Detroit Lions Tailgates & More Top Stories

Catch up on the biggest Hour Detroit stories this week including a list of Lions tailgates, details on Michigan’s first Jollibee, and more.
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Detroit Lions Playoff Game Tailgates

For the first time since 1991, the Detroit Lions have won a playoff game, beating the Los Angeles Rams, 24-23, in the NFL Wild Card Round. This Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, they will go head-to-head with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL Divisional Round. Tailgate ahead of that game at one of these Detroit parties.

The History of Shinola Hotel

As of this month, Shinola Hotel has been in operation for five years. Find out what inspired the Shinola brand to branch out into the hospitality industry and how the Detroit hotel came to be.

Michigan’s First Jollibee Opens Near Lakeside Mall

Droves of metro Detroiters have been lining up for Jollibee (pronounced “jolly bee”), which made its Michigan debut just off Hall Road in front of Lakeside Mall. The fast-food chain, which is headquartered in The Philippines, is known for its bone-in fried chicken (Chickenjoy Buckets), and chicken sandwiches along with other items not typically available at a drive-thru.

Upon Further Investigation: How Ronnie Dahl Became a PI

After 12 years as an investigative reporter for WXYZ (Channel 7) and a reporter for Fox 2 Detroit, Ronnie Dahl has made a dramatic career move and is now a private investigator. Find out how she made the jump and what she enjoys about her new role.

5 Beers from Metro Detroit Breweries to Try This Winter

Looking for a new go-to drink this winter? Check out some of these seasonal beers crafted by metro Detroit breweries. From award-winning dark stouts to traditional ales, these local breweries have a pour for just about every taste in winter and beyond. 

Owner of The Reptarium Dies Following Battle with Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer

Brian Barczyk, owner of The Reptarium in Utica, died on Sunday, Jan. 14, after ending his nearly year-long battle with inoperable pancreatic cancer and entering hospice care just 10 days ago. He was 54.

Where to Sip Mocktails in Metro Detroit

Are you participating in dry January but still wanting to have some fun on the town? These area bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges are concocting spirit-free drinks with fresh ingredients this month and beyond.

The Way It Was — Iconic Detroit Athletes

Sixty years ago, on Sept. 8, The Detroit News published a cover story in its Sunday pictorial magazine that featured these future Hall of Famers whose faces could otherwise have been sculpted into a Mount Rushmore of Detroit sports legends. Take a closer look at that image here.


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