Detroit is the largest city in the midwestern state of Michigan. Near Downtown, the neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry, giving it the nickname "Motor City." Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history is on display at their original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A.
I Saw Dave Fucking Chappelle At The Fillmore
If You Can’t Dodge A Wrench
The Fowling Warehouse is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an obscure game that takes place in a large, warehouse type space that has a bar. There’s rows and rows of people throwing footballs back and forth, in an attempt to hit down each other’s pins.
At Cafe D’Mongo
Before Sandra and I went to see Dave Chappelle, we got kind of plastered.
I feel like Dave would be okay with that. Wanting to have “a drink or two” before heading to the show, Sandra brought me to this totally dope speakeasy in downtown. This… this place… this place goes on the favorites list.
I don’t have that list yet, but I’m working on it.
There’s so much green in Detroit.
Just look at it. The big fields you see in cities (typically just a couple of vacant lots) are called urban meadows.
(Thanks for the knowledge bomb, S.)
It’s messy, wild, and beautiful.
Being An Adorable Little Creeper
When I went out for coffee in Detroit, I originally went to a popular, well-known coffee place.
Dude, fuck that place.
It checked all my hipstery boxes in terms of aesthetics and coffee, but the thing that set me off was how their internet didn’t work. Just flat out, didn’t work.
Drifty To Dos