Bacco Ristorante to Close & More Top Stories

Catch up on the biggest Hour Detroit stories this week including when Southfield’s Bacco Ristorante will close, details on this year’s Pączki vodka, and more.
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After more than 20 years in business, Chef Luciano DelSignore will close Southfield's Bacco Ristorante in March of 2024. // Photograph courtesy of Bacco Ristorante

Bacco Ristorante in Southfield to Close This March

After a 22-year run, Chef Luciano DelSignore’s Bacco Ristorante is closing its doors permanently, the restaurant announced Wednesday. The Southfield eatery will be having its final serving on March 23.

Restaurants on Our Radar in 2024

Metro Detroit’s ever-evolving dining scene is a harmonious blend of influences from all over the world. Every year, lots of hard work, dedication, and creativity goes into opening and maintaining the places we go on our lunch breaks or to relax with a drink on the weekends. To celebrate new beginnings, here’s a handful of restaurants slated to open in 2024 that the Hour Detroit team is most excited about.

Detroit City Distillery to Release Pączki Vodka Today

Fat Tuesday, also known as Pączki Day, is right around the corner, and Detroit City Distillery is celebrating by bringing back their limited-edition Pączki Day Vodka for its seventh year. The vodka, which is expected to sell out quickly, is made with fresh raspberry Pączkis from New Palace Bakery in Hamtramck and releases on Jan. 26.

James Beard Foundation Announces 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting the people behind America’s food industry, have released the names of the semifinalists in this year’s Restaurant and Chef Awards. Take a closer look at the Detroit and suburban chefs and restaurants that made the cut.

Born in Detroit Releases GRIT Apparel Line After Lions’ Win

The Michigan-owned and -operated clothing brand Born In Detroit has announced an all-new line of apparel in celebration of the Detroit Lions’ win this past weekend and their season so far. The Born In Detroit GRIT line is currently available for purchase on the brand’s website and features a variety of items including t-shirts, long-sleeve performance shirts, hoodies, fleece-line knit caps and trucker hats.

A Look Inside One Historic Bloomfield Hills Home

In our January issue, local interior designer Sissy Yellen shares an inside look at her master suite, which is one of her favorite spaces in her 1917 Bloomfield Hills Georgian colonial.

Wayne State University Lights Up Old Main in Honolulu Blue for the Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are making the city proud this year and Wayne State University (WSU) is celebrating all they’ve achieved this season by lighting up historic Old Main in the team’s iconic Honolulu Blue. Get details on how the display came together.

Owner of Carl’s Golfland Dies at Age 65

Carl E. Rose, owner of Carl’s Golfland and son of the brand’s late founder, Carl F. Rose, died of cancer on Jan. 11, at the age of 65. Get details on his life and legacy as well as how you can pay your respects.

Detroit Lions Playoff Game Tailgates and Watch Parties

This Sunday, Jan. 28, the Detroit Lions will go head-to-head with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Watch that game with other Lions’ fans at these Detroit tailgates and watch parties.

The History of Shinola Hotel

In the just over 10 years since it was founded, Shinola — the Detroit-based lifestyle brand known for its watches, bikes, leather goods, and more — has become nationally recognized for its superior craftsmanship and classic style. So maybe it should come as no surprise that the brand’s foray into hospitality, the Shinola Hotel, feels equally timeless as it marks five years of operation this month. Here, we delve into how the luxury hotel came to be.

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