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While Detroit isn’t the barbecue capital of the country — actually, it’s still up for debate which city is — The D can certainly hold its own when it comes to that authentic, smoky, mouthwatering barbecue cuisine.

Ask any barbecue enthusiast about the different kinds of barbecue, and you’re likely to spark a debate about which is best. And if you’re in North Carolina, Alabama or Texas, you’ll get totally different takes on the mighty brisket. But in Detroit, you can sink your your teeth into a hybrid of barbecue styles, each with a flavor that’s uniquely The D.

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This year, Feb. 17 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.

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Even the sun lovers among us can get excited for the Meridian Winter Blast in Campus Martius Park Feb. 6-8 — a chance to celebrate all the best parts of the winter season.

Here’s a fail-proof checklist for how to make the most of your experience at the popular festival. And festival-goers will be pleased to hear the announcements of what’s new, too!

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The Henry Ford in Dearborn has a few new reasons to visit, especially if you’re an auto enthusiast.  

Through March 15, Henry Ford Museum is offering visitors a look under the hoods of more than 40 of its vehicles during Engines Exposed in its Driving America exhibit.

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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

Something’s fishy, and it’s a good thing, at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium.

Aquariums offer a fascinating glimpse of what life is like under the sea. A brand-new aquarium is now open right here in metro Detroit.

The 35,000-square-foot indoor Sea Life Michigan Aquarium, located inside Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, is open to the public as of Jan. 29, 2015.

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