Erica Rakowicz

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Norma G’s brings Caribbean to Detroit

Since 2014, you may have been lucky enough to stumble upon Norma G’s food truck, but now you can dine inside (or outside) of Norma G’s restaurant. Lester Gouvia, Norma G’s owner, launched his food truck with his Trinidadian mother, Norma, in mind. The success and popularity of the food truck encouraged Gouvia to find […]

Chili Mustard Onions Brings Vegan Coneys to Brush Park

Detroit vegetarians and vegans can finally get in on one of the city’s most prized dishes–the coney dog–with the opening of Chili Mustard Onions, CMO, a vegan coney island new to Brush Park. Owner and chef Pete LaCombe worked long and hard to transform the new diner. After some bumps in the road and an […]

UnitedFront Dresses Up Midtown

UnitedFront, a contemporary dress and skirt boutique, made its way from online to North End Collective, and then from North End Collective to a permanent spot at 3939 Woodward Ave., Suite 20, in the heart of Midtown. Jordette Singleton, UnitedFront’s founder and a lifelong Detroiter, found it increasingly more difficult to find unique dresses and […]

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SheWolf brings Italy to Midtown

SheWolf brings a piece of Italy to Midtown. The name SheWolf comes from Roman mythology, and inside the restaurant, you’ll see the decor is a little bit Detroit, and a little bit Italy. The pastificio and bar was inspired by the city of Rome, the duality of old and new in Roman culture, the city of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]