Erica Rakowicz

PRESS ROOM CAFE AND MARKET OPENS DOWNTOWN

The building on West Lafayette Street Downtown that once housed the Detroit News now houses something different, but still news related, called the Press Room Cafe & Market. The press-themed eatery offers breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, burgers, chicken sandwiches, pasta, pizza and much more. Fabio Viviani, of Top Chef fame, is leading the menu with options […]

LA PECORA NERA OPENS DOWNTOWN

  It’s part deli, part cafe and all parts delicious, and it goes by the name La Pecora Nera. Downtown has gained a new gem, whose deli and cafe name translates to “the black sheep.” Co-owner David Ayyash, who also owns Chickpea in the D, noticed that in this surge of Downtown Detroit dining, there […]

AVALON OPENS UP SHOP DOWNTOWN

If you work or spend any time Downtown, or if you just love food, we have got news for you. The name we all know and love, Avalon, just graced us with their three bottom lines, earth, community, and employees, and delicious food, at their third retail location. Avalon Cafe and Bakery debuted their new […]

SPRING OPENINGS AROUND DETROIT

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for…warmer weather, baseball and a whole lot of outdoor festivities! And to encourage us to all get outside and enjoy Detroit, we have a whole slew of new places to check out in the city. Atomic Chicken Atomic Chicken plans to open up their new and second location […]

JOEBAR ADDS TO HAZEL PARK DINING

If you haven’t been to Hazel Park yet for the Detroit Free Press’ restaurant of the year, Mabel Gray, you now have another reason to head that way with the new neighborhood spot joebar. Although the name joebar comes from wanting to be a spot for everyone, even the average Joe, the restaurant is far from […]

GUIDE TO TIGERS OPENING DAY 2017

Call in sick now, because on Friday, April 7th the boys are back in town and things are going to get crazy! It’s Opening Day and no one does it better than Detroit. So get your Tigers gear ready and start planning a fun day out on the town. The Skip The Skip is hosting a […]

HALFPIPE POPS UP INSIDE FISHER BUILDING

Have you heard about the halfpipe popping up in the lobby of the historic Fisher Building? That’s right, we said halfpipe. Everard Findlay, a global thought leader dedicated to fostering understanding and innovation across the public, private and NGO fields, is behind this strange and interesting project, called Fisher Beacon Project #2. The project, slated […]

DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS PIES FINDS HOME

After months of missing delicious pies by the slice, Dangerously Delicious Pies opened their Detroit brick-and-mortar location to bring us paradise on a plate again. Dangerously Delicious Pies first popped up in the old Comet Bar and then Third Street Bar, but it was an idea long before then. Two musicians and friends started cooking […]

VOYAGER OPENS IN FERNDALE

Voyager is bringing a new raw bar to Ferndale and set to open with seafood, oysters and more this Thursday, March 16th at 4pm. When you walk into the space, you’ll see a raw bar that serves up oysters, ceviches and crudos, and a matching sea aesthetic with bright whites, coral and mermaid aqua for […]

ST PATRICKS DAY PARTY GUIDE

St. Patrick’s Day is full of green beer, shamrocks, corned beef, whiskey, bangers and mash and cheer, and we’re lucky that metro Detroit has all of that and more St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Check out our list of events around the area and plot out your weekend. DETROIT The Old Shillelagh This is one of […]