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Opening in fall 2014, Selden Standard caters to young professionals looking for an upscale meal minus the white linens. Offering small, sharable plates that feature seasonal, local fare, the restaurant also has a tasty, affordable wine list.

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1515 Broadway Café

Fresh Corner Café delivers meals to 21 locations, such as 1515 Broadway Café, across Detroit every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.

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Fresh Corner Café

Troubled by lack of access to high-quality, healthy foods in Detroit, the folks behind Fresh Corner Café decided to create a network of 21 locations, including gas stations and corner grocery stores, where you might not have thought to look for a healthy, fresh, deliciously affordable meal.

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Detroit Institute of Bagels

Two brothers driven to bring “fine bagels to the masses” proffer small-batch bagels like rosemary olive oil and bacon cheddar alongside more traditional flavors. They also make spreads and schmears ranging from cream cheese to butternut squash tahini spread.

The Detroit zoological society offers a Fellowship in Science communication, and 5 of this year's fellows hail from U of M's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. #GoBlue #UMichinDetroit

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Taste Love Cupcakes

Taste Love Cupcakes cupcakes are made from premium ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. With scrumptious flavors such as sweet potato and dark-chocolate salted caramel, it’s no wonder this Royal Oak–based bakery has been such a hit. In Detroit, you can find their half-pint and mini cupcakes at Whole Foods.

Red House Imports sources coffee from an organic, environmentally conscious co-op in Costa Rica. That’s great for Costa Rica, but it’s also great for Detroit, because the company plans to donate a portion of its profits to local charities and education programs. Red House Imports sells coffee on its website and hopes to make the coffee available at retail locations later this summer.

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City Bird

What began as a line of city-themed products blossomed into two booming retail stores: City Bird and its neighbor two doors down, Nest. City Bird sells handmade goods, T-shirts, and vintage map notebooks with a hip Detroit flavor, while Nest offers an array of beautiful housewares.

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Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo

Quick Mussels Fra Diavolo – 1 pan, 15 minutes to make!

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Semester in Detroit

Semester in Detroit students live, learn, and work in the city, engaging with local community organizations and leaders to make a difference—and become invested themselves. Students not only spend their semester living in the city, but also interning with a community partner. The program also co-sponsors a “Detroiters Speak” series of public talks each term, highlighting the history and culture of the city.


Warm up with these 5 easy slow-cooker chicken soups

Crock-Pot chicken wild rice soup

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Gorillas and volcanoes in the DR Congo -

After two decades of conflict, the southern section of Virunga – Africa’s oldest national park – is cautiously reopening to tourists

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Take a bike ride or stroll around Lake Park. The crisp autumn air and the sight of bright colored leaves will make any a little brighter.