Explore Detroit’s Emerging Food and Drink Culture Through Dine Drink Detroit

389838427_407cfb5b83_oCalling all food, wine and craft beer lovers! Dine Drink Detroit is back with 10 days of awesome food and drink specials from 15 local restaurants and bars.

“The food and drink culture in Detroit is getting better and better,” said Dine Drink Detroit co-founder Scott Rutterbush. “We get a lot of questions from people who want to know where to eat in Detroit. They hear rumors that the food scene is popping, but people still don’t know which places to visit.”

Last year, Rutterbush and co-founder Kate Williams reached out to some of the more interesting restaurants of Detroit with an idea to fill this need.

“We chose these restaurants that are doing cool things in the city and made an event where they could showcase their best items,” said Rutterbush.

And just like that, Dine Drink Detroit was born.

One year later, the second annual Dine Drink Detroit kicked off on the Detroit River with an estimated 3,000 attendees. Prior to kickoff, attendees were invited to participate in a two hour bike tour of the city lead by Slow Roll.

“Food and drink is the focus, but we’re also trying to get people to see all that Detroit has to offer,” said Rutterbush. “You can’t come to Detroit to dine these days without enjoying the city as well.”

This year’s Dine Drink Detroit specials run from Oct 2 – 11. Each participating restaurant will offer at least one designated food item and drink for 15 bucks – no reservation or ticket required.  The cost does not include tax or tip.

Here’s a run-down of participating restaurants and their Dine Drink Detroit special:

Who?Where?What?
New American food loversCraft Work

(313) 469-0976

8047 Agnes

Your choice of three tacos and margarita
Liquor loversDetroit City Distillery

(313) 338-3760

2462 Riopelle Street

Pickled veggie board  and an old fashion or gimlet
Beer loversGrand Trunk Pub

(313) 961-3043

612 Woodward Ave

Pint of poet stout or fill circle, one of three entrées and one of seven sides
Coffee and wine loversGreat Lakes Coffee

(313) 831-9627

3965 Woodward Ave

Bagel and lox, a cheese plate and one of three drinks, including their “50/50” which combines beer and coffee
Beer at meat loversGreen Dot Stables

(313) 962-5588

2200 W Lafayette Blvd

Mystery meat slider, cheese burger slider, kale salad, chicken paprikas soup, truffle fries, and your choice of draft beer
Ramen loversJohnny Noodle King

(313) 309-7946

2601 W. Fort Street

Bowl of Shoyu with and any Hitachino Nest Beer
Spanish food loversLa Feria

(313) 285-9081

4130 Cass Ave

Glass of wine, half salad and your choice from four different tapas
Beer and meat loversMercury Burger & Bar

(313) 964-5000

2163 Michigan Ave

A burger, a side and a beer
Wine loversMotor City Wine

(313) 483-7283

1949 Michigan Ave

Any glass of wine or beer and a choice of a small cheese or small charcouterie plate
Sandwich loversMudgie’s Deli

(313) 961-2000

1300 Porter St

Hummus or charcuterie board and wine OR one entrée with a bowl of soup and wine
Italian food loversOttava Vie

(313) 962-5500

1400 Michigan Ave

One of four food items and one of four drink items
BBQ loversSlows

(313) 962-9828

2138 Michigan Ave

The Reason, mac and cheese and a Detroit draft
Whiskey loversSt. Cece’s Pub

(313) 962-2121

1426 Bagley Ave

One of five appetizers, an orange pomegranate salad, one of three entrees and a pumpkin spice cheesecake
Beer loversTraffic Jam & Snug

(313) 831-9470

511W Canfield St

Choose any three items from a list of three beers, one specialty cocktail, two appetizers, two small plates and three desserts.
Liquor loversTwo James Spirits

(313) 964-4800

2445 Michigan Ave

Khao Soi or Thai Fried Chicken with one of two specialty drinks.

 

For more information, visit DineDrinkDetroit.com or follow @DineDrinkDet.

 

Photo Credit: Nate Luzod

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