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Karla Zimmerman
Created byKarla Zimmerman

36 Hours in Detroit

Ignore the naysayers who say you'll get killed in Motown. Sure, the city has seen better days. But artists and entrepreneurs are fueling a new scene.

Eastern Market

Produce, cheese, spice and flower vendors sprawl through the large halls on Saturday. But you also can turn up Monday through Friday to browse the specialty shops (props to the peanut roaster), cafes, ethnic eats and occasional food trucks along Russell and Market Streets....

Great Lakes Coffee Bar

Hip, local microroaster doing the pour-over coffee thing. The menu also includes beer, wine and food from local, small-batch producers.

Green Dot Stables

Nineteen types of epicurean sliders (say, peanut butter kim chi or wasabi mayo tempeh) please chowhounds. Big bonus: everything on the menu costs $3 or less.

Wheelhouse Bikes

Swell place to rent wheels to cycle along the Riverwalk and over to Eastern Market. Check the website for guided tours (usually on Saturday and Sunday).

The Heidelberg Project.

Street artist Tyree Guyton gussied up his blighted neighborhood with a wild, polka-dotted, block-spanning art installation. Not even fire can keep him down.

Detroit People Mover

Wow! It looks just like the monorail from the classic Simpsons episode. Pay your 75-cent fare, loop around downtown, and enjoy the views.

The Bronx Bar

Local musicians and neighborhood regulars flock to this dimly lit dive bar known for its jukeboxes playing ballsy rock and soul, and its beefy burgers fried up late-night.

Magic Stick

Best concert hall in town for indie rockers and rap DJs. The White Stripes and Von Bondies are among those who’ve risen from the ranks of its Stroh’s-splattered floor.

Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes

Get your French on at this red-walled café that griddles creations both sweet (Heath Bar and ricotta) and savory (goat cheese and fig).

Henry Ford Museum

It contains a fascinating wealth of American culture, such as the chair Lincoln was sitting in when assassinated and the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Loads of vintage cars, too. Located 10 miles west of Detroit in suburban Dearborn....