Midtown has new restaurants popping up on every street and corner, so we wanted to highlight one of our all time favorites for our favorite combo, what else… pizza & beer! Motor City Brewing Works has been serving up deliciousness since 1994!
Pizza & Beer!
Erin Gavle’s spirit was made to travel and discover beautiful things, but her heart is in Detroit so she brought together the two and opened the doors to Eldorado General Store in 2014. This Corktown spot is a collection of Erin’s global treasure hunt. It has brought “a lifestyle boutique with a rusty, southwestern vibe, touch of Parisian elegance and gypsy soul” to Detroiters.
Eldorado General Store
1700 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI
Street parking isn’t too difficult in Corktown… We recommend you find a spot and wander around… check out other places we’ve visited in Corktown by clicking here!
Michigan Avenue, Corktown
Every inch of Eldorado is covered with beautiful vintage finds hand picked by Erin. With discovered treasures from Northern Michigan to California ranging in price from free to $1000, there is truly something for everyone. You can find anything from clothes and accessories to household items and small trinkets.
Erin also vows to give back to her community; she carries Michigan made products giving local artists an outlet to sell their goods… (we spy our friends at Detroit Grooming Company)!
Local made goods
You really feel the passion for travel and the love for Detroit when you walk through the doors of Eldorado. The recycled love attracts people from all over and the varying price point ensures no one leaves empty handed. Erin and her dream of reusing items and finding new uses for old pieces that show character, love and history is the perfect example of doing what you love and loving what you do. As she stated, “Eldorado harkens back to the myth and endless quest for The Lost City of Gold. It represents the holy grail – true love, creativity, heaven and happiness. To me, Detroit is this place. And the store is My Dream.”
Something for everyone
All you have to do is read Santorini’s mission statement to understand the experience you will have at this greek eatery: “Our mission is to embody Greece’s culture, a culinary experience of tradition and passion, celebrating life with each meal. With a commitment to service, dedication to value and exceptional quality, we will provide our guests with the experience of authentic Greece.” And they arn’t lyin! That is the exact experience my family and I had while dining at Santorini.
Traditional table side greek salad.
Most Detroiters (…and Ryan Gosling) agree that Café D Mongo’s Speakeasy is the spot to spend your weekends sipping on specialty cocktails, listening to the tunes of the Carl while sitting back and admiring the nostalgic environment life long Detroiter and owner, Larry Mongo, has created.
Always a blast on Griswold Street.
Did you know you can buy customs jeans, made locally in a Detroit jean factory? We sure didn’t until we took a visit to Detroit Denim, where we found quality jeans designed and produced in their Detroit factory.
Where Detroit Denim jeans are made.
One morning Court and I were strolling around the streets of Detroit and happened to walk by the Dime Store. One peek through the window was all it took to incise us to stop in and grab breakfast. Once we sat down and saw the unique decor and scratch made menu, we knew we stumbled upon a new fav!
The interior of the Dime Store.
Corktown is lined with great spots to dine & drink and the transformed Dime Bank is no exception. Ottava Via (Italian for Eighth Street) is top notch in all aspects. We love the location, affordable pricing and fabulous vibe!
Former Dime Bank.
We are so excited to show off the progress with our adopted Detroit park. Through donations from our Chick in the Mitt community, the effort of our volunteers, and a partnership with Payne Landscaping, we managed to turn Twork Park around and keep it looking good for the neighborhood!
Lumber from donations. Our great volunteers. Thanks to Payne for mowing.
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Founded in 2005, the brains behind City Bird & sister store, Nest, have developed it all; Etsy shopping, retailers, the option for wholesale, bulk and customized goods for events and a Midtown brick and mortar. Detroit loving siblings, Andy and Emily Linn, make shopping local easy.
Michigan & Detroit themed apparel at City Bird
To celebrate Detroit’s birthday month – July’s giveaway is Motor City themed and created by one of our FAVORITE graphic designers, Kimberly from Small Moments. She makes custom cards, invitations, stationary and more – check out her site to see her beautiful creations.
We are giving away two prints, a notepad and a t-shirt (size L)!
Enter to Win.
The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter (see below). Here’s how it works:
- Login using your email or Facebook.
- Simply click on the different entry options and follow the directions.
- The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning.
- We will contact the winner personally and announce the lucky people on our social media sites!
a Rafflecopter giveaway