Parks & Rec Diner

A simple bowl of fried rice for breakfast? That was the dish that kicked off my departure day in Detroit. I left my hotel and walked over to Parks & Rec Diner. The diner is located in The Grand Army of the Republic Building downtown. The cool castle building served as the City of Detroit…

Wright & Company

After my dinner at Selden Standard, it was time for a couple craft cocktails at Wright & Company. The charming vintage bar is located on the second floor of a Queen Anne style commercial brick building. The owner Dave Kwiatkowski is the same man behind one of my favorite bars, The Sugar House in Corktown,…

A Selden Standard Dinner

It was my final night in the “Motor City” and I decided to have dinner at Selden Standard. The New American restaurant focuses on seasonal and locally sourced small plates. I was seated at the end of the Chef’s Counter. We all know how much I love counter seating where you can watch the food…

Iconic Eats: Buddy’s Pizza

In addition to the Coney Dog, Detroit also has its own unique style when it comes to pizza. The rectangular thick crust pie can be found several places throughout the city, but the place that introduced it to the Motor City back in 1946 was Buddy’s Pizza. Buddy’s serves “The Original Detroit Style Square Pizza”….

The Standby

Tucked away in a street-art-lined alley known as The Belt, you’ll find The Standby. The culturally redefined alley is in the heart of downtown Detroit and named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district. Public Art is the driving force behind the redevelopment of The Belt. It’s home to murals and installations…

Dinner at Grey Ghost

After a great time at the hockey game and saying farewell to The Joe, it was time to go back out for dinner. I took an Uber and ended up being dropped off near The Fisher Building since the directions to the restaurant were a bit confusing. It was fine because I actually wanted to…

The Sugar House: Detroit’s Original Craft Cocktail Bar

After a wonderful dinner at Parc, I had the whole night ahead of me. I went to Sugar House for a few cocktails. Located in the historic Corktown neighborhood, it’s the bar that introduced Detroit to craft cocktails. Considered one of the Best Cocktail Bars in America, the menu features the classics, original house cocktails,…

Breakfast at Dime Store

After a late night at The Sugar House, I still managed to get up at a decent time and went to the Dime Store for breakfast. The bright airy eatery serves scratch-made breakfast and offers brunch favorites with a creative spin. It was really busy, but luckily I didn’t wait too long for a spot…