Motown

We did something new when I visited Michigan last weekend. We went to Detroit.

I’ve spent a lot of time in Michigan but not very much in D-troit and the few times I’ve passed through D-troit haven’t been my favourite…

There was the time we took a shortcut through a terrifying ‘hood in a precidia (a teeny sports car) trying not to lose the friends in front of us.

One time (at band camp) we crossed the border into Detroit while the bridge was under construction. The detour took us through Old Mexican Town, past abandoned buildings and then down Rosa Parks Drive and MKL Way. Don’t go there unless you’re hardcore.

Last year I ran a 5km on Belle Isle with food poisoning and puked in my purse and a Walgreens. This wasn’t Detroit’s fault, and Belle Isle is pretty, but it’s not my favourite memory either.

Anyway, all that to say that my goals for Saturday were to a) not get shot (kidding) and b) not vomit. Simple!

First stop was The Detroit Eastern Market which is a massive year round farmers market. IMG_9254

We arrived around 2pm, well after prime Saturday market time, but the parking lot was still packed.

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I can only imagine how grand the market is during warmer months, the facilities span many blocks and massive buildings.

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We tried to lunch at the Russell St. Deli but they were closing so we went with another highly rated option, Supino Pizzeria – perfect for this pizza-monster!

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Supino has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and regularly has a line out the door.

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Even at 3pm the wait for a pizza was 50 minutes, we didn’t have that long so we opted for slices.

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The pizza was bellisima! It had just enough sauce so it wasn’t dry, the crust was crispy but soft and it was delish overall! Next time I have to try the El Greco.

Next we ventured downtown to the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum, which is located across from the gorgeous Detroit Public Library.

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The area was pretty deserted but the grand buildings made it easy to imagine it was a happening city when Detroit’s economy was booming.

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Back to the Art. The DIA is a STEAL. For just $8 dollars we saw beautiful works by Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Monet, Van Goh, Modigliani, Picasso, and the Diego Rivera mural, to name just a few.

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I was really impressed by the depth and breadth of the DIA and I still cannot get over the price, only $8!!!! Adults are $25 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

We ended the night in Ann Arbor with PINKBERRY and the Whole Foods Salad Bar.

My swirl was original with a side of peppermint topped with fruity pebbles, fruit and mochi). I love that Pinkberry uses fresh fruit, it’s a must in my opinion.

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The only thing missing was sprinkles, *hint hint*.

Catch ya later Motown!

About Christina @ Stars in the City

I like sun, sand, surf, tunes and vegan mac ‘n cheese with bacon. Oh, and sarcasm.
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