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10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 19-21)

Dog shows, concerts, films, and more

Your Guide to Dining During the North American International Auto Show

Hop on the People Mover and check out these local eateries

3 Ways to Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

Tips for turning resolutions into habits, courtesy of organization expert Brittany Adams

The Faces of Michigan Wine: Josh Morgan

To say that 2017 was a pivotal year for Josh Morgan would be putting it mildly.

10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 12-14)

Cirque du Soleil Crystal, Kids Comic Con, Jill Jack's Birthday Bash, and more

14th Annual Meridian Winter Blast Returns to Campus Martius

The three-day festival will host exciting new attractions and returning favorites

The Way it Was

Packard Motor Car Company, 1912

This Jefferson-Chalmers Café Combines Cool Vibes With a Cryptic Name

Coffee and (______) is a small-town social center in the big city

Introducing the Nordin Brothers: The Duo Behind the Detroit Design Center

You may not know their names, but chances are, you've seen their art

Meal Prep Services: What to Know Before Committing to the Trend

Plus, tips from a metro Detroit-based dietitian on getting the most out of your meals

Recipe: Salmon Burger with Microgreens from Western Market

Meet the Makers: Pingree Detroit

The brand is employing veterans to craft upcycled leather totes and journals

It's Game On for Detroit's 'Bar Arcade' Scene

M-Brew, Pop + Offworld, and Ready Player One pair microbrews with retro video games

The Face of Restoration - Ellen A. Janetzke, M.D., P.C.

Dr. Ellen Janetzke, an accomplished plastic surgeon — together with her qualified staff — offers the most current surgical and nonsurgical alternatives so you can look your best.

There's No Stopping Jill Jack

The Award-winning Detroit musician releases her 12th album — and starts a new artist development company

Shared Plates: January 2018 Winner

Recipe: Ancho and chili-roasted delicata squash with tahini maple vinaigrette, pomegranate seeds, and toasted hazelnuts

7 Decadent Fragrances for Home and Body

Add allure to your vanity this winter with these luxurious scents

This New Technology May Allow Researchers to 'Edit' Our Genes

CRISPR could prune some inherited diseases from the family tree

Trust, but Verify

Letter from the Editor

Contributors: January 2018

10 Things to Do This Weekend (January 5-7)

Kick off 2018 at these concerts, art exhibits, and performances

Michigan’s Craft Distilleries Are Setting Their Sights on Bourbon

Proof that the best things require patience

U-M's Winter Theater Series Is Tackling Today's Major Social Issues

The three-week festival runs January 17 through February 3

How One of Detroit's Legendary Steakhouses Almost Didn't Happen

Even a catastrophic fire couldn't stop Capers

What You Need to Know About Oil and Gas Drilling in the Suburbs

Energy companies are staking out new territory in metro Detroit

An Hour With ... Richard Broder

Owner and CEO, Broder & Sachse Real Estate Inc.

Cocktail Recipe: Your Grandfather's Coffee

Molly’s Picks: Gaudino’s and Prime + Proper

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Recipe: Sake-Steamed Manilla Clams

Ima's Mike Ransom's clams can be an appetizer or a full meal

Female Entrepreneurs Are Staking Their Claim in Detroit

These three women-owned businesses are unstacking the deck

The Era of Autonomous Vehicles May Be Here Sooner than Expected

What does that mean for Detroit's legacy automakers?

Inside the Resurrected Takoi

The restaurant has survived arson and controversy to claim a top spot in Detroit's culinary scene

Why Abdul El-Sayed's Run for Governor Is for Real

Can a political rookie from Michigan become America's first Muslim governor?

Winter Trend Forecast: Metallics

Art meets fashion when the season's edgy evening wear is framed by local industrial metal sculptures

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 29-31)

End 2017 on a high note at these metro Detroit events

Winter Gala 2017

On Dec. 9, the Italian Bar Association of Michigan hosted its 86th annual Winter Gala at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, gelato tasting, and more. Proceeds from the event benefitted Friends of Foster Kids, a Michigan non-profit that supports the community's foster kids.

Fontbonne Auxiliary White Christmas Ball 2017

On Dec. 8, St. John's Fontbonne Auxiliary hosted its 64th annual White Christmas Ball at the Detroit Athletic Club. Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing, and more. Proceeds from the event benefitted St. John Hospital.

Jumanji Movie Premiere

On Dec. 19, the Jo Elyn Nyman Anchors Programs for Children held two jungle-themed movie premieres for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and at the Celebration! North Cinema in Grand Rapids. Attendees enjoyed a VIP reception, a screening of the movie, and a post-premiere hot chocolate street party. The fundraiser benefitted the organization, which is Michigan's only statewide pediatric hospice and advanced illness support program.

St. Joe's Holiday Ball 2017

On Dec. 2, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hosted its annual holiday ball at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center in Ypsilanti. Over 900 guests attended the Paradise Ball - A Night in Shangri-La, and enjoyed cocktails, dinner prepared by Forte Belanger, and performances by Intrigue. Proceeds from the black tie event benefitted St. Joe's palliative care program.

The Way It Was: Staff Edition

Christmas, 1957

Food News: Detroit Welcomes Multiple New Eateries This Month

Macarons, Italian food, tapas: December was a good month for Detroit’s food scene

Ring in the New Year at one of these 16 Metro Detroit Bars and Restaurants

Kickstart 2018 with good food, good drinks, and good friends

Motown Museum Receives $500,000 Grant for Expansion

The Hudson-Webber Foundation joins a growing list of organizations funding the project

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 22-24)

Get into the holiday spirit with festive light displays, jolly caroling, and classic Christmas films

Top Docs Party 2017

On Oct. 26, Hour Detroit's 12th Annual Top Docs Party was held at the Gem Theatre in Detroit. The professionals named on the 2017 Top Docs list celebrated with their colleagues and enjoyed cocktails, appetizers, and live entertainment. This year’s program also featured the Excellence in Care Awards presented by CIG Capital Advisors. These awards honored 5 unique stories of medical achievement, advancement, and collaboration.

Hour Detroit’s Chairs for Charity presented by Mahalo

On Nov. 2, the First Annual Chairs for Charity fundraiser showcased the talent of the local art and design community at the Garden Theater in Detroit. During the unique pop-up gallery of extraordinary chair installations, attendees sipped cocktails, enjoyed gourmet bites, and bid on the chairs to raise funds for dozens of local charities participating in the Give Detroit Challenge.

The Whitney

Beef Wellington - Diners love the Creekstone tenderloin of beef, showcased by foie gras, caramelized garlic and shallots, mushroom and truffle oil duxelle, seasonal vegetables, and Courvoisier cream.

Polka

Polka Combo - Savor the tastes of Poland, including stuffed cabbage, Polish kielbasa, pierogi, sauerkraut, potatoes, and pickles.

Diamonds Steak & Seafood

Warm Carrot Cake - Our “World Famous,” award-winning carrot cake served warm, with frosted-to-order cream cheese icing.

D'Marcos Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

Linguine Frutti Di Mare - Linguine with white wine and a zesty red sauce are tossed with shrimp, clams, mussels, octopus, crab, and fresh oregano, making this pasta a delectable choice.

Iridescence

Rack of Michigan Lamb - A succulent, mouth-watering rack of lamb is served with Moroccan couscous, harissa yogurt, marcona almonds, and mint gremolata.

Bistro 82

Zucchini - Vegan zucchini bread, smoked cipollini onions, puffed grains, caramelized onion puree.

Da Francesco’s Ristorante and Bar

Vitello Casa Blanca - Tender veal medallions sautéed with jumbo shrimp, baby spinach, roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts tossed in olive oil, garlic and a white wine lemon caper sauce. Accompanied with a side of homemade gnocchi palomino.

Tria

Grilled Double Bone Lamb Chop - Our braised lamb shoulder is made even better with hummus, overdried tomato, and mushroom ragu.

River Crab Blue Water Inn

Pasta Pagliara - Scallops, salmon, shrimp, mussels, baby spinach, and white clam sauce combine to make Pasta Pagliara a house favorite.

Mitchell's Fish Market

Lobster + Shrimp Stuffed Cod - This specialty fish is served with smashed redskins, sautéed asparagus and white wine garlic sauce.

Meriwether’s

Prime Rib + Shrimp Scampi - This tender and juicy guest favorite is served with smashed redskin potatoes, au jus, and horseradish sour cream.

Gandy Dancer

Snapper Hemingway - This dish features parmesan-crusted snapper with lump crab and lemon beurre blanc, coconut ginger rice, and asparagus.

Cameron's Steakhouse

Prime Dry Aged Kansas City Strip - Cameron’s 18 oz. Kansas City Strip is dry-aged for 28 days, and complemented here by bone marrow butter.

Holiday Tea 2017

On Dec. 2, Ronald McDonald House Detroit hosted its annual Holiday Tea. Guests enjoyed tea and other holiday festivities at the Detroit Marriott in the Renaissance Center. The yearly event featured live music from Kimmie Horne, a fashion show, and more. Proceeds benefitted Ronald McDonald House Detroit.

A.C.E. Awards & Chairman's Scholarship Gala 2017

On Dec. 8, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council held its 34th annual ACE Awards in combination with the 40th biennial Chairman's Scholarship Gala. The prestigious business event was held in the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Attendees enjoyed a grand reception, dinner, and dessert. Minority business enterprises and college students were presented awards and scholarships.

Acclaimed Holiday Schmooze 2017

On Dec. 6, Acclaimed Charity hosted its 9th annual Holiday Schmooze at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed dinner, silent auctions, dancing, and more. Proceeds benefited the United World Mission's Ugandan Mobile Medical Mission, which provides support for the villages in Uganda.

Big Fish Seafood Bistro

Hazelnut Crusted Rainbow Trout - This delightful hazelnut-crusted rainbow trout features grilled shrimp, roasted tomato salsa, and lemon butter, and is served with wild rice risotto and roasted vegetables.

A Trusted Adviser Saves You Time, Money, and Aggravation

Make a “New You” Resolution

Luxury Test Drive January 2018

’Twas the Night Before Christmas: The Michigan Wine Remix

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 15-17)

Combat the winter blues at these metro Detroit events

Fruitcake Doesn't Have To Be a Holiday Punchline

This Royal Oak bakery has been turning out the holiday specialty for decades – and it’s actually good

Molly's Picks: Atwater in the Park and Nick's 22nd Street Steak House

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Shared Plates: December 2017 Winner

Recipe: Pecan Crusted Buttermilk Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie Waffles

Rebuilding the Bridges Between Detroit's Jewish and African-American Worshippers

A pastor and a rabbi are making 'interfaith' more than just a buzzword

An Hour With... Rita Sayegh

Retail Director and Buyer at Mills Pharmacy and Apothecary

Elevate Your Holiday Recipes With These Six Spices

From the classic to the unconventional

Cheers Gala 2017

On Dec. 1, Easterseals Michigan hosted its annual Cheers Gala at the Rochester Mills Production Brewery & Tap House in Auburn Hills. Guests enjoyed 16 craft beers on tap, wines, food trucks, and more. Proceeds benefited Easterseals Michigan, a nonprofit that helps the disabled, specifically those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

Cocktail Recipe: Coquito

Hour Detroit's managing editor shares her recipe for a Puerto Rican holiday tradition

Detroit 2017: Our Picks for Who's Been Naughty or Nice

We made our list and checked it twice

10 Things to Do This Weekend (Dec. 8-10)

Enjoy a medley of holiday events, musical performances, and more this weekend

The Way it Was

1956, Comedian Soupy Sales

Review: Inside Detroit Vegan Soul’s New Westside Location

It's one of several restaurant openings in Grandmont Rosedale this year

The Taste 2017

On Nov. 21, Our Lady Star of the Sea hosted its 6th annual Taste event in Grosse Pointe Woods. Attendees enjoyed a selection of fine wine and food samplings from local restaurants. Proceeds from the community event benefited the parish.

Kidney Ball 2017

On Dec. 2, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan held its annual Kidney Ball at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. Nearly 600 attendees enjoyed a Candy Bar from Mars Wrigley Confectionery, a performance from Your Generation in Concert, and more. Proceeds from the "Casablanca" themed event benefited the NKFM's programs and services, helping those with chronic kidney disease.

Christmas Home Tour 2017

On Dec. 1, Christ Child Society of Detroit held its annual Christmas Home Tour in Birmingham. Attendees enjoyed brunch and boutique shopping at the Birmingham Country Club, and toured nearby Christmas-decorated homes. Proceeds benefited the organization, which is dedicated to improving the well-being of local disadvantaged and at-risk children.

Holiday High Tea 2017

On Dec. 1, Alternatives for Girls hosted its 29th Annual Holiday High Tea at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The sold-out event featured tea, snacks, and a silent auction. Proceeds supported Alternatives for Girls in its effort to empower and assist local homeless and at-risk girls and young women.

Contributors: December 2017

Shop Early... and Shop Local

Letter from the Editor

Sanders' Flagship Store Gets a Sweet Update

The Clinton Township candy shop boasts two chocolate fountains

Ferndale Restaurant and ‘Activity Center’ to Open Next Week

The two-story location combines good food, board games, and axe throwing

Michigan's Wine Industry is Adding $5 Billion to the Local Economy

There are more than 130 wineries statewide

The Humble Beginnings of the 'World's Largest Christmas Store'

Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland is 45-acres of holiday cheer

Recipe: Pannukakku

The Conserva’s Matthew Baldridge takes on his grandmother’s Finnish custard pancakes

Women's Division for Project Hope Holiday Luncheon 2017

On Nov. 29, the Women's Division for Project Hope held their annual Holiday Luncheon at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. Guests enjoyed lunch, shopping, raffles, silent auctions, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Women's Division branch of Project Hope, a nonprofit that provides relief for disasters and health crises globally.

The Future is Still Hazy for Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

But it could become clearer in 2018 with a new licensing process

Must-see Acts Coming to Detroit this Winter

Plus, where to eat and drink after the show

Noel Night Mixes Throwback Charm with Local Shopping and the Arts

For 45 years, the annual event has put Detroit's Cultural Center in a holiday mood

Check Out These Local Retailers This Holiday Season

From gift shops to clothing stores and everything in between

Six Outerwear Trends to Wear This Winter

Brace yourself for frigid temperatures with haute coats and chic accessories

This Season's Hottest Gifts for Everyone on Your List

We sifted through nearly 500 items from local and national brands to help you find the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and coworkers.

Dancing with the Detroit Stars 2017

On Nov. 18, South Oakland Shelter hosted its 9th annual Dancing with the Detroit Stars gala at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. The star-filled event featured a silent auction, dinner, and a dance competition featuring local celebrities partnered with professional dancers. Proceeds benefited the South Oakland Shelter, providing support for the homeless community.