- Posted June 14, 2012 by
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City smackdown: Detroit
I love this City
A short ride away and you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of Eastern Market - and once again be bathed in the culture of this city. A jaunt around the corner and you reach the Heidelberg Project - just talk to some of the people around on any day and they'll tell you what the project is all about. Take a bike ride on a Saturday around Belle Isle. And speaking of urban decay.... just check out the Packard Plant. It has become a haven of street art - famed street artist Banksy once left his mark there.
Lets not forget out sports teams - The Red Wings, Tigers and Lions all play right downtown. And since we're at a game... lets have some dinner. How about a delicious Schwarma from Bucharest in the Park Bar (incidentally, one of my personal favorite places to go after a game or concert.) Head down to Slows for the best barbeque in Michigan. We have great concerts, great venues, and amazing local talent, too.
When I moved to this area from the little city, I had all of the same misconceptions that you hear about. Just give it a chance and you'll find that the city has so much more to offer than crime and fear.