Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is coming to Midtown this summer

April 10, 2014
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Sweet Lorraine’s Mac n’ Cheez is coming to Midtown this summer

Mac n’ cheese lovers, rejoice. Chef Lorraine Platman is bringing her popular pasta joint, Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez, to Midtown in August. Our friends over at The Detroit News report the new shop will set up at Cass and Warren, and will sling gooey made-to-order mac with up to 37 unique meat...
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Today is Free Ice Cream Day at Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit

April 8, 2014
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Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit is serving up gratis ice cream today in recognition of Free Ice Cream Day, the blessed unofficial holiday. Folks can nab a four ounce cone with flavors such as Hazed & Confused, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, White Russian,
 
Cotton Candy,
 Lemonade Stand, or 
Vanilla Chocolate Chunk, all served today...
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How are you celebrating Oberon Day?

March 24, 2014
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It’s Oberon Day- the glorious day that comes ’round once a year when Bell’s Brewery releases their latest batch of spicy, fruity, and highly coveted wheat ale. We’ll admit that we’ve certainly had our fair share of Oberon Day fun in years past, but this year we want to know- how are you celebrating...
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Comerica Park debuts Poutine Dog. Is poutine now officially ‘over?’

March 20, 2014
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  In the old days, if Detroiters wanted to eat poutine — that delicious combo of  fries, gravy and cheese curds — they had to head down south (err, north) to Canadian bars and greasy spoons. In recent years, the Québécois creation has infiltrated our borders and become something of a hipster trend in Detroit,...
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House bill grants BYOW rights to Michigan winos

March 14, 2014
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Is there a better way to kick off the weekend than with news that a new House Bill allowing Michiganders to bring our own wine into state bars and restaurants goes into effect today? We think not. House Bill 5046, which Gov. Rick Snyder approved back in 2013, gives customers the right to bring...
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The 10 best restaurants in metro Detroit, according to Open Table

March 10, 2014
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In September, Open Table released its top 100 restaurants “Fit for Foodies,” based on reviews from some 5 million diners across the nation. Nestled among the various rants and raves of America’s self-proclaimed connoisseurs, is a list of 10 metro Detroit restaurants that earned a Diner’s Choice Award. Keep in mind this list is...
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Time magazine honors Ferndale’s Treat Dreams for Funkiest Ice Cream Flavor in the World

February 20, 2014
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Ferndale’s own Treat Dreams Bakery and Microcreamery was recognized in 2013 by Time magazine for boasting one of the funkiest ice cream flavors on planet earth: Michigan Salad. via Time: Michigan Salad. With this one, Treat Dreams in Ferndale, Mich. delivers all the fixings of the green tossed Detroit area favorite except the lettuce:...
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The Largest Craft Beer Bar in Michigan Is Slated to Open in Detroit This Summer

February 3, 2014
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The Largest Craft Beer Bar in Michigan Is Slated to Open in Detroit This Summer

The owners of the popular Grand Rapids craft beer bar HopCat recently announced plans to bring a 130-tap beer house to the Motor City. “It will be our largest one yet,” says owner Mark Sellers, who manages the original HopCat, as well as a second branch in East Lansing. Equipped with well over 100...
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Truck Trashes Tom’s Tavern

January 20, 2014
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Truck Trashes Tom’s Tavern

Sad news for fans of one of the west side’s most unusual drinking spots: On Saturday night, thieves used a truck to smash in the back wall of Tom’s Tavern, doing a lot of damage to the bar the very week it prepares for its annual Babe Ruth celebration. The bar, if you haven’t...
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Kiernan’s Steak House Closing

January 15, 2014
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Kiernan’s Steak House Closing

Kiernan’s Steak House, a landmark on the west side of Dearborn, will close in the near future. The fixture along Michigan Avenue since the 1960s was, like a lot of local, independent steakhouses, a throwback. Like Mr. Paul’s Chop House in Roseville or Knight’s Steak House in Ann Arbor, these restaurants cater to what...
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