The most romantic date night restaurants in Detroit

Depending on who you ask, they might say “love” and “romance” are not words used to properly describe Detroit’s dating scene. While…

By Metro Times Staff

Andiamo - Riverfront
400 Renaissance Center A-03, Detroit; 313-567-6700; andiamoitalia.com
This local Italian chain has an amazing wine selection ranging from fruity and bubbly to rosé and foreign imports.
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These metro Detroit spots serve delicious paczki

Get your stretchy pants ready, Fat Tuesday, aka Paczki Day, is coming. This gluttonous tradition falls on Feb. 21 this year, and…

By Metro Times Staff

Crust — A Baking Company 
    104 W. Caroline St., Fenton; 810-629-8882; crustandbeyond.com 
    This artisanal bakery in Fenton uses real butter, eggs, and whole milk to make their house-made paczki that come in glazed and non-glazed varieties.
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30 essential Ferndale restaurants you should have tried by now

If metro Detroit had a brunch capital, it would be Ferndale. While mimosa towers and carefully curated benedicts and pancakes are amazing…

By Metro Times Staff

Inyo
22871 Woodward Ave.; 248-543-9500; inyorestaurant.com
Inyo is a Japanese fusion restaurant that specializes in sushi and traditional cuisine.
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18 new Detroit places to take visitors — or even yourself

Sometimes it feels that time has stood still the last three years, but that couldn’t be further from the truth as new…

By Metro Times Staff

Breadless2761 E. Jefferson, Suite A, Detroit; 313-474-2870; eatbreadless.com
Breadless is EXACTLY what you think it is, a breadless sandwich shop that uses leafy greens as a substitute for bread.
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15 Detroit-area hotspots to visit for a non-alcoholic cocktail

Sometimes all you want is the refreshing taste of a sophisticated and thoughtfully made fizzy and fruity concoction, without assaulting your liver.…

By Metro Times Staff

Republica1942 Grand River Ave., DetroitSometimes a night full of booze-infused sugary drinks isn't what you're looking for. Republica, a family-run gastropub in Berkley, recognizes this and is hosting an event where only mocktails will be served.
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The best things we ate in metro Detroit and beyond in 2022 [PHOTOS]

Once again, the fearless Metro Times restaurant reviewers spent another year eating our way across Michigan. These are the best things we…

By Tom Perkins, Jane Slaughter

Lamb chops at Bar Pigalle in Detroit’s Brush Park

2915 John R Rd., Detroit; 313-497-9200; barpigalle.com


On this “playful French” menu — meaning Day-twah French, with license to invent — a star on the star-studded meat-centric menu is two umami-laden lamb chops with a crisp exterior plus a tenderloin wrapped in Savoy cabbage. They come with ratatouille and a creamy sauce made with sweet piquillo peppers. As a bonus, the French wines are affordable and there is no snooty-French-waiter vibe at all. (Read more in our review.) —Jane Slaughter
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20 metro Detroit bars with immaculate holiday vibes

Bars and breweries across metro Detroit are breaking out the tinsel and holly for some festive fun. Whether you’re in the mood…

By Lee DeVito

Last Chance Saloon
1830 Michigan Ave., Detroit; lastchancedetroit.com
This new new shot-and-a-bar located in Corktown’s old Casey’s Pub from the Detroit Optimist Society is in festive spirit, complete with a holiday menu and a cheeky “LE TITS NOW” sign in the window.
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The Detroit area restaurants that have closed in 2022

It seems the local dining industry is finally bouncing back after the harsh take down it suffered during the height of the…

By Metro Times Staff

Ready Player One 
407 E. Fort St., Detroit

The bar and arcade that served us nothing but nostalgia closed its downtown location earlier this year. The restaurant is now home to “weird” pizzeria chain, Pizza Cat.
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The 25 most beautiful metro Detroit restaurants and bars

It’s a common saying among chefs: you eat with your eyes first. While this usually applies to plating a dish, there is…

By Lee DeVito

Highlands
400 Renaissance Center, Detroit; 313-877-9090; highlandsdetroit.com
You can’t beat the Highlands, with its breathtaking 360-degree views from the GM RenCen’s 71st and 72nd floors of the city, the Detroit River, and our neighbors in Canada. The sight is exceptional at night when the streetlights turn on and you can appreciate Detroit’s unique radial street layout, which resembles the spokes of a giant wheel.
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Metro Times’ Whiskey in the Winter returned to the Detroit Shipping Co. [PHOTOS]

On Friday, Metro Times readers warmed up by sampling whiskey, scotch, and other firewater at our annual tasting event Whiskey in the…

By Dontae Rockymore, Joe Maroon

Metro Times’ Whiskey in the Winter returned to the Detroit Shipping Co. [PHOTOS]
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30 Detroit-area restaurants that have been around over 50 years

They say some things get better with age. Case in point, these 30 metro Detroit restaurants that have been dishing out everything…

By Metro Times Staff

Buddy’s Pizza
17125 Conant St., Detroit; 313-892-9001; buddyspizza.com 
Now a chain, the original Buddy’s pizzeria is still kicking on Six Mile and Conant in Detroit. According to its website, in 1936, Buddy’s Rendezvous existed as a blind pig, skirting the state and federal laws. That was until owner August Gus Guerra decided to introduce a Sicilian-style square pizza in 1946, which was made using pans borrowed from local auto plants. At that moment, Detroit-style pizza was born.
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25 strip mall restaurants worth trying in the Detroit area

When we turn into the strip mall to do our grocery shopping, mail a package, or hit the salon, we tend to…

By Metro Times Staff

Starters Bar & Grille
    25242 Evergreen Rd., Southfield; 248-281-4538; startersdetroit.com 
A long-standing Detroit favorite that has opened additional locations, Starters opened its Southfield location after having to close the Dearborn outpost in Fairlane Mall during the pandemic. You can get all of your Starters favorites here like lamb chops, steak bites, and fried catfish.
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25 of the best lunch spots in downtown Detroit

For some people lunch time is another cup of noodles, bologna sandwich, or whatever snacks they can find in their desk drawers.…

By Metro Times Staff

Parc
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-922-PARC;parcdetroit.com
Located in Campus Martius, lunch at Parc offers good food, drinks, and a great view of the city.
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30 metro Detroit restaurants that are open late

There’s nothing like a late-night bite, especially after an evening out at a nightclub or concert. While many restaurants and bars have…

By Lee DeVito

American Coney Island has served diner fare out of a flatiron building in Detroit since 1917.
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Where to find doughnuts, cider, and corn mazes in the metro Detroit area this fall

Just because the leaves are turning, doesn't mean the outdoor fun stops in Michigan. Yes, we spend our summers at the lake,…

By Metro Times Staff

Farmer J's World Record Corn Maze
    16405 Pherdun Rd., Dundee; 734-717-2376; cornmazefun.net
  This Dundee-based maze broke two Guinness World Records in 2010 for world's longest corn maze path and world's biggest, coming in at 10.5 miles.
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The 25 best Detroit restaurants when you have $10 or less

A delicious dish of food doesn't have to be an expensive one. With a plethora of dining options in the Detroit area,…

By Metro Times Staff

The former White Towers
    Telway; 6820 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-843-2146 | Greene’s 24155 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington; 248-474-7980 | Brayz Hamburger; 22941 Dequindre Rd., Hazel Park; 248-542-8878 | Hunter House; 35075 Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-646-7121; hunterhousehamburgers.com | 33406 Five Mile Rd., Livonia; 734-427-3464; batesburgers.com
    About a century ago, White Tower burger restaurants sprung up across the Midwest — before rival White Castle sued them for aping their style. Some of the chain’s classic white buildings remain in metro Detroit, and continue to sell sliders at classic prices.
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Photos from an ‘Herbal Walk & Talk’ tour in Detroit and an herbal medicine class in Hamtramck

Mama Ravin, whose real name is Regina Lawson, has been hosting her “Herbal Walk & Talk” in partnership with the Detroit Riverfront…

By Marc Klockow

Photos from an‘Herbal Walk & Talk’ tour in Detroit and an herbal medicine class in Hamtramck
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20 places to get a damn good beer in the Detroit area

There’s something special about unwinding after a long day with a nice cold brew. The Michigan craft beer scene is still growing,…

By Metro Times Staff

20 places to get a damn good beer in the Detroit area
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The essential Detroit restaurants every tourist should visit when in town

Detroit has a culture all its own and when it comes to its dining scene, there are a few places that really…

By Alex Washington

Sweetwater Tavern
400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net

Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
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Metro Times United We Brunch 2022

For the first time since 2020, Metro Times United We Brunch returned to Detroit's Majestic Theatre and Garden Bowl on Saturday, featuring…

By Dontae Rockymore

Metro Times United We Brunch 2022
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Everyone we saw at Metro Times United We Brunch 2022

For the first time since 2020, Metro Times United We Brunch returned to Detroit's Majestic Theatre and Garden Bowl on Saturday, featuring…

By Marc Klockow, Dontae Rockymore

Everyone we saw at Metro Times United We Brunch 2022
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The essential Dearborn restaurants you should have tried by now

Dearborn is known for having one of the largest populations of people from the Middle East in the United States. With that…

By Metro Times Staff

​​Pantheion Club
12900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-584-9110; instagram.com/pantheionclub
If you’re confused as to why a strip club has made the list of essential Dearborn restaurants, it’s probably because you have never had lamb chops from Pantheion. It’s quite simple actually — you go for the view, you stay for the food.
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Photos from Michigan Rib Fest 2022 in Lake Orion

Michigan Rib Fest came Lake Orion’s Canterbury Village & Wildwood Amphitheater over the holiday weekend, featuring mouth-watering barbecue, music performances, and other…

By Derek Dandridge

Photos from Michigan Rib Fest 2022 in Lake Orion
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20 small town Michigan restaurants worth a drive

When it comes to our definition of a “small town” in Michigan, we have to be very honest, it’s anything and everything…

By Metro Times Staff

Tonys I75 Restaurant
8781 Main St., Birch Run; 989-624-5860; tonysi75restaurant.com

If you have a thing for bacon, Tonys I75 Restaurant is the place you need to go. While Tonys serves everything from breakfast and burgers to Mexican inspired dishes, the one-pound BLT is the standout item.
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20 restaurants that have opened in the Detroit area so far in 2022

Many restaurants are still reeling from the pandemic, as made evident by the amount of restaurants we lost in 2021. Things seem…

By Metro Times Staff

Charminar Biryani
111 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6236; charminarmi.com
Charminar Biryani Express opened in Detroit  early this spring bringing Indian cuisine right across the street from Wayne State University.
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20 essential Detroit area ice cream shops you should have tried by now

There’s nothing better than a hot summer day and frozen treat to cool you down. While there are some great chain places,…

By Metro Times Staff

Jim’s Frostie Treats
    1528 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-399-7919; jimsfrostietreats.com
Jim’s Frostie Treats has been a Royal Oak favorite since 1969, serving traditional soft-serve flavors, shakes, Dole whip, and more.
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The essential Downriver restaurants that you should have tried by now

When it comes to local dining scenes, Downriver isn’t necessarily the first area that comes to mind. However, the group of cities…

By Metro Times Staff

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill
18561 Allen Rd., Melvindale; 313-586-3125; hopsandbarleybar.com

If you’re looking for a great dive bar, with great food, good drinks and better people, look no further than this Melvindale neighborhood bar.
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35 essential Detroit area patios that are perfect for warm weather

Warmer weather is finally on its way to Michigan, and we’re ready to head outdoors to celebrate. What better way than lounging…

By Metro Times Staff

La Dolce Vita
    17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-865-0331; ldvrestaurant.net
    Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio along historic Woodward Avenue is what you've been missing.
     
    Photo via La Dolce Vita/Facebook
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The essential restaurants in Southwest Detroit you should have tried by now

Southwest Detroit might be known for its Mexican food choices, but the food scene is quite varied in this neighborhood. Cuisine from…

By Metro Times Staff

Los Altos
7056 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-841-3109

Los Altos serves authentic Mexican flavors, right on Vernor. Have a picky eater for a kid? No worries, they have chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu.
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20 Detroit area restaurants that taste amazing when you’re high

When talking about iconic combinations, most people might start with a classic like peanut butter and jelly or popcorn and a movie.…

By Metro Times Staff

Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    
    Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
    Photo via Google Maps
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