Get ready for National Tequila Day!

July 22, 2014
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Get ready for National Tequila Day!

Thursday, July 24th marks National Tequila Day, and forget everything you know about the beverage. Those nasty old “tequilas” of yesterday were find for doing body shots, but tequila has become something of a luxury spirit while few were paying attention. Have you tried all the varieties of tequila? Can you tell the difference between blanco, joven,...
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‘Michael Jackson’ to perform at Comerica

July 17, 2014
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Tomorrow night at Comerica Park, before the evening’s game between the Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays, tribute artist Tyuawn Brown will dazzle the crowd with his impersonation of Michael Jackson. Brown has done it before, and says he’ll usually perform near the Tiger dugouts around 5:30 p.m. “Usually, what I do is to...
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Water, water, everywhere

July 14, 2014
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Water, water, everywhere

An MT reader sent us video of this fenced-in area spewing water nonstop. We honestly don’t know what it is, but it seems to be cool, clear, potable water. Water? Our informer writes, “It’s in a big box, thinkin’ water pump. Looks like Niagara Falls, though. The area all around it is flooded.” Just spitballing here,...
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New Belle Isle stars in new meme

July 14, 2014
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New Belle Isle stars in new meme

Remember the debate over Belle Isle last year? The idea of making Belle Isle a state park appealed to many who complained about the litter and riffraff at the park. Some of these people had even been to the island park in the last several years. But seriously, these folks objected to the noise...
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Selden Standard offers a taste of what’s to come

July 11, 2014
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Selden Standard offers a taste of what’s to come

In the race to provide the most up-to-the-minute news about restaurants that are opening, we have a glut of news this summer about … restaurants that aren’t open at all! It’s sort of a side-effect of the burgeoning blogosphere that food bloggers (and major media outlets) simply throw up pictures of interiors without diners,...
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Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

July 8, 2014
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Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

  The Detroit Free Press published an interesting article today about a plan awaiting approval by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to have the Detroit Police Athletic League use the field at the site of Old Tiger Stadium for youth sports, building a headquarters on the Cochrane Street side of the site and overseeing...
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In Detroit, restaurants aren’t open ’til they’re open

June 30, 2014
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The buzz keeps building over a bunch of restaurants that are going to open in Detroit soon, and they’re already so fabled it’s hard to imagine how the brick-and-mortar institutions will live up to the hype once they open. The restaurants, located downtown (Cornerstone Barrel House, Guns + Butter, Wright & Co., the revamped...
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After closing yesterday, Mae’s Diner is open

June 25, 2014
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Fans of Mae’s, the quirky diner where aebleskievers take the place of stodgy old flapjacks, have been fretting over the fate of the eatery. Mae’s was closed yesterday, and those in the know say the closing stemmed from a dispute between the owners, husband and wife team Sean and Jessica McCarthy. Mae’s Twitter feed seemed to confirm the trouble,...
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The great Detroit race riot raged 71 years ago today

June 20, 2014
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The great Detroit race riot raged 71 years ago today

Seventy-one years ago today, after a skirmish on the bridge to Detroit’s Belle Isle Park, the city exploded into the worst race riot in the city’s history. It was not the nation’s sole urban conflict of 1943, but it was the largest and last. It certainly involved white actors and hoodlums, and would leave a legacy...
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New York Times pats plucky Corktown on the head

June 18, 2014
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New York Times pats plucky Corktown on the head

The New York Times has included a report from Detroit, commenting on the city’s resurgence. This has become something of a habit for the Gray Lady over the last five years. Mostly, when the paper of record comes to Detroit with an eye for all things culinary, they really, really switch things up. For instance,...
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