This time last year I decided to convert my personal blog into a public Detroit blog. It’s been an interesting and exciting and to celebrate I wanted to look back at some of the things I did in those early weeks. One of my first interviews was with Chloe Sabatier of Chez Chloe. Danny … More Chez Chloe Follow-Up
In a city not known for its grocery stores, DeVries & Co. is both essential and a destination. Located in the heart of Eastern Market, the architecture alone is worth the visit. The building was constructed in 1893 and has detail and character you never find with new construction. The old world charm extends to … More DeVries & Co
Wouldn’t it happen that as soon as I take a break from my International Lit Project, I read about two Africa/Detroit novels? The first was Broken Monsters by South African author Lauren Beukes and the second was Into The Go-Slow by Detroit native Bridgett Davis. I was unable to attend Beukes book event in September … More Into The Go-Slow with Bridgett Davis
I was out on the town this weekend and with 75 closed for construction, I was taking side streets. I love driving through the city and since we don’t have typical big city traffic it’s a smooth ride.* Since I was the driver and needed to pay more attention to the road than my surroundings, … More Gratiot Avenue
The item you’re most likely to find in our freezer is sausage from the Corridor Sausage Co. We’ve been buying them for years and they are literally one of my favorite food items (I recommend Apple, Sage & Pork). Since I’m such a fan, I was happy Corridor Sausage Co.’s owner, Will Branch, agreed to … More Corridor Sausage Co.
Eastern Market is fantastic. Every weekend it’s teeming with people but nothing prepared me for the crowds on Flower Day. I knew it was a BIG deal but it’s definitely something you need to see to believe. Normally, I park at a lot across the street from the Market. Sunday we parked a few blocks … More Flower Day
In a city plagued by segregation and suspicion, Eastern Market is a shining example of all that Detroit is capable of achieving. Every Saturday thousands of visitors travel to the public market that has been in operation since 1891. In the past few years, the formerly flagging area has been transformed into a vibrant and … More Eastern Market Spotlight: Pie Guys Bakery