Coffee, cafe au lait, cappuccino, macchiato... Just a few ways that people enjoy one of the world's most popular beverages.
Coffee is a perfect pick me up, a way to connect with others and even learn about different cultures.
It also happens to be my favorite way to wake up in the morning and even a way to explore Detroit. To make this make sense, let me start from the beginning.
Ever on a quest for new coffee shops, especially those locally owned and operated, it was essential that I find the one closest to me, once I moved to the D. One of the first thing I did after moving in to my first apartment on Woodward Avenue was look up the nearest coffee shop. After a few clicks on my phone, Roasting Plant in Campus Martius came up with excellent reviews and within walking distance from my place. Score! Off I went to satisfy my slight coffee addiction.
After chit-chatting with the delightful staff for a few minutes, and getting the low-down on my new neighborhood, I grabbed my coffee and headed home. That was just the beginning… I returned almost every single day getting restaurant recommendations, learning about different areas of the city to explore, and hearing stories from the life-long Detroiters who would stroll in and out.
Not only did I satisfy my coffee needs, but also a need for social connection and a compass for my new home. I had a place to pop in on the weekends and ask questions, get directions, and see happy familiar faces. For someone living in a brand new city and looking to get immersed quickly, the Roasting Plant became my first home away from home and the place I found a sense of commonality… over a warm (or cold) delicious cup of coffee.
XOXO - Tati
Are you ready to try a different kind of pizza?
🍕 There's a family owned business that's putting their own twist on pizza. The pies they are creating are a fusion between a favorite ethnic cuisine and your favorite style pizza. Dine In The D foodie Michelle Oliver found this place in Canton and takes you there today. Check out some other pizza joints she's already visited:
- The original Cottage Inn in Ann Arbor
Here's what Jason & Tati are talking about today
🌳 There's a new riverfront park that's coming to Downtown complete with a sandy beach, playground and a floating bar.
🏠 What would you do if your kids asked for more allowance? This mom took things to a whole new level when she held a "job fair" in her home.
Did you see this on Live In The D?!
💇♂️ We gave a man a complete makeover live in studio, in one hour! From the hair, to the beard, to the clothes, everything was changed.
🚣 Splish splash your way through the end of summer by floating down cascades in a kayak, or your own tube, right here in the D.
What's Happening Around The D
Today: I See You Awards is for independent film lovers
Saturday: Detroit Hydrofest
Saturday: Weird Homes Tour
Saturday: Big Tent Backpack Event
Saturday: Swing Dance Party
💃 You know we're all about dancing on Live In The D. We will never forget when Jason & Tati welcomed "Turn Up with Tanci" to the show. If you missed their moves, you gotta see this!