I moved out of the state nearly four years ago, so when I visited recently, I came at Detroit with a fresh set of eyes. What I saw surprised me -- a city that's already on the rise.
Meghan McEwen of Designtripper lives the dream in Detroit, where she runs the impossibly cool and special hotel Honor & Folly. She took us on a tour of her favorite hometown spots.
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!
COLORS has become a hub of the revitalizing Detroit food scene.
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.
As Detroiters, we are daily seeing progress being made but I know I have wondered at times, what is the vision behind it all? Thankfully for today's Detroit, those on the front lines are visionaries that have bought into a common vision.
Noel Night was originally created as a way to introduce people to everything that Detroit's cultural center has to offer. Fourty years have passed since then and Noel Night just seems to keep getting bigger and better.
There's a lot more to be excited about in Detroit than baseball, and yet it's really spectacular that the success of our team can help expose more people to the success of our community.
A vibrant downtown is not, by itself, the answer to Detroit's problems. However, few would argue that it's not of particular importance as an anchor point for a significantly improved local economy.
Cass Café Gallery's current show is by M. Saffell Gardner and Tylonn J. Sawyer. These are two very different artists, and the Gallery highlights certain weaknesses of both artists by showing them together.
An amateur baker myself, I've often wondered how difficult it really was to make paczki. When I decided to give it a shot this year, over and over again people wished me luck. Look, I thought, I don't need "luck."
Ernie greets every customer by name. If it's your first time, he calls you Baby, makes you hold out your open palm, hands out a bunch of Hershey Kisses, and then introduces himself as a friend for life.
Detroit is known for being a city with poverty, high crime rates, a poor school system, a declining population, and more recently, major financial problems. What you may not know is that Detroit is also known for its food.
The food varies in style from very sweet and mild to "Are you sure you want to try that!?" wickedly spicy.
In metro Detroit, our little white huts of bite-sized burger worship have been around longer than most of us have been alive. Part of their appeal is their nostalgic sentimental value; the other part is their food: fast, cheap and greasy.
Metro Detroit is luckier than most when it comes to our run-of-the-mill pizza chains. Just because a place has a corporate headquarters and franchisee options doesn't mean you should have to suffer bad pizza.