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Think you can’t have a good meal without meat on the menu? A good vegetarian dish makes even a die-hard, meat-and-potatoes fan forget one of their staples is missing. Whether you’re vegetarian or not, you can get your daily allowance of fruits and veggies at one of these metro Detroit vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
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This year, Feb. 12 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.
It’s been a great year for Detroit and a great year for the Visit Detroit Blog. We’ve featured some of the hottest food, drink, culture, events and attractions in the Motor City and we’re just getting started. Here’s the best of the Visit Detroit Blog 2012.
Slows Bar BQ, in Detroit's Corktown District.
The following is a guest post from Alex Beaton, Founder/Director of Business Development & Marketing forThe Awesome Mitten. She writes: When you grow up in Traverse City, you grow up in a bubble. I’m not complaining, mind you; this bubble has lakes abound and a reputation as a destination for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. But a bubble it is nonetheless. To the typical Traverse City native, Detroit is an airport and the occasional place you visit to see a Tigers game or a concert, but it’s certainly not a vacation destination. After two of our resident Traverse City feature writers at The Awesome Mitten moved there recently, I’ve been bombarded with things we need to feature and places I “ABSOLUTELY” have to check out. So a weekend trip was planned.
Photo Credit: Alex Beaton
The following is a guest post from Jake Cagle, feature writer for The Awesome Mitten. Jake hails from Grand Rapids, having moved there for college six years ago and never finding a reason to leave. He writes: I've been to Detroit a number of times—to see family and friends or to attend concerts and professional sports games—but I had never spent a Weekend in Detroit. When I got the opportunity to spend three days in the city recently, I was happily surprised by what I found. Jake Cagle lives in Grand Rapids, and is a feature writer for The Awesome Mitten.
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