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 dishes, interestingly orchestrated cocktails, and a full dining experience.

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.

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.

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.

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 the area bounded by Randolph Street, Bates Street, Cadillac Square and Monroe Avenue.

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.

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 opens at 5 p.m. on July 7 on Nine Mile Road.

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.