Detroit Weekend


July 2015

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This is not going to be a story about ruin porn.  It was my second trip to check out the rebirth of a city only 4 hrs away by car from Toronto.

Detroit is being called The New Berlin.

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My travel partner once again was Bill Angst.

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We dropped our bags at the Cadillac Hotel
http://www.bookcadillacwestin.com

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airbnb Honor and Folly looked cool but was booked
http://www.honorandfolly.com

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walked past the A Loft Hotel…next time
http://www.aloftdetroit.com/

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CORKTOWN
is growing quickly with a few places close together and not far from the hotel.

Gold Cash Gold – only ok
http://www.goldcashgolddetroit.com

Astro Coffee shop- good for breakfast
http://www.astrodetroit.com

Two James- gorgeous round bar, delicious cocktails
http://twojames.com/?age-verified=c86bbe8783

Sugar House for cocktails
http://www.sugarhousedetroit.com

MIDTOWN
has some happening stuff going on too

Motor City Brewing Works
http://www.motorcitybeer.com

and the now famous Shinola
http://www.shinola.com/shop/store/detroit

my new watch

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HAMMTRAMK
Moran and Klinger Streets
http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/featuremitch-and-gina-of-powerhouse-productions-and-the-story-behind-juxtapoz-in-detroit

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Powerhouse/Soundhouse/Play House/Jar House

Burnside Farm
http://www.burnsidefarmdetroit.com
the Afterhouse
http://www.hatchfund.org/project/afterhouse

Heildelberg Project- a must see- kinda corny
http://www.heidelberg.org

Popps Packing- a artist colletive with gallery and live events
pix is of their campvan sauna
http://www.poppspacking.org

GALLERIES
MOCAD – good for lunch and sunday brunch too- it is so cool and near Shinola
they had a girl djing when we were there

http://www.mocadetroit.org

Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead behind MOCAD

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Detroit Institue for the Arts-must see 1933 Diego Rivera mural
http://www.dia.org

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OTHER STUFF
Eastern Market- best on saturdays
http://www.easternmarket.com

Hello Records
small and super friendly
http://www.hellorecordsdetroit.com

Central Station is the huge building that is ruin porn

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John King’s Big Bookstore
super cool building
http://www.kingbooksdetroit.com

Green Dot Stables

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quick bite or drink- horse racing theme- packed- weird location and food
http://greendotstables.com
Le Petit Zinc
little bistro- can bring your own wine
http://www.lepetitzincdetroit.com

DOWNTOWN
Cafe mongos – walking distance from hotel- live music- a guy who played on the street now has a band that does covers- everyone dancing and drinking
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/cafe-d-mongos-speakeasy-detroit-2

hip spot for dinner Write and Co.

http://www.wrightdetroit.com

close to hotel…a cool shop underneath..John Varvatos

also near hotel- the Republic restaurant
http://www.republictaverndetroit.com

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Cliff Bells
blues- gorgeous room
live music- work a peak inside- near hotel
was a speakeasy in 1935
http://www.cliffbells.com

across the street from Cheap Charlies is a higher end resto where the cultural elite go

Antietam
http://www.antietamdetroit.com

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and Sunday Brunch at this sweet little diner in the middle of nowhere
Roses Fine Foods http://rosesfinefood.com

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