5 best places for chili in Metro Detroit
Local 4 wants to help you shop and support local businesses when they need it most! Not only can you support favorite local businesses, you can get your fill of comfort food carryout for these cold, snowy months at home. Backed up by the support of local voters in Vote 4 the Best, here’s where to get that warm, comforting bowl you crave during winter:Winners in ‘Chili’ categoryIf you’re looking for soup, our 2019 voters said that Polish Village Cafe and Apple Annie’s both serve a mean bowl! Our Sponsor -- We’d like to thank Wallside Windows for their longtime sponsorship of Vote 4 the Best and their support of southeast Michigan’s local businesses. Wallside is a Taylor, MI-based family business that manufactures and installs custom replacement windows, now in their third generation.
Stay home, stay warm, and have the best pizza in Metro Detroit
Local 4 wants to help you shop and support local businesses when they need it most! A cold winter’s day calls for warm food, lots of blankets, and a movie night in with family. Plus, when you don’t want to bundle up and brave those freezing winds, there’s nothing better than a pizza delivery. Pizza chain winners:Independent pizza places:Find more delicious food options in our other Vote 4 The Best stories. Our Sponsor -- We’d like to thank Wallside Windows for their longtime sponsorship of Vote 4 the Best and their support of southeast Michigan’s local businesses.
Give the gift of a Metro Detroit museum membership this holiday
Dearborn Historical Museum (Dearborn): The Dearborn Historical Museum preserves uniquely Dearborn stories and interprets the evolution of the Dearborn area from human settlement to the present as a means of improving our diverse community. Detroit Historical Society (Detroit): A Detroit Historical Society membership is your ticket to Detroit’s past, present and future. Ferndale Historical Society (Ferndale): Members of the Ferndale Historical Society receive the quarterly ‘Crow’s Nest’ newsletter, access to past issues, and access to online member resources. Hamtramck Historical Museum (Hamtramck): The Hamtramck Historical Museum is designed to be more than just a repository and display venue for historical items. Yankee Air Museum (Belleville): Become a member of Yankee Air Museum today and receive FREE tickets to the Thunder Over Michigan Air Show and other Museum events, admission to over 300 Association of Science-Technology Centers, discounts on Air Adventures, and much more.
16 restaurants that offer igloo dining in and near Metro Detroit
DETROIT – Igloo dining has become increasingly popular during the coronavirus pandemic. With the possibility of restrictions being extended and COVID-19 cases rising igloo dining is the new norm. Here is a list of restaurants in Metro Detroit that offer a cozy and warm igloo dining experience. In addition to its igloo outdoor dining it has a winter wonderland patio for guests to enjoy! There is a $150 food and beverage spending minimum for Monday through Thursday bookings and a $200 spending minimum for Friday through Sunday bookings.
Get in the ‘shop local’ spirit with these 29 ideas from Metro Detroit businesses
We’re collecting a list of unique gift ideas for sale from your favorite local shops and businesses. Below is our second batch of ideas shared by readers like you. Check out the list and then add your own ideas using the form below, and sign up for our “Shop Local” email catalog from Vote 4 the Best. RELATED: Shop local gifts for foodies, music lovers, style lovers and moreRELATED: More Shop Local gifts recommended by ClickOnDetroit readersFOR STYLE LOVERS 👜• A 100% cashmere scarf in plaids and paisleys from ArtLoft in Detroit. Share your shop local gift ideas
Michigan shoppers: Are you more likely to shop at small businesses or big-box stores?
The day after Black Friday is commonly known as Small Business Saturday, when consumers are encouraged to patronize and support small, local businesses. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. said if Michiganders switched one in every ten purchases from big-box stores to local businesses, it would pump more than a billion dollars into the economy and create more than 10,000 jobs. With the coronavirus pandemic hitting locally-owned businesses extra hard, it’s safe to say that it’s important to support small businesses on more than one day this year to help them stay afloat. Michigan shoppers, we want to know: Are you more likely to shop at small, locally-owned businesses or big-box stores? Take the quick poll and give us your reasoning in the form below.
15 more shop local gift ideas to support Metro Detroit businesses
We’re collecting a list of unique gift ideas for sale from your favorite local shops and businesses. Below is our second batch of ideas shared by readers like you. RELATED: Shop local gifts for foodies, music lovers, style lovers and moreFOR STRESS RELEASE 💆• Help someone get their 2020 rage out at the Destruction Depot in Whitmore Lake. • A Doles Orchard Boxed Photo Album from Cicare gift shop in St. Clair Shores. Share your shop local gift ideas
Gov. Whitmer pleads for federal COVID relief, urges Michiganders to shop local
LANSING, Mich. – In her last briefing before Thanksgiving, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her team were clear with their message, and favor, for next Thursday: do not gather with extended family and friends for the holiday. “By not gathering with people outside of your household this Thanksgiving, it is an act of kindness and love,” Whitmer said. “If we switch one in 10 of our out-of-state purchases to local stores, Michigan would gain $1.2. Local 4 checked with four testing sites this week in Oakland County and one had a next day appointment available and another had a nine-day wait.
10 shop local gift ideas to support Metro Detroit businesses
We’re collecting a list of unique gift ideas for sale from your favorite local shops and businesses. Check out the list and then add your own ideas using the form below, and sign up for our “Shop Local” email catalog from Vote 4 the Best. Stylish, exclusive and perfect for Detroit lovers. 🌎FOR KID AT HEART 🚂• Rocket kits from Whistle Stop Hobby and Toy shop in St. Clair Shores -- one of the great old-fashioned toy stores in Metro Detroit -- entertain young and old. 🌎Share your shop local gift ideas
Fill your cup with all kinds of flavors at Metro Detroit shop
There is a place in metro Detroit where you can travel the world through a sip of tea. Eli Tea in downtown Birmingham offers over 90 flavors of tea, including boba tea and kombucha. Not only can you get hot and iced tea at Eli Tea, you can also get something called cheese tea. Don’t worry, cheese tea is more of a dessert-like drink comparable to cheesecake. Watch the video above to learn more about Eli Tea.