When you simply want a quiet evening somewhere you just know you’ll have an outstanding meal, a visit (or revisit) to this classic New Center spot is in order
Hour Detroit’s pie club slices into these decadent dishes from Dangerously Delicious Pies, Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery, and Achatz Pies
He offers a take on a deceptively simple dish that hits all the notes: tradition, cultural, local, healthy, and delicious
Japanese-inspired eatery glimpses into a chef’s culinary journey from Michigan to Chicago to San Francisco and back home
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.
For Mary Jones, the tea business hasn't always been easy, but that hasn't stopped her from taking it on with personal flair.
Wilfred Wong explains the range in understandable words.
It may be cold, but that doesn't mean you can't eat your vegetables
With dishes such as panko-crusted Reubens and Elvira’s Hungarian Goulash, menu boasts upscale comfort-casual fare
Customers’ croissant cravings prompt Marais to serve up a sunrise version of ‘happy hour’
Fifty years ago this October, The Grande Ballroom became Detroit’s brick-and-mortar embodiment of the sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll era
Whiskeys on the Water is just one of the new businesses revitalizing historical downtown Wyandotte
Brandon Kahlich’s eggplant dish is quickly prepared, healthy, and filling
Annual festival looks to the future
Reilly Craft Creamery scoops out traditional flavors — but their vegan vanilla gelato is a hit, too
For more than just table-top grilling, Chung Ki Wa in Sterling Heights dishes up authentic Korean fare
Local pop-up focuses on educating diners through worldly cuisine
In Detroit’s faded Chinatown, the Peterboro takes Asian cooking to new and delightful heights
Performers from Detroit’s small busking community face an unclear city ordinance — and some friendly competition
Fifteen years after her untimely death the Detroit star still matters, but her legacy is in question
A Troll explores the Upper Peninsula, one pasty at a time
The Rev. Joan Ross keeps the faith, fighting for families and residents in one of Detroit’s oft-neglected neighborhoods
A small but mighty Spencer is making an impression on the Ann Arbor restaurant scene
We talk with the architect and co-founder of McIntosh Poris Associates
Michigan’s film industry is uncertain after the end of the state’s financial incentives
Old school meets new school
Few images suggest the lackadaisical days of summer better than this photograph of the Harvey C. Jackson family
Psychedelic Healing Shack of Detroit aims to help others heal themselves and the community
Dominick’s summertime drink is an Ann Arbor institution — and a closely guarded secret
Atomic Chicken’s ‘chef-driven fast food’ idea comes home to roost in Clawson
Former garnish veggie now sits atop Jeff Baldwin’s ‘most requested’ salad list
Born from a desire to change the city’s image, the Detroit pride T-shirt has grown into a fashionable summer essential
Recipe: Kaleidoscope Eyes
A maritime history collector is preserving the lore and legend of Downriver’s commercial shipping history, one replica at a time
The Motor City stars in recent books
Does Detroit have its version of the Manhattan?
South Africa’s competitively priced, high-quality wines find way back into U.S. market thanks to mega-retailer as well as Whole Foods
The deliciously retro Boodles offers old-school dining — including Caesar salads and ‘VIP’ selections prepared table side
Giovanni’s Randy Truant dishes up pasta, old-country style
Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
To honor National Burger Month, here are few of Hour Detroit staffers’ picks
Friday nights in Dearborn are hopping at Joe’s Top Dog Restaurant
News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour Detroit staff.
On Opening Day in 1911, the Tigers locked horns with the Chicago White Sox during a raging snowstorm.
Bucharest Grill’s most popular wrap has earned a place in the pantheon of Detroit foods
For nearly 40 years, a not-so-trendy gathering place has held down the fort in the suddenly popular Milwaukee Junction
Buscemi’s opens sit-down locations to celebrate 60th anniversary
Legendary Golden Mushroom chef pens an outdoorsy cookbook.
On a rebounding stretch on Second Avenue in Midtown, Selden Standard's Andy Hollyday takes casual high-end restaurants to the next level
Jim Brady’s Detroit owner sets out to recreate the feeling of his grandfather’s famed saloon
Rugby Grille’s Damian Yopek’s classic coq au vin is his kind of home cooking
New restaurant in The Belt is the type of place to get Miller High Life and a burger or craft cocktail and sophisticated sturgeon
After a lot of experiments, some North American pinot noirs are finally up to par
A slice of European elegance in downtown Birmingham offers an impeccable little menu of Italian dishes and an array of coffees and espresso in a serene setting
Our family’s “go-to” restaurant in the 1970s for birthdays, anniversaries, or a meal after church was The Susie Q restaurant (aka Chick ‘n Chips by Susie Q) in Royal Oak.
“When I’m not at the restaurant and actually have a day off,” says Jared Bobkin, executive chef at Local Kitchen & Bar in Ferndale, “I like to check out the hot spots ranging from downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor.”
Local couple’s salsa gamble is paying off
Artisans continue to find new ways to tap into Detroit’s manufacturing spirit
My first trip to an upscale restaurant was Darby’s, on West Seven Mile Road near Wyoming Avenue in the mid ’60s.
“I’m a huge fan of Selden Standard,” says Brennan Calnin, formerly the executive chef at Townhouse Detroit.
After barbecue business closes up shop, entrepreneur reinvents herself with Detroit Sugar
Inviting basement space in Midtown is just the place to find your cup of tea
Townhouse Detroit is sleek and snazzy, with its 300-plus seats, dazzling glass atrium, massive cocktail list, and modern American comfort food
With sustainably sourced beans and beautiful presentation of unique brews, owner of Anthology is on a mission to help people discover good java
Some tobacco shops offer delicious exceptions to Michigan’s smoking ban
With mussels, beer, and featherbowling, east-side institution Cadieux Café offers a slice of European culture
Forest Grill’s Nick Janutol spices up a braised lamb shank
Townsend's Drew Sayes and Damien Yopek as well as Myles Anton from Traverse City represent local culinary scene
When we asked for a suggestion at the tapas spot La Dulce in Royal Oak, the server told us without hesitation the gin and tonic
The language of wine might be messy, but it can also lead to terrific bargains
National Cupcake Day is Dec. 15. There are competing theories of the cupcake’s origin, but the following is generally agreed upon by food historians
College students give back through sweet innovation
Grass-fed, organic meat and non-GMO fare put a fresh spin on burgers
It’s a whole new ballgame at Tom's Oyster Bar with the arrival of executive chef Norman Fenton
Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots.
Michigan Tea Week to feature tastings, food pairings, etiquette education, and more
Grosse Pointe restaurant unveils 10 courses under new arrangement
Grosse Pointe Farms bakery rolls out DIY lemonade bars to parties, events
An experimental aquaculture farm in Detroit just might help solve global food issues
RecoveryPark farms produce has cultivated a loyal following among top local restaurants
Husband and wife team trade in jet-setting life to raise sustainable, humanely raised pork and chicken
Hour Detroit Magazine - Contributors September 2014 - Valerie Morgan, Zoë Hu, Erin Marie Miller, John Domol
Growth is slow but steady for family-owned, Michigan-centric The Granola Tree
News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.
Their stylish menus are enticing enough to attract a loyal clientele of discriminating diners, but no matter how expert they are, restaurant people like to take a break from their own kitchens for a taste of someone else’s cooking.
In a world of culinary stars inspired by Julia Child, where are all the female executive chefs?
The 17th Annual Negro League Conference visits Detroit this August