As if we need to list more reasons to love our city … but why not? Here are a few places, faces, items and events that make Detroiters all happy and tingly inside.
We Love Pie
Savory or sweet, with or without a lattice top, pie is taking over Detroit. So many bakers in this city are rolling out their dough and filling their shells with mouthwatering concoctions that we’ll apologize up front for only having room enough to name a few. Sister Pie proudly proclaims it uses only high-fat French butter in the crust. Thank you. Rock City Eatery says any cocktail deserves to become a pie. Cherry whiskey pie, anyone? Dangerously Delicious Pies tucked in Third Street Bar graces us with manly pies like the SMOG and Con-quiche-da-door. And Achatz continues to serve up all our favorites, including the 4-Berry, with flare.
What do you get when you combine bowling and horseshoes and then throw in (literally) a football? In Detroit, you get fowling. Two teams, two lanes, 10 pins each and a couple of footballs. No points, no frames. The object of the game is to chuck, throw, pitch (or whatever word you wanna pick) the football down the lane and knock down the pins before the other guy. Beer is on tap, the bar is fully stocked and you can bring your own munchies or have pizza delivered. Fowling, a Detroit exclusive only at the Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck.
Storytelling on strings. Hidden away in downtown’s Theater District, PuppetART Detroit Puppet Theater is a sample of The D’s more quirky, homespun entertainment options we think deserves bigger attention. Founded in 1998 by a group of Russian puppeteers, the theater is animated fun for the whole family. The repertoire of shows rotates, and your ticket buys you time in the museum as well as the studio, where for a little extra you can build your own character on strings to take home. Shows are scheduled most Saturdays year-round.