Tag Archives: prohibition

What exactly happened to Detroit?

Someone from Europe posed the following question on Reddit a few days ago… “Americans: What exactly happened to Detroit? I regularly see photos on Reddit of abandoned areas of the city and read stories of high unemployment and dereliction, but as a European have never heard the full story.” Here, because I think some of […]

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David Landrum on the launch of Two James…. the first distillery in Detroit since Prohibition

As you may have heard, a new distillery will soon be opening in the Corktown section of Detroit, not too far from where our friend Lisa Waud will be opening the new flower shop I told you about a few days ago. From what I’m told, it will be the first legal distillery to operate […]

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Chubby Mary, and other drinks involving animal flesh

Yesterday morning, the family and I drove up to Leland, Michigan, where, among other things, we sat around watching otters frolicking in the crystal clear water as we sipped big, cold drinks. The photo above is of one such drink. It’s called a Chubby Mary, and it’s the specialty of the house at a place […]

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My weekend in Milwaukee

I’ve spent the last several days in Milwaukee, visiting museums, eating deep fried cheese curds, touring incredible breweries, attending fish fries, and absorbing local culture by the pint-full. I’d like to break everything down, and give you a minute-by-minute recounting of my activities in this, one of my favorite cities in America, but my memories […]

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Detroit’s Funeral for the Fag

As you all know, in just a few days, all the bars and restaurants in Michigan (with the exception of those that allow gambling, I believe) will go smoke free. And, it sounds like our friends in the Detroit Party Marching Band are planning to usher in the new prohibition era in style. Here’s the […]

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