Donut talk; Floyd funding; Plus 5 things to know around Metro Detroit

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It’s Friday funday at the podcast and we run down stories around town as well as our favorite donuts.

01:11 – Devon O’Reilly and Jer share their drinks and their vaccine side-effect experiences

05:27 – Downtown Detroit bars and restaurants are real slow compared to before the pandemic. Will that increase as more people get vaccinated and go out?

06:33 – Local election season is heating up across the region. We talk about it for a bit, including quickly the slew of mayoral candidates. There will be more on all that in future shows.

08:56 – Local furniture maker Floyd raises $15 million in a series B round

11:56 – The metro Detroit real estate market is very hot, with people buying nearly half-million dollar houses without inspections and more. Here’s the MLive article we discuss: https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/04/unprecedented-housing-market-leaves-realtors-stunned-never-seen-anything-like-this.html

15:07 – The “Big Salad,” a local salad chain, is expanding in Michigan. We discuss. https://www.restaurantnews.com/michigans-the-big-salad-expanding-with-3-new-restaurants-042121/

17:38 – Donut talk. Of course, we pay homage to Dutch Girl; but what other good options are in the region? We discuss the newish Yellow Light on Jefferson in Detroit; the retro Donutville in Dearborn; and Donut Cutter in Berkley. 

Which donuts reign supreme? We’d love to hear from you. jer@dailydetroit.com or leave a message with our Speakpipe. https://www.speakpipe.com/DailyDetroit

Also thanks to our episode sponsor, Fusion Marketing. http://www.tryfusionmarketing.com

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