Friday, March 31, 2017

Detroit's Fisher Building will host a halfpipe next week

Posted By on Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 8:30 AM

An architectural monolith and beacon of Art Deco design, the Fisher Building, will play host to a stunning skateboard ramp this week. The Fisher Halfpipe, as it’s being called, was curated by Everard Findlay as a means to explore the way skateboarding transcends race, class, and culture to draw disparate...

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

United We Brunch comes to Detroit's Garden Theater this Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Shleppers of the 9-to-5 look forward to no meal more than that of brunch. This weekend-only meal is generally served after breakfast but before lunch, and plied with gallons of Bloody Mary mix and vodka. Luckily there are myriad places around town that offer a killer brunch menu, and...

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

'Meat-themed up north-style' restaurant planned for Midtown

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Great news for all the lovers of northern Michigan meats - a meaty restaurant dedicated to up north's beasts is in the works. It's a new concept that's being floated by Jon Carlson, who, among other restaurants/breweries, owns Grizzly Peak and Jolly Pumpkin, plans a "meat-themed up north-style destination...

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First Look: Inside southeast Michigan's new (and only) Guatemalan bakery

Posted By on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM

(See 14 photos of Panaderia La Bendicion's pastries here.) Though Ypsilanti's Mexican and Central American population isn't nearly as large as that a half hour east in Southwest Detroit, its small community of restaurants is producing dishes that can stand up to anything made by its nearby neighbors. Joining...

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Monday, March 27, 2017

In praise of the tacos al pastor at Southwest Detroit's El Parian taco truck

Posted By on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 8:56 AM

There are so many ways that tacos al pastor seem to go wrong. The meat is cooked into dried crumbles. They’re a mouth full of straight fat. They're grease bombs. The flavor is thin. The texture is rubbery. The tortilla could be used to refinish furniture. That’s why you...

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Belle Isle officials want input on the future of the Grand Prix and more private events

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 9:20 AM

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources' charge when it comes to taking care of Belle Isle couldn't be more clear. According to a DNR press release sent out last week, its role as steward of the island park is to "protect and preserve Belle Isle Park’s natural and cultural...

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

A new bar arcade is in the works near Greektown

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Nerds rejoice! A bar arcade is in the works for the Globe Tobacco Building at 407 E. Fort St. near Greektown. What's planned sounds like something different than what one will find anywhere else in town. Eater reports that the establishment, called Ready Player One, will hold around 40...

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This food truck's illustration of Michigan is so awful that it's actually amazing

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 4:00 PM

When we saw this photo on Reddit of a food truck with a horribly-rendered map of Michigan blasted across its side we couldn't help but chuckle. Of course, a million follow-up questions came to light: Who painted this map? Were they drunk when they did it? Did they even look...

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ypsilanti City Council approves a resolution to fly a trans pride flag on the city pole

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 8:38 PM

The city of Ypsilanti is showing its trans pride. At its March 21 meeting, the Ypsilanti City Council unanimously approved a resolution to fly the trans pride flag on March 31, the Transgender Day of Visibility. It will be up on the city-owned pole at the Ypsilanti Police Department....

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Downtown Detroit has a new Italian deli in La Pecora Nera

Posted By on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

With the loss of Corktown's Rubbed in the space now occupied by Ima, greater downtown Detroit found itself down a salami, capicola, and mortadella dealer. Good news: La Pecora Nera (The Black Sheep), a small deli at 1514 Washington Blvd., rectified the situation when it opened this week. The...

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