Dine Drink Detroit is a ten-day event from October 2nd through October 11th in which a variety of Detroit’s best restaurants collaborate to offer signature food and drink combinations for $15.  The experience does not require reservations and invites people from the region to visit establishments that are part of the up-and-coming food culture in Detroit, which is quickly gaining traction and becoming an important facet of the city’s revitalization.

If you would like to participate, check out the venues which include: Green Dot Stables, Slows, Johnny Noodle King, Craftwork, La Feria, Detroit City Distillery, Great Lakes Coffee, Ottava Via, Mercury Burger Bar, St. Cece’s, Two James/Katoi, Traffic Jam & Snug, Mudgie’s Deli, Motor City Wine, and Grand Trunk Pub.

“The food scene in Detroit is tenacious, yet still kind-hearted and collaborative on many levels,” said Kate Williams, event co-founder and chef/owner of Republic and Parks & Rec., both opening this fall in the GAR building in downtown Detroit. “This fresh passion for all things culinary is inspiring and we feel fortunate to be a part of this movement.”

Proceeds from the event help to benefit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, an organization committed to improving access to Detroit’s riverfront, economic development, and the conservation of valuable green space near the River.

“Beyond food and drink, we also wanted give back to one of the city’s true gems,” said Scott Rutterbush, event co-founder. “The Riverfront, with its mission to be ‘an accessible, world-class gathering place for all’ is just the sort of thing this city needs and we want to do our part in furthering that initiative.”

Dine Drink Detroit Map
Map of restaurants participating in Dine Drink Detroit. Click map to visit their site.

There’s also a “Dine Drink Detroit Experience” on October 11 highlighting three of the Corktown area stops in one afternoon from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. that’s hosted by the tour group The Detroit Experience Factory. More on our event listing here.

The Launch Party for the event took place earlier this week at the newly renovated Outdoor Recreation Center at 1801 Atwater, near the Detroit Riverfront.  Activities included food trucks, cocktails from locals restaurants, a slow roll through the Dequindre Cut, and live music. Photos by Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo posted below. For more information on the event, check out http://dinedrinkdetroit.com/.


Crowds enjoy the Dine Drink Detroit kick-off party.


Slow Roll made an appearance.

Dine Drink Detroit Party

The event was sponsored by Zipcar and Brooklyn Outdoor. It was held outside the newly restored Globe Building at the foot of the Dequindre Cut.

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