Video – Daily Detroit What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Sun, 25 Nov 2018 14:29:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WATCH: Keegan-Michael Key Teaches Detroit Slang With Olivia Munn Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:22:22 +0000 Here’s an entertaining watch co-hosted by Detroit’s own Keegan-Michael Key.

As part of promoting their new movie out now, “The Predator,” the pair sat down for a Vanity Fair segment sharing slang from their respective childhood homes.

For Olivia Munn, it was Japan. For Key? Of course, it’s Detroit.

It’s a fun look into the meanings of Detroity phrases and their meaning like “What up doe,” “Stunt,” “Hip,” “Chicken,” “Cheddar,” and “The Joe.”

Keegan-Michael Key has been very visible with a lot of Detroit-centric things as of late, including being the face of the Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage TV commercial campaign.

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WATCH: Sam Richardson Of Detroiters Appears On CONAN Fri, 08 Jun 2018 17:58:24 +0000 Sam Richardson is the co-star of the hit Comedy Central show “Detroiters,” following two hapless young ad executives and their hilarious life events in the Motor City.

The show returns June 21, so the media appearances are spinning back up for the show.

Last night, Richardson appeared on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show. Here are three clips from the appearance. My favorite? A Twitter tirade about birds. Rather meta.

And of course, Sam’s jumping toe-touch.

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WATCH: Drew Philp On The Power Of Radical Neighborliness In Detroit At TEDNYC Sat, 07 Apr 2018 13:56:43 +0000 Drew Philp is an author and Detroit resident who rose to a level of internet stardom for his BuzzFeed post in 2014 about his journey buying and fixing up a $500 house in Detroit.

In the interim, he’s written a book (we talked to Philp about that book here on the Daily Detroit Happy Hour) and other creative projects.

Last fall, Philp took the stage at TEDNYC to talk about what he learned in the process that he began in 2009. The almost 14 minute video has racked up more than 320,000 views and is an interesting look into the different things happening in the city. Philp posits that there are two Detroits with two classes of citizens, and that Detroit’s real power is in the concept of radical neighborliness.

If the embed link below doesn’t work for some reason, here’s a direct link to the video.

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WATCH: The Motor City Is Getting Rid Of A Freeway Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:34:11 +0000 In the heart of the Motor City lies a freeway whose days are numbered.

I-375 is a mile-long, sunken freeway serving downtown Detroit.

Its construction half a century ago destroyed an historic African-American neighborhood. Today, the freeway and its bridges are literally crumbling.

It forms a barrier between Greektown and the Lafayette Park neighborhood.

The Michigan Department of Transportation says the freeway no longer fits with a Detroit that is seeing major redevelopment.

So rather than simply rebuild it, the state wants to convert it to a boulevard.

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WATCH: “The Idea Of Two Detroits Is Not As Powerful As One Incredibly Strong City.” Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:51:05 +0000 Small Business Saturday is quickly approaching and the New Economy Initiative (NEI) just released a video that celebrates small businesses.

NEI commissioned poet jessica Care moore to write a poem about the impact that small businesses have in neighborhoods. Her poem is titled “The Great Idea” was performed live at the NEIdeas Award Gala earlier this month. It celebrates the hard work and diversity of our city.

“If we are going to be the comeback city then we have to empower the businesses who are already here to stay.
We refer to them simply as the been here people.”

The video was filmed, directed, and edited by Detroit Lives! and the still photography was shot by Ali Lapetina.

New Economy Initiative (NEI) announced the winners of the 2017 NEIdeas small business challenge at the NEIdeas Gala.

Twenty small businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park were awarded $10,000 to help their business. Two additional businesses were awarded $100,000.

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WATCH: Eminem Performs New Track As Well As “Stan” & “Love The Way You Lie” In Medley Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:39:07 +0000 Eminem’s new track “Walk on Water” was featured on last night’s Saturday Night Live in a three-part medley performance with Skylar Grey. If you didn’t know, she’s collaborated with Em before as the writer of “Love The Way You Lie” back in 2010.

After the new track that’s powerful but in a different style that fans got into when he first broke out on the scene, he went into short snippets of two classics everyone who has been following the him for awhile.

“Walk On Water” is reminiscent of a raw style that deep fans would know about but hasn’t hit the mainstream as it deals with difficult subjects and can be abrupt in delivery.

Eminem stands for something in a world where many stand for nothing or have instant outrage. He is making a strong statement again and again with his music. His connection to his feelings through decades of tough experiences is legitimate and real.

It’s also exactly what makes his detractors even more uncomfortable. Eminem’s powerful voice is forged through adversity.

Any change in sound from an artist will bring criticism. Listeners are fickle and usually want more of whatever album they fell in love with.

Artists with staying power have evolving sounds and take risks. There’s a snapshot in the mind of the public of a guy in his 20s making people laugh with absurd lyrics, but now he’s 45 and has been active for more than two decades. Time shapes people’s perspectives, and Eminem is no different.

There’s still no word as to when his next album, “Revival” will come out, despite various teases on social media and through media advertising.

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Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 Bid Video Was The “Most Polished, Professional” Of Them All, Says Beme News Sat, 11 Nov 2017 22:33:15 +0000 Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 pitch video that came out a few weeks ago may have just been the best of them all.

Here’s a link to the Detroit bid video if you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen it, or a need a refresher.

The praise was given by Beme News in their latest roundup of HQ2 bids in a piece that talks about the huge incentives and pitch videos for the massive complex that would, if all goes according to plan, bring 50,000 jobs to whatever metro area it chooses.

The nod starts at about 2 minutes 23 seconds in.

“Detroit, in a video that’s production quality far surpasses this one, submitted the most polished, professional, give these guys an Oscar piece.”

The Beme News video (embedded above) takes a balanced look at the benefits and pitfalls of such a large project coming to a town, as well as the billions of dollars of incentives on the table.

Now, as to the director/producer/creator of the Detroit bid video, Stephen McGee? We think you’re the best around.

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EYE CANDY: A Drone Tour Of Detroit Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:24:28 +0000 Shot over the summer, this video has some cool shots of Detroit and Royal Oak.

Vlogger JaYoe (Matthew Galat) was born in Detroit but now travels the world and lives in China, sharing his experiences on YouTube.

His channel has hundreds of videos from around the world and we found a neat one when he was visiting Detroit in August.

In the piece that is part drone footage part vlog, you can see Royal Oak, The Detroit Zoo, The Fisher Building, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Belle Isle, Highland Park, the Michigan Central Station and some of Downtown Detroit.

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VIDEO: Does The Best Burger In Metro Detroit Have Doritos On It? “Cooking In America” Visits Taystee’s Burgers Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:45:17 +0000 Taystee’s Burgers is tucked away on Ford Road in Dearborn, near the Ford-Wyoming Drive In Theater.

Their “Notch-Yo-Burger” made at their establishment in a BP gas station has been quickly gaining attention as one of the best in Detroit.

Eater, as part of their “Cooking in America” series, took a look at the place in the video above, and it’s an interesting story beyond the Doritos-laden culinary creation.

A few key things:

  • It’s family owned
  • It’s Halal meat (so even the bacon on the burger is beef bacon)
  • The topping list is onion, jalapeno, American, Swiss, Pepper Jack and Nacho cheeses, beef bacon, Doritos, mayonnaise and hot sauce on an onion bun.

If you wanna check it out for yourself, it’s over at 10419 Ford Road in Dearborn.

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A Burger With A Mac & Cheese Bun? Meet The “Fat Dan” – Bob’s Detroit Burgers #1 Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:14:57 +0000 So what happens when there’s a burger with a Mac and Cheese bun, jalapeños, beer cheese, and bacon?

You get the “Fat Dan” from Ale Mary’s Beer Hall. We saw it on the internet and had to try it out.

On a whim (like a lot of the things we do), Bob Waltenspiel and Dave Phillips who host the Worst Meatball Sandwich Ever podcast joined us to check it out in downtown Royal Oak.

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