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Shared Plates: December 2018 Winner

Recipe: Lebanese Okra Stew

Food Recipe: Braised Beef Brisket

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

Cocktail Recipe: Ask Your Mum

Top Docs Party 2018 and Excellence in Care Awards

Congratulations Top Docs! Hour Detroit invited the 2018 voted Top Docs to attend a celebratory event in their honor on Thursday, October 25.

Cocktail Recipe: Toddy Incarnata

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s Downtown Living Tour 2018

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s third annual Downtown Living Tour took place September 7th-9th. To kick-off the weekend, guests enjoyed a VIP Preview launch party hosted at Eastern Market.

Savor Detroit Fall 2018

Hour Detroit's Savor Dinner Series is a five-night culinary event featuring ten Metro-Detroit top chefs. The Fall Dinner Series took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center October 1st – 5th, 2018.

Shared Plates: November 2018 Winner

Recipe: Apple Cider Mill Donut Bread Pudding

Hour Detroit's Top Dentist Party 2018

On May 9th, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Eddie Merlot's in West Bloomfield. The private event celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and other specialists.

Celebrity Cruises’ Grand Red Affair 2018

Celebrity Cruises’ Grand Red Affair is the ultimate high-end tasting event featuring premium red wines from leading local and national vineyards. The event took place on Thursday, August 9 at the Polk Penguin Conservation Center and the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the Detroit Zoo for an elegant evening sampling the finest wines from dozens of vendors. Guests enjoyed gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and coffee pairings along with live entertainment. A silent auction including one of a kind artwork by local Detroit artists benefitted the Give Detroit Charity Challenge.

Savor Food & Wine Fest 2018

On Aug. 10 & 11, 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.

Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2018

Hour Media hosted its fifth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at the Ferguson Showroom in Troy on April 17, 2018. Celebrated guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails, appetizers and entertainment.

Food Recipe: Barbecue Mac & Cheese

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

Excellence in Care: St. Joseph Mercy Health

Hour Detroit presented St. Joseph Mercy Health with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2018 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: Beaumont Health

Hour Detroit presented Beaumont Health with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2018 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: Henry Ford Health System

Hour Detroit presented the Henry Ford Health System with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2018 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: Ascension Michigan

Hour Detroit presented Ascension Michigan with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2018 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: DMC

Hour Detroit presented the DMC with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2018 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

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

Food Recipe: Chili

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

Shared Plates: September 2018 Winner

Recipe: Harsen's Island Veggie Sandwich

Recipe: Roast Boneless Pork Loin With Tart Cherry Chutney

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

Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit Party 2018 Recap Video

On June 29, Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 13th annual Best of Detroit Party at Eastern Market. Guests enjoyed the flavors, sounds, and fashions of Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit winners, as well as live entertainment from Your Generation, Nuclassica and DJ CAPTN20. The evening was hosted by Evrod Cassimy from WDIV Local 4.

New Japanese-Inspired Restaurant Comes to Birmingham

Adachi opens this week in Birmingham

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

Cocktail Recipe: Aquavit Gimlet

Long Road Distillers recommends a twist on the classic

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

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.

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

Hour Media’s Real Estate All-Star Party 2017

Hour Media's Real Estate All-Stars celebrated at the fourth annual Real Estate All-Star Party presented by MiRealSource at EuroAmerica Design in Troy on April 13, 2017. Guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers.

Birdie’s Something Chocolate Makes a Ganache With Panache

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

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 Guilt-free Truth about Truffles

From ingredients to packaging, this sweet treat offers a healthy twist on snacking

City Bakery Finds a Home Inside the Fisher Building

Detroit gets a taste of New York with the bakery's first Midwest expansion

Cocktail Recipe: Black Widow Margarita

Recipe: Samosa Pie

Going vegetarian as a teen led to this favorite from Gather’s Jessi Patuano

Taste Test: Michigan Dill Pickles

Hour Media evaluates five local favorites on the basis of texture, taste, and tang

Cocktail Recipe: Improved Gimlet

Recipe: Irish Lamb Stew

Andiamo/Joe Muer Seafood Executive Chef Jim Oppat serves a family staple

Foodtography 101

Sarah Fennel, the Detroit-based blogger behind Broma Bakery, shares her secrets

Cocktail Recipe: Man on the Moon

Recipe: Veal Spiedini with Saffron Potatoes

Café Cortina’s Anthony M. Giannola recreates a childhood favorite

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

Michigan’s Craft Distilleries Are Setting Their Sights on Bourbon

Proof that the best things require patience

Cocktail Recipe: Your Grandfather's Coffee

Recipe: Sake-Steamed Manilla Clams

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

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.

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

Cocktail Recipe: Coquito

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

Recipe: Pannukakku

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

Savor Detroit Fall 2017

Hour Detroit's Savor Detroit, a five-night dinner series featuring ten top chefs, took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center October 2-6, 2017.

Recipe: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

A comforting favorite from Chef Jeff Rose of C.A.Y.A. Smokehouse Grill

Cocktail Recipe: Run For Your Money

Try These Locally-Inspired, Bite-Size Candy Apples

Elevate the fall favorite by wrapping it in Michigan-made snacks

Recipe: Nutella Pizza

Sweet memories spur Testa Barr Co-Chef Gabriella Rodriguez’ take on 'za

Excellence in Care: Beaumont Health

Hour Detroit presented Beaumont Health with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2017 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: DMC

Hour Detroit presented the DMC with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2017 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: Henry Ford Health System

Hour Detroit presented Henry Ford Health System with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical advancement. The story was featured in this video at the 2017 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: McLaren Macomb

Hour Detroit presented McLaren Macomb with an Excellence in Care Award for this extraordinary medical case. The case was featured in this video at the 2017 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Excellence in Care: St. Joseph Mercy

Hour Detroit presented St. Joseph Mercy with an Excellence in Care Award for extraordinary medical collaboration. The story was featured in this video at the 2017 Top Docs Party at the Gem Theatre.

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home’s Downtown Living Tour 2017

On Aug. 11, Hour Detroit and Detroit Home magazine held the first annual Downtown Living Tour, showcasing six developments throughout the city. Tourgoers viewed the Carlton Lofts, the Elliott Building, the Franklin Lofts, the Saint Charles, Willy’s Overland Lofts, and Orleans Landing.

Cocktail Recipe: The New Bullshot

Recipe: Grilled Lamb with Sweet Potatoes

City Kitchen’s juicy take on an Australian rack of chops

The Making of a Michigan Beer Hit

How Old Nation’s M-43 New England IPA became a success story

Cocktail Recipe: Raining in Baltimore

A twist on a Manhattan by Jarrod Kassis, beverage director at The Conserva in Ferndale

Recipe: Grilled Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice and Salsa

Red Dunn Kitchen’s Gundy marries spicy chicken with mellow sides

Recipe: Grilled Pork Chop with Vegetables and Romesco

A fresh take on pork chops from Ocean Prime's executive chef Sean Force

Cocktail Recipe: Brownie’s Bloody Mary

Passport to Flavor

Metro Detroit’s food and drink reach goes beyond our borders

Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit Party 2017 Recap Video

Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 12th annual Best of Detroit Party on June 23 at Joe Louis Arena.

Four Favorite Food Trucks

Summertime and the living is easy. And so is the food – enjoy the season with outdoor eats

Beat the Heat with Boba Tea

The beverage, popular in Asia, can be customized with different flavors and add-ins

Spring Soup Recipe from Chef Matt Tulpa

Unique dish shows off exceptional seasonal produce

7 Greens Celebrates Third Anniversary, Plans to Add More Outposts

Fast-casual local chain stakes it claim in the farm-fresh, additive-free lunch market

Trizest Brings Taste of Sichuan Province to East Side

It's not trendy or fancy, but the Sterling Heights restaurant doesn't have to be

Recipe: The Holy Grail

Hour Detroit’s Top Dentist Party 2017

On May 8, Hour Media held its Top Dentists party at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak. The private dinner celebrated this year’s honorees, who are selected after polling area dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and other specialists.

Savor Detroit Spring 2017

Hour Detroit's Savor Detroit, a five-night dinner series featuring ten top chefs, took place at the Great Lakes Culinary Center April 24 – 28, 2017.

Master This Hawaiian Food Bowl Trend for Summer

Get on the bowl bandwagon by building your own poke creation

Recipe: My Sweetheart's Comin' 'Round

Cocktail Recipe from Anna Atanassova, beverage director at Joebar

5 Michigan Breweries to Visit in the Lower Peninsula

Hit the road to do some sightseeing around the Great Lakes State and sample some craft beers along the way (not at the same time)

Pot-Au-Feu Recipe from Parc Chef Jordan Hoffman

'Ridiculously delicious' dish a French take on a classic pot roast

Lamb Shoulder and Zucchini Fritters Recipe from Mimi's Bistro Chef

James Ansell layers in the flavors and techniques in this spring-inspired dish

Chef Finds New Direction with 2941 Street Food

With locations in Rochester Hills, Detroit, and Birmingham, fast-casual concept has its roots in the Mediterranean (by way of South Africa, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas)

Recipe: The Dandy Palmer

Life Rolls On for Crepe Day-Twah Food Truck Owners

A pair of cousins steer a new course, hope to boost support for similar businesses in Detroit

Dining at Detroit's Cuisine Restaurant a Special Event

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

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.

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

Several Michigan breweries offer more authentic, Irish-inspired brews