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    • Neighborhood: Northwest
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    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    On a stretch of McNichols Rd. peppered with strip malls, gas stations and fast food spots, L. George’s Coney Island welcomes you with its cheery red roof and the aroma of delicious things sizzling on the flattop grill in its open kitchen. The restaurant’s namesake is George Lucaj, who came to Detroit in 1974 with his parents and three broth [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast
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    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Gameday Shuttle
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    In Middle Eastern folklore, Sinbad the Sailor embarked on a series of incredible voyages in magical places, encountering fantastical creatures along his adventures. You won’t find any sea monsters at Sinbad’s Restaurant in Detroit’s Marina District, but it does the eatery’s namesake proud with a bounty of treasures from the sea. Sinbad [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Midtown
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    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    In the mornings, Olympic Grill smells of fresh, fluffy pancakes and bacon sizzling on the grill. This modest diner is located in Midtown, on the same stretch of Warren Ave. as the Potato Place and Epicurus Restaurant. It’s a convenient spot for a quick bite if you’re in the Midtown or Wayne State area. The dining room is exceptionally cl [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Eastern Market & Central
    • Price Level:   
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Free Parking Available

    We could get lost for hours sipping a cafe au lait while admiring the original fixtures, quirky knick knacks and stacks of vintage books inside Cafe 1923. This Hamtramck coffee shop is a neighborhood treasure. The cafe opened in 2006 in a former family-run corner store. Its name comes from the year the building was erected. A family of Polish i [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast
    • Price Level:   
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    The interior of Legends Grill on Jefferson Ave. is instantly charming. Like a 1950s diner and soda fountain, the place has black and white checkerboard floors. Tabletops decked out with a boomerang pattern are surrounded by teal cushioned chairs with white trim. Playful neon signage dots the walls. We’ve driven past Legends Grill dozens of [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Eastern Market & Central
    • Price Level:   
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    From the outside, Mainestreet Restaurant looks pretty unassuming. This little diner in Hamtramck is tucked inside a square box of a building. You would never expect to find the kind of uncommon deliciousness being served inside. On the inside, the place looks a lot like a Coney Island, cozy and simple with a mix of booths and tables. The restau [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Cards Accepted

    Beer snobs rejoice: 8 Degrees Plato has all the beerstuffs you need to have the craft beer-iest, brewtastic time of your life. Stocking the delicious and the hard-to-find, 8 Degrees Plato opened earlier this month in the Cass Corridor. It’s part bar, part craft beer store. The shop itself is a big open space with high ceilings and lots of [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Eastern Market & Central
    • Price Level:   
    • Gameday Shuttle
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Even if you’re terrible at bowling and have no idea how to throw a football, you can still have a seriously awesome time at the Fowling Warehouse. The casual sport of fowling makes for a unique, entertaining date, a night out with friends or even a holiday office party. It’s a must-try game for every true Detroiter. Located in Hamtramck, the [...]

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    • Neighborhood: Downtown
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    • Vegetarian Options
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    On beautiful sunny days like today, it’s easy to allow ourselves to be in denial about the impending cold weather for just a few weeks longer. So we’re headed over to Detroit Water Ice Factory - a dessert shop opened by Mitch Albom in partnership with S.A.Y. Detroit - to indulge our denial with a frozen treat. What is water ice, exactly? I [...]

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