Randy Walker

Randy Walker

West Village, Detroit Threads Instagram

Operations Engineer/Contributor - An all-purpose geek who works as an elearning developer and podcast engineer. He loves good food and craft cocktails.

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Best breakfasts near Downtown Detroit // First look at Vecino // New site, new newsletter

Today in a new game, "Pick 3," we determine what are our favorite breakfast spots in greater Downtown Detroit ahead of the NFL Draft (to answer listener Laura's question). Engineer Randy went to the newest dining ticket in Detroit, Vecino. He has thoughts in a first look at the modern Mexician cuisine spot. And, we talk about our brand new website and newsletter platform to improve how we serve all of you. Rundown: 01:24 - Randy checks out the newest restaruant in Midtown, Vecino....

Trying Kiss Detroit Rock City rum // Randy's first QLINE ride // New shops?

Happy Wednesday! Engineer Randy Walker is in the studio today filling in for Norris Howard who is on the road this week. 00:56 – We try Kiss – themed Detroit Rock City rum. Because why not? 05:39 – Randy’s lived in the city of Detroit proper for about a year now, but the other night was his first QLINE experience, and although in the region for years his first Noel Night. We talk about it. 12:13 – There’s a series of shops teased to come to downtown Detroit, we discuss. 20:05 – Engin...

First look at Brine, back to Bricks, Sheetz review and foodie news galore

Hey and welcome to Friday! We made it. Today, Engineer Randy Walker and Producer Shianne Nocerini join in on a ton of food-focused stories around Metro Detroit. 01:55 – We went to the media preview of Brine Oyster House in Grosse Pointe Park. We share our first look at thtings. 08:58 – Our trivia stop at Atwater Brewery  10:05 – Back to Bricks pizza, just down the street from Brine. Good to see a place hold up so well since opening. 11:56 – Jer went to Sheetz, the super gas station c...

First taste of the new Alpino; Favorite Detroit tourist spots; Hotel news

Recording live at Campus Martius - your Daily Detroit! Randy and Devon both went to Alpino in their opening days and come back with a hot review. Then, Jer, Devon and Randy share their favorite Detroit tourist spots, in the theme of Hometown Tourist Day. And finally, a couple of pieces of hotel news including a construction update and a brand change for one of Detroit's most beautiful. You're part of this conversation! Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211...

Where will the NFL Draft be in Detroit? // Trying BESA // Things to do + more

We cover a ton of things from trying a Michigan booze that should have stayed a beer, where exactly we think the NFL Draft will be located in Detroit, Engineer Randy dined at BESA and has thoughts, we preview Detroit Hometown Tourist day plus some things to do around town. You're part of this conversation! Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follow us on Apple Podcasts: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonapple Or Spotify: https://lnk.to/dailydetroitonspotify...

Trying Chicken Guy! // Pistons tanking, but there's hope // Detroit City's missing offense

We went to Chicken Guy! on opening weekend in Livonia and are back with an honest review with Engineer Randy Walker. Plus, Fletcher Sharpe talks about the tanking Pistons – but he’s hopeful. And Detroit City FC’s offense is sputtering, we look ahead to Gold Star FC in the US Open Cup on Tuesday and Louisville City on Saturday. What do they need to do to change the tide? You're part of this conversation! Feedback as always - dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com or 313-789-3211 Follo...

Pie Sci expanding // Poutine in Pontiac // DIB is back // DCFC signs Oneil Fisher

Busy show. Pie Sci is expanding to Oak Park, Liberty Bar + Poutinery is in Pontiac and Randy enjoyed it, the Detroit Institute of Bagels has reopened. We discuss. And do you ever have the urge to run south of the border to Waffle House?  Plus, Fletcher is in to talk about the Oneil Fisher signing (he’s been on the Jamaican national team and has a lot of MLS experience), preview the Saturday match against RGV Toros FC and the Tuesday Open Cup match against Gold Star FC. You...

About that night at Hazel's

What we thought was going to be a quick look at a new entrance renovation turned into a night to remember. Randy, Shi, and Jer share their thoughts on a cornucopia of food at Hazel's in downtown Birmingham. Yes, they're known for seafood and we try a bunch of that - but their menu doesn't stop there. After all, Chef Emmele Harold is one of the most talented culinary minds in Michigan. https://www.eatathazels.com/ Plus, our new round of etched Daily Detroit rocks glasses are here. They're on...

Randy's February Restaurant Round-up

Engineer Randy hops on the mic and we talk: The new Eastern Palace Club in Hazel Park. The massive new HopCat in Royal Oak.  An old favorite in LJ's Sweetheart Lounge. Noorjahan in Grosse Pointe Park. Taqueria Los Charros in Lincoln Park. And more, including our love of raspberries and why Randy drives further to skip the 8 Mile Meijer.  As always - feedback, dailydetroit - at - gmail - dot - com. Support the show one-time: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dailydetroit Support the show as a membe...

Inside the new Apt. Disco; Trying sour beers; At-home bar basics

Engineer Randy Walker joins me for a veritable podcasting trifecta. Here are the three things we’re talking about today: 01:16 - Sour beers are kind of a niche in the brewing world, and since Randy’s such a fan we’re trying some from Ferndale Project and ranking them. Not sponsored - just, a chance to try something different. Maybe you like them, maybe you don’t, but if you haven’t maybe give the genre a try. 10:05 - Apartment Disco is open on Detroit’s east side on the border with the Grosse...

Midtown Target update; Pink Aquavit; Wyandotte's Iron Gate + trying a pizza robot

Today's fun Friday has Randy Walker in for Devon who will be back next week. - Norden Aquavit's Pink strawberry is out, and we have a sip. Each year is different, and this has a great flavor. We also talk a bit about what Aquavit is in case you don't know. - Randy went to Wyandotte's Iron Gate for a Tiki cocktail experience - Everyone's talking about the ZaBot Pizza Robot, but few are saying what it's like. We went with our own money and give it a spin with feedback - There's progress on Targ...

PODCAST: U of M, Pistons & Lions w/ Fletcher Sharpe; How Frame in Hazel Park is dealing with the pandemic

Today’s show is in two parts: First, Fletcher Sharpe joins Jer to talk U of M football, how the Pistons look and the addition of Chris Spielman as a special assistant with the Detroit Lions. Then, engineer Randy Walker hops in with Jer to talk with Ryan Waldman from the restaurant Frame in Hazel Park. What are they doing to adapt to the pandemic? And yes, there are yurts involved. Frame Hazel Park website...

PODCAST: First Look at Oak & Reel Plus 4 Things to Know in Detroit

On today’s show: COVID-19 Updates Chrysler is paying $9.5 million in additional fines to the SEC Macomb County gets $12.5 million in settlement money over the giant sewer collapse in Fraser back in 2016 The Detroit Housing Fund for the Future kicks off to make more housing that’s affordable for middle and low income possible in the city of Detroit Plus, our feature conversation: Oak & Reel — a new seafood and pasta restaurant in the Milwaukee Junction neighborho...

Delray Barbecue is an Amazing Barbecue Pop-Up In A Lesser Traveled Corner Of Detroit

When you sit and realize that you’ve ordered carry out from the same place eight times in the last three months, you realize you probably need to write about this place. That should tell you about my feelings on Delray Barbecue. So I had to learn what’s behind the BBQ. Here’s how it got started. About a year and a half ago, proprietor Collin Karcher says he inherited a pig smoker from his dad and started a catering company. When the pandemic struck in March, Karcher (along wi...

Vespa Dealership to Pop-Up in the Fisher Building

A pop-up Vespa dealer is opening in the Fisher Building. The Joe Ricci Automotive Group opened the scooter dealership Thursday. It’s displaying Vespa models in the Fisher Building’s Arcade lobby, with the Peacock Room as its showroom. Shoppers can get information about the motorized scooters and sign up for a test drive with a $10 donation to the Michigan Humane Society. Ricci says the pop-up gives him an opportunity to test drive the concept of a full-blown Vespa dealership in the city....

New Coworking Space PatchWork Collective Opens In Ferndale

Wednesday marked the grand opening of PatchWork Collective, a new coworking space just outside of downtown Ferndale. Located on Woodward at the intersection of West Marshall, PatchWork Collective occupies the majority of the space formerly held by the now-downsized InkAddict tattoo parlor. PatchWork Collective splits their space into several parts. First, the front of the building contains the open coworking area. Shared desks fill the center of the space and casual lounge areas occupy t...

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