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Family Meal

Even among strangers, you’re never alone when you gather for Chinese hot pot

Beachy Keen

This casual and fun menu will ensure you spend minimal time in the kitchen and maximum time outside

How to Pair Cheese and Chocolate

Local cheesemonger enchants taste buds with chocolate and cheese pop-ups

Vibrant and Distinct

Ann Arbor’s Cardamom serves up utterly fresh, sophisticated, and authentic Indian fare

The Hand That Feeds

Corktown grocery store aims to bring the neighborhood 100 percent locally sourced goods

Beyond Beer

Great Baraboo Brewing Co. was founded on suds, but there’s plenty else to like

From Their Table to Yours

For generations, families have been passing down recipes that have stood the test of time

Red, White, and Booze

Getting into the voting spirit with election-inspired cocktails

The Village Market

The Trattoria inside Plymouth's Cantoro is like a visit to a small Italian town

Old Favorites

Reilly Craft Creamery scoops out traditional flavors — but their vegan vanilla gelato is a hit, too

A Finer Diner

A coney island blossoms into Flowers of Vietnam on the weekends as a southwest Detroit chef works to bring his neighborhood a creative dining experience

Sunday Dinner, Five Days a Week

Supino Pizza owner pays homage to his family through La Rondinella’s authentic Italian regional dishes

A Different Dog

A wizened look beyond the coney to metro Detroit’s alternative hot dog offerings

Hatching a Concept

Atomic Chicken’s ‘chef-driven fast food’ idea comes home to roost in Clawson

Recipe: Shades of Kale

Former garnish veggie now sits atop Jeff Baldwin’s ‘most requested’ salad list

Cream of the Crop

We tried a bunch of cool locally made ice cream — here’s the scoop

Fun by the Ounce

Sweeties candy and ice cream shop is a joyful addition to Kercheval Avenue shopping

Fresh Look

Roadhouse Roots

Karl’s Cabin is taking American comfort food to new heights

Jam-Packed Piety

Operated by a community of monks, the Jampot sells organic confections in Michigan’s Upper (upper) Peninsula

A Side Order of Jazz

Friday nights in Dearborn are hopping at Joe’s Top Dog Restaurant

Call of the Forest

Executive chef Nick Janutol’s menu at reimagined Birmingham restaurant is brimming with originality

Tapas Tonight?

Royal Oak’s La Dulce takes traditional small-plates dining to new heights.

Old World, New Tricks

Russian monastery serves up Eastern European dishes to a devoted following.

Sweet Success

Detroit Marshmallow Co. owner opens a Grosse Pointe Park dessert café location.

Southern Strength

Jambalaya according to Lula’s Louisiana Cookhouse’s John Beilfuss.

Eat Globally, Act Locally

Get the authentic flavor of favorite ethnic foods right in your kitchen with these Michigan-made products.

Growing Appeal

Craft beer popularity to spur a doubling of Michigan’s hop farm acreage

Third Time's a Charm?

Even during Michigan beer’s golden age of growth, success hasn’t come easy for brewmaster Scott King

Ode to Shawarma

Bucharest Grill’s most popular wrap has earned a place in the pantheon of Detroit foods

Artfully Casual

Corktown’s Rubbed reboots, branching out to offer ‘steakhouse vibe’ dinner service

Chill Fighter

Firebird Tavern’s Tony Piraino serves it up hot

Drink Recipe: Irish Mule

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day revelry, Old Shillelagh knows how to throw a party

Hitting Z Spot

For nearly 40 years, a not-so-trendy gathering place has held down the fort in the suddenly popular Milwaukee Junction

Extraordinarily Good

Freshness reigns supreme at the imaginative Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails in Midtown

Spirited Inspiration

Jim Brady’s Detroit owner sets out to recreate the feeling of his grandfather’s famed saloon

Family Style

Dearborn Meat Market serves affordable old favorites with a twist

Simple Pleasures

Rugby Grille’s Damian Yopek’s classic coq au vin is his kind of home cooking

Solid Standby

New restaurant in The Belt is the type of place to get Miller High Life and a burger or craft cocktail and sophisticated sturgeon

Cravings: Brennan Calnin

“I’m a huge fan of Selden Standard,” says Brennan Calnin, formerly the executive chef at Townhouse Detroit.

Hip in Hazel Park

At Mabel Gray, James Rigato’s masterful dishes are turning an unlikely location into a destination

Six Appeal

Whiskey-centric gathering spot in Grosse Pointe pays homage to the Prohibition-era booze runners

Special Sauce

Wright & Co.’s Dan DeWall uses pork shoulder, an inexpensive and delicious choice for hearty ragu

The Bold and the Beautiful

Townhouse Detroit is sleek and snazzy, with its 300-plus seats, dazzling glass atrium, massive cocktail list, and modern American comfort food

The Art of Coffee

With sustainably sourced beans and beautiful presentation of unique brews, owner of Anthology is on a mission to help people discover good java

Raising the Cigar Bar

Some tobacco shops offer delicious exceptions to Michigan’s smoking ban

The Belgian Connection

With mussels, beer, and featherbowling, east-side institution Cadieux Café offers a slice of European culture

Warming Trend

Forest Grill’s Nick Janutol spices up a braised lamb shank

Family Affair

With more than 30 years in the wine business, the Lutfys embark on ambitious undertaking with Vertical Detroit

James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner Showcases Michigan Talent

Townsend's Drew Sayes and Damien Yopek as well as Myles Anton from Traverse City represent local culinary scene

Neighborhood Gem

In a West Village apartment building, Craft Work adds delicious flair to another re-energized area of Detroit

The Way We Ate

At first glance, vintage menus have noticeably low-sounding prices, but a closer look reveals our changing culinary tastes

The Streets of Canton

Neehee’s expansive menu of Indian vegetarian fare is a welcome surprise

Absinthe Minded

A small room at The Whitney features the legendary green spirit — with a local twist

Extended Family

Cooper Street Cookies expands their reach — and their impact on a local nonprofit’s clients

Kitchen Table Chats

Union Joints’ Tanya Fallon revives a coffee cake memory

Barchaeology 101

A local historian embarks on some good Old Fashioned research to explore Detroit’s Prohibition history

Oma Rules!

Since 1904, Jacoby's has been dishing out German comfort food to rival Grandma's

Hungry Like the Wolf

Spanish-inspired tapas restaurant brings delightfully flavored fare to Northville

Italian Hospitality

Everyone is welcome at specialty foods market’s weekly tastings, possibly Birmingham’s best-kept secret

Clear Choices

Glass half empty or ...? Who cares? It’s the shape that matters

Hot Wheels

Drifter Coffee is a seriously caffeinated emporium housed in a vintage trailer

Fresh Ideas for Fall

Café Cortina’s Ernesto Antopia chooses seasonal veggies for roasted beet salad

Drink Recipe: Improved Rattlesnake

Kind of a Big Deal

Dine Drink Detroit to showcase 25 restaurants each offering their finest food and drink combos for $15

Brilliantly Executed

Antietam’s contemporary menu — with heavy doses of French cooking techniques — delivers nothing short of spectacular, top-caliber dining

Spicy Storefront

Keego Harbor’s Indo restaurant proprietors serve up appealing traditional family cuisine from Java

Slinging Slang

It’s been a slow but steady rise for What Up Dough — a decadent Corktown-based take-and-bake cookie company

Variations on a Classic

The Root’s James Rigato offers an alternative to backyard grilled chicken

Drink Recipe: Trouble in Paradise

Multiple Choice

College hangout, sports bar, family-friendly lunch and dinner — CK Diggs of Rochester Hills has it covered

Delivering The Goods

The Secret of Success

What can turn an ordinary dish into something Extraordinary? We asked some local experts to share what makes their creations unique

Fresh Start

Bold decision to revamp an Ann Arbor eatery results in a delightfully sophisticated Taste Kitchen

Food-Porn Illness

If you insist upon taking pictures of what’s on your plate, they should at least be good. Here’s some advice.

Making The Leap

Are crickets the new bacon? Local advocates explore raising insects for food.

Saving For a Rainy (or Snowy) Day

We rank high on the agricultural output scale, despite our fleeting fresh fare season. But there are ways to extend that summer feeling.

Two Scoops, Please

It’s everything plus vanilla at Treat Dreams’ second location in Midtown

We're #1 (and #2, and #3, and...)

When it comes to Michigan agriculture, there's a bumper crop of natural bounty

A Long Day's Coney Into Night

What’s a typical Friday like at Detroit’s iconic Lafayette Coney Island? A tag team crew of Hour Detroit staffers finds out.

Sticking it to Summer

Looking to beat the heat? Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat or savory taste, there’s a pop for you

On Being Green

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails brightens its Park Shelton space with expertly done blend of atmosphere, service, and food

You Say Tomato...

They may not have 57 varieties, but Labrosse Farms is branching out to produce heirloom ketchups and jams

Hot Off The Skillet

Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles chef Bill Bowles serves up Southern-style fried green tomatoes

Shelf Awareness

Craft brewers push their way into premium space once reserved for the big boys

Drink Recipe: John Delorean

Grand Setting

Republic's innovative and edgy fare fits its restored castle-like setting

Shades of Venezuela

Garrido’s brings breakfast arepas and more to Grosse Pointe Woods

Divine Delicacy

A unique Italian gelato dessert comes to the U.S., courtesy of a Birmingham native

A Taste of Italy in Plymouth

Grocery shop, dine in, or do both at the impressive Cantoro Italian Market & Bakery

Simple Pasta Pleasures

Trattoria Da Luigi’s Steve Siekierzynski takes on an Italian classic

Good Food

Nonprofit started from the back of a woman’s Jeep is branching out to find ways to feed metro Detroit’s hungry

Par Excellence

Farmington Hills eatery serves up vibrant home-style Persian fare in an elegant, sophisticated setting

Get Your Freekh On

Ancient grains and seeds are finding their way back into the mainstream

Upping the Ante

Because you can never have too many choices of draft beer...

Flying High

Locally made lava cakes are taking off, and available everywhere from Ferndale shops to flights on Air France

Fearless Flavors

A taste for risk and courageous combos add up to biscuits that are not like your Mama’s

Fresh Fare

Chartreuse’s Doug Hewitt mixes up a Brussels sprouts salad

Drink Recipe: Imperial's House Margarita