Food + Drink

3 Easy Margarita Recipes

It’s National Margarita Day. Celebrate by trying one (or all three) of our favorite margarita recipes.  By Amy Gill  1. Avocado Margarita (pictured above)  Bon Appétit has a quick and easy recipe to combine two of my loves — avocado and margaritas! Read the full recipe here.&.....
Black Metro Eats

Black Metro Eats Highlights African-American Chefs and Restaurateurs

Black Metro Eats Restaurant Week debuted last August and is gearing up for its second year with plans to become an annual event. By Mary Meldrum After taking an inspirational walking food tour of New Orleans this past year, Lauren Bates realized that something akin to this event would be a cool addition to the Detroit scene. Brainstorming with her partner, Kwaku Osei-Bonsu last May, the two came up with the idea of Black Metro Eats Restaurant Week and became co-foundi.....
prime + proper

Prime + Proper Revolutionizes the Detroit Dining Experience

Prime + Proper mixed Art Deco, mid-century glam with a steakhouse culture to create a unique experience for Detroit diners. By Mary Meldrum  Photography courtesy of Aly Sasson After much preparation, Jeremy Sasson’s Heirloom Hospitality Group opened the doors to the highly anticipated Prime + Proper in early November. Detroit’s dining scene has a deep history with steakhouse culture, and this lavish destination is the latest establishment to boost that .....
little caesars arena

The New Restaurants at Little Caesars Arena

The new restaurants at Little Caesars Arena offer a wide variety of dining and drink options that are too good to wait for a game or concert to try.  The name Little Caesars is quite recognizable to Detroit natives. While it is most commonly known for its pizza, Little Caesars is now the central force behind a budding local hub for sports and entertainment. Opened in early September, Little Caesars Arena in Midtown is the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, the Pistons and plenty.....
Chef Maxcel Hardy

Chef Maxcel Hardy: Making A Difference In Detroit

Detroit native and celebrity chef Maxcel Hardy is on a mission to open three restaurants in Detroit and help revitalize the city.  Detroit-born Chef Maxcel Hardy has quite the resume. He not only cooked his way to the final round on Food Network’s Chopped, but acted as personal chef to celebrities like basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire. He also authored a plethora of cookbooks while simultaneously owning a private catering company, Chef Max Miami. While this might sound exha.....
Jack Detroit

Get Ready to Meet Jack Detroit

Jack Detroit, formally Greektown Casino gets a new vast array of dining options, new signage and 20 local comp partners. Of all JACK Entertainment’s rebranding projects, perhaps the most challenging in terms of size and scope is the transition happening in the Motor City at what has long been known as Greektown Casino- Hotel to JACK Detroit. However, officials see this challenge as a good one, and they’re betting that casino patrons will agree. With a new casino-floor bar stocked.....
healthy weeknight dinner

Healthy Weeknight Dinner for The New Year

Local Crispy Trout With Spicy Mustard Sauce & Israeli Couscous After these past weeks of heavy and hearty eating, I am back to preparing simple and healthy weeknight meals. Farm stands might be closed for the season, but that doesn’t mean local food is out of reach. I am sharing a very easy and delicious local fish recipe. I always hear from home cooks that preparing fish at home intimidates them. Now it doesn’t have to! Enjoy getting back into your healthy eating habits.....
Detroit Celebrity Chef Maxcel Hardy

Recipes by Detroit Celebrity Chef Maxcel Hardy

  Three recipes from the Detroit celebrity chef behind River Bistro and Coop, Maxcel Hardy. Mini Fish Tacos with Cilantro Creme Fraiche This recipe is by Maxcel Hardy for #CookingwithAmare originally posted on AmareStoudemire.com Makes: 6 tacos Ingredients For the Mango Salsa: 2 mangoes 1⁄4 cho.....
Detroit Foundation Hotel

Date Night in Detroit at the Foundation Hotel

Escape back in time at the Detroit Foundation Hotel. By Keia McLean Photos by Alora Rachelle Everywhere you look, there is talk about Detroit being the comeback city. The vibrant emerging social scene is creating an energy very similar to a smaller Chicago, yet still very reminiscent of the city’s roots.  .....
The Travel Critic

Home For The Holidays in Detroit

Where to go, eat, and explore when you are staying home for the holidays in Metro Detroit. Photography by Klaudia Jakubiak Forget the hustle and bustle of busy airports and enjoy a stay-cation this holiday season. With so many new businesses, events and hidden gems, in Metro Detroit you’re sure to be entertained in your own city. Check out some of these magical places below. Go:.....