Detroit's Black-owned restaurants everyone should've tried by now

Detroit is a city with a rich culture, a whole lot of soul, and great food. It's also one of the Blackest…

By Metro Times Staff

Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails
    16801 Plymouth Rd., Detroit; 313-653-3700; fusionflare.net
    When owner-chef Maashelle Sykes opened her new American and soul food eatery in 2019, it marked the first full-service restaurant to open in Detroit’s west side Joy community in nearly 20 years. Their menu includes plates like fried catfish with a remoulade sauce, grilled pork chops, and buttermilk fried chicken, and different preparations of shrimp, as well as vegan options.
    Photo via  Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails/Facebook
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Everyone we saw 'on chill' at Wale's show at Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Back in October, Wale released what many called one of the best rap albums of 2021 with his seventh studio album, Folarin…

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Everyone we saw 'on chill' at Wale's show at Majestic Theatre in Detroit
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The 20 most romantic date night restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Throughout the pandemic, many of our date nights have involved a great takeout order and a binge-worthy TV show. While there’s nothing…

By Metro Times Staff

The 20 most romantic date night restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp
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The 20 unwritten rules of Detroit

A popular Reddit trend has users sharing the unwritten rules of their respective cities; Cleveland, Ohio has a thread and so does…

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No cheese on coneys. -  spoonyfork
    Photo viaHollywoodConeyIsland / Facebook
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This $4.2 million Michigan mansion has an indoor basketball court

There are dream homes, and then there's this home in Bloomfield Hills that comes awfully close. This $4.2 million home at 1100…

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This $4.2 million Michigan mansion has an indoor basketball court
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This Southfield mid-century modern fixer-upper is only $139K

This 1950s mid-century modern Southfield home looks exactly like the time it was created. This ranch at 19741 Mahon St. features a…

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This Southfield mid-century modern fixer-upper is only $139K
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25 things to do in Michigan this winter: ice caves, skiing, festivals, and more

Our friends at Awesome Mitten have shared their new #MIAwesomeList ultimate winter bucket list with us. You can read the full list,…

By Metro Times Staff

#2: Go fat tire biking in Alpena
    If you’re a Michigan biking fan, the biking season doesn’t have to end when snow starts to fall. All you need is a fat tire bike to ride Nordic trails. The North Eastern State Trail follows the former Detroit and Mackinac Railway from Alpena to Cheboygan for 71 miles. The Chippewa Hills Pathway has 9 miles of trails that offer some of the most varied terrain for biking adventures. Rockport State Recreation Area has about 8 miles of trails for fat tire biking. The Norway Ridge Pathway is a 7-mile trail that passes through sandy ridges and tall red pine trees. The scenery is just beautiful as you ride.
    Photo via Shutterstock
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This Kalamazoo house comes with an indoor pool, sauna, and tree fort

There's a lot to say about this Kalamazoo home, but to say it has character is definitely not selling it short. This…

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This Kalamazoo house comes with an indoor pool, sauna, and tree fort
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The 20 best Italian restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Italian cuisine goes beyond pizza and spaghetti and some of the best Italian restaurants are found throughout the metro Detroit area. We…

By Metro Times Staff

9. L.A. Bistro Canton
    44314 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-392-7028
    
    “L.A. Bistro was a great experience.  The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  When we arrived on Friday at 6:30 pm there was no wait.  The only thing to improve my experience would have been a glass of wine with my Italian entree (L.A. Bistro is alcohol free).” - Walter J.
    
    Photo via Facebook/L.A. Bistro Canton
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20 lounges, speakeasies, and hidden bars in metro Detroit and how to find them all

Think you’re the hippest barfly in Detroit? How many of these hidden, low-key, blink-and-you-miss-them, and underground bars have you visited?

By Metro Times Staff

Bad Luck Bar
    1218 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-657-9177; badluckbar.com
    Tucked away down an alley near Capitol Park, Bad Luck Bar is an experimental craft cocktail bar with an inventive selection of mixed drinks. The menu includes fanciful, imaginatively-named concoctions such as Downward Facing Man (rum, cold brew coffee, Zucca rabarbaro liqueur) and The Seer (cognac, royal jelly honey, VEP Yellow Chartreuse, edible gold, lemon twist).
    Photo via @badluckbar / Instagram
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Photos from AlTayeb, metro Detroit's popular Lebanese restaurant

Metro Detroit Lebanese breakfast restaurant AlTayeb became an instant hit after opening locations in Garden City and Dearborn. See this week's cover…

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AlTayeb at 15010 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn.
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23 rap lyrics that talk about — or mention — Detroit

There's no doubt that Detroit's rap game is strong. So strong, in fact, that rappers can't help but namedrop the 313 in…

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23 rap lyrics that talk about — or mention — Detroit
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to metro Detroit in 2022

While 2021 was a surprisingly great year for new eats in metro Detroit, it looks like 2022 might just top it. From…

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Sauce
    4120 Second St., Detroit; saucedetroit.com
    
    After a previous target opening of late 2021 passed, it seems likely that this Italian- and SoCal-themed spot will open this year. Sauce is under the Heirloom Hospitality group, helmed by Jeremy Sasson (Prime + Proper, a Detroit and Birmingham’s Townhouse), and will feature a menu by former Otus Supply chef Myles McVay. 
    
    
    Photo by Steve Neavling
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Twitter reacts to Little Caesars raising the price of the Hot-N-Ready pizza

At least once or twice in your life, you've taken a crumpled Lincoln and some change and strolled into Little Caesars to…

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Twitter reacts to Little Caesars raising the price of the Hot-N-Ready pizza
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The best weed in metro Detroit, as chosen by Metro Times readers

See more winners in our Best of Detroit 2021 issue.

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The best weed in metro Detroit, as chosen by Metro Times readers
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These before and after photos show how much Detroit has changed in 12 years

Detroit is a city where the resurgence and renaissance can't be denied or ignored — for better or worse. Local neighborhoods and…

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These before and after photos show how much Detroit has changed in 12 years
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The best things we ate in metro Detroit in 2021

In a roller coaster ride of a year that hit the restaurant industry particularly hard, all of metro Detroit’s restaurateurs deserve praise…

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‘Birriadillas’ with consomme at Antojitos Southwest
    During the pandemic’s early stages, Gloria Contreras turned a layoff into an opportunity to pursue a dream: opening a restaurant. She and her family launched a birria-centered operation out of their Southwest Detroit home, and word of her incredible “birriadillas” — or birria quesadillas — spread quickly. The Contreras family now runs a popular food truck, delivering birrilla impressive for its depth and richness. Contreras starts with beef that's browned before simmering for hours in its juices, leaving it super tender while building the fatty base for the hearty quesadillas' big flavor. Garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, and a range of other spices and aromatics stew with the meat, while guajillo, a brightening chile, adds a component that's more tangy and fruity than spicy. That’s wrapped in a shell with a handful of mozzarella cheese, then griddle-fried in the beef’s oil to deepen the package with another interesting flavor layer and create a crunchy counterpoint to all the tender meat. The birria juice is again repurposed as a consommé, which allows the diner to ensure that each bite is awash in the rich, high fat broth. Finish it with diced onion, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime for more flavor and textural depth, and the incredible package is complete. (1975 Sharon St., Detroit; instagram.com/antojitos_southwest)
    —Tom Perkins
    
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Twitter reacts to Kellogg's removing its name from products and its recent food quality

For nearly three months, 1,400 Kellogg workers have been on strike for better wages. The cereal company came under attack when news…

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Twitter reacts to Kellogg's removing its name from products and its recent food quality
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The hottest new metro Detroit restaurants to open in 2021

Despite the pandemic, metro Detroit's dining scene is red hot. Between new restaurants, new locations of existing restaurants, new menus, new concepts,…

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Union Assembly
    2131 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 248-795-2483; unionassembly.com 
    
    Union Assembly is the latest outpost from Union Joints, the restaurant group behind popular eateries such as Vinsetta Garage (Royal Oak), Union Woodshop (Clarkston), and Gran Castor (Troy). The 500-seat, 14,800 square-foot restaurant with a three-season indoor/outdoor terrace occupies the first and second floors of the Little Caesars corporate headquarters.
    
    Photo courtesy of Union Assembly
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All the festive people we saw at night two of GRiZMAS at the Masonic Temple

Saturday night in front of a packed house dressed in their grimiest Xmas fashion, Mize, Level Up, and Griz turned up the…

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All the festive people we saw at night two of GRiZMAS at the Masonic Temple
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Eminem's former Oakland Township mansion is back on the market for $3.23 million — let's take a tour

Will the real Slim Shady please move out? The speed-defying Detroit rapper sold his Oakland Township palace back in 2017 — a…

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Eminem's former Oakland Township mansion is back on the market for $3.23 million — let's take a tour
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Santa Claus, Light Shows, and Carriage Rides: 20 things to do in Metro Detroit this holiday season

We may have had our first few snowflakes of the season, but that doesn’t mean Detroiters have turned completely cold as the…

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Take a carriage ride through downtown Detroit
    Hallmark movies always make carriage rides through the city look like the ideal setting for a wintry romantic night. Fortunately for us, we can try it out ourselves right in the heart of downtown.
    
    For more information, including pricing, visit downtowndetroitparks.com.
    Photo via  Downtown Detroit Partnership/Facebook
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All the burlesque we saw at Hot & Bothered, a Dirty Show preview at Ant Hall

Detroit got dirty on Saturday night with the return of Hot & Bothered, The Dirty Show preview at Hamtramck's Ant Hall. Hot…

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All the burlesque we saw at Hot & Bothered, a Dirty Show preview at Ant Hall
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All the crafty people we saw at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

More than 100 vendors helped Detroiters get their holiday shopping done early at this year's Detroit Urban Craft Fair. The Masonic Temple…

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All the crafty people we saw at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair
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Batman-themed burlesque came to Detroit's Armageddon Beachparty Lounge

BAM! CRASH! BIFF! Detroit's Armageddon Beachparty Lounge turned into Gotham as Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, and The Rogue Gallery celebrated The World's Greatest…

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Batman-themed burlesque came to Detroit's Armageddon Beachparty Lounge
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This sprawling Battle Creek complex comes with an underground bunker

What did the owners of this 193-acre Battle Creek complex think was going to go down? Among the many amenities included in…

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This sprawling Battle Creek complex comes with an underground bunker
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30 essential Detroit area record stores to support to keep the music alive

Keep music alive by supporting these local, legendary, and thriving Detroit-area record stores, which keep the inspiration spinning all year long.

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30 essential Detroit area record stores to support to keep the music alive
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Everything we saw at the Giveon show at Detroit's Majestic Theatre

It's been a quick rise for Giveon, the contemporary R&B singer-songwriter whose been ascending since his collaboration with Drake on 2020's "Chicago…

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Everything we saw at the Giveon show at Detroit's Majestic Theatre
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Everything we saw at Danny Brown's 2021 Bruiser Thanksgiving show in Detroit

In Detroit, we’re lucky to have rapper Danny Brown, who brought his annual Bruiser Thanksgiving show to the Russell Industrial Center.11/24/2021 Photos…

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Everything we saw at Danny Brown's 2021 Bruiser Thanksgiving show in Detroit
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