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Inside the Detroit Doughnut Shop Founded in Honor of a Hip-Hop Legend

Dilla's Delights is a Detroit doughnut shop operated by the family of J Dilla, the hip-hop artist/producer who passed away only three days after the release of his influential album, 'Donuts'.
Tom Perkins
2.11.18
Pizza
Pizza

Detroit Pizza Is the Best Pie You've Never Had

And no, we're not talking about Little Caesar's.
Tom Perkins
1.29.18
beer
beer

How Beer Companies Are Trying to Get Detroit's Rape Kits Tested

About 1,000 of the city's rape kits are still untested, and 8 Degrees and Batch Brewing are doing what they can to help.
Jelisa Castrodale
7.16.17
pop-ups
pop-ups

Why Detroit-Area Dive Bars Are Serving Some of the Best Food Around

The pop-ups in the bars of Hamtramck—a tiny, dense, and poor immigrant enclave physically surrounded by Detroit—offer real eating at a low price in a city otherwise short on culinary variety and cash.
Tom Perkins
1.25.17
pop-ups
pop-ups

This Dinner Series Is Getting People to Talk About Being Black in America

From Lagos is a traveling pop-up restaurant created by Tunde Wey. It aims to get people talking and thinking about 'blackness in America' over delicious, homestyle Nigerian food, served family-style.
Javier Cabral
11.12.16
food poisoning
food poisoning

I Got Lunch at Whole Foods and Now I Need to Get Tested for Hepatitis

The Detroit Health Department recently announced it’s investigating a Whole Foods location over two cases of hepatitis linked its prepared food department.
Tom Perkins
10.26.16
RACISM
RACISM

Muslim Ice Cream Truck Drivers Claim They're Being Targeted by Racist Police in Michigan

A pair of ice cream truck drivers in Hamtramck, Michigan charge that police treated them "like dogs" after they were falsely arrested and detained for two days without being given anything to eat or drink.
Tom Perkins
10.12.16
urban farming
urban farming

Turning Derelict Buildings into an Urban Farm in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative produces thousands of pounds of organic produce each year in Detroit's blighted North End, using existing infrastructure and engaging the local community.
Lauren Rothman
10.6.16
controversy
controversy

Restaurant Owner's Facebook Rant Over Tulsa Police Shootings Leads to Outcry

Bookie’s Bar and Grille co-owner Mark Jerant took to Facebook to offer up inflammatory views about the police killing of an unarmed black man named Terence Crutcher.
Tom Perkins
9.23.16
Restaurants
Restaurants

Why I Put Creating New Restaurants on Hold to Open Fried Chicken Franchises

Everyone in the restaurant industry is moving in the direction of fast-casual restaurants, because it’s so much easier to make money.
Zack Sklar
9.18.16
Detroit
Detroit

The Detroit Coney Island Rivalry Has Nothing to do with Taste

In a city that’s still trying to shed its image as the symbol of American economic plight, a $2.50 chili dog is the food of the people, and its Mecca is on an otherwise desolate area block.
Brad Cohen
9.10.16
beer
beer

The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of Detroit's Oldest Beer

When Detroit collapsed in spectacular fashion, the demise of Stroh’s—cheap suds once popular on college campuses and with the blue-collar crowd—wasn’t far behind. Starting in the late 1980s, the brand quietly faltered, then mostly vanished from store...
Tom Perkins
7.22.16