ICYMI: Top Towns and More Top Stories of the Week

Get caught up on some of Hour Detroit’s most-read stories from this week.
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Top Towns 2024: The Best Places to Live in Metro Detroit

Last November, we asked Hour Detroit readers to tell us what matters most to you when choosing a place to live. We directed you to a survey that listed 13 factors to choose from (you could select as many as you wished) and asked you to rank them from “very important” to “not important.” We compiled our 2024 Top Towns list from those answers.

The College for Creative Studies Presented Over 100 Looks at its Runway Show

The College for Creative Studies transformed the Cadieux Stage in Detroit into a fashion runway where over 130 designs created by fashion students were presented on May 4, 2024. Over 200 guests attended CCS’ fourth iteration of The Show, including talent acquisitors from Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, and Tapestry. The runway featured collections from 23 students.

Winery Getaways in Canada

Metro Detroiters who enjoy weekend wine getaways typically trek four hours Up North to the Old Mission and Leelanau peninsulas or perhaps cross the state to explore wineries in western Michigan. And yet, nearly 20 wineries are practically in our backyard — just 40 minutes from the Ambassador Bridge in Canada. Here are details on some of those spots.

Restaurant Report: Coeur

At Coeur in Ferndale, CIA-trained chef-owner Jordan Smith brings metro Detroiters a Californian, New American menu deeply rooted in classical French technique. In our May 2024 issue, one of our food writers visited Coeur to check out the atmosphere and try some of the items on the menu.

Remembering Samantha Woll

In October of last year Samantha Woll, a prominent Jewish leader in metro Detroit, was stabbed to death in front of her Lafayette Park home. The crime shocked the area and flooded the news. As the trial of her accused killer approaches, we sat down with some of Woll’s friends and loved ones to discover who she was and how she’d want to be remembered.

What’s Cooking: Metro Detroit’s Dining News for May 2024

Find out what’s happening this month at Patchwork Culinary Project, the latest concept from the owners of the now-shuttered Rock City Eatery, and Zuzu, an upscale sushi spot in Detroit’s guardian building. Plus, a conversation with Adelina chefs.

Where to Dine in Metro Detroit This Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, consider treating mom to a special meal. Local spots like Madam, Joe Muer, Frame, Eddie Merlot, and more are offering tasty specials and events you won’t want to miss.

Indulge in Authentic Polish Pierogi at These 11 Metro Detroit Spots

Pierogi — a dumpling that’s filled with a savory or sweet filling like potato, sauerkraut, or sweet cheese before being boiled or pan-fried — are a staple of Polish culture, which was brought to metro Detroit in the 1880s. Here are 11 local markets and restaurants to get your pierogi fix.

Social Districts in Metro Detroit

A social district is a portion of a city’s downtown area that allows open carry of alcohol in certain zones from participating businesses, usually between streets and intersections. Social districts gained popularity during the pandemic when local bars and restaurants lost business due to lockdown restrictions. Although restrictions have been eased, these nine metro Detroit social districts are gaining popularity among residents and visitors alike.

Remembering Guy Stern

War hero, scholar, Holocaust survivor, media star. Former Wayne State provost Guy Stern lived a long and meaningful life, but his service as a “Ritchie boy” during World War II earned him late-in-life fame. After his death last year, we take a look back at Stern’s life.


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