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Savor Detroit Food & Wine Festival 2018

On Aug. 10, Hour Detroit held its Savor Food & Wine Festival at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Guests enjoyed various wine and craft cocktail tastings, as well as food from various Michigan vendors while viewing the zoo's award-winning habitats. The 2-day culinary extravaganza showcased the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants, and food purveyors. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Detroit Zoological Society in its mission to support and save wildlife.

Motown Museum to Honor Aretha Franklin

The 'Queen of Soul' has died at the age of 76

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (August 17-19)

The Armada Fair, Woodward Dream Cruise, and Michigan Comic Con are just a few of the many events going on this weekend

Savor Detroit Food & Wine Week 2018: Celebrity Cruises' Grand Red Affair

On Aug. 9, Hour Detroit hosted its Celebrity Cruises' Grand Red Affair at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak. Guests of the high-end tasting event enjoyed gourmet chocolate, cheese, coffee pairings, and live entertainment. As part of Hour Detroit's Savor Food & Wine Week, the event showcased the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, restaurants and food purveyors.

Uptown Jazz Summer Cruise 2018

On Aug. 7, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters hosted an Uptown Jazz Summer Cruise along the Detroit River. Guests boarded the yacht a Port Detroit Dock, and set sail, enjoying a strolling dinner, craft cocktails, and modern jazz performances by the Motor City Horns. The sold-out cruise is a part of the yacht charter's Summer Cruise Series, which partners with various local charities. The Uptown Jazz Cruise partnered with the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS).

New Japanese-Inspired Restaurant Comes to Birmingham

Adachi opens this week in Birmingham

This is How You Should Be Celebrating National Dog Day

Attend the inaugural Bulldogs, Brews, and Beards Event in Corktown

Expand Your Personal Library with These 6 Titles

New and notable reads to satisfy your inner bookworm

Shared Plates: August 2018 Winner

Recipe: Frozen Rose Popsicles

Great Lakes Tower - Harbortown Community

An Hour with ... Ryan Abney

Event manager, Belle Isle Boat House

The 23-Year-Old Creating Legislative Change for Women

A Q&A with Dana Mohammed, the student activist behind a new commission in Dearborn Heights

Lobsterfest for Charity 2018

On Aug. 4, the Michigan Hope Foundation held its 19th annual Lobsterfest at Northville home. Attendees of the charity event enjoyed fresh lobster flown in from Maine, silent auctions, live music, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, The Gary Sinise Foundation, and breast cancer research.

Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party 2018

On June 25, Ford Motor Company held its annual Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party atop the Center Garage near the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Over 2,000 people attended the party, enjoying a buffet dinner, dancing, and an amazing view of the fireworks show. The annual event serves as The Parade Co.'s biggest fundraisers of the year.

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (August 10-12)

From broadway shows to blues concert festivals, there's plenty to do to celebrate the end of the work week

What It Means to Be An Abortion Clinic Escort

A Q&A with Ethan Schmitt, a clinic escort at Ann Arbor Health Center

Trending: Wine in a Can

A Western Michigan winery serves their summer wine in convenient packaging

Food News: Openings, Closings, and Events in Metro Detroit

The end of summer is quickly approaching but the fun's not over yet

Young Detroit Poets to Perform at InsideOut Literary Arts Project Fundraiser

The evening event will raise money for writing programs across the city

A Look at the Inexplicable Exclusion of Detroit Tigers’ Lou Whitaker from the Baseball Hall of Fame

Writer Michael Betzhold investigates the Major League slip-up

This Vegan Catering Company Celebrates the ‘Natural Beauty of Food’

Plus, tips on how to create your own photo-worthy grazing board

Q&A: Nancy Barr, Curator of Photography at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Plus, information about the DIA’s upcoming exhibit, Lost & Found

Meet the Makers: Salt Textile Studios

This textile maker wants her creations to be unique to ‘here’

Exploring Metro Detroit’s Tiki Trend

Mutiny Bar and Lost River serve up island vacations with every drink

Let Chanel’s Couture Collection Inspire Your Next Garden Party

Celebrate the centennial of the French designer’s couture house opening

Cocktail Recipe: Tournesol

Ride Richmond Bike Tour Fundraiser 2018

On July 29, McLaren Macomb held its Ride Richmond charity event along the Macomb Orchard Trail near Richmond. Participants enjoyed a hot breakfast prior to taking a ride on the 15-mile, 24-mile, or 40-mile routes. Proceeds from the 2nd annual bike tour fundraiser benefited A Beautiful Me, a charity that encourages young girls to build and discover self-worth.

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (August 3-5)

Ring in the new month at one of these local events

Molly’s Picks: Cantoro Italian Trattoria & Vinotecca

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

Food Recipe: Ginger Barbeque Glaze

Beverly Hills Grill’s Ryan Zagor’s all-purpose barbeque helper

A Path Less Traveled

Zingerman’s spinoff Miss Kim’s is a delicious study in Korean culinary history

The Faces of Macomb Real Estate - Kelly Roncelli-Valenza & Thomas L. Roncelli - Real Estate One

Thomas L. Roncelli is a third generation real estate agent. The Roncelli family has been in the real estate business since 1926. Tom was licensed by the State of Michigan in 1967, and has achieved “Realtor Emeritus” status.

The Face of Business & Estate Planning Drew Besonson — Northwestern Mutual — Poise Wealth

Future financial circumstances depend on making sound fiscal decisions today. In order to make confident decisions about the future, today's most successful wealth-holders need a different kind of advisor.

The Faces of Live Music - Your Generation In Concert

Your Generation in Concert is a live, multimedia spectacular celebrating five decades of pop, rock, and dance hits. Based out of Detroit, this eight-piece band is the world’s finest tribute show, transporting audiences on a musical tour through the soundtrack of their lives.

These Businesses Are Planting Purpose in Metro Detroit — Through Food

Hour Detroit’s food issue explores sustainable restaurants, organizations, and more

3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization

A Zen Monk on Her Vegetarian Diet

Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more

Michigan-Made, Mother Nature-Approved Tools for Your Kitchen

Ditch disposables and opt for reusable products

Your Guide to Environmentally Friendly Organizations in Metro Detroit

These 10 local businesses are paving the way for a healthier and happier planet

Review: Testa Barra Wows with Contemporary Dishes

The Macomb Township restaurant serves Italian fare that is on par with the surging Detroit food scene

A Deeper Look into the Racial and Ethnic Tensions Dividing Metro Detroit

From the city to the suburbs, existing segregation could be hindering the region’s progress

Contributors: August 2018

Hour Detroit, August 2018

This Time, I Really Mean It

Letter from the Editor, August 2018

The Faces of Family Jewelry Experts - Ahee Jewelers

If you’ve ever shopped for jewelry or timepieces, chances are you’ve come across Ahee Jewelers, nestled in the heart of Grosse Pointe Woods. Started in 1947 by Edmund T. Ahee in a bowling alley lobby, the business has since garnered a sizable local and international following.

The Face of Eyelid Surgery - Evan H. Black, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.C.S. — Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery, PC

Dr. Evan Black and the physicians at Consultants in Ophthalmic & Facial Plastic Surgery are proud to be known throughout metro Detroit as the “Eyelid Experts.”

The Face of Criminal Law - Arghavan P. Di Rezze — Di Rezze & Associates, PC

Arghavan Di Rezze, founder of Di Rezze & Associates, PC, has built her firm on the basic principles of commitment, integrity, and results. Di Rezze prides herself on producing great results and she believes in fighting for her clients’ rights, which includes protecting their freedom and liberty.

The Faces of Quality Custom Doors - Casey Yosin & Craig Yosin — Hardwood Door & Bevel or Iron Doors by HDB

For more than 40 years, Hardwood Door & Bevel and Iron Doors by HBD has been delivering excellence. At HDB’s 30,000-square-foot facility in Auburn Hills, clients can view dozens of original wood and iron entryway displays, as well as interior doors and hardware including Baldwin and Rocky Mountain.

The Faces of The Baldwin Restaurant Groups Next Generation - Baldwin Restaurant Group

Starting as a 21-year-old executive chef in 1981 at the renowned Van Dyke Place Restaurant, Chef Jeff Baldwin’s principled views have brought him and his family culinary prestige.

The Face of KW Domain - Tushar Vakhariya — KW Domain

With over $50 million in sales in 2017, Tushar Vakhariya ranks in the top 1 percent of Realtors in the nation. Vakhariya is a lifelong resident of Bloomfield Hills, and has more than 24 years of experience in the real estate business.

The Face of Detroit’s Finest Architecture - Kevin D. Hart, AIA — Kevin Hart & Associates

Award-winning architect Kevin Hart knows that Detroit has a great history, and he believes its architecture tells the story. Hart cultivated his passion for design at the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in architecture and was a member of the university’s national championship football team.

The Face of Interventional Pain Management - Dr. Martin F. Quiroga — Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine

Dr. Martin F. Quiroga is a board-certified physician who has made it his mission to relieve his patients’ pain and restore function. He’s trained in general surgery and pain management, and has extensive training in advanced interventional treatments for alleviating pain from multiple causes.

The Faces of Successful Business Leaders - Northwood University

Successful business leaders have many faces, and many of them have one thing in common: Northwood University. For 60 years, Northwood University has been developing the leaders, innovators, and creators of the future of enterprise.

The Faces of Contemporary Custom Homebuilding - Nosan Signature Homes

Nosan Signature Homes has grown out of decades of traditional homebuilding experience. Their team is dedicated to making the process of designing and building a contemporary custom home more enjoyable and less stressful for their clients.

The Faces of Authentic Polish Cuisine - Polka Restaurant & Beer Café

Whether it’s the food, architecture, or atmosphere, every part of the experience at Polka Restaurant was purposefully designed to make guests feel as though they’re visiting Poland.

The Faces of FDA-Cleared Therapies - RS Medical

Known for his jovial laughter and empathetic ear, Dr. Remi Soile is beloved by his patients. His commitment to delivering excellent and compassionate care for more than 20 years is evident throughout his practice, RS Medical.

The Faces of Orthopedic Surgery - The CORE Institute

Superior outcomes, proven results, and a world-class team that cares about each and every patient. That’s why The CORE Institute is one of Michigan’s leading orthopedic practices, with five stars, the top rating from The Physician Alliance, to prove it.

The Faces of Modern Eclectic Dining - James & Sarah Schneider — The Fed

Born of an ever-present entrepreneurial spirit and the habit of looking for the next excuse to host an event or dinner party, The Fed is the heart and soul of owners Sarah and James Schneider.

The Face of Collective Impact - Dr. Darienne Driver — United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Dr. Darienne Driver is president and CEO of United Way for Southeastern Michigan. For more than 100 years, United Way has worked with partners to identify and develop solutions to longstanding challenges in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

The Face of Beauty with Purpose - Dr. Charles M. Boyd — Boyd Detroit, Boyd Birmingham, & Boyd Ann Arbor

“This is an exciting time to age,” says Charles M. Boyd, M.D., a double board-certified plastic surgeon who’s been in practice for 18 years. “There are far more options for surgical and nonsurgical procedures that have very little downtime.”

The Face of Event Design & Planning - David C. McKnight — Emerald City Designs, The Special Event Group

Based on his commitment to his clientele in bringing their visions to life, David C. McKnight, owner and founder of Emerald City Designs, is the Face of Event Design and Planning.

The Face of Healthy Smiles in the Community - P. Steven Wainess, D.D.S.

Candy and dentists go together about as much as peanut butter and mayonnaise, but St. Clair Shores dentist Dr. Steven Wainess is known around town as the “candy man” — and it’s a moniker he accepts with pride.

The Face of Hospitality - Harry Bahri — Robusto’s Cigar Bar & Bistro

After years in the telecommunications industry, Harry Bahri moved to New York to pursue his lifelong passion in food and wine. Bahri enrolled at the world-renowned International Culinary Center, where he honed his skills and garnered a ranking at the top of his class.

The Face of Balanced Wellness - Dr. William Harshman — Transcending Horizons Inc.

With 30 years of experience in health care, Dr. William Harshman — a retired clinical psychologist from Wayne State University — has designed a scientific-based wellness program that incorporates his expertise in mental health, weight loss, nutrition, personal training, and hypnosis.

The Faces of Luxury Residential Construction - Rick Kastler & Paul Kozicki — Kastler Construction Inc.

In 1996, Rick Kastler started Kastler Construction Inc. to provide high-quality custom craftsmanship and continuity between design and construction. Flash forward 20-plus years and the company’s core values remain intact.

The Face of Excellence in Orthopedic Surgery - Shivajee Nallamothu, DO, Director — Michigan Center for Orthopedic Surgery & Physical Therapy Institute

Pain and discomfort will eventually drive sufferers to seek remedies whether through physical therapy, pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapy, or necessary surgery. Knowing which of these options is the right fit for any given patient is what drives many to seek out the expertise and consultation of Dr. Shivajee Nallamothu.

The Faces of Oakland County Real Estate - Re/Max Eclipse

Levan Wood, Ryan Kelly, and Nicholas Pinozzi are lifetime residents of Oakland County. As broker/owners of three RE/MAX and two Motto Mortgage offices, Kelly, Wood, and Pinozzi have created a strong organization of Realtors and loan officers who are focused on client satisfaction and the Golden Rule.

The Face of Crazy Fresh Coffee - James Spear — Crazy Fresh Coffee

Crazy Fresh Coffee evolved out of a desire to provide customers with coffee as good as it gets — and the freshest anywhere, too!

The Sentimental History of One of Leelanau Peninsula’s Newest Wineries

A matriarch’s memory drives Amoritas Vineyards

Automotive Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2018

On July 19, the Automotive Hall of Fame held their annual induction ceremony at the MGM Grand Detroit in Detroit. The induction and awards gala ceremony welcomed five new members into the Hall of Fame. Inductees included Mike Jackson, Frank Stronach, Tom & Ray Magliozzi, and Kiichiro Toyoda. Over 650 guests were in attendance.

Christmas in July 2018

OOn July 17 local non-profit Gifts For All God's Children celebrated 30 years at its sixth annual Christmas in July event at Villa Penna in Sterling Heights. WJR host Guy Gordon and guests enjoyed dinner, an auction, and entertainment provided by Rennie and Esther Kaufmann. Santa Claus also made a guest appearance. Proceeds from the event benefited the organization, providing funds for school supplies, summer camps, Christmas gifts, holiday events, and a tutoring program for at-risk children.

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 27-29)

Celebrate the end of July at an art fair, sidewalk sale, and more

Everything You Need to Know About This Weekend’s Taco Showdown

Head to Detroit to visit the city's top taquerias

Calling All Animal Lovers — These Cats and Dogs Need a Home

Adopt a new furry companion at Meet Your Best Friend at the Market

Turning Point Benefit Concert 2018

On July 15, Turning Point hosted a benefit concert at the Emerald Theatre in Mount Clemens. Featuring the Femmes of Rock starring Bella Electric Strings performed the music of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Queen, The Beatles, and more. The concert benefited Turning Point, Inc. in its mission to provide programs and resources for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The Way It Was

Detroit Yacht Club's Women's Swim Team, 1929

Q&A: Amani Olu, Creator of the First Detroit Art Week

“I want it to be the biggest cultural event in Detroit, the Midwest — maybe in the country”

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 20-22)

Grab some friends and attend a concert, comedy show, art exhibit, and more

7 Places to Get an Acai Bowl in Metro Detroit

Your guide for the Instagram-worthy dish

Every Day is Throwback Thursday at This Roseville Steakhouse

Mr. Paul's Chophouse has remained consistently delicious for more than 50 years

Savor Detroit Spring 2018

Hour Detroit's Savor Detroit, a five-night dinner series featuring ten top chefs, took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center April 23rd-27th, 2018.

Weekend Getaway: July 2018

Weekend Getaway: May 2018

Ovation 60's Beach Party Summer Cruise 2018

On July 11, Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters hosted a 60's Beach Party aboard its Ovation Yacht. Guest set sail from the Port Detroit Dock in Detroit and enjoyed barbecue, summer sweets, and entertainment from Caribbean Blue. Proceeds from the summer cruise benefited the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

Acclaimed Mingle Yacht Party 2018

On June 27, Acclaimed Home Care held its annual Mingle Yacht Gala on the Ovation Yacht. Guests sailed along Lake St. Clair and enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Proceeds from the ninth mingle yacht gala benefited local charities and organizations.

Don't Miss These Metro Detroit Outdoor Art Fairs

From paintings to photography to ceramics, local visual artists showcase their latest works

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (July 13-15)

From Motown to alternative rock, there's plenty of local concerts to check out

Everything You Need to Know About Aquavit

Michigan distillers get hygge with a new trend’s distinct Scandinavian accent

Fountain Detroit Opens a Summer Barbecue Hotspot

The Campus Martius Park destination offers a beachside experience

Meet the Detroit Startup Churning Out ‘Adult’ Cotton Candy

Spun Sugar puts spiked and sophisticated spins on the childhood favorite

I Tried to Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis

Hour Detroit Editor Steve Wilke tries an unconventional method of kicking a years-long habit

This Family-Owned Butcher Shop Serves Detroit’s Top Restaurants

Ferndale’s Farm Field Table supplies grass-fed beef that’s a cut above competitors

Your Guide to This Summer’s Music Festivals

10 local concerts to check out this season

Chefs Share Tips for Success

Shared Plates: July 2018 Winner

Recipe: Spicy Chorizo and Wild Rice-Stuffed Squid on Golden Raisin Puree with Cumin Almond Brittle

Add These 6 Titles to Your Summer Reading List

New and notable reads to enjoy through the season

7 Local Brews That Look as Good as They Taste

Celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month with these artfully designed brews

An Hour With ... Elise Tate

Co-Founder, Golden Future Foundation

Meet the Makers: Corbé

The Detroit ceramics studio balances innovation and tradition through pottery

Best of Detroit Party 2018