Michigan Brewers Guild’s Detroit Fall Beer Festival

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Michigan Brewers Guild.  The Michigan Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization founded by Michigan Brewers to celebrate the state’s brewing community and promote all things Michigan craft beer. In October of 1997, the Guild started with a meeting of Michigan craft brewers in Saginaw, according to the […]

Brew Tour: Eastern Market Brewing Co.

Eastern Market has been a Saturday staple in Detroit since 1891. It provides weekends full of fresh produce and local vendors. With the rise of Detroit over the past couple of years, the spirit of the city has never been so bright. The community is starting to grow organically. Local, small businesses are taking up […]

Shop Small, Big Impact: Small Business Saturday

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‘Tis the season to shop ’til you drop! Why not support your community while you are at it? The nationally celebrated, annual event, Small Business Saturday, is Saturday, November 26, 2016, and is always sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Started by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has taken off and gained support […]

Banza Continues Detroit History of Innovation

Detroit's Banza chickpea pasta

Innovation, Creativity, Dedication. Detroit business owners have embodied these characteristics for decades. Just like Henry Ford changed the world by bringing affordable transportation to the masses, Brian Rudolph, creator and co-founder of Banza, wants to reinvent pasta and bring healthier pasta to the masses. It might be too early to call Rudolph the Ford of the pasta industry, but Banza’s chickpea […]

Top April Michigan Events You Just Can’t Miss

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Spring fever is in full swing here in our awesome little mitten! Not only is the weather practically perfect but there are also some exciting events coming up this month that will get you out and about during this beautiful spring season. The flowers are alive, the sun is shining, and it’s time for our April Events Roundup. […]

Come Hungry, Leave Happy: Touring Detroit’s Eastern Market

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Eastern Market, in the heart of Detroit, is a neighborhood with over 125 years of stories involving fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, holiday trees, specialty shops, restaurants and a whole lot more. Recently, I was invited by Feet on the Street Tours to go on a tour around the historic market. Before the tour, I had […]

Exploring Detroit Murals for a Free Art Show in the Motor City

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The hardest thing to do when writing about the murals of Detroit is deciding which ones to highlight. There is endless art to be seen in the streets of the city. The resilient nature of this community is perfectly pictured by the splashes of color and design decorating every area from the heart of The […]

Too Much For One Weekend: #MittenTrip Detroit

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“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” This message from John Lennon never ceases to remind me how and when to let go. Luckily, Detroit is a city that brings that line to mind, as well. As I went about my way on my #MittenTrip, I was reminded that, even though I […]

How to Survive Movement from a Detroiter

Alas! The time has come for “techno heads,” “house hunters,” and all sorts of electronic music fans to make the pilgrimage to the concrete jungle that is Hart Plaza in Detroit this Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25. This year marks the 15th rotation around the sun for Movement, Detroit’s homage to Techno, in the city […]

14 Ways To Show Your Valentine A Good Time In Metro Detroit

February is the month of love and Metro Detroit offers tons of romantic and unique date options. Here are 14 suggestions for you and your Valentine: Grab a glass at Valentine Vodka: The name gives it away as the perfect date spot! Small and cozy, this bar serves up a bunch of signature drinks made out of […]

Southerner Meets Michigan: Holiday Shopping At Eastern Market

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With the holiday season in full swing, many people are busy preparing for parties, dinners, and other social festivities. If you’re in a planning spiral yourself and are looking for a way to shop local this winter, I’ve got two words for you: Eastern Market. It’s no secret that Detroit’s Eastern Market is a great […]

Hanging Out in Detroit Coffee Shops and Their Neighborhoods.

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Detroit is full of diverse neighborhoods with vibrant communities just waiting to be explored. A good way I suggest to get the feel of each part of the Motor City is to seek out the coffee shop scene in each area. Mingling with baristas and locals, experiencing the coffee and atmosphere of the shop, all while looking to see what’s […]

How to Survive the Detroit Fall Beer Festival

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For Michigan folk, Fall really isn’t a season, it’s a lifestyle. Food, flannel and foliage are all in full form right now, but if there’s one thing that we cherish most in the Mitten State, it’s beer. The annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival is taking place next weekend, thanks to the Michigan Brewers Guild and there’s […]

Flower Day Brings Spring To Detroit’s Eastern Market

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Based on the two previous visits I’ve made to Detroit’s Eastern Market, I’ve learned that weekend crowds are normal—but nothing compares to the hustle and bustle I saw during this year’s Flower Day. Now in its 48th year, the Eastern Market’s annual Flower Day is a festive occasion where vegetables and baked goods temporarily disappear to […]

How To Spend A Spring Saturday In Southern Michigan

The longest, hardest, coldest, and snowiest winter most of us has ever experienced has finally, definitely, and absolutely come to an end. Spring is here and the time has come to get back out there, my fellow winter hibernators. Michigan has so much to offer in the way of outdoor fun and Northern Michigan is undoubtedly […]

Brew Tour: Windmill Pointe Brewing Company

Throughout the state of Michigan, you’ll come across two strong, energetic communities, no matter where you hang your head: bikers and craft beer. From way north, to Marquette, where mountain bikers congregate at Blackrocks Brewery because after any loop around the Noquemanon trail, you’re gonna reward yourself with a porch seat and a quality brew. […]

Roma Cafe

Among the list of venues participating in the Fall 2013 Detroit Restaurant Week is Roma Cafe, the oldest restaurant in Detroit (possibly even the oldest operating restaurant in the country). Officially opened in February of 1890, Roma Cafe has retained its old world charm (not to mention delicious food) for well over a century. Located […]

Detroit Beer Festival 2012

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With the World Series making its return to Detroit two weekends ago, the city’s beer taps flowed relentlessly.  Even with all the baseball-related festivities, it’s hard to imagine anywhere poured as much beer as the 4th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival, sponsored by the Michigan Brewers Guild. Taking place October 26th and 27th in historic […]

Eastern Market

  2934 Russell Street Detroit, MI 48207 313.833.9300 Email Website Facebook Hours: Public Market Hours: Sat. 5 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other Surrounding Business Hours Vary   Dave Carmody, President and Marketing Relations Specialist, shared the history and changes happening at Eastern Market in Detroit. Q: In a sentence or two can you describe what […]