Brunch at Block

Danny surprised me with brunch at Block for Mother’s Day and it was delicious. The restaurant has been around for a couple years but we are seriously behind on our Detroit eats so it was our first time there. I’m not a huge brunch fan but the cheesy jalapeno grits are so good the next … More Brunch at Block

Pho Lucky

Pho Lucky is a family restaurant and the latest addition to the Detroit food scene. The Midtown location is the fifth in the region and has attracted a lot of buzz because of its authentic Vietnamese Pho offerings. I heard so much about it lately that I didn’t even realize it only opened on Monday … More Pho Lucky

Detroit Inspired

As an avid reader and book lover (book-book NOT ebook), I immediately feel at home when I walk into a library. Truthfully, the Livonia library was my second home for a long time since I worked there during my most formative years in high school and college. It’s also where I met my lovely hubby. … More Detroit Inspired


If I had to identify the reason for Detroit’s resurgence, I would without hesitation name Slows BBQ. The anchor of Corktown is in my mind the catalyst for New Detroit and the starting point for what we see today. I don’t want to diminish the work of others who were in the city prior to … More Slows

Jolly Pumpkin

It’s truly impossible to describe the massive change going on in Detroit. The city isn’t what people would expect in many ways. To some it might look like an ‘up and coming’ city and to others it probably looks like it has a long way to go. Both views have merit and it’s exciting to … More Jolly Pumpkin

The Selden Standard

The Selden Standard is filling in the gaps of the lower Midtown landscape.  The more than causal but not quite formal eatery is signature New Detroit.  It’s a fairly large restaurant that offers a communal dining table for crowded nights or people looking to mingle.  There is also a small parking lot which inevitably increases … More The Selden Standard

Lesson Learned

Blogger lesson #3: Be your own photographer. The idea to have Danny take pictures for the site seemed brilliant when we bought the camera.  It was his new hobby and it would provide us with a couple’s project – he’d be Jimmy to my Lois Lane.  The fatal flaw in this plan is that he … More Lesson Learned

Be Creative

When I read a post about taking your time at art museums on A Cup of Jo, I was taken by the idea.  I know I’m a technology addict; therefore, I’m always interested in ways to slow down. Taking 20 minutes to look at a single piece of art seemed like a unique way to … More Be Creative