All the beautiful people we saw celebrating at Ferndale Pride

This past weekend the city of Ferndale kicked off its Pride month celebrations, with live performances, street vendors, and a whole lot of…

By Leigh Miller

All the beautiful people we saw celebrating at Ferndale Pride
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20 restaurants that have opened in the Detroit area so far in 2022

Many restaurants are still reeling from the pandemic, as made evident by the amount of restaurants we lost in 2021. Things seem…

By Metro Times Staff

Charminar Biryani
111 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6236; charminarmi.com
Charminar Biryani Express opened in Detroit  early this spring bringing Indian cuisine right across the street from Wayne State University.
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30 essential Detroit area brunches you should have tried by now

Nothing says spring has sprung quite like brunch. Sure, you can technically brunch in the fall and winter, but it’s just something…

By Metro Times Staff

Social Kitchen
225 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-594-4200; socialkitchenandbar.com

Chicken and waffles are a brunch favorite, but at Social Kitchen, it’s more than a brunchtime entree — it’s also a cocktail. Social takes what we know about a typical old fashioned and elevates it by adding crispy fried chicken and a waffle biscuit.

Photo via Google Maps
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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.

By Metro Times Staff

30 essential Detroit area record stores to support to keep the music alive
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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…

By Metro Times Staff

The best metro Detroit restaurants of 2021, according to our readers
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All the crafty people we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair

DIY Street Fair returned to Ferndale for a crafty good time. This year's fair featured over 150 local artists, makers, crafters, and…

By Metro Times Staff

All the crafty people we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair
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20 Detroit area food trucks you should have tried by now

The food truck industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. In Detroit, you can find them parked all over the…

By Metro Times Staff

20 Detroit area food trucks you should have tried by now
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25 of the most romantic restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp

It might be cold AF outside, but things are heating up in time for Valentine's Day, thanks to metro Detroit's dining scene.…

By Metro Times Staff

16. Marrow
    8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-652-0200; marrowdetroit.com 
    “Had an absolutely incredible experience at Marrow for our anniversary dinner. Menu has to be picked ahead of time, but you truly can't go wrong -- everything was fresh, unique, beautifully plated, and delicious. Our server was kind and attentive while also being careful to limit contact due to covid precautions. We sat on the back patio which had heaters and a fire going, and was a lovely setting for dinner. The tasting menu is well worth the price and we already want to return since the menu changes often! Marrow exceeded our expectations and made our anniversary dinner fun and memorable.” — Carolina R. on Yelp
    
    Photo via Marrow/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…

By Metro Times Staff

Revolver
    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…

By Metro Times Staff

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 marijuana businesses in 2020, according to our readers

Looks like metro Detroiters had some high praise for these local marijuana businesses in Metro Times' Best of Detroit poll. From vape…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Preroll (Washtenaw)
    The Patient Station
    539 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti; 734-544-9999; thepatientstation.com 
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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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…

By Metro Times Staff

The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers
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30 essential Detroit area sandwich shops you should have tried by now

Let's be real: We've never met a sandwich we didn't like. In fact, our personal nutritional pyramid is made up of 65%…

By Metro Times Staff

Ernie’s Market
    8500 Capital St., Oak Park; 248-541-9703; erniessandwichshop.com
    Ernie’s is known for its large, unique sandwiches — and for Ernie, a shopkeep with a propensity for saying, “Baby!” You can put a number of toppings on them, and choose from a wide variety of sides. The local business has been serving the community for years.
    Photo via Ernie’s Market / 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…

By Metro Times Staff

25 ice cream spots in the Detroit area you should have tried by now
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The 20 hottest restaurants in the Detroit area right at this moment

The restaurant scene in the Detroit area is hotter than hot, and all the options might make you dizzy. To help you…

By Metro Times Staff

Leila
    1249 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-816-8100; leiladetroit.com
    With 4,500-square-feet, Leila has the space to serve family-style Lebanese dishes. Classic fare includes dry-rubbed pork, grilled meat dishes called mashawi, and a selection of seafood.
    Photo via Leila / Facebook
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25 essential restaurants located in Detroit's suburbs

Detroit is an attractive destination for foodies and everyone knows it — but the food scene in the suburbs of Detroit is…

By Metro Times Staff

Mabel Gray
    23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
    Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.
    Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook
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All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2019

Shuck Yeah! — Metro Times' oyster-tasting extravaganza — took place on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply.10/20/2019 Photos by Dontae Rockymore

By Metro Times Staff

All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2019
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15 cozy fall dishes to try at Detroit-area restaurants

Fall is upon us, and with it comes cozy sweaters, bonfires, and some of the most comforting food you'll eat all year.…

By Metro Times Staff

The Meeting House 
    301 Main St., Rochester; 248-759-4825; themeetinghouserochester.com
    Lightly Smoked Chicken Breast: Maple-basted spaghetti squash served with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and sage. 
    Roasted Vegetable: Mixed greens served with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, white balsamic vinaigrette, and chèvre.
    Photo via The Meeting House / Facebook
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Everything we saw at the Regrettes show at the Loving Touch in Ferndale

L.A. garage pop group the Regrettes performed at the Loving Touch in Ferndale on Wednesday, along with Greer and Hala.10/09/2019 Photos by…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the Regrettes show at the Loving Touch in Ferndale
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What you can expect at this year's Shuck Yeah! oyster tasting event

Shuck Yeah! — Metro Times' oyster-tasting extravaganza — will take place on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply, from 11 a.m.…

By Metro Times Staff

What you can expect at this year's Shuck Yeah! oyster tasting event
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Everyone we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair 2019

Nothing is sexier than doing it yourself, which is what the Ferndale DIY Street Fair has been doing for 12 years running.…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Ferndale's DIY Street Fair 2019
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All the beautiful people we saw at the Little Mermen show at Ferndale's Magic Bag

It was a whole new world at the Magic Bag with Disney tribute band, the Little Mermen.08/30/2019 Photos by Mike Pfeiffer

By Metro Times Staff

All the beautiful people we saw at the Little Mermen show at Ferndale's Magic Bag
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All the fabulous people we saw at Ferndale Pride 2019

Pride Month kicked off to a colorful start with Ferndale's annual LGBTQ celebration.06/01/2019 Photos by Joe Maroon

By Metro Times Staff

All the fabulous people we saw at Ferndale Pride 2019
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Photos from Ferndale Spring Fever night 3

The third and final night at Ferndale Spring Fever was filled with more great local and national bands. After being absent from…

By Metro Times Staff

Photos from Ferndale Spring Fever night 3
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Photos from Ferndale Spring Fever nights 1 and 2

Ferndale Spring Fever is off to a roaring start. The rock-centric festival started on Thursday and takes place over the course of…

By Metro Times Staff

Photos from Ferndale Spring Fever nights 1 and 2
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Wild Belle brought tropical flair to Ferndale's Loving Touch

Indie rock band Wild Belle performed at Ferndale's Loving Touch in support of its new record, Everybody One of a Kind. Jeffertitti's…

By Metro Times Staff

Wild Belle brought tropical flair to Ferndale's Loving Touch
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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…

By Metro Times Staff

Sea scallops.
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Everything we saw at Singers in the Round at Ferndale's Otus Supply

As part of the free monthly performance, Singers in the Round took to the stage at Ferndale's Otus Supply for an intimate…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at Singers in the Round at Ferndale's Otus Supply
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All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2018

Metro Times' second annual Shuck Yeah! oyster-tasting event returned, this time to Ferndale's Woodward Avenue Brewers and the Loving Touch.September 30, 2018…

By Metro Times Staff

All the people, food, and oysters we saw at Shuck Yeah! 2018
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Everyone we saw at Ferndale DIY Street Fair

Ferndale DIY Street Fair returned for its 11th year on Sept. 21-23, bringing with it friends, family, and fun to the streets…

By Metro Times Staff

Everyone we saw at Ferndale DIY Street Fair
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