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Shared Plates: April 2017 Contest Winner

Dick Wagner Benefit Concert to Bring Music to Hospitalized Children

A rocker’s philanthropic legacy lives on through music therapy

Metro Detroit Weddings Luxury Bridal Show

On February 23, local brides and grooms joined Metro Detroit Weddings for a Luxury Bridal Show at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while meeting with the area’s top wedding industry professionals.

NEXTGen Detroit 2017

On March 4, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit hosted its 2017 NEXTGen Detroit Epic event at the Fillmore in Detroit. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and standup comedy from Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smooth. Proceeds benefited the organization and the needs of the Jewish people, building a vibrant future in Detroit.

Eton Academy Gala 2017

On March 4, Eton Academy hosted its largest fundraising gala of the year, Mission: Possible, at the school in Birmingham. Guests enjoyed a formal sit down dinner catered by Bacco Ristorante, silent and live auctions, and more. Proceeds benefitted the academy, ensuring students with learning differences have the right environment and tools to succeed and thrive.

McLaren Hospital Crystal Ball 2017

On March 11, McLaren Hospital celebrated its annual Crystal Ball at MGM Grand Detroit to benefit its Macomb Emergency and Trauma Services. Guests enjoyed a black-tie gourmet dinner, cocktail reception, a live auction and raffle, and thrilling entertainment from the Detroit Circus. In addition to the activities, special tributes were dedicated Daisy Award nurses and seasoned physicians.

Empty Bowls 2017

On March 3, Cass Community Social Services hosted its annual Empty Bowls event at Eastern Market in Shed 5. The event, which raised awareness and funds for the organization's food program, featured live entertainment and local celebrities serving soup. Guests could also bid on custom-painted bowls created by celebrities such as rapper Big Sean. Cass Community Social Services serves one million hungry people every year, and provides those in need with basic living necessities, housing, job training and healthcare.

10 Places in Metro Detroit To Visit To Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Voyager Restaurant Opens in Ferndale

Seafood eatery features raw bar with oysters, craft beer and cocktails

Shared Plates: Pork and Napa Cabbage Dumplings Recipe

Don’t Go Green! (At Least Not In Your Beer)

Several Michigan breweries offer more authentic, Irish-inspired brews

Lower-Alcohol Level Brews Show Off Fine Art of ‘Session’ Beers

Examining craft beer's low alcohol trend

10 Things To Do As Daylight Savings Begins

Detroit Artists Exhibit at France’s Largest Design Event

7 Detroit-Made Savory Pies to Check Out

Hour Detroit’s pie club slices into these decadent dishes from Dangerously Delicious Pies, Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery, and Achatz Pies

The Way It Was

Housewives’ League of Detroit, 1932

Metro Detroit Beauty Products to Help Put Your Best Face Forward

Get primped to perfection with goods from Mills Apothecary, Sfumato Fragrances, Rebel Rush Cosmetics, and more

Memorable Meals

Letter from the Editor

Hummus Recipe from The Root Chef Nick Rodgers

He offers a take on a deceptively simple dish that hits all the notes: tradition, cultural, local, healthy, and delicious

Ima in Corktown Dishes Up Udon Soup for the Soul

Japanese-inspired eatery glimpses into a chef’s culinary journey from Michigan to Chicago to San Francisco and back home

Five Favorite New Detroit Restaurants

It seems every time we turn our heads, a few more new spots open in metro Detroit. But that’s a challenge that we’re willing to tackle. Here are just five of our favorite spots that opened during 2016.

Detroit's Intu Tea Steeped in Personality

For Mary Jones, the tea business hasn't always been easy, but that hasn't stopped her from taking it on with personal flair.

Contributors: March 2017

Metro Detroit Weddings Luxury Bridal Show 2017

Muskrat Dinners a Tradition During Lent Downriver

For some, meal conjures up feelings of family, nostalgia, and cultural identity, but longtime custom may be in danger of fading away

Taken Over Film Premiere 2017

On Feb 26, Painted Creek Productions presented the Taken Over movie premiere event at the Emagine Royal Oak Theatre. With over 400 people in attendance, the evening was called the largest local red carpet premiere of the year in the Michigan film industry. Among guests were actors Dennis Haskins from Saved by the Bell and TJ Storm from Dead Pool.

Evening of Espionage 2017

On Feb 25, Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Grosse Pointe held its annual fundraising auction at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Guests enjoyed a strolling dinner and drinks while participating in live and silent auctions during the James Bond-themed event. All proceeds benefitted the school and quality education for all its students.

10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend To Distract You From the Return of Winter Weather

Henry Ford's Art Garland Parlor Stove a Symbol of Detroit History

The city was considered 'the Stove Capital of the World' in late 19th century

Detroit Actress Ryan Destiny Lights Up Small Screen on Fox Drama 'Star'

Singer grew up on Joy Road near Rouge Park, attended middle school and high school in West Bloomfield

Henry Ford’s American Style and Spirit Exhibit Is About More Than Fashion

Clothing showcase glimpses into the lives of the Roddises, an upper-middle-class family who found success in the lumber and veneer industry

An Hour With ... Sonya Mays

Detroit Public Schools Community District board member; President/CEO of Develop Detroit

Hamtramck’s Planet Ant Theatre Expands

Theater plans to hold grand opening for new space this month

Detroit’s The Lip Bar Celebrates 5 Years of Beauty

Spring is Here: Let Your Health and Beauty Bloom

Top Chiropractors 2017

Pajama Rama 2017

On Feb 19, a team of people currently participating in a gratitude training program called Masterful Living held a night of art, music and inspirational speaking at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. The goal of the night was to inspire the youth to help their community, while optionally dressing in pajamas! The proceeds from this event benefitted both Covenant House Michigan and the Ruth Ellis Center, who both aid at-risk, poor and homeless teens in the greater Detroit area.

10 Metro Detroit Spots to Satisfy Your Paczki Cravings

Feast on These Six Upcoming Pop-up Restaurants Around Metro Detroit

PajamaRama 2017

An Affair to Remember: On the Red Carpet 2017

On Feb 11, Rackam Choir, Detroit's oldest choir, hosted its annual fundraiser at the Mirage in Clinton Township. With a red carpet theme, guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, live music, living statues, an illusionist, and more. Proceeds benefitted the Rackham Choir and its educational opportunities for students.

10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend (Feb. 24-26)

Hot rods, cabaret, and a pottery exhibit are just some of the creative events happening around Metro Detroit this weekend.

Shared Plates: March 2017 Contest Winner

Lighthouse PATH 25th Anniversary

On Feb. 10, Lighthouse of Oakland Country celebrated the 25th anniversary of PATH, the area’s only long-term transitional housing program, at the Birmingham Community House. Guests enjoyed dinner, powerful client stories, dueling pianos, and more. Including the PATH program, Lighthouse serves more than 16,000 people annually, 40 percent of which are children.

2017 Restaurant of the Year: Bistro 82

With impeccable attention to details and the subtle evolution of ongoing menu items, the staff at Bistro 82 keeps pushing the envelope in a tireless quest to seek perfection

10 Things To Do in Detroit This Weekend (Feb. 17-19)

From whiskey tastings to Broadway shows, there's plenty to do around metro Detroit.

Local Chefs Get Nod on James Beard Foundation Awards List

Shared Plates: Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe

Mixing Things Up with Wine-Infused Cocktails

Cozy Home Decor

Inspiration to make you feel at home

What Do Wine Rating Numbers Mean?

Wilfred Wong explains the range in understandable words.

Washtenaw Community College Mardi Gras 2017

On Feb. 4, the Washtenaw Community College Foundation held its 32nd annual Mardi Gras celebration inside the Morris Lawrence building on its Ann Arbor campus. Guests enjoyed a Wizard of Oz themed dinner from the college’s culinary students and regional guest chefs. Proceeds benefitted the foundation, which supports students and faculty with financial and educational tools to succeed.

The Way It Was

The Metropolitan Building, 1927

Six Detroit Date Night Ideas

From fine dining to undie runs, there’s plenty to do around metro Detroit this Valentine’s Day

We're Not Gonna Fake It

Letter from the Editor

An Hour With... Irvin D. Reid

President Emeritus, Wayne State University

Contributors: February 2017

Club Harlem Piano

The piano is a reminder that even during the Great Depression, Detroiters could still dance the night away

Love & Buttercream Expands

Second location means there's even more to Love (& Buttercream).

Recipe: The Buzzed Monk

Cocktail recipe from Kylie Christian, bartender at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake

Battling Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American women

Local Pop-Up Chefs Form Multicultural Alliance

How a group chefs are expanding Detroit's ethnic dining scene

Roasted Lamb Recipe from Chapman House Chef Chris Cason

This hearty winter dish offers a hint of spring

Alie's Lebanese Grill Goes Beyond Typical Fare

With a high-end menu, the Sterling Heights restaurant carves a new identity

Mackinac's Grand Hotel Subject of WTVS Documentary

Previewing Detroit Public Television's new documentary about the iconic hotel, debuting in March

Local Museum Pays Homage to Lace Treasures

Exploring the collection of gowns, gloves, and more at Northville's Lace Museum

The Dirty Show Turns 18

Detroit's annual Dirty Show comes of legal age.

COTS Soup City 2017

On Jan. 26, the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS) celebrated its 18th annual Soup City event at the Gem & Century Theatre in Detroit. Guests enjoyed live entertainment from Les Williams, Zydeco Hepcats, and the Jerry Ross Band, and food from more than 20 local restaurants. Proceeds benefitted the nonprofit, which provides coaching and mentorship services to help people defeat homelessness and gain independence.

Bates Street Gala 2017

On Jan. 28, the Bates Street Society celebrated their charitable members at the Community House in Birmingham. During the black-tie event, guests enjoyed a three-course dinner, drinks, and live entertainment. The society was founded in 2015 to help recognize donors who make significant charitable contributions to support the work and mission of the Community House in Birmingham.

El Asador Steakhouse Takes a Gourmet Approach to Mexican Fare

El Asador Steakhouse takes a gourmet approach to Mexican fare.

10 Things to Do in Detroit This Weekend to Beat the Winter Blues

Left in Plain Sight in the Snow

A heinous serial criminal. An alleged cover-up. A father fights to reveal the identity of his child’s murderer, the Oakland County Child Killer, 40 years later.

Four Tips For Getting Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

Gregg vs. Goliath

For years, a small truck ferry owner has been hauling hazardous materials across the Detroit River and battling Ambassador Bridge owner Matty Moroun. But if he wins, he will probably put himself out of business.

Eyes on Detroit

In a tension-filled sociopolitical climate, the city's police department is deploying a tall order of synchronized on-person and in-car cameras.

La Vie en Rose

Vintage bridal looks for a timeless and unforgettable wedding celebration.

Big Shots, Little Stars 2017

On Jan. 13, MGM Grand Casino in Detroit hosted the 2017 Big Shots, Little Stars AfterGlow event. Guests enjoyed a complimentary shuttle to and from Cobo Center, dinner, cocktails, live music, and more. The event benefitted the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, which works to improve the health quality of Michigan children.

Bocce with the Brothers 2017

The 5th annual Bocce with the Brothers took place on Friday, Jan. 20 at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. Guests enjoyed an unlimited buffet, live music, and bocce ball games. All proceeds benefitted the Capuchin ministries, which uses the teaching of St. Francis of Assisi to help those in need, including the poor.

Big Shots, Little Stars 2017

Bocce with The Brothers 2017

Shared Plates: Butternut Squash Skillet with Goat Cheese Recipe

Ann Arbor Folk Festival Celebrates 40 Years

13th Annual Meridian Winter Blast Returns to Campus Martius Park

Shared Plates: February 2017 Contest Winner

May is the New April

This spring, Michigan Wine Month is on the move

Auto Glow 2017

On Jan. 13, Ford Field hosted the 2017 AutoGlow charity event to support The Children's Center. Guests enjoyed a Monopoly-themed night of dinner, drinks and dancing, all while supporting the Detroit-based charity. Since its founding in 1929, The Children's Center works with children who've experienced trauma or struggled with developmental challenges.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2017

On Jan. 13 at Cobo Center, guests enjoyed a first look at North American International Auto Show at the Charity Preview. The black-tie event raised nearly $5.2 million, benefitting a wide range of children’s charities, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The glitzy fundraiser, touted as the largest in the world, has raised more than $110 million for southeast Michigan children's charities since the gala was established years ago.

NAIAS Charity Preview 2017

On Jan. 13 at Cobo Center, guests enjoyed a first look at North American International Auto Show at the Charity Preview. The black-tie event raised nearly $5.2 million, benefitting a wide range of children’s charities, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The glitzy fundraiser, touted as the largest in the world, has raised more than $110 million for southeast Michigan children's charities since the gala was established years ago.

10 Things to Do This Weekend (That Aren't The Auto Show)

Whether you’re looking for something to do after your auto show visit or want to do something not even related to cars, there’s plenty going on this weekend all around metro Detroit.

Michigan Producers Offer Options for Fresh Produce in Winter

It may be cold, but that doesn't mean you can't eat your vegetables

Essay: Detroit Can Beat the Gentrification Game

It won’t be easy, but the city can be a national model for inclusive economic redevelopment

Make Today the Start of a Heart-Healthy Life

MOCAD’s Super Happy Sushi Offers Simple Yet Fun Food

Corner cafe and bar good spot for fresh, quick bite for museum-goers and hungry Midtown visitors alike

Cream of Potato Soup Recipe Inspired by Incompetence

Wolfgang Puck restaurant’s Anthony Matta dishes up new and improved version

Things On Our ‘To Do’ List

Letter from the Editor

Contributors: January 2017

Explore Detroit's Cocktail Scene Through the Five Senses

5 Motown spots to experience through sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell

Recipe: Model Ti Punch

At Browndog Creamery, Have Your Shake and Spike It

Downtown Farmington spot is both ice cream parlor, cocktail bar