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NainRouge2 Kate Sassak

For more than 300 years, Detroiters have been fighting the fabled harbinger of doom: the Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf). According to legend, this devilish creature attacked Detroit’s first settler, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, in 1701. Although Cadillac fought him off, the French explorer soon lost his fortune and fled the city. The Nain Rouge is held responsible for whatever problems have plagued the city since. However, Cadillac’s courage and endurance against the Nain represent the courage and endurance of the city he founded.

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10Best Gabriel-Richard riverwalk

Detroit goes by many names — the Motor City, Motown, Hockeytown, America’s great comeback city, just to name a few. USA Today’s 10Best recently crowned The D with several other flattering titles:

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 Willys Willys

Willys Detroit may be a sister store to Shinola, the popular upscale watch and bicycle maker, but it definitely doesn’t live in its sibling’s shadow.

When it opened in June, the clothing and accessories boutique garnered much attention, both for the brands it carries and its location.

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Take5 GeorgeNNamdi

Looking for some cool things to do? Of course you are. Why not get a recommendation from someone who knows The D well and represents its cultural scene with authority? We spent a few minutes with N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art President George N’Namdi to get his take on what’s fun here.

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 Iridescence BB700

The fall edition of Detroit Restaurant Week is only weeks away, running from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7, 2012. Like previous restaurant weeks, some of Detroit’s best restaurants and chefs will be on display, serving a wide variety of gourmet food, at a discount, to a hungry public.

Gourmet experts, foodies and curious diners can take advantage of an affordable price of only $28 for a three-course meal. Each of the participating restaurants will feature a fall-inspired dinner menu and offer guests a unique dining experience that can only be found in Detroit.

Participating Restaurants include:

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