Posted September 19, 2018 at 06:01 AM | Updated September 19, 2018 at 06:07 AM 00 cover.jpg John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer Cleveland Happy Hour Guide 2018: Best food, drink deals in bars, restaurants CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Eat like a king, even if you’re a pauper… Raise a glass for Cleveland Happy Hour Guide. Discounts and deals have long been a staple in the bar and restaurant scene. Increasingly, even high-end spots have jumped into the game, luring patrons with a discounted look-see in the hopes of getting them to return for dinner. In many ways, Happy Hour has become a standalone after-work party that doubles as a dinner or a cocktail excursion. Some roll out Happy Hour menus that are as deep as most regular lists. The options have also gotten more adventurous, with items such as lobster or steak or signature entrees and craft cocktails becoming staples in what was once the domain of a handful of pretzels and a watery draft beer. Here are the area’s top … [Read more...] about Cleveland Happy Hour Guide 2018: Best food, drink deals in bars, restaurants
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opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 Money. Volunteers. And a tractor. That's what Mark Covington wants. And maybe, maybe, a glimpse into the future of the Georgia Street Community Collective, the 19-lot urban farm he's carefully shepherded over the last decade. Covington planted his first garden in a different Detroit: before municipal bankruptcy, before urban farming was sanctioned by ordinance, before there was much attention paid at all to most Detroit neighborhoods — a Detroit where the kinds of rules and regulations that go hand-in-hand with large numbers of people living in proximity went largely unenforced. More: Detroit students learning about farming and earning money, tooKaffer: Is your candidate serious about education? Four ways to find out Today's Detroit is a different place. Even on the corner of Georgia Street and Vinton Avenue, where Covington wonders whether … [Read more...] about Does farming have a place in the new Detroit?
click to enlarge Tom Perkins S'mores shake with a lightly charred marshmallow at Mercury Burger Bar. The 90-degree days are here and that means it's milkshake guzzlin' season in Michigan. But with so many options out there, it's sometimes difficult to decide where to go for one's frozen dessert-beverage fix. Fortunately, we got you covered. We tried dozens of milkshakes across southeast Michigan and put together a list of the 10 best. Those that were inferior didn't make the cut, and we excluded frozen custard because that wouldn't be fair. (Also, we searched out the region's best custard last year.) It should be noted that this isn't just about the best individual milkshake — it's really about the best milkshake experience. There's not much separating each of the individual shakes that made the top 10, but there's more than just the milkshake to consider. We rated the shake shops on six criteria worth 20 points each. Flavor: Obviously. Quality of ingredients: … [Read more...] about In search of metro Detroit’s best milkshake
click to enlarge In new Detroit terms, there are few better blocks in the city to be getting ready to open a restaurant than that on Woodward Avenue between and East Grand Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue. Much of it is now owned by Midtown Inc., the non-profit that helped redevelop Midtown. It's where Selden Standard's owners are building out a new concept and several other of Detroit's favorite restaurateurs are considering new locations. It's also where Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere will later this year open a new East African restaurant in a space where a former Rose's Fine Foods co-owner scrapped plans for her new restaurant. What's notable about Mamba and Nijimbre is they aren't hip, local restaurateurs looking for their next project. They're in the process of building a new life after fleeing violence in their native Burundi a few years ago and arriving in the U.S. with next to nothing. Upon moving here, they lived at the Freedom House, a temporary home in … [Read more...] about Two refugees are opening a restaurant on one of Detroit’s best blocks
Late chef, traveler and host was a man of the world -- these moments define his love affair with food and culture Brian Welk, provided by Published 11:52 am, Friday, June 8, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Anthony Bourdain’s Best TV Moments, From a Meal With Obama to a Trip to Waffle House (Videos) 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Anthony Bourdain was a man of the world. He traveled to the furthest corners of the globe, sought out the best food you’ll ever eat and made his journeys a teachable moment for culture and worldly values. So whether he was in Vietnam with President Obama or at a Waffle House in the South, he tapped into what made a region tick and crafted a lifestyle that countless hipsters, celebrity chefs and aspiring foodies wanted to emulate. Here are some of Bourdain’s best TV moments that defined Bourdain’s love affair with food. Obama in Vietnam “Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain’s Best TV Moments, From a Meal With Obama to a Trip to Waffle House (Videos)