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Global Detroit Human, Clothing Store Featuring Local Designers, To Open In Midtown's Auburn Building

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 10:07 AM

This story originally appeared in the April 23 issue of Model D.

Global Detroit Human will open inside the Auburn in the coming weeks, joining retailers Hugh, Nora, and Source Booksellers in what is fast becoming Midtown's...

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Shinola, Bike And Watch Maker, To Open Flagship Retail Store In Midtown Detroit This June

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 10:00 AM

This story originally appeared in Model D.

The excitement surrounding the Detroit-based manufacturer of watches, bicycles and leather goods Shinola is palpable, and already the brand is getting buzz from national news and entertainment media outlets – not bad for a retailer whose products only...

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Bagger Dave's Detroit: Burger Chain On Its Way To Greektown

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:45 AM

This story originally appeared in Model D.

You may have seen the new vinyl banner that reads "Coming Soon!" with the Bagger Dave's logo that was hung over the weekend at 1224 Randolph Street next to the recently-opened Buffalo Wild Wings in Greektown. While...

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Beignets, Detroit Food Truck, Opening As Cafe In Hamtramck Dedicated To The French Doughnut

(3) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 9:44 AM

This story originally appeared in Model D.

From the Paris of the Midwest to the New Orleans of the North: Detroit is getting a taste of the Bayou with Beignets.

After many years of traveling to the Big Easy...

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Trinosophes, Eastern Market Cafe, Gallery And Performing Arts Space, Celebrates Grand Opening

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 9:03 AM

This story originally appeared in Model D.

Trinosophes, a new art gallery and performance space in Eastern Market, has been hosting monthly events for the past few months, but they are now ready for their full-time debut with a grand opening...

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The 'Dirty Show' Founder Jerry Vile Talks Detroit Erotic Art Exhibition's Beginnings

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 9:26 AM

This story originally appeared in Model D.

Jerry Vile is like a kid. An overgrown kid who smokes, says "fuck" a lot and makes sculptures of penises.

Actually that’s not a far cry from most 14-year-old boys. Except Vile instead has a 14-year-old art...

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Hot List: Hot Chocolate

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2011 | 10:15 AM

One of my very first signs of food snobbery sophistication came in the form of hot cocoa. I always had Swiss Miss made with milk at home. MILK! IT MUST BE MADE WITH MILK!!! Imagine my surprise (and devastating disappointment) when I realized most other people, restaurants included, made their...

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Hot List: Sliders

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 3:26 PM

"With everything?" Yes, EVERYTHING.

Everything = ketchup, mustard, pickles and onions, wrapped in paper where they further soak in their own grease letting all the flavors marinate together (the true test of a good slider is how greasy the paper bag gets on your drive home). This is universal...

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Hot List: Michigan Pizza Chains

(8) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 9:05 AM

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. They may not be fancy, but our major pizza chains (many with locations throughout the U.S.)...

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