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Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival

Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival

This year, mitten state craft beer fans have a new beer-sampling event to add to their repertoire. This November 1st, Wings Stadium Events Center will be hosting the first Kalamazoo


Clinton River Medical Tailwind

Based in Auburn Hills (along the Clinton River), Clinton River Medical is an innovative company transforming mobility for the physically challenged. The Tailwind is a pioneering wheelchair, not completely manual,

BRU Fest 2014

BRU Fest is back again this year and better than ever. Now in its fourth year, BRU Fest is a favorite of metro-Detroiters, including us here at the Awesome Mitten

Riverside Kayak Connection

Legacy Writers: Hayley’s Favorites

When I was first tasked with selecting and summarizing my three favorite posts that I’ve written in my time with the Awesome Mitten, I was daunted (to say the least).

Made in the Mitten

Made in the Mitten

If you’re here on the Awesome Mitten, you undoubtedly know that Michigan has an enormous, yet oft-overlooked base of talented artisans. Like those here at the Awesome Mitten, Tonya Blust

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB

Pure Michigan DREAMJOB

After attempting the record for hosting the largest single indoor yoga class in February, Ford Field will once again be a part of history this summer. On June 13th, the

Lit in the Mitt

Lit in the Mitt

Happy May, awesome-Awesome Mitten readers! As the old adage goes, this month will (hopefully) bring a break from the April rain and blooming blossoms a-plenty. But for those near Detroit,

Detroit Restaurant Week

Detroit Restaurant Week

Here at the Awesome Mitten, we love Detroit Restaurant Week. We’ve featured the event before (last fall and last spring) and have also featured several of the restaurants that have

The Bird & The Bread

The Bird & The Bread

In February, the much anticipated (by me and many others) The Bird & The Bread officially opened on South Old Woodward in Downtown Birmingham. The fledgling restaurant is a concept

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

From the moment my coworker first mentioned Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. while we were at lunch one day, I knew I would love it. First, he remarked that the Warren based

Craft & Mason

Craft & Mason Roasting Co.

With coffee that comes from farmers who pay special attention to each bean, goes through a labor intensive roasting process, and is constantly adapted in selection based on the season

Yoga Rocks Ford Field

Yoga Rocks Ford Field

While the Detroit Lions may not have been setting any records this season, Ford Field may be listed in the record books for an entirely different reason. On Saturday February

Rouge Factory

Ford Rouge Factory Tour

Whether you are an auto-enthusiast or still have to call your dad to ask what certain lights on your car mean (like me), it is nearly impossible to embark on

On the Rise Bakery

Earlier this month, I was able to write a feature on an awesome Detroit company called Rebel Nell; Rebel Nell is a jewelry company that employs, educates, and empowers disadvantaged

Pairing the Mitten

Are you a Michigan vinophile? Self-described local food connoisseur? Lover of all things Michigan? Since you’re on the Awesome Mitten, it’s probably a safe bet that you answered “Yes!” to

Rebel Nell

Back in May, I attended a Detroit SOUP dinner for a feature on the Awesome Mitten. For those who haven’t heard of Detroit SOUP, the concept is fairly simple: make a

Pure Detroit Tours: Guardian Building

Way back in November (you know, that month when the entire mitten state had yet to be blanketed in snow), I spent a Saturday learning about some of downtown Detroit’s

Pure Detroit Tours: Downtown Skyscrapers

A few weeks back, I spent my Saturday afternoon exploring some of Detroit’s greatest architectural gems with Pure Detroit. You may have already read my recap of our tour of

Challenge Detroit

As I pointed out in my recap of my tour of the Fisher Building in Detroit, one of the most rewarding and captivating aspects of going on tours in the

Hour Detroit’s Best Dressed Celebration

While Detroit has many defining characteristics, the city might not be readily recognized as a hub for fashion. It would be remiss, though, not to acknowledge that there are many

Pure Detroit Tours: The Fisher Building

Aside from being a total nerd who loves learning random trivia/factoids, by far the most incredible aspect of doing this series on tours in Detroit has been meeting people who


As a girl who loves food, but whose budget allows for dining out only once in a great while, I don’t often make it into fine dining restaurants. Which means