima, greater downtown Detroit found itself down a salami, capicola, and mortadella dealer. Good news: La Pecora Nera (The Black Sheep), a small deli at 1514 Washington Blvd., rectified the situation when it opened this week. The...

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Rose's Fine Food ownership splits; Lucy Carnaghi goes solo with Wilda's in New Center

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

There’s a lot of excitement and almost universal praise for the wave of new restaurants opening in Detroit in recent years. Some deserve it, others not so much. Then there are the very few spots like Rose’s Fine Food — a complete package that perhaps even exceeds the...

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Monday, March 20, 2017

First Look: Downtown Detroit gets an authentic northern Italian pizzeria when La Lanterna returns in April

Posted By on Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:02 AM

Two of Michigan’s biggest culinary exports are Little Cesars and Jet’s, so it’s understandable if your neighborhood Hot-N-Ready purveyor is what pops to mind when someone says “pizzeria.” But that’s what passes for an American pizzeria. Those that you’ll find in northern Italy — of which the soon-to-open La...

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Friday, March 17, 2017

We talked to a National Geographic filmmaker about the origins of Michigan's water crises

Posted By on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Several weeks ago, we wrote about a National Geographic Channel series that partly explores the corruption and decisions that led to the Flint water crisis and Detroit water shut offs. The Detroit/Flint episode, called Parched: Money Flows, is the first in the three-part series on the nation's various water issues, and...

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Royal Oak bagel shop to offer a year's worth of free bagels this Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 1:51 PM

MT received some very important bagel news this morning: Bruegger's bagels will celebrate the grand re-opening of their Royal Oak location this Saturday, March 18 by giving away free bagels for a year to their first 50 customers of the day. The catch is that you have to arrive there...

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