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8 Places to Drink Sangria in Detroit Right Now

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“Refreshing and a little sweet, sangria hits all the right notes when it comes to warm weather drinking. Whether you prefer a single glass, a shared pitcher, or a hefty growler fill, Metro Detroit restaurants have something to offer in the way of sangria. Red, white, and sparkling, here are eight places to drink it right now.”

1  El Barzon Restaurante- 3710 Junction St.
2  La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas – 4130 Cass Ave.
3  Mudgie’s Deli – 1300 Porter St.
4  Ottava Via – 1480 Michigan Ave.
5  Small Plates Detroit – 1521 Broadway St.
6  Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix St. Mi Pueblo
Torino – 201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
8  Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine – 1250 Library St.

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The 10 Hottest French Fries in Detroit

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It’s Burger Week at Eater Detroit, but what would a burger be without french fries? Thin, thick, wedged, or waffled, they’re irresistible. There are infinite ways to change up the humble french fry, whether they come with or without a burger. Many of Detroit’s favorite chefs have put their own spin on the dish, and despite their differences, each version has three things in common: the potatoes are fried, salted, and utterly delicious.

1 Lafayette Coney Island: Classic
2 Republic: Beef Tallow Fries
3 Gold Cash Gold Detroit: Frites with Pickle Juice Mayo
4 Green Dot Stables: Truffle and Herb Fries
5 The Brooklyn Street Local: Poutine
6 Hopcat – Detroit: Crack Fries
7 Mercury Burger Bar: Garlic Fries
8 La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas: Patatas Bravas
9 Wright & Company: Loaded Potato Chips
10 Cornerstone Barrel House: Fingerling Frites

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12 Detroit restaurants serve Rivera-Kahlo-inspired dishes, drinks

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Wondering what to eat or drink after viewing the Detroit Institute of Arts’ special Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibition? The DIA invited Detroit restaurants and bars to offer menu items with the artists in mind; here’s what they came up with.

Antietam, 1428 Gratiot Ave.
El Poco Querido, a cocktail inspired by Kahlo’s masterpiece “The Wounded Dear,” made with Espolon tequila, shaken and served in a classic short-stemmed glass with an edible flower garnish. The drink was designed to pay tribute to the legendary pelea de gallos (fighting cocks) and Rivera and Kahlo’s sometimes heated relationship.
Cajeta flan, a goat milk caramel flan popular in Rivera’s home state of Guanajuato, Mexico

El Asador Steakhouse, 1312 Springwells St.
Traditional Oaxacan mole negro with three types of roasted chiles, sesame seeds, chocolate, raisins and almonds, peanuts and cloves served over turkey legs.

El Barzon, 3710 Junction Rd.
Traditional Oaxacan mole negro with three types of roasted chiles, sesame seeds, chocolate, raisins and almonds, peanuts and cloves served over turkey legs.

El Zocalo Mexican Restaurant, 3400 Bagley St.
Every Friday beginning this week a different entree taken from the cookbooks and notes of Frida Kahlo will be featured as part of its Frida Fridays.
Diego- and Kahlo-inspired specially crafted tequila varieties infused with flavors such as jamaica (hibiscus) flower, cucumber and habanero, to name a few.

Fourteen East, 15 E. Kirby St.
Mexican-spiced hot chocolate whisked with a molinillo
Lime pie

Gold Cash Gold Detroit, 2100 Michigan Ave.
Frida’s Blue House, a drink made from Lunazul Blanco tequila, fresh cucumber and lemon, and blue curaçao

Las Cazuelas Grill, 4000 Livernois Ave.
Diego’s Mole Poblano: chile ancho, roasted peanuts, chocolate, roasted pumpkin seeds, black pepper, garlic and salt.

La Feria Detroit, 4139 Cass Ave.
Corralejo Reposado, a sipping tequila
La Pasión De Frida, an invigorating mix of Corralejo Añejo tequila, tamarind, freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice, and a splash of Maraschino water
Papas Arrugadas con Mojo, a tapa made from red-skinned potatoes with a red bell pepper.

Our/Detroit, 2545 Bagley Ave.
Dreams of Coyacan: Our/Detroit vodka, jalapeño simple syrup, lime juice and coconut sparkling soda.

Rock City Eatery, 11411 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck
Panzón + Friducha: pan-seared tongue, ash-baked beets, radish, avocado, pickled corn, dill and cilantro served with a shot of Cabresto tequila (choice of silver or gold).

Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield St.
Mixiotes, a dish that hails from Rivera’s birthplace of Guanajuato, Mexico: tender chicken marinated in guajillo chiles, garlic, onion, cinnamon, tequila, thyme and marjoram, steamed and served with potatoes and corn tortillas and garnished with traditional accompaniments including avocado, pineapple and house pickled onion and habanero peppers.

Union Street Detroit, 4145 Woodward Ave.
Ode to Detroit Industry, a drink made with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Chartreuse Green, Luxardo Maraschino liqueur and fresh lime in a martini glass
La Casa Azul: Mexican hot chocolate trifle made with layers of chipotle chili-spiked chocolate cake and cinnamon pastry cream topped with fresh whipped cream and candied jalapeño
Chiles En Nogada: poblano chiles stuffed with picadillo covered in walnut-sherry cream sauce and sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.

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