20 Detroit area restaurants that taste amazing when you’re high

When talking about iconic combinations, most people might start with a classic like peanut butter and jelly or popcorn and a movie.…

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Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
    Photo via Google Maps
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The 20 best places to get cocktails in Detroit area, according to Yelp

Let’s be real, we’re all over the weather giving us hope one day and sorrow the next day. Seasonal depression is real,…

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14. RH House
    2630 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-586-1000
    “Yum ! The cocktails at RH house are amazing !! Kennedy at the bar is wonderful !!  My favorite is the Smokey Auburn. Great atmosphere !” - Caryl J.
    Photo via  RH House/Facebook
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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 best metro Detroit restaurants of 2021, according to our readers

Much like their favorite NFL football team, Detroiters will go down giving it all they've got when to comes to their favorite…

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The best metro Detroit restaurants of 2021, according to our readers
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The 20 best steakhouses in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Sometimes that craving hits and all you want is a nice, perfectly seasoned steak (with some sort of potato, of course). When…

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4. Roast
    1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-2500
    “Amazing dinner last night, from the manhattans, bone marrow and tomato salad. NY Steak, and scallops were the best we've had. Service is top notch. Best dining experience we have had in a long time.” - Russell G.
    Photo via 
     Roast/ Facebook
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Detroit-area restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you may have missed

The pandemic served us some pretty devastating news, including statistics about business closures. It is estimated that more than 17% of restaurants…

By Metro Times Staff

Coriander Kitchen and Farm
    14601 Riverside Blvd., Detroit; 313-473-9132; corianderkitchenandfarm.com
    Chef Alison Heeres and farmer Gwen Meyer of Coriander Kitchen & Farm have been itching to open their waterfront farm-to-table restaurant since securing the previously vacant marina in the Jefferson-Chalmers area. Well, in 2021, they opened Coriander's doors (er, scenic patio for now) to offer thoughtfully made and locally sourced flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches.  
    Photo via Coriander Kitchen and Farm/Facebook
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25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp

Mexican food is, how do we say this without being offensive ... the fucking best. No, really. Tacos? Burritos? Margaritas?! Like, come on. Dip…

By Metro Times Staff

25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to the Detroit area in 2021

We don't have to tell you that 2020, uh, was not all that it was cracked up to be. Not only did…

By Metro Times Staff

Sloppy Crab
    519 E. Jefferson, Detroit;sloppycrabdetroit.com
    The owners of Sloppy Chops are backing another sloppy restaurant with Sloppy Crab. Taking over the former Brigg's Detroit spot in downtown, Sloppy Crab will offer a variety of seafood dishes, including lobster, fried fish, and seafood boils. 
    Photo via Sloppy Crab/Facebook
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25 of the best comfort food restaurants in metro Detroit, according to Yelp

We could all use a little comfort right about now, meaning comfort food — like mac n' cheese, meatloaf, pho, or chicken…

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1. Polish Village Cafe
    2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-874-5726; polishvillage.cafe 
    “Nice old world styled restaurant. And I must say has the best be Polish food around. The wait staff is great. They always check to make sure you have everything to keep you happy. And it's always packed!!!!  so order carry out if you don't mind dining out. It's just a little place. Get anything it is guaranteed to be good, I promise. City chicken, pierogies, stuffed cabbage like grandma used to make.... unless you're getting a combo have the person with you order something different and just share. Serving sizes are good and there will be more than enough to take home for leftovers! Try the dill pickle soup as well. Hope you enjoy this place as much as I do.” — Tiffany M. on Yelp
    Photo via Polish Village Cafe/Facebook
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20 metro Detroit restaurants to fill up on piping hot pho

Winter is here, and so is our Seasonal Affective Disorder. Yeah, that's right. We're S.A.D. But another three-letter word might be hot,…

By Metro Times Staff

Flowers of Vietnam
    4440 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-554-2085; flowersofvietnam.com
    Tucked inside the Vernor Coney Island, Flowers of Vietnam is a high-end and experimental Vietnamese eatery and a strong contender for top pho within the city limits. Pair it with some sticky and sweet caramel chicken wings and a specialty cocktail and suddenly it’s a perfect date night. 
    Photo via Flower of Vietnam/Facebook
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50 Detroit-area restaurants that we said goodbye to in 2020

Draw a bath, cue up the Sarah McLachlan, and grab a pint of ice cream because we are seriously bumming about not…

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    9737 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck
    Revolver debuted in 2013 with a novel concept of selling advance tickets to special dinners with weekly rotating chefs, many of whom used the space to preview their new restaurants. While it drew a cult following, it could not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which forced many restaurants to resort to carryout. Revolver's closure was made official in the fall.
    Photo via MT archives
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40 Detroit area restaurants with igloos, tents, and heated outdoor seating

We Michiganders know one thing to be true: winter is inevitable. No longer how many unseasonably warm days November may hold, winter…

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Lake Inn Lapeer
    3711 Hunt Rd., Lapeer; 810-667-09411; lakeinnlapeer.com
    It’s a little like eating a burger in front of a cow but at Lake Inn Lapeer, which has a seafood-focused menu, they’ve got igloos on the deck overlooking the lake, you know, home to pre-cooked sea creatures. All that is required to reserve a waterfront igloo is a willingness to spend $150 minimum on food and drinks Monday-Thursday or $200 minimum Friday through Sunday. 
    Photo via Lake Inn Lapeer/Facebook
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The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers

The results are in for the 2020 Best of Detroit reader's poll and our readers didn't hold back from letting us know…

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The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers
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20 places to grab cocktails-to-go in metro Detroit

A lot of things suck right now — like, a lot of things. But the alcohol gods have bestowed upon us a…

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    4458 Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-757-4992; pizzaplex.com
    We’ve got a cocktail com-plex. Thankfully, Southwest’s PizzaPlex started baggin’ up their cocktails to go in Capri Sun-style pouches. For $10, you can get the Orchid, Negroni, or Plex Margarita.  
    Photo via  PizzaPlex/Facebook
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25 ice cream spots in the Detroit area you should have tried by now

The existential dread you're feeling? Well, while we may not be able to fill the void of uncertainty, but we can suggest…

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25 ice cream spots in the Detroit area you should have tried by now
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26 Detroit-area spots serving food on Thanksgiving Day in 2019

Don't want to cook? You don't have to! These restaurants are making Thanksgiving less stressful by offering brunches, dinners, or buffets so…

By Metro Times Staff

The Henry, Autograph Collection
    300 Town Center Dr., Dearborn; 313-441-2000; behenry.com
    The Autograph Collection is located in the beautiful and historic dining area of The Marriott in Dearborn. A full course Thanksgiving meal with choices of sides and dessert will be served. The meal costs $58.80 per person, or $32 for children ages 4 to 12. 
    Photo via The Henry - Autograph Collection / Facebook
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26 hidden bars in the Detroit area and how to find them all

There are quite a few hidden gems in the Motor City and beyond, and our secret bars are among them. From speakeasies,…

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    220 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-369-6070; nightcapbara2.com
    Located in downtown Ann Arbor, this inventive cocktail bar offers twists on classic drinks as well as mocktails and spiked floats. The cozy seating and luxury speakeasy-esque decor make this the perfect spot for socializing and dancing.   
    Photo via Nightcap / Facebook
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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
    Photo courtesy of MotorCity Wine Facebook
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13 Detroit-area restaurants that are open 24-7

When the mood strikes, there's nothing that can stop you from satisfying that late-night (or early morning) hunger. That's why we've rounded…

By Metro Times Staff

Fleetwood Diner
    300 S. Ashley St.; Ann Arbor; 734-995-5502
    If you’re hitting the Ann Arbor scene, enjoy Fleetwood Diner’s "Hippie Hash" served hash browns grilled with onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, broccoli, and feta cheese served with eggs and toast. It’s sure to cure your hangover before it even begins.
    Photo by Will Feuer
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Everything we saw at Ann Arbor's Waterhill Music Festival

The first Sunday in May, residents of Ann Arbor's Water Hill neighborhood perform on their porches while visitors stroll from house to…

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Everything we saw at Ann Arbor's Waterhill Music Festival
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Metro Detroit's best restaurants of 2018, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2018 Best of Detroit reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us…

By Metro Times Staff

Best New Restaurant (Detroit)
    Lady of the House Detroit, 1426 Bagley Ave., 313-818-0218
    Photo via Ladyofthehouse/Instagram
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