Food News

Mexican restaurant Vecino to open in Midtown Detroit this November

It includes an ‘agave-forward’ bar

By Randiah Camille Green

Detroit’s Midtown is getting a new restaurant inspired by Mexico City and Oaxaca cuisine this fall. Vecino is set to open at 4100 Third Ave. in November serving contemporary Mexican dishes with a “unique flare,” according to a media release...

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Where to find the best Latin food in metro Detroit during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a celebration in honor of the anniversaries of independence for…

By Layla McMurtrie

Taqueria Lupitas
 3443 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-843-1105;
 This Mexicantown staple claims to be “the house of the original Mexican taco,” serving up casual and authentic Mexican cuisine at great prices in a homey atmosphere.
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15 Ann Arbor food spots to satisfy every craving

While the streets of Ann Arbor are filled with plenty of places to eat and drink, the best food spots can only…

By Layla McMurtrie

Detroit Street Filling Station
300 Detroit St.; 734-224-8262; 
For the vegans and vegetarians specifically, this spot is for you. The restaurant provides nice outdoor patio seating and an array of plant-based appetizers and meals.
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Our favorite Dearborn Coffee shops and cafes

Dearborn is one of our favorite places in metro Detroit. It has one of the largest Arab American communities in the U.S.…

By Randiah Camille Green

Black Box Coffee and Art
1034 Monroe St., Dearborn;
This is a stand-up coffee shop and art gallery serving cappuccino, affogato, lavender lattes, and fresh pastries. They also have a walk-up window if you’re in a hurry or want to take your drink with you on a downtown stroll. The shop hosts events like plant swaps, open mic nights, and small business pop-ups, too.
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15 Washtenaw County dive bars to hit up this college season

University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Concordia University, and Washtenaw Community College are all located less than 10 miles from each other,…

By Layla McMurtrie

8 Ball Saloon
208 S. First St., Ann Arbor; 734-996-8555;
Take a trip behind Ann Arbor music venue the Blind Pig and walk down the stairs to its basement, 8 Ball Saloon. This dive bar does have a pool table and was named Best Dive Bar in Washtenaw County in Metro Times 2021 Best of Detroit readers poll.
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