Erica Rakowicz

Lost River Opens in Detroit

Detroit loves a good tiki bar (from Mutiny Bar to The Skip and Sugar House when they morph into them on special occasions) and it’s a good thing because the Lost River is coming to Morningside. Keep an eye for the custom neon signs, created by George Vidas, that welcomes you to Lost River. Inside you’re greeted with […]

Willis Show Bar Revival in Midtown

A lot has been happening on Third Street but nothing quite like this, Willis Show Bar is bringing something old to new Detroit. The doors have been shuttered for nearly 40 years but back in the day, Third Street was full of jazz clubs and cabaret bars. The new owners are looking to take the neighborhood back […]

Kiesling Detroit Opens in Milwaukee Junction

Kiesling Detroit, Detroit’s newest cocktail bar in Milwaukee Junction, opens after a long awaited reveal. Kiesling sits at the base of a renovated apartment building on the northwest corner of Milwaukee and Beaubien. The space previously operated as a general store, a saloon, a bar, and a cafe – there’s plenty of history weaved into […]

Sneak Peek: Lumen Detroit

Lumen Detroit prepares to light up downtown Detroit this spring Lumen Detroit, located Downtown in Beacon Park, is set to open up their sliding glass doors to the world the first week of April. The new restaurant will offer a variety of food, beer, and wine to Detroit food enthusiasts. The menu promises eclectic American […]

Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

Get ready to Go Green! St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17th but the Corktown festivities kick off on Sunday, March 11th – that’s right you have a whole week of reasons to get lucky, eat corned beef and drink green beer.   Corktown Races // Corktown // March 11 @ 9am The Saint Patrick’s Parade […]

Lovers Only Opens in Capitol Park

Lovers Only is Detroit’s newest burger spot, and its fast-casual style–with an upcoming walk-up window–is sure to make it one of Downtown Detroit’s most frequented spots for a quick, tasty meal. The new burger joint is the latest project from the people behind Voyager, a seafood and oyster restaurant in Ferndale. The menu at Lovers […]

Flowers of Vietnam Brings It Home with Reopening

Southwest Detroit’s Flowers of Vietnam is back and better than ever with some of the most flavorful dishes you’ll ever find and five nights of service, Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Unless you’ve been spending your weekends under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard about the Vietnamese pop-up that began as […]

Guide to Holidays in Detroit

Tis the season! Celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah with friends and loved ones at these festive holiday events.   BYOB Christmas Lights Trolley Tour + Rooftop Party // 1551 Winder Pre-party at 900 Tower + Terrace, a drive through Wayne County Lightfest, a wild night at the Detroit Zoo and a visit to Campus Martius. Throughout December […]

Miracle Pops Up at The Skip

Christmas in the Belt got a bit cozier this year with a pop-up in one of downtown’s frequented watering holes, The Skip. “We’re super excited to show the Skip off in the winter,” said Joe Robinson of The Skip. “A lot of people think we’re only open for the warmer months, but we’re now open […]

Holiday Market Shopping Guide

This holiday season, you don’t have to look very far for all your gifts and goodies. Check out our guide to Detroit holiday shopping experiences.   Holiday Headquarters // 100 Renaissance Center Local businesses have their items for sale in the GMRENCEN including Detroit-themed apparel, artwork, ties, knit fashions, macarons, jewelry and more. November 27 […]