LOWRIDING: From Crenshaw to Woodward

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Exhibiting at The Scarab Club thru May 16 …


A significant aspect of Detroit history is the role its automotive industry played in putting the world on wheels. Lowrider culture emerged in Los Angeles and migrated back to Detroit. The Scarab Club exhibition showcases Lowrider cars and bicycles. The exhibition includes work from across the country, highlighting the cultural impact of Lowriders.

The club is located in Midtown Detroit at 217 Farnsworth (immediately behind the Detroit Institute of Arts For info on the Club … www.scarabclub.org

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13 Mind-Blowing Detroit Tacos

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Eater Detroit has found these …


When it comes to tacos, which Metro Detroit restaurants are doing it right? We asked and you answered (in the forums, on the tipline, and Facebook). These are Detroit’s best taco shops, according to Eater readers.

1  Taqueria Nuestra Familia-Oficial Page – 7620 W. Vernor
2  Taqueria El Rey – 4730 W. Vernor
3  Taquerla Alameda – 906 S. Wayne Rd., Westland
4  ALLEY TACO – 4614 2nd Ave.
5  Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix St.
6  Taqueria Lupitas – 3443 Bagley St.
7  Timmy’s Tacos at The Painted Lady Lounge – 2930 Jacob St., Hamtramck
8  Imperial – 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
9  Los Altos Restaurant – 7056 W. Vernor
10 Tacos El Primo Catering Van
11 Taqueria Valente Taqueria – 6426 W. Fort St.
12 El Patron Mexican Grill – 1188 Joslyn Ave., Pontiac
13 CARNIVAL MARKET PONTIAC – 1101 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac

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Welcome to the El Moore

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Thanks to Midtown Detroit, Inc. for this update.

El Moore, located in Midtown Detroit on West Alexandrine between Second and Third, is a residential building currently undergoing innovative, sustainable renovations. Units in the building will begin coming online in the near future.

The El Moore welcomes both long-term residents and guests to explore the intersection of nature, community, and the city together.

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15 new sandwiches that are already Detroit classics

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Thrillist has compiled this tasty menu of …


“With so many nationally famous sandwiches – the Yardbird at SLOWS BAR BQ, the chicken shawarma at Bucharest Grill, the Mudgie at Mudgie’s, Green Dot’s mystery meats, all of the corned beefs – it’s hard for a new sandwich to “steak” (get it???) its claim to fame in Detroit. So, we looked specifically at restaurants that opened in the last couple of years for the best of Detroit’s new class of sandwiches.”

PBLT – Dime Store, 719 Griswold
Smoked pastrami – Selden Standard, 3921 Second Ave.
Bánh mì & Malibu’s Meatball – Gold Cash Gold Detroit, 2100 Michigan Ave.
Shrimp Po’ Boy – WALA, 1010 Washington Blvd.
Spicy Asian pulled pork sammy – Rock City Eatery, 11411 Jos. Campau
Cuban sandwich – La Nena’s Restaurant – 8600 W. Vernor
Litte Italy – Rubbed, 2015 Michigan Ave.
Lew Silver Bagel Sandwich – Detroit Institute of Bagels, 1236 Michigan
“Catfish” tofu fillet sandwich – Detroit Vegan Soul (D.V.S), 8026 Agnes St.
Hammer of the Gods – McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar, 1460 Michigan
Ploughman’s – The Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave.
Breakfast BBQ sandwich – Maccabees at Midtown, 5057 Woodward Ave.
Fried Green BLT – Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe St.
Rabbit sandwich – Rose’s Fine Food, 10551 E. Jefferson Ave.

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Virgin Atlantic wants everyone to know


To celebrate the launch of its new route to Detroit next month, Virgin Atlantic has released an infographic telling you everything you need to know about the Motor City.

When you visit Detroit, be sure to contact Show Me Detroit Tours to schedule an up-close visit to the city’s many attractions – the nitty and the gritty that make up The D. For complete tour info visit  www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html

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How Celebrities are Singing Detroit’s Praises

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Ben Affleck created quite the buzz when he was spotted wearing a “Detroit City” T-shirt.
If you’ve been to Detroit, you may have seen Kid Rock’s brand, Made In Detroit (Official Brand Clothing) especially known for their T-shirts.
Nicole Curtis and host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” prides herself on restoring the glory to Detroit’s hidden gems.
Aside from highlighting The D through his lyrics, Eminem is known to give back to the city through his Marshall Mathers Foundation.
Erin Cummings founded the Mittens for Detroit.
Ryan Gosling became quite the Motor City maven during production of his film “Lost River.”
Jack White saved the day a few years back when The Detroit Masonic Temple was facing foreclosure.
Sir Paul McCartney had one of the Motown Museum‘s pianos restored.

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12 of the tallest buildings in Michigan are in Detroit

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Michigan is home to some pretty cool and pretty tall buildings. 12 of the 15 are located in the city of Detroit …

#1 – Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
#2 – One Detroit Center
#3 – Penobscot Building
#4 – The GM Ren Cen Towers
#5 – Guardian Building
#6 – Book Tower
#7 – 150 W. Jefferson
#8 – Fisher Building
#9 – Cadillac Tower
#10 – David Scott Building
#11 – One Woodward
#15 – Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building

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Stephanie Rhoades Photo: Sunrise at the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

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Scripps Conservatory

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You can see the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory up close when you take a ride around Belle Isle with Show Me Detroit Tours. For complete tour info visit www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html

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The day the Belle Isle Bridge burned down (with 10 historic photos of Belle Isle)

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Bell Isle Bridge Burning

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On a warm, quiet afternoon 100 years ago today, a couple of guys were playing cards in Henry Moesta’s bar at Jefferson Avenue and East Grand Boulevard, near the old Belle Isle Bridge.

“It was so quiet you could hear the ace drop on the card table every time Henry led with it,” George W. Stark recalled in the Detroit News.

Things changed unexpectedly – and in a hurry.

Out of nowhere, Moesta jumped up and rushed to the telephone. It was a little after 3 in the afternoon April 27, 1915.

“The bridge – the bridge is burning!” he screamed into the phone.

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9 Photos That Show Spring Has Arrived on Belle Isle

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Belle Isle Spring

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Spring in Detroit: Belle Isle soaks up some sun

After a week of random snow flurries, has spring finally arrived in Detroit?
We roamed Belle Isle on Friday and noticed daffodils in full bloom – and tulips trying hard to see the sun. Visitors brought their lunches to park benches; runners jogged along the river; walkers took in the sun.

Want to see springtime on Belle Isle up close? The island is one of the Detroit highlights featured by Show Me Detroit Tours. For complete tour info visit www.showmedetroittours.com/reservations.html.

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