ICYMI: Best of Detroit & Other Top Stories

The 2024 Best of Detroit list, a virtual look inside Michigan Central Station and more top Hour Detroit stories this week.
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Best of French Fries 2024: HopCat. // Photograph by Lians Jadan

Best of Detroit 2024

Featuring nearly 200 categories, Best of Detroit 2024 is your guide to the top places, people, attractions, and more the area has to offer — as nominated and voted upon by you, the Hour Detroit readers. Here’s who came out on top this year.

Take a Virtual Peek Inside the New Michigan Central Station

Michigan Central Station is showing off its interior facelift with an open house June 7-16. If you can’t make it in person, this virtual tour includes 3D photography of the former train station’s updated Grand Hall, waiting room/restaurant, and concourse.

Metro Detroit’s Top Food and Beverage Headlines for June 2024

Find out what’s cooking at Oak & Reel, Nuevo Soul, and several other culinary gems in our area this month.

6 Southeast Michigan Bike Trails

Itching for a summer bike tour? You’re in luck. Southeast Michigan is blessed with an abundance of trails that can challenge riders — and still be tackled in a single day. Here are six worth riding this summer and beyond.

Pride Month Events in Metro Detroit

Metro Detroit Communities are honoring diversity, love, and inclusion not only during Pride Month in June but all summer long. Many of the festivals in this list include local food and vendors, business and community resources, activities, entertainment, children’s areas, and more.

How Thomas McGuane Went From Academic Ignominy to Literary Icon

Novelist Thomas McGuane looks back at a lucky break 64 years ago to give college a third try at MSU during this one-on-one interview with Hour Detroit.

Suspect Charged For Threatening Sozai Owner Hajime Sato

An unnamed person was charged for making alleged threats against Hajime Sato, chef-owner of Sozai, a sushi restaurant in Clawson. The suspect, male, was charged with illegal use of a telecommunications device and menacing by the Clawson City Attorney after a May 26 report was filed with the city police department, city officials said.

A Look Inside One Practical and Pretty Berkley Home

Taylor Grup, the lead designer and brand ambassador at the Detroit-based interior design firm Concetti, shows us around her Berkley home including her living room, bathroom, and safari-themed nursery.

The Way It Was — Detroit Historical Museum

Dozens gathered at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Kirby Street for the dedication of the new Detroit Historical Museum on July 24, 1951. Take a closer look at one historic photograph of the event.


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