Detroit has definitely had a bad reputation in the past. With decay, rampant crime and the decline of the motor industry, you may wonder what the draw would be. We think it's on an upswing, with a push to revitalize the city and industry. Roots run deep here. Whether you're looking for musical history at the Motown Museum, to relive the Booth family history at the Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary, fuel your passion for art and learning at the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Detroit Institute of Arts or just relax and enjoy the beauty of Belle Isle, you can find something that will inspire you.
Michigan LDS history started with members of the Mack Family passing through on their way to visit Joseph Smith in Kirtland. But it is thought that the LDS members in the Detroit area struggled with organizing a group until the 1870's. Membership continued to grow, which led to the temple dedication in 1999. As with many areas, this temple was a blessing to local members who once had to travel to Chicago to participate in Temple ordinances. It was the first temple built in Michigan and remains the only temple in the state. The Imperial Danby White marble is further enhanced with a single spire.
Nothing can beat the beauty and experience of the temple, but you have to eat sometime and is there anything Detroit loves more than eating? We're not sure, but there is a serious foodie population. Offering everything from gourmet hot dogs at American Coney Island Chili Dogs to thin crust style pizza at Supino Pizzeria to Lebanese food at Anita's Kitchen, the selection of eateries is as deep and wide as the Grand Canyon. Well, almost anyway. For fabulous barbecue and excellent sides, try Slows BBQ. If you are on the hunt for excellent shawarmas and you don't mind hanging out with a lively crowd while waiting for your food, Bucharest Grill is for you. For an elegant night out on the town, Giovanni's won't disappoint, serving you their special old Italian entrees in style. Russell Street Deli is a fantastic choice for a classic American breakfast and deli favorites for lunch. Taqueria Mi Pueblo offers authentic Jalisco Mexican cuisine in a lively Mexican-themed atmosphere. Toast offers traditional breakfasts and lunches with flavorful twists and upscale dinners. One thing's for sure, you'll probably be wanting to return to Detroit sometime to try out your favorite dishes again soon.