Hot Diggity Dogs

  Hidden inside the UFO Factory is a new subterranean joint called Laika Dog. If you missed the joke, Laika was a Soviet space dog that became the first mammal to orbit the Earth, and it’s in the UFO Factory…geddit?   When you first walk in, your eyes will be blinded by darkness but will quickly adjust. In a word, this…
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Parks & Rec, Downtown

  We walked into this tiny triangle-shaped slice of heaven with the late morning sun streaming into the diner from all directions.     Parks & Rec is one of the most beautifully designed places in the city, straddling the line between quirky and classic with ease. They’ve got Oreo shaped bar stools, a giant painting on driftwood of an antique postcard,…
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Daytrip to Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

  The mister and I drove all the way up to Armada for what we heard was the best cider mill around, and we were not disappointed. Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill has been around since 1946 when Gerald and Elisabeth Blake and their thirteen children founded one of the first U-Pick orchards in the country, and is still owned and operated by the…
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Hawaiian Poke Bowls in the Burbs

  I already know I’m going to have to start finding excuses to go the suburbs more often so I can get my hands on more of these sushi inspired poke bowls. Ravenous and hopelessly lost in Rochester Hills, my mom and I checked out Sushi Coup, a new Hawaiian place we’d heard about through the grapevine.  It truly is brand spankin’ new, they…
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Brunch at Le Petit Zinc

  Down in Corktown, there’s a little corner of France called Le Petit Zinc. It’s surrounded by a pretty industrial area on Trumbull, so it’s surprising to wander in the gates and find this garden oasis.     They’re open for lunch and dinner, with a classically French menu of sandwiches, salads, and crêpes.   With the unseasonably warm weather and…
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