Category Archives: Southeast Michigan

2016: #3 Discover new local artists during First Fridays in Ypsilanti

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#3 Discover new local artists during First Fridays in Ypsilanti

Region: Southeast Michigan

Location: Downtown Ypsilanti

The goal of First Fridays Ypsilanti (FFY) is “to invite community members into the downtown area to support local talent and businesses while having a fun time!” It began taking shape in 2013, with groundwork laid by the Ugly Mug Cafe, where monthly art exhibits had been a regular occurrence. With the involvement and support of the folks at Bona Sera Cafe, FFY as it currently exists started taking shape. Support from the Ann Arbor Awesome FoundationBank of Ann Arbor, and members of the community meant that organizers could live the dream of expanding and promoting FFY, and truly highlighting all the good happening in downtown Ypsi.

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2016: #2 Coney Dog Faceoff: Lafayette or American?

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#2 Coney Dog Faceoff: Lafayette or American?

Region: Southeast Michigan

Locations:

Lafayette Coney Island
118 W Lafayette Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48226

American Coney Island
114 W Lafayette Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48226

It’s a hotly contested debate among those passionate about their coneys – which Detroit institution has the best coney dogs in Detroit? We challenge you to try them both (though maybe not in the same sitting?), and decide!

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American Coney Island

‘Coney Detroit’ Tells History Of Detroit’s Coney Island Hot Dog 

The Real Story Behind Detroit’s Coney Wars