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Stephen Johnson

Owner of Motor City Brew Tours

Owner and founder of Motor City Brew Tours, a tour company that provides guided bus, bike and walking tours to Michigan breweries. I am a Michigan native and love to share my knowledge and history of Detroit’s beer and biking scene.

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Kerry Dorman

Founder of After 5 Detroit

By day, I run After 5 Detroit (www.after5detroit.com), a website that highlights events, destinations and information targeted at young professionals who wish to fully experience the Detroit lifestyle. By night, I try to do all that our website suggests! I’m a Detroit resident, advocate and lover.

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Atwater Beer


Located in Detroit’s historic Rivertown district, and housed in a 1919 factory warehouse, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit. Atwater currently holds true to making traditional German style lagers, along with unique boutique ales.

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Zach Fairchild

Hostel Detroit

Hi! I work for Hostel Detroit, is a 501©(3) educational non-profit. Our goal is to teach each of our visitors about the the history and evolving future of our city. We want our guests to leave Detroit with the perspective of someone who has experienced it first-hand. We want them to eat from our urban farms, cycle our streets, enjoy our locally owned boutiques and eateries, and take in our festive atmosphere.

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Scott - Great Lakes Coffee

Coffee Shop Owner

Scott is a co-owner at Great Lakes Coffee in Midtown Detroit, as well as, co-founder of Dine Drink Detroit which is a week-long celebration of some of the top places to eat and drink in Detroit. Scott is also a certified instructor and Barista with the Specialty Coffee Association of America..

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Joseph Allerton


Joseph is a young Sommelier from Detroit who is working hard to become a Master with the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is currently the General Manager and Beverage Director for Michael Symon’s Roast located in the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Downtown Detroit.

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The Detroit Foodie

Food Blogger

My blog is a food lover’s guide through Detroit. Besides highlighting fabulous food finds around the city, I also write about my food travels, underground events that offer an eclectic meal, the origins of different foods, and other gastronomic related topics.

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Les Molnar


Nice to meet you all! I’m a Detroit-based chef. You’ll find me in the kitchen at Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King and Huron Room, all in the city!

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Jared Bobkin


I started culinary school at the age of 23 with nothing but an appetite for food and immediately started working at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce and the Birmingham Athletic Club. After that I helped open up hot restaurants all around metro Detroit and participated in Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay. I’m now the Executive Chef of the Bayview Yacht Club.

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Matt Tulpa


I’m a self-employed personal chef, the chef at the most wonderful farm in the world (Stone Coop Farm - Brighton, MI), the owner of Salt & Saffron-a private and public dinner series, the owner of Vicecream Detroit-a fun ice cream concept selling out of a 1969 Airstream, president of a new non-profit called, The Field, and a marathoner.

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Lauren Kase

Floyd's Marketing Director

Lauren leads Marketing at Floyd, an innovative furniture design company based in Corktown. Although she’s a native San Franciscan, she’s adopted Detroit as her home over the past couple of years and <3’s community in Corktown.

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Bruna Camargo

Fashion Blogger

My name is Bruna Camargo, and I’m a Brazilian girl living in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. StyleMile is my unique expression and my way of having fun with my (always-growing) wardrobe. I strive to inspire readers to discover their own style just as I’m always evolving mine.

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Jessica Murray


After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Graphic Design and Marketing, I immediately moved to Paris and began an adventure of a lifetime. Upon returning to the US, I am continuing to work with freelance clients, as well as I recently launching several product lines inspired by the European lifestyle and using the photos from my travels. I’d love for you to check out my shop and let me know what you think!

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Melannie Chard

Art Gallery Director

I’m the gallery director at Galerie Camille, a fine art gallery in the heart of Midtown Detroit. Galerie Camille promotes established and emerging artists of outstanding caliber who are based locally and internationally.

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Carrie Budzinski

Lifestyle Blogger

Carrie is the founder of CarrieD Away, a blog about life in Detroit. A native to the city, it is hard not share the amazing change that is taking place. It’s also hard not to share about life as a new mom and homeowner.

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Hannah Price

Makeup Artist

Hannah has an extensive background in make-up artistry and hairstyling, which includes learning first hand from make-up and hairstyling greats such as Scott Barnes, Jennifer MacDougal, Jo Blackwell. Hannah accomplishes her beauty services with precision, experience, and creativity.

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Girls Gone Hungry

Food Bloggers

Hi! We’re two girls sharing our food adventures around Detroit, MI.

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Candice Simons

Founder of j'adore Detroit

Candice Simons, owner of Brooklyn Outdoor Advertising + founder of j'adore Detroit, always has a story and j'adore Detroit is the product of her love affair with Detroit. If you have time to listen, with the help of her friends, Candice will show you just how and why she fell so hard and she hopes that you love her just as much.

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Stephanie Popso

Health & Wellness Coach

I studied Holistic Health Coaching with some of the world’s top health & wellness experts through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition & Plant-Based Nutrition through The T. Colin Campbell Foundation. I study & teach manifestation and mindset, happiness, mindfulness & infinite possibility & practical lifestyle management techniques. I’m certified yoga instructor & SUP yoga instructor.

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Awesome Mitten

Michigan Lifestyle Publication

The Awesome Mitten cultivates a fresh perspective on Michigan by engaging local communities, businesses and people. Our staff is dedicated to the promotion of everything and anything Michigan-related; we are comprised of a diligent core of passionate writers – #TeamAwesome – who strive to bring the most up-to-date news and information from across the state directly to our audience.

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Detroit Architecture Website

Detroit-ish.com is the most comprehensive site dedicated to exploring and documenting Detroit and its buildings. The photos on this website represent a culmination of 16 years of entering and photographing these structures. Despite sometimes lamenting a lost building, a loss of history, we enjoy documenting this change. We hope that in the coming years as city planners, investors and speculators make way for ‘progress’ … Detroit can hold on to its history.

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Jamila Williams

Founder of Fashion Style Detroit

Fashion Style Detroit was founded in 2007 by Native Detroiter Jamila as way of showcasing her love for all things fashion. She decided to create a blog dedicated to fashion the way she sees it. “I believe everyone has a story, so why not tell it through fashion”. Jamila wants to show people that there is more than one way of dressing. Following a trend doesn’t make you a great dresser, it’s the way you put the clothes together that makes your style personal.

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Andrew Dold

Founder of Kid Friendly Detroit

Kid Friendly Detroit is an online resource for parents to find fun events and activities to do in Detroit.

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Wheelhouse Detroit

Bike Shop and Rental

Wheelhouse Detroit makes it easier for the whole world to experience the Motor City on two wheels. Detroit is fun to cycle, and Wheelhouse will get you going – whether you want to tool down our beautiful RiverWalk for a couple of hours or have a day-long Detroit adventure, we can help!

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Kids' activities in Detroit

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Yours truly

Top 10 children attractions in Detroit. There are many family nature programs in Detroit, and excellent activities that teach children more about Michigan wildlife, flora and fauna through game and play. Aside zoos and family farms, other popular kids' attractions in Detroit include Shalom Street museum; Detroit Science Center; and oceans of fun at the Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center.

  1. Detroit Zoo - Wolverines +Add

    Detroit Zoo

    Celebrating and saving wildlife
    Locals' Pick
  2. Arts and Scraps Since 1989 +Add

    Arts & Scraps

    Recycling for learning and fun
  3. We should get our family photo taken here at UniverSoul Circus. Posing next to an elephant is slimming. #fb +Add

    UniverSoul Circus

    One of the top circuses in the world
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    Chandler Park Family Aquatic Center

    Oceans of fun
  5. The Beauty of the Victoria And Albert Museum +Add

    The Glass Academy

    Cultivate your skills in the glass arts
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    Shalom Street

    Hands-on children's museum
  7. DetroitScienceCenter +Add

    Detroit Science Center

    The ideal children entertainment venue
  8. Hart Plaza Detroit +Add

    Hart Plaza

    Historic site, the settlement that became Detroit
  9. Welcome to Westview Orchards +Add

    Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm

    A 188-acre sesquicentennial family farm
  10. Fallow Deer @ Belle Isle Nature Zoo +Add

    Belle Isle Nature Zoo

    Family friendly zoo, featuring educational programs
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