Here are all the $6 burger specials for Detroit Burger Week, Aug. 19-25

In partnership with the Michigan Beef Industry Commission we are bringing you $6 burgers from Detroit's most delicious restaurants Aug. 19-25, 2019.…

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HopCat Detroit
    Ja Bacon Me Crazy: Two custom-blend patties smashed on the griddle, layered with Jalapeño-Bacon Jam and melted American cheese, nestled on pickle chips and a toasted Brioche bun. Want to make it the perfect meal? Add a side of Cosmik Fries for just $2.
    4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-769-8828;  hopcat.com/detroit
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Everything we saw at Corona Electric Beach at The Belt in Detroit

On Saturday, Wax Motif stopped by Detroit's The Belt alley for Electric Beach featuring WhereIsFenix, King Saaidi, PVRTY HVRD, and Nick Speed.08/17/2019…

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Everything we saw at Corona Electric Beach at The Belt in Detroit
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Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019

On Saturday, metro Detroiters came out to The Roostertail to celebrate the best things to love about the Motor City at this…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at Metro Times' Best of Detroit Party 2019
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The 20 hottest restaurants in Detroit right now

Detroit's restaurant scene is hot right now. From new cocktail bars to date-night spots, there are plenty of ways to entertain your…

By Metro Times Staff

PAO Detroit
    114 W. Adams Ave., Detroit
    A modern experience inspired by classic Asian flavors. Dishes include king crab truffle gnocchi and a 48-hour lamb lollipop. Happy hour is M-F from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Photo via PAO Detroit / Facebook
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10 outstanding Black-owned restaurants in the Detroit area

Those of us who live here know that Motown has a rich history of food and drink, and Black-owned bars, restaurants, and…

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The Kitchen by Cooking with Que
    6529 Woodward Ave., Detroit
    This space at 6529 Woodward serves as a culinary classroom of sorts where vegans and meat lovers can hone their culinary skills; a place for businesses and individuals to rent a shared commercial kitchen; and a place where visitors can rent private dining space.
    Photo via  The Kitchen by Cooking with Que / Facebook
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25 things to eat in Detroit before you die

There are plenty of stellar restaurants in Detroit, and some of them have come up with some truly to-die-for dishes. From beignets…

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Salted Maple Pie
    Sister Pie
    8066 Kercheval Ave., Detroit
    Sweet, savory, salty, and maybe a bit smokey, the salted maple pie is a perfect balance between every flavor your taste buds are craving. Sister Pie has become a West Village favorite, with seasonal pies, breakfast items, and a list of hot or cold beverages to choose from. 
    Photo via  Sister Pie / Facebook
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Michigan breweries worth the drive, and the Uber ride back home

The craft brewery scene is all the rage lately, and luckily for us, Michigan has been offering exciting beer-soaked spots for years.…

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Stroh's at Brew Detroit
    300 River Pl. Dr. #5000, Detroit
    Bernhard Strogh combined a dream and a beer recipe to create the notable family-owned Stroh’s brewing company of Detroit. Not only did the company become the largest in the city, but it also became the third-largest in the country. Though the brewery was sold to Pabst in 1999, Stroh’s again began being brewed in the city in 2016, at Brew Detroit. 
    Photo via  Brew Detroit / Facebook
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The Detroit area's quirkiest restaurants that everyone should visit at least once

In the Detroit area alone, we have places to eat where you can board a ship, say a secret password, and attend…

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Mad Hatter Bistro
    185 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
    This Alice in Wonderland-themed bar and restaurant uses traditional family recipes that have been passed down for generations. You can choose to dine in Wonderland or in an electric dining room where you can watch the "Mad Scientists," aka the chefs, prepare food in the open kitchen.  
    Photo via  Mad Hatter Bistro/Bar/Tea Room / Facebook
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Everyone we saw at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer Beer Festival

Michigan Summer Beer Fest made its return to Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park on Friday. Celebrating 22 years of Michigan beers, the Summer Beer…

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Everyone we saw at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Summer Beer Festival
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20 Michigan-based restaurant chains that are actually good

Michigan sometimes feels inundated with chain restaurants, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Not all chains are bad, and…

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 Halo Burger 
    Halo Burger, which originated in Flint, is one of the oldest hamburger chains in the country. If you’ve ever wondered where the “deluxe burger” came from, Halo Burger is the creative mind behind it. The chain uses 100 percent fresh, never-frozen beef accompanied by other ingredients for the signature taste.
    
    Photo via  Halo Hamburger / Facebook
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Everything we saw at Pig & Whiskey 2019

Pig & Whiskey returned to Ferndale from Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21.07/19/2019 Photos by Dontae Rockymore

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Everything we saw at Pig & Whiskey 2019
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Essential Detroit-area restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world

The Detroit area is home to people from all around the globe who have brought beautiful cultures and exquisite cuisines to the…

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South Korea: Korean Palace
    34744 Dequindre Rd., Sterling Heights
    One of the treats about eating Korean food is the array of a half-dozen side dishes — banchan — that come with the meal. That the little plates of banchan will appear soon after you order is just assumed by the mostly Korean clientele at Korea Palace — you won't find a reference to them on the menu. 
    
    Photo via  Tom Perkins
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All the beautiful people we saw at Taste of Summer in the D 2019

The truth is, metro Detroit’s bars and restaurants have been heating up and keeping it cool all year. A Taste of Summer…

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All the beautiful people we saw at Taste of Summer in the D 2019
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15 Detroit-area hotspots to visit for a delicious mocktail

Sometimes all you want is the refreshing taste of a sophisticated and thoughtfully made fizzy and fruity concoction, without assaulting your liver.…

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M Cantina13214 Michigan Ave., DearbornChips, salsa, and agua frescas baby. This Dearborn cantina features seasonal cocktails and horchata — basically rice pudding in liquid form — as well as a hibiscus option to satisfy a thirst for something light and refreshing.
    
    Photo via  M Cantina / Facebook
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Detroit's 25 hottest bars right now according to Yelp

Yelp, everyone's favorite place to share an informed opinion, can offer some useful insights when deciding on which bar to frequent in…

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2. Candy Bar1509 Broadway St., DetroitWe want Candy! This intimate setting, which appears to be influenced by the Roaring '20s in decor, has drinks as sweet as their treats. You can sit and chat in the pink and red suede seats and order a round at the bar — or you can always just stare at the beautifully crafted chandelier hanging from the ceiling.
    
    Photo by Christian Harder courtesy of the Siren Hotel
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Photos from Detroit's Caribbean softball league

Every Sunday, dozens of ball players who are immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere head to diamonds in Southwest…

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Photos from Detroit's Caribbean softball league
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Hidden gem restaurants only found in Detroit strip malls

Sometimes the best restaurants are found where you least expect — even at your local strip mall. These easy-to-miss Detroit-area restaurants are…

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Bonoful Sweets & Cafe12085 Conant Ave., HamtramckTucked inside a Hamtramck strip mall, you’ll find this small restaurant which serves affordable Indian, Chinese, and Bangladeshi food. If you decide to eat in, try to snag a booth since they offer a lot of privacy because they have floor to ceiling walls that create little cubbies for your dining experience.
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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15 rooftop lounges 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 a summer…

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HopCat Royal Oak - 208 W. 5th St., Royal Oak 
     HopCat is one of Michigan's go to's for the best in local beers, but it's patios in Royal Oak and Detroit are also some of the state's best spots for enjoying beers.
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Everything we saw at Planet Ant’s Hamtramck Pop-Up Food Festival

Planet Ant’s Hamtramck Pop-Up Food Festival brings two days of more than 15 local food vendors, including the Grim Feeder, Preeti’s, Pietrzyk…

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Everything we saw at Planet Ant’s Hamtramck Pop-Up Food Festival
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Essential Royal Oak restaurants you should have tried by now

Royal Oak has transformed before our eyes in recent years, and if you blink too long you could miss something. Whether you're…

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  Diamonds Steak and Seafood  
    100 S. Main St. 1st Fl., Royal Oak; (248) 291-5201; Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
    
    Diamonds is a recent welcome addition to the Royal Oak food scene. The restaurant serves salads, steaks, burgers, a variety of seafood, and a buffet brunch on weekends. If you’re in the mood for delicious apps like shrimp ceviche and calamari, sides like creamed corn and loaded mashed potatoes, or entrees like filet skewers and coconut shrimp, then this is a worthy place to stop. 
    Photo via Diamonds Steak and Seafood / Facebook
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18 Michigan restaurants worth a road trip from Detroit

Despite the bourgeoning and bustling restaurant scene in and around Detroit, all of us need to get out of town sometime. If…

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  Marine City Fish Company   240 S. Water St., Marine City; 810-765-5477; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m.
    With memorabilia-lined walls and an eclectic menu, Marine City’s namesake fish company mirrors its city’s charm and character. Located near the banks of the St. Clair River, lunch or dinner at Marine City Fish Company should be the last stop on an exploration through the city. The menu has (obviously) a wide selection of fish, in addition to meats, pastas, and sandwiches, with simplified options for children. Make sure to try the homemade chips and check out the patio if its warm, or try the dessert menu inside and enjoy the home-like aesthetic on colder days. 
    Photo via Marine City Fish Company / Facebook
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The most important brunches in Detroit right now

Metro Detroit is known for its outstanding restaurants, and they only get better during the daylight hours. Here are some of the…

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The most important brunches in Detroit right now
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The Detroit area's best restaurants in 2019, according to our readers

The results are in for the 2019 Best of Detroit reader's poll and our readers didn't hold back from letting us know…

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Best Seafood
    Bonefish Grill
    660 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-269-0276
    bonefishgrill.com
    Photo from Bonefish Grill / Facebook
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Mind-blowing desserts that we can't get enough of in the Detroit area

While Detroit might be known as the "Motor City," we've got other things going for us, too. The city and surrounding suburbs…

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Photo from M Street Baking Company / Facebook
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The 10 best new Detroit restaurants to open so far in 2019

April showers may bring May flowers, but spring in metro Detroit means a lush list of new restaurant offerings. We might be…

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Sea scallops.
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30 essential Detroit area patios you should be enjoying this weekend

Michigan's warm season is too short, but when the weather's nice there's nothing better than finding a bar or restaurant that has…

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MotorCity Wine
    Perhaps one of the most beloved patios in the city, MotorCity Wine is more than just a place to pop some serious red, white, or rosé. With ample seating and fire pits for chilly nights, MotorCity Wine often brings its frequent dining pop-ups and entertainment outdoors for a more intimate party with fresh air. 
    1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit
    313-483-7283
    Photo courtesy of MotorCity Wine Facebook
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20 places where you can get a legit slice of pizza in Detroit

If there's one thing Midwesterners enjoy, it's a hearty helping of melted cheese on a buttery crust of pizza. Although Detroit might…

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PizzaPapalis of Greektown
    553 Monroe St.; Detroit; 313-961-8020
    
    PizzaPapalis serves Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to downtown Detroit, but is so popular that they also have locations in Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Taylor, Rivertown, and even Toledo. Be sure to try the Papali’s gourmet pizza topped with spinach, chicken, black olives, garlic, and feta cheese.
    
    Photo courtesy of PizzaPapalis of Greektown
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The 20 best old school bakeries in metro Detroit

A good bakery is hard to find, but luckily in metro Detroit, we get to pick from the cream of the crop.…

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Donut Cutter
    28173 Woodward Ave., Berkley; 248-542-4653
    
    Whether you’re a fan of dense cake donuts or soft fluffy yeast donuts, Donut Cutter has you covered. Although its current owners bought Donut Cutter in 1998, this bakery has been a part of Berkley since 1983. Pair your donut with a hot cup of coffee or a refreshing apple cider.
    
    Photo courtesy of Instagram user gonehungry
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The 20 best craft cocktail bars in the Detroit area, right now

Detroit may have more of a reputation as a shot-and-a-beer bar type of town, but that doesn't mean we don't have classy…

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Willis Show Bar
    4156 Third Ave., Detroit
    The building on Third and Willis has returned to its roots as a cabaret in the glory days of swing and jazz when it reopened in 2018. Guests can watch local and national acts perform on the bar's stage, which is located directly behind and above the bartenders, as they sip a variety of martinis and pretend they're hanging out with Sinatra.
    Photo by Jesse David Green
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35 essential dive bars you can only find in Detroit suburbs

When it comes to getting a drink, not just any place will do. On a day when you need a no-fuss drink…

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Marge’s Bar
    15300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe; 313-881-8895
    It’s the friendliest sports bar in metro Detroit. And by sports, we mean hockey. And if that’s not cool enough, they host live jazz music. So basically it’s a dive bar that doubles as a jive bar.
    Photo by Mike Dionne
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