A Guide to the Local Burger Scene & Other Top Stories

Get caught up on ‘Hour Detroit’s’ most-read stories this week including an update on the Jennifer Crumbley case, where to get paczki for Fat Tuesday, and more.
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Your Guide to the Metro Detroit Burger Scene

From creative menu items in Corktown to Cuban-inspired eats downtown and delicious eats out in the suburbs, the metro Detroit burger scene is anything but boring. Here’s a look at some of the city’s most mouthwatering creations between two buns.

Mother of Oxford Shooter Found of Involuntary Manslaughter

After seven days of testimony and a day and a half of deliberation, a jury found Jennifer Crumbley, the mother of the Oxford High School shooter, guilty of four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the four students killed during the shooting: Madisyn Baldwin (17), Tate Myre (16), Justin Shilling (17), and Hana St. Juliana (14). The ruling came on Tuesday afternoon and is the first time a parent has been sentenced for a mass shooting at the hands of their child.

Where to Get Pączki in Metro Detroit This Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday is on Feb. 13 this year, and it’s time to celebrate with a delicious pączki. Visit to one of these metro Detroit bakeries to get a fresh one that fits your taste.

The Story Behind Royal Oak’s Renamed Hamer Finch Park

In March 2022, the City of Royal Oak renamed Beechwood Park, located on the east side of Crooks Road just north of 12 Mile Road, as Hamer Finch Wilkins Park. The park’s new moniker honors one of the first Black families in Royal Oak Township and offers a glimpse into the history of a pioneering family dating back more than 160 years. 

Treat Your Loved Ones to Ferndale’s Quix Chocolate this Valentine’s Day

Looking for something unique, exquisite, and delicious to impress your significant other this Feb. 14? We recommend a visit to Quix Chocolate, a boutique Belgian chocolatier in downtown Ferndale. The original company, called Chocoladehuis Quix, was founded in Belgium in 1949 and still uses many of the original recipes.

Bedrock and the Carr Center Partner on Downtown Detroit Exhibit Celebrating Black Artists

Bedrock and the Carr Center are celebrating Black History Month with an exhibit made entirely by Detroit students. Celebrating Black Arts will be on display at 1001 Woodward Ave. in downtown Detroit, Feb. 1-29, 2024, featuring the original artwork by 23 student artists from 10 Detroit schools alongside works by emerging and established Detroit artists.

5 Southeast Michigan Events to Ring in the Lunar New Year

Many people celebrate the first day of a new year on Jan. 1, but for the billions of people around the world that celebrate the Lunar New Year, also called the Chinese New Year, the year 2024 — otherwise known as The Year of the Dragon — won’t start until Feb. 10. The Lunar New Year lasts for 15 days, and includes fireworks, music and dance performances, Asian food, and more. Here’s a sampling of celebrations around southeast Michigan.

Run for Neurofibromatosis at this Year’s Cupid’s Undie Run in Detroit

Cupid’s Undie Run, hosted by the Children’s Tumor Foundation, is returning to Detroit on Feb. 17 to raise funds for research on neurofibromatosis (NF), a group of genetic conditions that cause tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body, sometimes leading to blindness, hearing loss, and cancer.

22 Valentine’s Day Dining Experiences in Metro Detroit

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and restaurants across the metro Detroit area are offering tasty dining experiences to celebrate the romantic holiday. Check online or call ahead to make a reservation.

Eugenie and Rathaus Film Announces Winners for Detroit’s Fashion and Film Grants

Eugenie and RATHAUS Films announced the winners of their joint sustainability grant initiative last month. Timothy Clark, founder of ROUGH–DRAFT, and independent filmmaker Jofre Beltran will each receive the $10,000 award.

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