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GUIDE TO THE 2016 ARTS, BEATS & EATS FESTIVITIES

Royal Oak will once again be filled to the brim with talent, music, art, food, people and did we mention food at the 19th annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats, presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Over 200 music acts, 100 plus artists, food from some of the area’s most talented chefs and more entertainment is set to take over metro Detroit over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2 to 5.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken hits Midtown

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, a restaurant that came from an idea of good food and community in Tennessee 60 years ago, finally opened its Detroit doors on Third Street.

WAHLBURGERS DRAWS CROWD TO GREEKTOWN FOR BURGERS, BEER

The Boston-based burger chain, Wahlburgers, opened up shop in Greektown in mid-August and since the opening, the two-story eatery has been able to draw a crowd…and line…every day. Wahlburgers was founded by actor Mark Wahlberg and his two brothers, Donnie and Paul.

LIVE & RAW SHOWCASES UNPLUGGED, FREE MUSIC

Live & Raw is a new free music showcase that requires participating musicians to strip down to their most raw and real sound on a live stage at locations across Detroit. The artists who perform are up-and-coming and Michigan-based, with acts unplugged and in their purest form of music.

HATCH 2016 SEMI-FINALISTS READY FOR PUBLIC VOTING 0 0 0

The top 10 semi-finalists in this year’s Comerica Hatch Detroit contest have been announced, which means the public now has the opportunity to vote for their favorites up until August 18. The 10 semi-finalists are competing to win $50,000 from Comerica Bank to help open a brick and mortar location in the Detroit area.

CHUBBY DUCK BRINGS FAST & DELICIOUS SUSHI TO DETROIT

Chef Ian Diem and business partner Asad Rizvi started Chubby Duck Sushi in Flint in early 2013 as a way to bring fast, Japanese cuisine home, and as of June, they’ve kicked it up a notch by opening a storefront in the Motor City.

CORK TOWN’S NEW MAMA COO’S BOUTIQUE OFFERS TREASURES NEAR & FAR

Lana Rodriguez has sold handmade creations and favorite vintage items from around the world at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Sunday Street Market at Eastern Market and at a ton of pop-ups around the area. But this August, Rodriguez will bring all worldly finds and special trinkets to Corktown at her new shop, Mama Coo’s Boutique.