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Because Eastern Market, That's Why

Amanda Gregory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Amanda Gregory

I suspect the reactions I received when telling people I was moving to Detroit were similar to those one might receive after announcing a plan to move to Yemen or to give up practicing law in order to farm tarantulas. Many just did not understand.

Detroit Food Academy -- The Hope of Our City Is in Our Youth

Detroit Food Academy | Posted 11.04.2013 | Detroit
Detroit Food Academy

This program feeds a basic need for our young people; Detroit Food Academy gives them a place to be and group to belong to. And they completely own it.

This Is A Surprising Choice, Jet's

Detroit News | Posted 07.27.2013 | Detroit

This October, Jet's Pizza will introduce Metro Detroit to something it may not have known it wanted: a Chicago-style pie. Granted, the Sterling Hei...

Guns + Butter x Orion Music & More

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.09.2013 | Detroit
Emily Elyse Miller

The pop-up restaurant I run with chef Craig Lieckfelt is taking our cooking to new levels, pushing limits, and naturally making a scene. Orion Music & More was our first festival, we got a taste, and will definitely be back for seconds!

Michigan: Your Outside-The-Box Foodie Destination

The Celebrity Cafe | Posted 08.25.2013 | Detroit

Let’s be honest... If you think about planning a food oriented trip, Michigan might not be your obvious first pick. We, however, discovered that Det...

Chef Phil Jones: From Motown to Grow Town

Dark Rye | Posted 06.20.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

COLORS has become a hub of the revitalizing Detroit food scene.

Local Ice Cream Flavor Named One Of The Oddest On Earth

TIME NewsFeed | Posted 07.28.2013 | Detroit

It seems no ingredient is off the table for ice cream makers these days. Fish and flowers, beer, meat and cheese – they’re all taking a churn at o...

Dr. Sushi Rolls Onto Detroit's Upstart Scene

Ollie Honderd | Posted 04.29.2013 | Detroit
Ollie Honderd

Dr. Sushi is just one example on a growing list of nonprofits, renovation projects, and startups whose media buzz is beginning to compete with the persistent bad news surrounding Detroit's serious issues of crime, political corruption and financial ruin.

The Detroit I Live in Today

Amy Berkhoudt | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Amy Berkhoudt

Because the dominant culture of our nation is white, affluent, and educated, there is suddenly little voice lent to those who are not all of the above. This raises a gamut of questions, especially ones that start with "Why?"

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Detroit's Food Economy?

WDET | Posted 04.04.2013 | Detroit

How well do you know Detroit's Food Economy? Take our short quiz to find out, then share it with a friend. Question 1: More than half of De...

Look Forward To These New Restaurants

Model D | Noelle Lothamer | Posted 01.22.2013 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. In 2012, we saw a slew of new restaurants and cafes opening around the city -- some of which already se...

Surprising Tact To Support Detroit's Newest Grocery Store: Free Cash

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's latest grocery store will be mobbed Saturday -- mobbed with shoppers, that is, some who will receive free gift cards to support the new Brus...

Settling The 'Food Desert' Debate With A Trip To All 111 Detroit Grocery Stores

Posted 11.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit photographer Noah Stephens has aimed to show a different side of the city from what frequently makes it into national press, highlighting its ...

It's a Myth That Detroit Is a Food Desert

Jay Walljasper | Posted 10.23.2012 | Detroit
Jay Walljasper

So what makes Detroit different in the public imagination from other cities grappling with budget deficits, unemployment, crime, racial divisions or political corruption? In large part, it's disinformation.

The Stakes Are High For MGM's New Upscale Sports Bar

Posted 07.30.2012 | Detroit

Two months after announcing that the Wolfgang Puck Grille would cease taking reservations, the MGM Grand Casino fleshed out plans for a new upscale sp...

Good News, Kind Of: Hamtramck Restaurant Closing

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit

While Hamtramck's only Mex-Asian fusion restaurant will be closing up shop next month, loyal patrons won't have to lose out on the spicy sauces of Mar...

Detroit: A Tale of Two... Farms?

Eric Holt Gimenez | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Eric Holt Gimenez

Land -- rural or urban -- is more than just land; it is the space where social, economic and community decisions are made, and it is the place of neighborhood, culture and livelihoods. It is home.

MSU, City Join Forces To Make Detroit A World Leader In Urban Agriculture

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.27.2012 | Detroit

Michigan State University will be putting millions of dollars into a partnership with the city of Detroit to make it a world leader in urban agricultu...

Corridor Sausage Gets Ready For Exponential Growth With New Space

Model D | JON ZEMKE | Posted 06.26.2012 | Detroit

This story originally appeared in Model D. The Corridor Sausage Co. has a new home in Eastern Market, signing a lease for its first production fac...

Fresh Food Solutions Usually Spring Up From the Grassroots Level

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 08.20.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Fresh Corner Cafe is a start up business that is actively working to address the long-standing problem of providing more access to healthy food choices in Detroit neighborhoods.

Check Out City's Best Under-The-Radar Home Chefs At DIY Food Fair

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.11.2012 | Detroit

If you've been missing Tastefest these past two years, you're in luck: An indie version is coming to Detroit, and for one night only, you can find hom...

Grab The Chips! Local Salsa Company Sizzles With Record Revenue

Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit

The folks at Ferndale's Garden Fresh Gourmet have been busy during the past year turning tomatoes into dollars. The 15-year-old salsa company is se...

Eat A Coney Dog Like It's 1917

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters will gather downtown Wednesday to wish one of the city's legends a happy birthday as American Coney Island celebrates 95 years in business ...

Grocery Delivery Service To Whet 'Food Desert' Residents' Appetites

Model D | Posted 05.22.2012 | Detroit

By Jon Zemke Jenile Brooks has a catch phrase for her new online grocery story, Harvest Express, Food Desert Fresh. The inspiration came when a ...

Whole Foods Breaks Ground In Detroit

Posted 05.15.2012 | Detroit

After two years, the day Detroit's endive and escargot enthusiasts have waited for is finally here: a construction crew broke ground on the city's new...