La Bohème brings Paris to West Village

Who sells their Paris flats and moves to Detroit? Eve de Castro and Jean Jeannot, that’s who. The two are now the owners of La Bohème, a new French café in the heart of West Village.

Detroit caught their eyes after de Castro saw mention of the city’s bankruptcy and kept up to date on how Detroiters were coming back from such a downfall. She is a novelist but was looking for a different adventure, so she asked Jeannot if he’d like to move to Detroit and open a French café, and he said yes. The rest is histoire.

La Bohème is bringing something new to its neighborhood of West Village – it’s a small, cozy café that prides itself on attention to detail, the owners’ French roots and products from the very best.

La Bohème not only offers coffee, breakfast and lunch, but serves tea from Paris’ own Le Palais des Thés, and serves baked goods, chocolate, quiches and pastries made by Matt Knio, formerly of Bristol Hôtel. Bristol Hôtel is a 5 star hotel in Paris and Knio now delivers pastries each morning to La Bohème from his kitchen at Birmingham’s Canelle Patisserie.

The team at La Bohème want to teach people about tea and are on hand to enlighten. They serve smoked teas, black teas, green teas and much more.

You can order croques, quiche, sandwiches, tartines and salads off of the café’s Dejeuner Menu (Lunch Menu). Try their Croque Mademoiselle, made of roasted bread, smoked salmon, fresh cream and dill, or maybe their Brigitte Sandwich, made of brie cheese, raisin, honey and walnuts, served in a crispy baguette.

The basement of the café has been renovated as an art space where de Castro and Jeannot plan to feature different local artists on a regular basis. Right now, the metal work and photography of Darko Stojanovski is on display.

We can all look forward to their crêpes, which are coming soon.

The café is open every day except Monday from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by at 8100 Kercheval, right near Sister Pie, and visit La Bohème on Facebook to stay updated.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to surprise your loved one than with a gift from just around the corner! Support Detroit’s local shops, chocolatiers, bakeries and organizations this holiday by checking out our guide and taking your pick of great local gifts that your Valentine is sure to love.

  • Bon Bon Bon / 719 Griswold, Suite 100 / bonbonbon.com
    Their new collection is finally out! Have fun treating yourself or gifting your people with fun Bons like the Bitter Bitch, the Gold Digger and the Honey Buns Bon. The new flavors are going for $3 a Bon. Check out their full description list here.
  • The TEN / 1215 Griswold / thetendetroit.com
    From Feb. 1-14, The TEN Nail Bar is offering 10% off of all deluxe services like their TENderCare Manicure or Pedicure, their Athletic Hand or Foot Treatment, or their Power Detox Treatment when you book appointments for two or more.
  • Avalon International Breads / 422 W. Willis / avalonbreads.net
    ”Share the Love” box of classic sea salt chocolate chip cookies, $20 *portion of proceeds go to Alternatives For Girls
  • The Farmer’s Hand / 1701 Trumbull / thefarmershand.com
    A Cardamon Rose Water Almond Frangipane special dessert, hand-crafted by one of their partner’s, Warda Patisserie, $5.95
  • House of Pure Vin / 1433 Woodward Ave. / houseofpurevin.com
    Wine club certificate where you get three months of HOPV wine club and a private tasting for five for $99
    10% Valentine’s Day discount of all items in store.
  • Detroit Hustles Harder / 1353 Division St. 2E / DETROIT HUSTLES HARDER®
    A special rose gold foil print women’s white short sleeve DETROIT HUSTLES HARDER t-shirt, $36
  • City Bird / 460 Canfield St. / citybirddetroit.com
    Cherry chocolates, earrings, greeting cards, coffee, truffles and more.
  • Red Rose Florist / 1425 Woodward Ave. / floristofdetroit.com
    Flowers, candy, balloons and more *10% discount when you show your Quicken badge or when you enter “quickenfamily” at checkout
  • Vault of Midnight / 1226 Library St. / vaultofmidnight.com
    Blankets by Craig Thompson for $29.95
  • DIA Shop / 5200 Woodward Ave. / diashop.org
    Variety of V-Day gifts, red jewelry, lavender honey, designer soaps, handbags and much more.
  • Elizabeth Neal Lingerie Boutique Pop-Up / DetroitWick, 1400 Fisher Fwy. / elizabethneallingerie.com
    This one-day pop-up boutique will feature fashion forward lingerie with racks of bras, undies, robes, nighties and silk pajamas. *pop-up on Feb. 11, 10AM to 5PM.
  • BLUMZ / 1260 Library St. / blumz.com
    Order beautiful flowers for your loved one and have them delivered locally at 15% off the regular retail price. *Use QL2010 as a promotion code at check-out.
  • Threads & Legs / 660 Woodward Ave. #15 / facebook.com/hws4you
    Handbags and purses on special for $26.99
  • pot & box pop-up / The Red Hook Detroit and Ferndale, 8025 Agnes St. and 220 W. 9 Mile Rd. / potandbox.com
    Flower pop-up until they run out (starts at 7AM)

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Whether you think it’s just a Hallmark holiday or you expect to be wined and dined by your Valentine, we’ve compiled a fun list of events, dining, and activities that is sure to make every Valentine swoon for a Day!


  • Love Gone Wild @ Detroit Zoo
    This sixth annual event includes hors d’oeuvres, two drinks per person, commemorative gift and an adult-themed exposé that showcases the love lives of zoo animals. Open to guests 21+.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 6PM to 7:30PM
    TICKETS: $40 for Zoological Society members and $50 for non members
    Detroit Zoo / 8450 W. 10 Mile Road / event info
  • Dirty Show Detroit
    If you’re looking to spice things up this Valentine’s Day, look no further than the Dirty Show! The exhibit features hundreds of quality erotic works, in virtually every imaginable media, from all over the world.
    DATES & TIMES: February 10-12, 17 & 18, Doors @ 7pm (and 1-5pm on Sunday)
    TICKETS: $30 in advance, $35 day of
    Russell Industrial Center / 1600 Clay Street / event info
  • Partner Yoga @ Citizen Yoga
    This relaxing and grounding partner yoga is with Ann Fancy at Detroit Citizen Yoga.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 11, 6:45PM
    TICKETS: $45 per couple
    Citizen Yoga / 1224 Library St. / 313-502-5450
  • Woodhouse Day Spa
    This annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser features a 30 minute service (pedicure/facial/neck/back and shoulder massage), wine tasting provided by House of Pure Vin, 15 percent off all retail the day of the event.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 7, 5PM to 8PM
    TICKETS: $20-49 (for Valentine’s Day fundraiser)
    Woodhouse Day Spa / 1447 Woodward Ave. / spa info
  • Wine Tasting at The Farmer’s Hand
    Experience a selection of locally-made wines and meet wine professionals at The Farmer’s Hand while enjoying Zingerman’s Creamery cheeses.
    DATES & TIMES : Feb. 15, 6PM to 7PM
    TICKETS: $10
    The Farmer’s Hand / 1701 Trumbull / event info
  • Valentine’s Day Tour with the Parade Company
    This tour guides you through the history of America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Tour includes a commemorative photo and gift bag with a bottle of champagne, flowers, chocolates, beads and Parade Company clown noses.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 10, 9AM to 4PM & Feb. 11, 10:30AM to 3:30PM
    TICKETS: $100 per couple ($50 is tax deductible)
    The Parade Company Studio / 9500 Mt. Elliot, Studio A / event info
  • Super Happy Valentine’s Day
    Visit Sugar House for a four course Valentine’s Day meal made by Chef Rob Lee.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, seatings at 7PM and 9PM
    TICKETS: $70
    Sugar House / 2130 Michigan Ave. / event info
  • Champagne Dinner @ Central Kitchen + Bar
    Sign up to be Central’s Valentine by 3PM on February 14, 2017, and they will have a complimentary glass of champagne and a Valentine’s Day card at dinner that evening just for you!
    Central Kitchen + Bar / 660 Woodward Avenue / event info
  • REVOLVER: 5 Courses with Chef Reid Shipman
    Most recently, Chef Shipman worked as a sous chef at Gold Cash Gold and now, he’ll be cooking up a five course meal at Revolver with a Squash and Carrot Salad, a Charcoal Beet and Cauliflower Gratin and much more.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 17, seatings at 6PM and 9PM
    TICKETS: $50 per person
    Revolver / 9737 Joseph Campau / event info
  • Casablanca @ DSO
    Spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one and a special screening of the classic Casablanca. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will play the live score and it will be a full-feature evening.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 7:30PM to 9:30PM
    TICKETS: $35-$100
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra / 3711 Woodward Ave. / event info
  • Valentines Love Affair
    This event will take over the Fox Theatre, with special guests Chrisette Michele, Ro James and Vivian Green.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 7:30PM
    TICKETS: $53, $93 and $103
    Fox Theatre / 2211 Woodward Ave. / event info
  • 8-Course Meal with Chef Brett Montgomery 
    Enjoy an 8-course meal, wine pairings and a unique underground culinary experience.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 11, 7PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: $100 per guest, plus tax *discounted hotel room rates are available at $129
    Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center / 400 Renaissance Dr. / 313-568-8308 or Beverly.Jacobs@marriott.com with the subject line “Chef’s Underground” for reservations
  • Detroit Valentines Flyhouse Circus
    Celebrate the holiday at this Valentine’s-themed circus show.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 14, 6PM and 8:15PM
    $10 adults/$5 kids for 6PM show, $15 for 8:15PM show
    The Eastern / 3434 Russell St. / event info
  • Cranbrook Institute of Science “Love After Dark
    This third annual event explores the science of sex, love and attraction by using artifacts to explore clothing and accessories from around the world that signal desire and commitment. Valentine making activities will also be offered.
    DATES & TIMES: Feb. 9, 7PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $20 at the door
    Cranbrook Institute of Science / 39221 Woodward Ave. / event info

  • Social Sushi Pop-Up at Queens Bar
    This pop-up is the day after Valentine’s Day and they’re offering a  ‘Buy One; Get One Half Off’ deal on their sushi. Queens Bar will be pouring drinks and helping dish out Social Sushi’s creations.
    Feb. 15, 6PM to 10PM
    TICKETS: No admission fee, but to take advantage of the deal, you must sign up for the Social Sushi email list here
    Queens Bar / 35 E. Grand Blvd. / event info


  • Parc / 800 Wooward Ave. / 313-922-7272 / restaurant info
    You’ll be in the heart of it all here on Valentine’s Day with a wonderful wine list, a cool Downtown view and signature dishes like pasta or their Oysters on the Half Shell.
  • Wright & Co. / 1500 Woodward Ave. / 313-962-7711 / restaurant info
    Pick from a book of cocktails, wines and spirits and share some tasty shrimp or their Tuna Tartare.
  • Standby / 225 Gratiot Ave. / 313-736-5533 / restaurant info
    Have a drink or two, since their menu is pretty robust, and split some delicious plates at this cozy spot.
  • Maru Sushi / 160 W. Fort St. / 313-315-3100 / restaurant info
    Have some sushi for dinner or take advantage of two free desserts when you make a reservation for a party of four (guests must mention the special).
  • Central Kitchen & Bar / 660 Woodward Ave. / 313-963-9000 / restaurant info
    They’ve got salads, a Crawfish Burger, flatbreads, wines, cocktails and beer, all in the heart of the city.
  • Vertical Detroit / 1538 Centre St. / 313-732-9463 / restaurant info
    Visit this wine bar on Feb. 10, 11 or 14 and take advantage of their Valentine’s Day shareable entree and dessert special for the holiday.
  • Townhouse Detroit / 500 Woodward Ave. / 313-723-1000 / restaurant info
    Grab dinner, split a slice of their Key Lime Pie or check out the Chef’s Choice over tasty cocktails.
  • Detroit City Distillery / 2462 Riopelle St. / 313-338-3760 / restaurant info
    Try a flight of their best spirits or make your choice from a wide variety of creative drinks and then take a bottle of your favorite spirit home.
  • Whisky Parlor / 608 Woodward Ave. / 313-961-3043 / restaurant info
    Give their Boosey & Schneider a taste- it’s Cask-Strength Cheesecake topped with house-cured bourbon cherries. You can have that with a side of your favorite bourbon or venture into their cocktail menu.

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This Sunday is the big game…who’s going to win…The Patriots or the Falcons? Either way, we’ve put together a list of places with food, booze and lots of TVs for a winning watching experience, no matter if you end up celebrating the win or drowning your sorrows.

Corktown’s Irish pub with daily specials and lots and lots of whiskey.
1460 Michigan Ave. / 313-961-1960 / mcshanespub.com

They’ve got Michigan’s largest selection of taps-130 to be exact-and those crack fries you always hear about.
4265 Woodward Ave. / 313-769-8828 / hopcat.com/detroit

Punch Bowl Social
They’ve got sharable punches for your whole crew and shareable bites for the table while you watch the game on one of their MANY TVs.
1331 Broadway St. / 313-749-9738 / punchbowlsocial.com/detroit

Bookies Bar & Grill
Bookies has a big menu with a full bar and a lot of room to enjoy the game.
2208 Cass Ave. / 313-962-0319 / bookiesbar.com

Town Pump Tavern
Town Pump has 18 beers on tap around their circle bar and a full kitchen to cater to your game day appetite.
100 W. Montcalm St. / 313-961-1929 / thetownpumptavern.com

Harry’s Detroit
This bar is always dishing out Angus burgers, sandwiches and more plus a full bar with beer taps and a lot of space.
2482 Clifford St. / 313-964-1575 / harrysdetroit.com

Cornerstone Barrel House
They’ve got reasonably priced shareables and a selection of whiskey and bourbon drinks plus great beer.
1456 Woodward Ave. / 313-338-3238 / cornerstonedetroit.com

Detroit Beer Co.
You can sip on their original brews or give a double IPA a try and order starters for the whole group.
1529 Broadway St. / 313-962-1529 / detroitbeerco.com

Checker Bar
Order a cheap classic burger and pick your drink from their full bar and repeat.
124 Cadillac Sq. / 313-961-9249 / checkerbar.com

TAP, MGM Grand Detroit
After each quarter of the game TAP will be giving away prizes including signed helmets, jerseys and footballs.
1777 Third Avenue / mgmgranddetroit.com

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As Detroit’s own Big Sean readies for his fourth studio album drop, he’s initiating a set of pop-ups, and one of those is happening right here in Detroit on Woodward Avenue.

Big Sean’s latest album, “I Decided,” is set for a Feb. 3 release and his Detroit pop-up will be at the former Moosejaw LTM pop-up space at 1441 Woodward Ave. from Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Shoppers will be able to purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and music merchandise as part of the celebration.

With his other pop-ups in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, this collaboration with Bedrock is just another way they are looking to fill exciting retail in the city for everyone who visits, lives and works in Detroit.

And while we can’t say for sure…we’re really hoping the ‘Big’ man himself will pop-in at his Detroit pop-up!

It’s no secret that Big Sean is a fan of his hometown, Detroit, its community and the state of Michigan as a whole. The artist graduated from Cass Technical High School in 2006 and partnered with Adidas in 2015 to present his alma mater with the Big Sean Infinite Possibilities Studio.

He was recently on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah where he talked about his foundation, The Sean Anderson Foundation, and how they were able to raise $100,000 for the people in Flint and the on-going water crisis in the city. On the last track of “I Decided,” Big Sean featured the Flint Chosen Choir on a track called “Bigger Than Me.”

For more information and updates on the pop-up and future projects, follow Bedrock Detroit on social media here.

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The winter can get cold, gray and boring for all of us, but this year, there’s a little more excitement in the air with the announcement of new sports complexes, burger joints, pubs, shopping and more. Check out our list of the top openings in Detroit that we just can’t wait to welcome to the city!

Shake Shack
We’ve been salivating ever since the New York-based burger joint announced that they were headed to Campus Martius Park last year. And the day is finally nearing, with an expected open date of February 23rd. The sign is up to tease us, now stay tuned for when you can get your hands on their tasty burgers and shakes (and other menu items…but let’s be honest, we’re all getting the burgers and shakes)!
660 Woodward Ave. / shakeshack.com

Men all over the Metro Detroit area are rejoicing at the opportunity to try on their beloved pants, shirts, shorts…you name it, at the new Bonobos guide shop. They plan to open in February on Woodward, joining the many different retailers dressing up the Avenue. But just in case you don’t know how it runs, customers are matched with a personal shopper and items are shipped to the customer after they buy their clothing. Happy shopping, guys!
1417 Woodward Ave. / bonobos.com

Go! Sy Thai
Thai food lovers were first introduced to Go! Sy Thai in Midtown, and now, with much excitement, they opened a Downtown location inside of The Albert. The new location features the same fast-casual Thai food Detroiters know and love, with a condensed menu, 29 seats and a delivery service to Downtown and Midtown areas.
1214 Griswold / facebook.com/gosythai

Basement Burger Bar
After two successful metro Detroit locations dished out a simple menu with quality burgers, they decided to grow the BBB name out to Brush Street in Detroit. Vegetables and greens are all locally sourced to make their made-to-order dishes extra fresh and special. Their opening date is set for February 6.
1326 Brush St. / 313-818-3708 / basementburgerbar.com

Common Pub
Common took the space of Lefty’s on Cass Avenue and since their recent opening, they’ve debuted their Tap Map, making it easy for beer enthusiasts to try all kinds of beers, including those from Railtown, Terra Firma, Clown Shoes and Michigan favorites from Atwater and Bell’s. They serve up snacks like Poutine of the Day, a Lamb and Egg Burrito and Duck Fat Fries, in addition to greens and dinner items like Duck Fried Chicken, Fish and Chips, Beet and Goat Cheese Sliders and more.
5440 Cass Ave. / (313) 285-8849 / commonpub.com

The Skip
Ever since the air turned cold, we’ve had some major slushy-drink withdrawals, that we had come to know and love at The Skip this summer. But the wait is finally over and the drinks will once again flow in their new enclosed space that will serve up your favorites all year round. Look for that to happen mid-February!
1234 Library St. / theskipdetroit.com

Eatori Market
The city center has been lacking a pretty big feature–a grab-and-go grocer–and it looks like within the next few months Capitol Park will see the doors at Eatori Market open with fresh produce, pantry items, grab and go items and a limited hot menu. To take it all a step further, they’ll open a full bar that will stay open later than the specialty grocer.
1215 Griswold St.

Boro Clothing
This consignment and resale clothing and accessories shop will soon have a permanent home in Eastern Market. The shop prides itself on independent, designer, vintage and functional items and they’ll be in good store-front company with SMPLFD, Detroit Hustles Harder and Inner State Gallery as neighbors. Boro projects a spring 2017 opening.
1440 Gratiot Ave. 1A / facebook.com/bororesale

Multi sports complex
The Detroit Fitness Foundation is in the midst of developing a world-class multi-sport complex, featuring a cycling track, a running track with walking and in-line skating lanes and a multi-purpose infield and coffee shop/cafe. When the space opens, kids and seniors will be able to receive free access and programs. Dale Hughes, a lifetime metro Detroit resident, will develop the complex as a world-class velodrome developer and the executive director of DFF. The Detroit Fitness Foundation anticipates a summer 2017 opening.
I-75 and Mack Avenue / facebook.com/detroitfitnessfoundation

Live Cycle Delight
As the latest winner of Hatch Detroit, Live Cycle Delight is excited to put their prizes to use as they look to open their contemporary cycle studio, complete with cycling classes, a bike lounge and a cold-pressed juice bar. Staying healthy and getting into shape will be a little be it easier for Detroiters when they open their West Village doors sometime in February/March.
West Village / livecycledelight.com

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After nearly five years of dreaming up and planning, along with two years of building and construction, longtime friends – Thom Bloom and Scott Myrick open Otus Supply in Ferndale at 345 E. 9 Mile Road.

This chef-inspired restaurant brings a fresh, seasonal food menu, a full craft bar and live music together for a gathering space perfect for a night out or a private party. And come the summer, expect additional fun to be had out on their patio.

Craft beers, many of which are Michigan made, are on draft. Cocktails are crafted with house-made tonics and juices. And whiskey even has it’s own bar!

The food is never made in bulk and you’ll only find the freshest and most seasonal items on the menu. The kitchen is open and facing the stage so that everyone can be a part of the same environment. And speaking of, pull up a seat at the Chef’s table, where you can face the kitchen and get a view of what’s coming out hot and ready.

They went local with the interior and décor, with dishware from local potters, murals painted by local artists, including Detroit artist Kobie Solomon, and chairs and bar tops crafted by local artisans.

So come check them out. Eat local. Support local. And have a great night out while doing so!

Otus Supply is open Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit the team at 345 E. 9 Mile Road and follow them on social here.

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The Griot, a new vinyl music lounge in Midtown, is the old-school creation of Detroit entertainer Karen Addison.

The new space is an intimate music listening lounge that seats 50 guests inside and another 20 outside on the patio. The music collection is impressive with over 2,500 vinyl records, including a special dedication to Detroit with a full catalog from Detroit producer, J Dilla.

Addison, who you may know from Comedy Central, BET’s Comic View or Def Comedy Jam, owns The Griot with her husband Scott Boswell and Jonathan Taylor. Together, they’ve created a space for visitors to come and listen to anything from blues, jazz, and rap, to rock, R&B and more. And the best part is that you can listen at your leisure with a glass of your choice of signature cocktails. They’ll even have pop-up dinners from guest chefs from time to time.

The Griot is her first establishment and it’s open Wednesday through Saturday at 66 E. Forest St., Suite B.

Visit www.griotdetroit.com for more information and follow them on social here.

Photo credit: Love Publicity

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Detroit is becoming a huge culinary destination and for a week in February, some of the city’s top restaurants will offer specials, new tastes and three course menus with a very reasonable price tag at Detroit Restaurant Week (DRW). The 14th installment of DRW kicks off on Feb. 3 and goes until the 12th.

There are 26 restaurants participating at different price points- $29 or $39 per person (excluding beverages, tax and gratuity). Check out our breakdown by neighborhood and dine your way through Detroit.


Classic regional American dishes with Detroit style.
204 Michigan Ave. / (313) 964-3821 

Andiamo Italia Riverfront
Italian food with a serious view.
400 Renaissance Ctr Ste A403 / (313) 567-6700 

Cliff Bell’s
A jazz bar with cocktails, dessert and a fresh menu.
2030 Park Ave. / (313) 961-2543  

Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille
Northern Italian cuisine right in the heart of Downtown.
2203 Woodward Ave. / (313) 471-3500 

Detroit Seafood Market
Some of the freshest seafood dishes in town.
1435 Randolph St. / (313) 962-4180 

Downtown Louie’s Lounge
Houses a beautiful bar and tasteful local dishes.
30 Clifford St. / (313) 961-1600 

Republic Tavern
Offers an old-world tavern experience with seasonal dishes.
1942 Grand River Ave. / (313) 446-8360 

One of the finest steakhouses in the city.
1128 Washington Blvd. / (313) 961-2500 

The Rattlesnake
Lunch, small plates, happy hour and dinner with a skyline view.
300 River Place Dr. / (313) 567-4400 

Top of the Pontch
Seafood, steaks, fine wines and a view.
2 Washington Blvd. / (313) 782-4313 


Roma Cafe
Detroit’s oldest Italian restaurant.
3401 Riopelle St. / (313) 831-5940 

An elegant local menu with drink pairings to match.
1428 Gratiot Ave. / (313) 782-4378


An Italian supper club with an authentic feel and big menu.
4222 Second Ave. / (313) 832-1616 

The Block
Starters, burgers, brunch, happy hour and a featured menu.
3919 Woodward Ave. / (313) 832-0892 

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Award winning eatery with a rotating menu and craft cocktails.
15 E. Kirby St. / (313) 818-3915 

Grey Ghost
Steakhouse with cocktails, wine and a cozy vibe.
47 Watson St. / (313) 262-6534 

Traffic Jam & Snug
A Midtown staple with a huge menu and featured items.
501 Monroe Ave. / (313) 962-9366 


French-American cuisine with world-class wines.
670 Lothrop Rd. / (313) 872-5110


Ottava Via
Homemade Italian cuisine with craft cocktails.
1400 Michigan Ave. / (313) 962-5500 

Gold Cash Gold
An innovative menu with brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails.
2100 Michigan Ave. / (313) 242-0770 


Pasta, seafood, steak and live entertainment.
555 E. Lafayette St. / (313) 309-2499 

Santorini Estiatorio
Named Detroit’s Best Greek Restaurant.
501 Monroe Ave. / (313) 962-9336 


Detroit Vegan Soul
Hearty vegan dishes with organic ingredients.
8029 Agnes St. / (313) 649-2759 

Craft Work
New American dishes with a flare.
8047 Agnes St. / (313) 469-0976 


El Barzón
Mexican and Italian food made with quality ingredients.
3710 Junction St. / (313) 894-2070 


La Dolce Vita
A romantic Italian eatery with an eclectic menu.
17546 Woodward Ave. / (313) 865-0331 

Detroit Restaurant Week is produced by Paxahau Event Productions. For more information and details, visit detroitrestaurantweek.com.

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Michigan’s own Kid Rock made a big Detroit announcement – he’ll be kicking off the grand opening of Little Caesars Arena in September 2017 with four show dates.

After Olympia Entertainment and Live Nation named Kid Rock as the kickoff artist for Detroit’s highly anticipated arena, Kid Rock himself took to the new 20,000+ seat arena floor on January 19 to announce his four concert building opener on September 12, 13, 15 and 16.

So that means…mark your calendar and get ready to buy some tickets!

Ticket prices range from $20-75 and go on sale at 10 a.m. on January 27.

The arena will feature an arena bowl, entertainment acts, community functions, shows and much more, acting as a world-class Detroit establishment. And if you hadn’t already heard, it will also be the new home to both the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons.

Tickets for Kid Rock’s show dates in September can be purchased at olympiaentertainment.com, livenation.com, ticketmaster.com or service-fee free Downtown at the Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices. Hockeytown Authentics in Troy is also selling tickets service-fee free. To charge tickets via phone, call (800) 745-3000.

For additional information, call (313) 471-6611 or visit olympiaentertainment.com.

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