ICYMI: Bon Appétit on Detroit's Eastern Market

When you live in Detroit, you're used to finding bummer stories detailing all the stuff that's dysfunctional with your old home town. But there are bright spots amid the darkness. This week brought us an upbeat story about Detroit's Eastern Market, courtesy of Bon Appétit magazine.

It's a neat little piece that gets most of its facts correct and shows that there is beauty and flavor here. In fact, it opens with a description of the annual flower market, when the area is brightest and most colorful. There's even some poetry, though it can overstate things a bit: Particularly, the phrase that Eastern Market is "where the city of Detroit learned how to eat."

We knew how to eat before then, of course. It's just that places like Eastern Market help us eat so much better.

About The Author

Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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