50+ must-try burgers in metro Detroit

The humble hamburger is a staple of American food culture, and metro Detroit’s burger scene is sizzling with choices. When you’re in…

By Layla McMurtrie

Bar Pigalle
2915 John R. St., Detroit; 313-497-9200;  barpigalle.com
A French-inspired spot in Brush Park that serves a signature Pigalle Burger with Dijonnaise and house American cheese on a brioche bun, available as a single or double.
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Victorian home in Detroit’s Corktown with baseball history on sale for nearly $2M

If you want to dine in the same room where Tigers icon Ty Cobb was a dinner guest, this Victorian gem in…

By Layla McMurtrie

1801 Church Street, Detroit
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New Detroit Pistons coach J.B. Bickerstaff puts lakefront Ohio mansion up for sale

Longtime NBA coach J. B. Bickerstaff, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was just hired as the new coach of the Detroit Pistons…

By Layla McMurtrie

31810 Lake Rd., Avon Lake, Ohio
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Everything we saw at Method Man and Redman’s concert at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

East Coast rappers Method Man and Redman performed on Sunday at Detroit’s Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre with local support from Danny Brown and…

By Dontae Rockymore

Everything we saw at Method Man and Redman’s concert at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre
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This unique Tudor-style home in Detroit’s Arden Park takes you on a trip back in time

Built in 1924, this Tudor-style estate looks historic inside and out. Located in Detroit’s Arden Park-East Boston Historic District, the home combines…

By Layla McMurtrie

244 Arden Park Blvd., Detroit
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The 20 best French fries in the Detroit-area

Simple yet delicious, French fries are one of the most popular side dishes, perfect for complementing a burger (or really just about…

By Layla McMurtrie, Metro Times editorial staff

Green Dot Stables 
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-962-5588; greendotstables.com
Sliders are the name of the game at Green Dot Stables, but their shoestring fries pair amazingly with this spot’s signature sliders. The restaurant won Best Poutine in the Metro Times Best of Detroit reader’s poll multiple times. Plus, they’ve got great truffle fries too, and all options are affordable.
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Where to catch dazzling fireworks in metro Detroit this summer

It’s summer in the United States, which means it’s time to celebrate Independence Day by blowing stuff up. For Detroiters, the annual…

By Lee DeVito

The big bang: the annual Ford Fireworks in Detroit.
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The best and worst Detroit-area Meijers stores, ranked

Michigan would not be Michigan without Meijer. The Michigan-based supermarket chain has it all. While there are only a few Meijer locations…

By Layla McMurtrie

Michigan-based supermarket chain Meijer has it all.
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The 20 most dangerous intersections in Michigan, ranked

Each year, Michigan Auto Law analyzes traffic accident data from the Michigan State Police to determine the top 20 most dangerous intersections…

By Metro Times editorial staff

The 20 most dangerous intersections in Michigan, ranked
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Everything we saw at CannaBabe’s Pride event in Detroit

Cannababe held a Pride party at Exodus on June 27, with proceeds supporting the Ferndale LGBTQ+ nonprofit community center Affirmations.

By Dontae Rockymore

Everything we saw at CannaBabe’s Pride event in Detroit
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This beautiful Frank Lloyd Wright home in Michigan is now for sale

The Robert D. and Winifred L. Winn House — one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Usonian homes” — is truly a work of…

By Layla McMurtrie

2822 Taliesin Dr., Kalamazoo
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New metro Detroit restaurants that have opened so far in 2024

The dining scene in metro Detroit is off to an impressive start to 2024, with many great new eateries that have opened…

By Layla McMurtrie

Easy Peasy

1456 Woodward, Detroit; easypeasydetroit.com

Opening in late June, Easy Peasy is a neighborhood bar open daily, offering classic cocktails, beer, and wine. It is run by the team behind Collect Beer Bar, Two Birds, and the Huddle Soft Serve ice cream windows. Easy Peasy collaborates with Detroit chefs to offer lunch, dinner, and late-night options, including sushi. During dinner and Saturday brunch, No Sauce BBQ, a Black-owned collective, serves a bar menu featuring burgers, BBQ tacos, and various snacks and sides.
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Everyone we saw at the explosive Ford Fireworks show in Detroit

The 66th annual Ford Fireworks show brought a fabulously explosive evening to downtown Detroit on Monday. More than 10,000 fireworks dazzled the…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Kahn Davison
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Even thunderstorms couldn’t stop the revelers at Electric Forest in Rothbury

Every year, music lovers, artists, and party people gather for a gentle yet gigantic music festival in the Double JJ Resort in…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Mike Pfeiffer
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The most famous people from every Detroit high school

For many of the high schools in Detroit — whether they are still running or closed down decades ago — there is…

By Layla McMurtrie

Detroit’s Cass Technical High School has produced many famous alumni.
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Detroit summer commandments you must obey

Summer in Detroit isn’t just a season — it’s practically a religion, complete with its own set of commandments. You’ve got your…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Thou shalt ride the Belle Isle slide (it’s coming back). 
Belle Isle’s nostalgic giant slide returned in the summer of 2022 after several years being closed down. The slide made national headlines after videos of riders flying down it and landing hard went viral. Well, this summer, the notorious slide will be reopening with a softer landing, and this wild ride is a must. Your ass may burn, but the fun experience will not disappoint.
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The 10 most expensive Detroit-area mansions for sale right now

The upper class lives very differently than most of us, especially when it comes to the size of their homes. These mansions…

By Layla McMurtrie

1. 2600 Turtle Lake Dr., Bloomfield Township
Price: $14.9 million
This East Coast-style estate, located in the gated community of Turtle Lake, is exclusive and secluded. The 1920s architecture 6-bedroom waterfront home rests upon 7.75 acres of landscaped grounds.
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All the fabulous people we saw at Motor City Pride

At Motor City Pride, the vibe was a bright outlook and bright looks. Even if the weather was overcast, that didn’t stop…

By Li Miller

Motor City Pride 2024 took place June 8-9. It was amazing.
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Detroit music royalty unite to unveil Ford’s Michigan Central [PHOTOS]

We never thought we’d see the day. After being abandoned for nearly 40 years, Detroit’s Michigan Central Station has been revived with…

By Lee DeVito

Detroit music royalty unite to unveil Ford’s Michigan Central [PHOTOS]
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Where to play pickleball in metro Detroit

Pickleball is America’s fastest-growing sport, and it’s no wonder why. The paddle game is easy to learn, a thrill to play, and…

By Steve Neavling

Patton Recreation Center

2301 Woodmere, Detroit; 313-628-2000; detroit.mi.gov

Another recreation center in southwest Detroit, Patton Recreation Center converts its gym into pickleball courts from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursdays and 12-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Beginning on Feb. 14, pickleball also will be available from 5-7 p.m.
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20+ rooftop bars and restaurants to visit this summer in metro Detroit

When it comes to drinking and dining, nothing beats a rooftop patio. Thankfully, there are a growing number of places to enjoy…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Kamper's Rooftop Lounge - 1265 Washington Blvd., Detroit 
    Bedrock’s $400 million development of Detroit’s historic Book Tower features a rooftop bar, which opened in October 2023. Along with a new experience, Kamper's showcases a stunning view of the city alongside refreshing summer drinks.
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After years of neglect, Detroit’s refurbished Michigan Central Station opens to the public [PHOTOS]

Michigan Central Station opened in 1914 and closed its doors in 1988. At its peak more than 4,000 people entered daily. On…

By Kahn Santori Davison

After years of neglect, Detroit’s refurbished Michigan Central Station opens to the public [PHOTOS]
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The hottest Detroit-area LGBTQ+ bars

Not only does June mark Pride Month, but the summer season means it’s also time for the hotties to step out of…

By Layla McMurtrie

Menjo’s Entertainment Complex
950 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; menjoscomplexdetroit.com
If you want to dance where Madonna did when she was 16, Menjo’s is where to go. Reportedly, it was also the first club in Detroit where DJs mixed records live. Located in the Palmer Park neighborhood since 1974, this spot has turned into much more than just a gay bar. Menjo’s accepts everyone, and is also home to Eagle Leather Bar and the Olympus Theater. The complex hosts unique LGBTQ+ events weekly.
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Everything we saw at Movement Music Festival 2024

Detroit’s Movement Music Festival returned to Hart Plaza on Saturday. The three-day celebration of Detroit techno continues through Memorial Day. This slideshow…

By Mike Pfeiffer, Kahn Santori Davison

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Benjamin Siegel’s historic Albert Kahn-designed Detroit mansion gets a price cut

This historic mansion was designed for Benjamin Siegel by renowned architect Albert Kahn, and built in 1914 in the heart of Detroit's…

By Layla McMurtrie

150 W. Boston Blvd., Detroit
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Pride Guide: 20+ Detroit-area LGBTQ+ events to celebrate queerness this summer

Summer’s here and Pride Month is around the corner. Throughout June, LGBTQ+ Pride festivals and festivities are happening all around Detroit, and…

By Layla McMurtrie

Motor City Pride returns to Detroit June 8-9.
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15 scenic drives near Detroit that everyone should explore

These scenic drives, all an hour or so outside of Detroit, offer something to look at that's not a TV, iPhone, or…

By Metro Times editorial staff

Historic Hines Drive
    Russell Street, Detroit
    Stretching through Northville, Plymouth, Livonia, Westland, Garden City, and Dearborn Heights is Hines Drive, a scenic flood basin for the Middle Rouge River. The 17-mile parkway connects 20 park segments that offer multi-faceted recreation for those looking to take a leisurely drive.
    Hines Drive Park/Facebook
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Detroit police scrutinized for handling of pro-Palestinian protesters during Biden visit

President Joe Biden visited Detroit on Sunday for the NAACP Detroit Branch’s 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. Around 200-300 protesters…

By Layla McMurtrie

Palestinian activist Lexis Zeidan.
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Megan Thee Stallion gives Detroit a whole lot of ass and bad bitch energy on Hot Girl Summer Tour

Even the ridiculous downtown traffic and $40 parking lots couldn’t kill my vibe. Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Summer Tour is here…

By Randiah Camille Green

Megan Thee Stallion gives Detroit a whole lot of ass and bad bitch energy on Hot Girl Summer Tour
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Everything we saw at Motor City Comic Con 2024

Motor City Comic Con returned to the Suburban Collection Showplace May 17-19. Did we see you there? In addition to cosplayers you…

By Megan Matelonek, Mike Pfeiffer

Everything we saw at Motor City Comic Con 2024
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Ann Arbor’s Blue Llama now serves up Afro-Caribbean food through partnership with Chef JJ Johnson

Renowned restaurateur, TV host, and award-winning cookbook author Chef JJ Johnson has brought his Afro-Caribbean culinary style and expertise to Michigan as…

By Layla McMurtrie

Chef JJ Johnson.
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The 50 best things about Detroit, ranked

Any proud Detroiter knows that the Motor City is the best and the reasons are endless. It takes true hometown pride, however,…

By Layla McMurtrie

9. The artists and murals

Detroit’s creativity is unmatched and the artists and art scene here is underrated. There are murals everywhere you look in Detroit and the city continues to push more and more initiatives to spread art and support local artists even further.
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