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OutdoorDining Portofino DS

There’s just something about a warm breeze that makes a good meal and an icy drink all the better, whether you’re enjoying it under the summer sun or the summer’s stars. No matter what you’re in the mood for — a come-as-you-are patio, a trendy beer garden or even an upscale courtyard — Detroit’s got you covered (or uncovered, in the case of some of these). Here are some of our favorite places for outdoor dining:

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MercuryBurgerBarCreamsicle BillBowen

The weather is heating up and we all need a way to cool down. How about something Detroit-inspired? Cool off and relax this summer with these drinks all over The D.

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FordFireworks DS

We chatted with President and CEO of The Parade Company Tony Michaels to get the scoop on this year’s Ford Fireworks, one of The D’s premier summer events. They’ll light up the sky tonight, June 23, 2014, at 10:06 p.m. over the Detroit River.

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Detroit10 FrenchFriesIf you answer an enthusiastic “YES!” to the age-old question: “You want fries with that?” today is your lucky day! In honor of National French Fries Day (July 13), we’ve compiled a list of our city’s most noteworthy fries — shared here in no particular order!

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IceCream BillBowen

There’s no better way to beat the heat than to go with spoon in hand and eat some ice cream. With so many places serving the cold, creamy goodness in metro Detroit, it might be hard to choose your right spot to spend a humid afternoon. But that’s why we’re here. We’ve taken a few licks for you and have discovered that our city is full of parlors, bakeries and bars that have perfected the art of making and/or serving ice cream in refreshing fashion.

Read more about how to get your ice cream fix in this Visit Detroit magazine feature story.

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