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St. Patrick's Day

6 Pubs and Bars Fit for a St. Patrick’s Day Drink

Michigan brews, Irish cuisine, and live performances at these local staples will make the day a memorable one
Gerry Baker

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.
Campus Martius Coffee

Cocktail Recipe: Campus Martius Coffee

"The Campus Martius Coffee is one the first drinks I added to the menu when I started working here a year ago,” says Larry Bienkowski, bar manager at Detroit’s Parc.

A Final Toast to Bernie Rink, Pioneer of Boskydel Vineyard

Iconic winemaker leaves rich legacy behind after death
Toasting Wine

In a Flash

Michigan wineries turn to technology to boost quality
Interior of Lucky Detroit

Lucky Detroit Coffee Shop Opens in Corktown’s Detroit Barbers

Royal Oak couple Chad and Jami Buchanan had always dreamed of opening a café, even if it meant straying from Detroit Barbers, the barbershops they opened in Corktown and Ferndale.
The 'Dirty Gurlz Happy Hour' teaser

The ‘Dirty Gurlz Happy Hour’

Summer might be winding down, but good drinks and live music are always in season. Head to Slows Bar BQ in Corktown for its Dirty Gurlz Dance Happy Hour.

Something Old, Something New at the 2018 Michigan Wine Competition

Blending tradition with innovation was the theme this year at the Michigan Wine Competition, as organizers overhauled the voting procedures and added a new Best of Class category.
Michael Wells

Michigan Wine, Remixed

The owner/winemaker at Black Fire Winery in Tecumseh, Wells draws his initial fascination with wine back to his formative years in Detroit.

Blake’s Introduces New Hard Cider to Benefit LGBTQ Civil Rights Organization

Blake’s Hard Cider, based in Armada, has announced its newest cider, Rainbow Seeker, which will benefit The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a leading LGBTQ civil rights organization.

The Commons Opens in Islandview

After three years of development and a massive remodel, The Commons — a cafe, community space, and laundromat — has opened in the Islandview neighborhood.

Say Hello to North Pier Brewing Company

After falling in love with craft beer culture, North Pier Brewing Co. owner Jay Fettig started to plan his own brewery right out of business school.
Founders Detroit

Founders to Open New Detroit Location in December

Founders Brewing Co. will open its new brewery and taproom in Midtown on December 4. It is the second ever location for the 20-year-old brewery based in Grand Rapids.
Beer festival

It’s Detroit Fall Beer Weekend

The Detroit Fall Beer Festival returns to Eastern Market this weekend for its ninth year. Hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild, this year’s festival promises to be “bigger and better than ever before.”

Meet Ludington Bay Brewing Company

After opening their doors mid-May, Ludington Bay Brewing Company, the third brewery in the Ludington area, has experienced a successful quarter-year and first summer, which owner Ted Gedra hopes to continue.
Ready Player One teaser

Ready Player One Opens in Downtown Detroit

The 3,600 square-foot basement space off of Fort Street in Downtown is a classic gamer’s paradise, touting 40 different arcade games and pinball machines, encompassing the entire dining area.

Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Try These Seasonal Specials at Local Cafes

For those tired of Pumpkin Spice, these local coffee shops have created their own specialty seasonal beverages featuring other fall flavors. 

McClary Bros. drinking vinegars to appear on “Shark Tank”

McClary Bros. founder Jess McClary discusses her appearance on the ABC show.

April ‘Michigan Wine Month’ Events

Last year, Gov. Rick Snyder designated April “Michigan Wine Month” as a way to recognize the achievements and economic contributions of the Michigan wine industry.

Happy Candy Cocktails

Owners of a metro Detroit cocktail lounge have created a “candy” collection for adult imbibers.