This is your Daily Detroit for October 24, 2018 from the Podcast Detroit studios at the Detroit Shipping Company.
If you’re anything like us, then you’re a huge fan of PBS, and you also love food. And if you check both of those boxes, then you’re probably familiar with our guest on today’s podcast.
Pati Jinich is the host of the James Beard Award-winning, Emmy-nominated PBS television series “Pati’s Mexican Table,” which combines travel to explore the cuisine of her native Mexico and how-to guides of her cooking up delicious recipes. She’s also the author of two cookbooks — “Pati’s Mexican Table” from 2013 and “Mexican Today,” which came out in 2016.
Jinich tells Sven she is in Detroit all week as part of a series tracing the evolution of Mexican food in the United States. So far during her trip here, she’s sampled Detroit-style pizza at Buddy’s, pastries at Mexicantown Bakery, and she goes deep on Detroit Coneys, with a pretty nuanced take on comparing the competing offerings from Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island. She also says Mexican cuisine has never been as big — nor attracted as much interest — as it does now.
– A pair of Monday raids by the Detroit Police Department resulted in the seizure of nearly 80 pounds of drugs… with a street value estimated at nearly $17 million.
– A plot to steal Fiat Chrysler vehicles off of a factory storage lot (again) has failed.
– The City of Detroit continues to go crazy for scooters … this time in the neighborhoods. Hundreds more Lime and Bird scooters are coming.
– The city of Detroit has a new website. It has a cleaner look and officials say information is easier find with an enhanced search feature. We dive in.
– Two Michigan dive bars, including one in Detroit, made a list of the best dive bars in America.
– UFO Factory and Laika Dog are opening back up in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood this weekend after a long hiatus. We have the details.
– We tried the new -320 Coffee and Creamery
– And, today is the 20th anniversary of the implosion of the 32-story Hudson’s department store on Woodward in downtown Detroit.
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