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And the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Is: Prime + Proper

A polished ambience and masterful dishes at downtown Detroit’s Prime + Proper, reimagine the ethos of the American steakhouse

A First Look at Royal Oak’s Soon-to-Come Condados Tacos

The build-your-own taco joint will open this spring

Another Crack in the Ceiling

A young, rising female activist shares the impact and inspiration of Rashida Tlaib’s historic win as the first female Muslim to the U.S. Congress

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles

The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes starring ingredients from local makers

Japanese Exchange

Adachi brings a fresh Asian-inspired menu to a Birmingham landmark

Making the List

Choosing a restaurant’s wine offerings involves more than throwing darts in a cellar. Gerry Baker, assistant general manager and sommelier at MGM Grand Detroit’s Wolfgang Puck Steak, discloses the methodology behind building the ultimate wine list.

Smart Cookies

More than a century ago, Juliette Gordon Low sparked a movement to inspire girls to embrace their strength and intellect.

Three Generations, One Roof

University of Michigan Professor Natasha Pilkauskas finds one type of household is on the rise

Loud and Clear

One podcast founder on using her voice to foster community among determined mothers

24 Hours With . . . Sophia Bush

Actress, activist, and co-founder of Detroit Blows

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit

The female-led team at Folk says wholesome food is about more than the ingredients

Home for Chinese New Year

An Ann-Arbor-based writer realizes the true way to celebrate has nothing to do with firecrackers or shiny envelopes

Bottoms Up

More than 60 years after Black Bottom was razed, the Detroit region named for its rich, dark soil has become an unlikely point of interest to a new generation of African-American history enthusiasts

Pure and Simple

Drawing inspiration from the spring bridal runways and celebrity brides alike (we’re looking at you, Priyanka Chopra), this season’s wedding fashions marry minimalism and romance, with sleek yet scintillating silhouettes, dainty accessories, and the underpinnings to match

Live Long and Prosper

Ann Arbor’s Forever Labs builds a thriving business banking stem cells on the prospect of future cures and life extension

A Peek into Pinky’s, Royal Oak’s Next Rooftop Bar

The 150-seat space features pink decor and an outdoor garden

Ford’s Mid-Winter Festival at Michigan Central Station Promises a Spectacular 3D Light Show

Live graffiti painting, fire pits perfect for marshmallow roasting, and local shopping are scheduled for the event

North American International Auto Show Charity Preview

A Moment of Mindfulness

Ditch the mid-day meeting with a self-care solution

Spotlight On Snakeskin

Inspired by serpent scales, winter’s top footwear trend makes a strong and seductive statement

Time Off

Parks & Rec Diner offers a quiet and tasty escape

48 Hours With ... Jim Jalove

Group Fitness Manager, Equinox Bloomfield Hills

Driving Force

Letter from the Editor, January 2019

5 Food Trends to Follow Right Now

From vegan hot spots, to izakayas and food trucks-turned-restaurants

A Health Resolution That Extends to the Office

A greener workspace makes for a better year

All About the Zip Sauce

Food blogger and Instagram sensation, Seoung Lee, a.k.a. @chowdowndetroit, says Eddie’s Gourmet in Oak Park arguably makes the best in town

Cocktail Recipe: Campus Martius Coffee

Upward Bound

As the city aims to remake itself into an urban center, will downtown Royal Oak businesses endure the growing pains of development?

Machine Learning

The next wave of artificial intelligence is making critical decisions in health care

What’s in the Stars for Detroit

Under the pseudonym AstroTwins, celebrity astrologers Ophira and Tali Edut found their calling as undergraduates at the University of Michigan. Here, the identical twins share their predictions for metro Detroiters.

A Survivor’s Story

A West Bloomfield resident shares his memories of living under occupied Poland during World War II

Swinging Sensation

Detroit’s Got Spirits

Inside the local craft distillery boom from Ferndale to Ann Arbor and beyond

Eating in Translation

What happens when centuries-old vegetarian traditions are transported across oceans

Food Recipe: Middle Eastern Spiced Roasted Carrots

The mother-daughter team behind recipe development site, Crowded Kitchen, cooks up mindful dishes starring ingredients from local makers

Heavyweight Estate

Cadillac King Don Massey's property hits the market

Metrics of Mary Jane Motoring

Research in a modest lab at John R and Mack addresses questions about cannabis and driving and takes me back to my wayward youth

Under Wraps

Lionel Perkins, senior project design engineer for camouflage at GM North America, unveils his latest project

Driver's Ed

We’ve got auto questions, leading authorities have answers

A Final Toast to Bernie Rink, Pioneer of Boskydel Vineyard

Iconic winemaker leaves rich legacy behind after death

8 Standout Sales for Last Minute Holiday Shoppers

Your wallet is going to thank you.

Shared Plates: December 2018 Winner

Recipe: Lebanese Okra Stew

It’s a #WonderfulLife

Powered by likes and public approval, how social media is squandering the holiday spirit

2018 Candy Cane or Coal?

Santa has been keeping tabs on who’s been naughty and nice over the past year. He’s his jolly old self when awarding candy canes for good deeds but look out — he’s got an icy-cold North Pole attitude when punishing bad behavior.

New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn Style

Tips for celebrating 2019 from the pros at Brooklyn Outdoor

Food Recipe: Braised Beef Brisket

Chef Aaron Lowen, of Empire Kitchen & Cocktails, shares one of his favorite holiday recipes

Cocktail Recipe: Ask Your Mum

A Mother Without Borders

How a former educator in Grosse Pointe Park became an immigration activist

A Family Affair

Out of a quaint office space of their grandfather’s former business, owners of Downey Brewing Co., are making some of the best beer and hard cider in Dearborn

Cocktail Recipe: Toddy Incarnata

Shared Plates: November 2018 Winner

Recipe: Apple Cider Mill Donut Bread Pudding

A Food Truck so Good

It’s now a full-service Caribbean restaurant

A Political Plate

Where Dearborn’s Arab political players meet, eat, and congregate to create change

Making Magic

Molecular gastronomist Jordan Dalaly proves eating is a multisensory process

Food Recipe: Barbecue Mac & Cheese

Vast Kitchen and Bar executive chef, Jordan Gillis, upgrades the comfort staple

Gathering Spot

Eastern Market restaurant finds its groove after a rocky beginning

Restaurant Hazel, Ravines, and Downtown Opens in Birmingham

Beth Hussey and Emmele Herrold establish the needed neighborhood hangout

A Lesson in Authentic Indian Street Food at Neehee's

The Troy location offers food for all of your senses

Cocktail Recipe: Casa del Cider

Introducing the Piekie

These cookie-shaped pies win big on-screen and off

Shared Plates: October 2018 Winner

Recipe: Apple Pie Overnight Oats

All-Day Breakfast at Troy's First Watch

Food Recipe: Chili

Michael Keys, of Red Crown in Grosse Pointe Park, shares his favorite chili recipe

Mission BBQ Opens in Troy

A new restaurant serves summer favorites with a side of patriotism year-round

Shared Plates: September 2018 Winner

Recipe: Harsen's Island Veggie Sandwich

The Return of Home Economics

Across the city, talented chefs, bakers, and all-around do-gooders are finding ways to teach kids how to cook again

Recipe: Roast Boneless Pork Loin With Tart Cherry Chutney

Executive chef at Ford’s Garage, Darin Thompson’s boneless pork loin marvel

New Brewery Alert: Barrel & Beam

The Marquette-based brewery focuses on farmhouse and barrel-aged ales

The 'Dirty Gurlz Happy Hour'

Here's Why Petoskey’s Bay View Resort Is Under a Magnifying Glass

The history, facts, and recent allegations against the National Landmark

New Japanese-Inspired Restaurant Comes to Birmingham

Adachi opens this week in Birmingham

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

Cocktail Recipe: Tournesol

Food Recipe: Ginger Barbeque Glaze

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

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

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

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

Add These 6 Titles to Your Summer Reading List

New and notable reads to enjoy through the season

Cocktail Recipe: Aquavit Gimlet

Long Road Distillers recommends a twist on the classic

A Local Shop Makes the Case for Rolled Ice Cream

I-CE-NY is the go-to spot for this new trend

Food Recipe: Banitsa

Due Venti’s head chef recreates a flaky family favorite

Outdoor Entertaining: Put the ‘Great’ in Your Party on the Lake

Sophisticated recipes, guides, and tips for a nautical brunch

A Family of ‘Foodies’ Share Their Ramadan Traditions

What Iftar looks like for the social media savvy Sareinis

Cocktail Recipe: Strip and Go Naked

A refreshing tiki classic from Lost River in Detroit

Recipe: Bucatini alla Carbonara

A celebrity chef spurred The Fed’s Jakobi Voorheis’ interest in cooking

A Look Inside Bob’s Jukebox Emporium

Morningside resident Bob Welke is the man to call for vintage music machine repairs, restorations, and more

Checking in With Electric Six

With more than 20 years in the business and 14 albums under their collective belts, a cult-favorite band rocks on

4 Years In the Making, Planet Ant's Sci-Fi Rock Opera Takes Off

Meet the costumers, composers, and performers who made it happen

Birdie’s Something Chocolate Makes a Ganache With Panache

The local business is making sweet success out of a family recipe

The Detroit Hot Spot With Dual Personalities

Part restaurant, part night club, we explore the many facets of Sweet Soul Bistro

7 Michigan Breweries Worth a Trip

Check out these must-visit locations during your summer travels

Meet the Southwest Detroit Pizzeria Serving Sospeso

PizzaPlex in southwest Detroit is challenging what it means to be a new business on the block

Molly's Picks: Christine's Cuisine and Trattoria Serventi

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

Recipe: Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw

Entertaining made easy with this favorite from London Chop House’s R.J. Scherer

Cocktail Recipe: Woodford Mint Julep

The Gentleman’s Guide to Style

From grooming to shopping, a comprehensive directory for stylish men in metro Detroit