Lud­win­ski’s Recipe for a Per­fect Day in Detroit

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8 A.M.

Start the day with an early break­fast over at Rose’s Fine Food, the best lit­tle diner in the Mid­west. Or­der the buck­wheat pan­cakes, plus ba­con and an egg on the side.

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10:30 A.M.

After you’re fu­eled up for the morn­ing, head over to Pe­wabic Pot­tery right on Jef­fer­son. It’s a non­profit ce­ramic stu­dio with a pro­gres­sive, in­clu­sive mis­sion, and you can buy beau­ti­ful cus­tom pieces to take home. Travel far­ther down Jef­fer­son to Belle Isle, our city’s largest pub­lic park. Wan­der around the Anna Scripps Whit­comb Con­ser­va­tory and Belle Isle Aquar­ium be­fore en­joy­ing a long run, walk or bike ride around the is­land.

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1 P.M.

Lunch should hap­pen in Ham­tramck, a small city within the city of Detroit, home to a large Pol­ish and Mid­dle East­ern pop­u­la­tion. Walk around for a while, and then set­tle in at Sheeba Restau­rant for the de­li­cious lamb stew and tan­doori bread. Have a lit­tle dessert at one of the many Pol­ish bak­eries nearby.

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3 P.M.

Head over to Wood­ward for an af­ter­noon at your pick of three ex­cel­lent mu­se­ums: Detroit In­sti­tute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Mu­seum of African Amer­i­can His­tory, and the MOCAD (Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Detroit). Take your cu­rios­ity one step fur­ther by vis­it­ing John K. King Used & Rare Books. It’s an easy place to lose an af­ter­noon. Wan­der the many shelves and sto­ries. I es­pe­cially like to page through the old cook­books. »

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7:30 P.M.

Din­ner should hap­pen in South­west Detroit, and there are a wealth of de­li­cious Mex­i­can op­tions. A good choice is Ta­que­ria El Rey for a Mex­i­can feast of grilled chicken and beer.

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10 P.M.

End your evening at a Detroit in­sti­tu­tion: Baker’s Key­board Lounge on Liver­nois for a drink and a jazz show.

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