Detroit Southfield with Friends
Collected by Frederick Simeon
Forget what you may have read or heard in the news, Detroit is the place to visit if you want a vibrant urban scene. Urban gardens, the oldest farmers' market in the U.S., galleries and boutiques, craft breweries, even a burgeoning bike scene—the Motor City has it all.
19355 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
See what the locals have been raving about for years at this exported-from-Portland gem that specializes in incredibly calorific—and truly wonderful—pancakes and waffles. Give the house favorite Apple Pancake a whirl and swoon over the perfect...
29508 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, USA
Voted Detroit’s Best Soul Food over and over again, this casual-yet-classy eatery dishes up authentic cuisine. Dishes are made with local ingredients and served with Southern hospitality—even some Motown flair. Not only can you get a great meal...
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, USA
The Cranbrook Educational Community is one of the most revered names in Michigan, and under the umbrella of that name is an art museum, a secondary school, a graduate program, the institute of science, a research center, and historic homes with...
Beverly Hills, MI 48025, USA
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit plays at a revolving list of nine venues in Southeast Michigan during a series of events throughout the year, such as the Sunday Recital Series, Signature Chamber Series, Listen at the Library, and CMSD in...
19949 West 12 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48076, USA
Right on Evergreen Road in the middle of Southfield, in a busy section of office buildings and hotels, the Mary Thompson Farmhouse and still-working farm presents a chance for the visitor to imagine exactly what life was like before the skyline...
22742 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
The Detroit Improv Festival is an annual event that fills theaters in the greater Detroit area with improvisational acts from around the United States. During the night I attended, there were local acts, as well as a group from Chicago. Tickets...
245 S Eton St, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA
Head Chef Brian Henson was recently named Chef of the Year by the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association. He heads a kitchen that serves a restaurant known as one of the premier dining destinations in Metro Detroit. A former train depot, it bears...
27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072, USA
Vinsetta Garage, the Detroit area's oldest auto repair shop, was recently converted into a hip restaurant and bar. The menu is full of all-American comfort foods, like mac and cheese, pizzas, and burgers. A lot of care has gone into the menu, and...
419 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
Bastone Brewery occupies a corner in downtown Royal Oak that includes not just the Belgian brewery and dining room, but also the underground bar, Craft, as well as Vinotecca wine bar and a Belgian-inspired menu in the restaurant, Monk. As the name...
215 E 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
Just one block east of bustling Main Street, Royal Oak Brewery is still in the middle of the action. With six to seven fresh beers on tap daily, Royal Oak is a local favorite, and quite popular with visitors to Michigan as well.No doubt this is in...
5708 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Showtime Clothing, in the heart of Detroit, has a 'rockstar' appeal. In fact, many musicians and artists stop by looking to spruce up their wardrobe before a big gig. The store is packed to the brim with a never-ending assortment of leather,...
1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
The Motor City has been host to some of America's greatest music, and People's Records is a great place to look if you want to bring some of it home. The classics tend to be a primary focus of the shop, with more contemporary music moving in and...
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