GET DOWN WITH Detroit

Mo­town, the Mo­tor City, the D. With its his­tory and cul­ture and great new places to hang, this hap­pen­ing hot spot can’t have just one name.

Rachael Ray Every Day - - On Rach's Radar - — DANA MCMAHAN

Baker’s Key­board Lounge Pair a night of top-rate trav­el­ing acts and lo­cal tal­ent with soul-sooth­ing food (smoth­ered pork chops, saucy bar­be­cue ribs) at the city’s old­est jazz club, an in­ti­mate 84-year-old joint just off Eight Mile. the­of­fi­cial­bak­erskey­board­lounge.com

Takoi Orig­i­nally a food truck in the shadow of Detroit’s iconic Michi­gan Cen­tral rail­road sta­tion, this en­er­getic Thai eatery (right) rose to cult sta­tus, thanks to im­pec­ca­ble eats in­spired by the mar­kets of South­east Asia. Don’t miss the kitchen’s stand­out khao soi (curry and co­conut noo­dles). takoide­troit.com

Mo­town Mu­seum The mu­sic that de­fined Detroit, Mo­town was born right here at Hitsville U. S. A., the record la­bel’s first head­quar­ters. It now houses a mu­seum where you can learn about the la­bel’s his­tory and even sing a few bars of your fave Supremes tune in the stu­dio where they recorded. mo­town­mu­seum.org

The Inn at 97 Win­der With ac­cents like mar­ble fire­places and or­nate chan­de­liers, the 10 rooms of this con­verted 1887 man­sion—a throw­back to Detroit’s (ear­lier) hey­day—ra­di­ateglam­our.thein­nat97winder.com

Eastern Mar­ket Ev­ery­thing de­li­cious about Detroit is ripe for the pick­ing in this spir­ited com­mer­cial dis­trict. Find food trucks, cu­rated mu­rals, and shops ped­dling ev­ery­thing from poul­try to pet ac­ces­sories. east­ern­mar­ket.org

Lady of the House Detroit na­tive Kate Wil­liams is putting this for­mer pub on the map with un­ex­pected dishes (hello, corn dog ril­lettes!) star­ring re­gional pur­vey­ors and lo­cally sourced pro­duce. A not-so-sub­tle nod to fe­male power: Your drink may ar­rive in a god­dess-stemmed gob­let. la­dy­ofthe­housede­troit.com

I LOVE DETROIT’S MU­SIC, ART, AND AT­TI­TUDE. THE CITY IS RE­BUILD­ING AND REIN­VENT­ING IT­SELF THROUGH THE POWER OF THE PEO­PLE. — RACH

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