Erica Rakowicz

TAKOI RELAUNCHES IN CORKTOWN

Takoi, formerly known as Katoi, reopens on Monday, August 28, after a suspected arson that devastated the Detroit hospitality community and those who follow it diligently. After a few months of hard teamwork, Takoi is here with a changed name and a extended, more secure space, and they’re back and better than ever with Thai-inspired […]

BRIX OPENS WITH WINE, MEAT AND CHEESE

Detroit wine lovers rejoice! Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique is set to open their doors on August 17 and in celebration of their opening weekend, they’re offering free wine tastings with 1-2 oz. pours in their vault. The space takes over the old Michigan Savings Bank in the West Village. The idea behind Brix is to provide […]

JOLLY PUMPKIN AND BASTONE BREWERY OPEN SHARED SPACE

What’s better than a brewery? Two breweries under one roof. On August 8, 2017, Bastone Brewery and Jolly Pumpkin open their shared restaurant and taphouse space in downtown Royal Oak. Jolly Pumpkin and Bastone Brewery have been supporting one another since 2004, so their idea for a collaboration space on Main Street in Royal Oak […]

FEMOLOGY OPEN FOR DETROIT LADY BOSSES

This one is for the ladies. Femology, a business lounge for women, is something Detroit has been waiting a long time for and now, there’s finally a space for women to collaborate, grow, socialize, and  make the most of their talents. Meagan Ward of Creatively Flawless and business partner and friend Ashleigh Brock dreamed up […]

GUIDE TO MO POP FESTIVAL

It’s a festival we’ve come to know and love in a quick few years and this year, Mo Pop Festival celebrates its fifth summer of showcasing huge artists and entertaining the masses through food, drink, and experiences unlike any other. This year, the festival is headlined by Run The Jewels, Solange, ALT-J and Foster The […]

TONY HAWK TO LAUNCH WAYFINDING SKATE PARK DOWNTOWN

Remember the crazy halfpipe that was inside of the Fisher building earlier this year? George Leichtweis, the guy who designed it, artist Ryan McGinness, Tony Hawk, Bedrock, Library Street Collective and Cranbrook Art Museum came together to bring Detroit Wayfinding. Wayfinding is an art installation and skate park at Bedrock’s Monroe Blocks development, which is […]

NEW ORDER COFFEE HELPS WAKE UP MIDTOWN

New Order Coffee Roasters, a small batch coffee roasting spot, will help wake up Midtown on July 19 with whimsical drinks and sweet and savory treats. A revolving lineup of some of the world’s most flavorful beans will be roasted on site in nano-batches and each customer order will be prepared individually by the cup […]

BEACON PARK CELEBRATES DOWNTOWN OPENING

Summer in Detroit has been nothing short of a blast this year and with the new Beacon Park opening up downtown, it’s only getting better. The idea behind DTE’s Beacon Park is that the park will bring light, energy and motion to downtown Detroit. The new public space is located at Cass Avenue and Grand […]

DETROIT FLEAT DEBUTS IN FERNDALE

We’re used to waiting in line for our favorite food trucks at Eastern Market and in Campus Martius and then we watch the trucks roll away until next time. Now, with Detroit Fleat in Ferndale, a couple staple food trucks are there to stay at the area’s first food truck park and boozery. Detroit Fleat […]

FORD’S GARAGE OPENS DEARBORN LOCATION

Ford’s Garage just opened their first Michigan location and we promise, the menu is as big as the name. The restaurant pays tribute to Henry Ford and the first one came out of Fort Myers, Florida in 2012, which is near where Henry Ford and Thomas Edison spent the winter months. The idea of Ford’s […]