Susan Selasky and Detroit Free Press staff Published 2:28 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 Downtown Detroit's dining scene has hit the accelerator in the past few years, and a visit to the National Association of Black Journalists Annual Convention & Career Fair is a great opportunity to check out what the area has to offer. Here are more than 25 bars and restaurants within a short walk of the Renaissance Center – everything from fast food favorites to a just-opened, high-end steakhouse. 24 Grille Located on the first floor of the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit building, 24 Grille offers classic regional and American dishes in a trendy, yet comfortable environment. 204 Michigan Ave.; 313-964-3821 Apparatus Room The Apparatus Room opened last May inside the Foundation Hotel directly across from Cobo Center. Thomas Lents is the hotel's executive chef and has worked all over the world. A Michigan native, Lents spent four years at Sixteen in Chicago, which … [Read more...] about NABJ 2018: Fuel up at more than 20 Detroit bars and restaurants
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Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 10:10 p.m. UTC Jun 20, 2018 With new restaurants opening each week and local spots getting national recognition on a daily basis, it's clear Detroit has a hot restaurant scene going. But with all eyes on what's new, it's easy to forget about places that have been around for years, particularly Detroit's destination restaurants that may not be in growing neighborhoods. Some of Detroit's decades-old businesses are flourishing while others are fighting for survival. Those in developing areas - downtown, Midtown, Corktown - seem to be having an easier time. The Whitney in the heart of Midtown, for example, has been buoyed by the area's development. "I'm a believer that a rising tide floats all boats," said Bud Liebler, owner of the historic mansion and restaurant. He bought the business about 10 years ago, around 20 years after the Whitney's debut as a restaurant in the mid 1980s. "Bringing all these people into the city is a good … [Read more...] about Checking in with some of Detroit’s older restaurants as the city’s dining scene evolves
JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 12:23 p.m. UTC Jun 9, 2018 Downtown Detroit is days away from claiming the world's first combination IHOP and Applebee's. The 12,000-square-foot hybrid restaurant is inside the Millender Center building at Jefferson and Brush Street, across from the Renaissance Center. The IHOP portion opened in late May serving 19 different all-day menu items. The landmark event will come June 26, when the Applebee's half is set to go live for lunch and dinner. This first-of-its-kind restaurant was developed by Livonia-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants, which will own and operate the location. Yet Detroit's trailblazing hybrid IHOP/Applebee's could be at risk of having outdated signs before it even opens completely. This week IHOP announced it will change its logo on Monday, flipping the P to become "IHOb." More: A fight is brewing in Michigan over restaurant … [Read more...] about World’s first IHOP/Applebee’s combo about to open in downtown Detroit
Rochelle Riley Detroit Free Press Columnist Published 10:55 p.m. UTC Jun 7, 2018 Detroit has spent years on a roller coaster of demographic, financial and cultural highs and lows leading to a bankruptcy and now renaissance that has gained national attention and drawn real estate prospectors to Motown like gold prospectors to Sutter’s Mill. The city is attempting to reinvent itself as a 21st-Century mecca for millennials as well as a long-awaited better place for longtime residents who didn't give up on the Motor City. As residents debate whether the renaissance is reaching all Detroiters, the city will get a report card from outsiders in August, when one of the largest gatherings of journalists and newsmakers in America convenes here for the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention. About 3,000 reporters, editors, producers, photographers and students will land at the GM Renaissance Center Marriott for five days of workshops, forums, … [Read more...] about Lights! Camera! 3,000 journalists of NABJ to descend on Detroit in August
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford's millennials magnet? Detroit's derelict train station needs a deep-pocketed savior. Ford Motor Co. could benefit from a talent youthquake. Is this a match? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 9 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET March 24, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 9 COMMENT EMAIL MORE From trespassers to graffiti artists, Detroit's abandoned Michigan Central Station has always drawn lots of attention from young people. The question is whether the 105-year-old train station — one of … [Read more...] about Could abandoned Detroit train station be Ford’s millennials magnet?