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The main Jewish Community is located in Oak Park/Southfield.
There are other smaller parts in the Young Israel of Southfield neighborhood and also West Bloomfield.
Getting there:
Best option: 7.5k avios from LGA/PHL
10k UA from EWR
Or DL 12.5k, sometimes 7.5k
Often there are cheap paid fares on Frontier from Trenton(TTN)
Or ACY on spirit
It's 10 hours drive from NYC & 9+ from Lakewood.
If renting a oneway from hertz, drop at centerline, MI.

Where to stay:
People are very hospitable!
There are no hotels within walking distance to the main Jewish community.
The Westin in Southfield isn't far by car.
The airport Sheraton is now a Cat 1.

Where to eat:

Prime10 is centrally located, and probably the best kosher flayshigs in Detroit.
They have a decent lunch special. Expect to pay $35 plus per person.

Kravings is a very solid, centrally located burger/sandwich/sushi/shabbos takeout place.
They are open Thursday nights until 1ish with Cholent.
Meals start at around $10.

Sara's in the oak park JCC, very solid deli the oak park JCC is (permanently) closed, and so is Sara's.

Dave's is currently closed.

Jerusalem Pizza has plenty of specialty pizzas.
Their regular pies are thick and smallish.
They also offer a "New York style" pie.
They have plenty of calzones. Bread sticks/cheese sticks are a must.
Order by phone if youre in a rush as they usually take 15mins to get you your pizza.
They also have a branch in the West Bloomfield JCC.

the soul cafe in west bloomfield is a nice dairy place a bit more upscale then the rest
One Stop supermarket also sells take-out pizza inside their store.

Gold N Greens is in the Wayne County Cafeteria. They are only open when college is in session.
They are not Cholov Yisroel. It costs about $8 for all you can eat: pizza, bread sticks, soy stuff, salads, desserts, soft ice cream, sodas, chocolate milk, OJ... Kids 5& under are free. 6-12 is $4.

Zemans bakery is centrally located and is very solid.
Dunkin Donuts/baskin Robbins is kosher and also centrally located.

Minyan Times:
cordetroit.com/community/minyanim

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 22, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
I don't think so. Portions are good and it is a nicer place. Meanwhile there aren't many options. Gotta take what you can get.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2014, 01:34:48 AM »
anything nice to do at night? Any nice areas to drive in at night?
I have a couple hours to burn after a wedding

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2014, 01:42:59 AM »
anything nice to do at night? Any nice areas to drive in at night?
I have a couple hours to burn after a wedding
Bowling? Usually open till 1am. Other than that not much around town.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2014, 04:18:04 AM »
anything nice to do at night? Any nice areas to drive in at night?
I have a couple hours to burn after a wedding
Sunday night wedding?
Reg your Q there really isn't that much to do at 1 you can go to the casinos ethier in Detriot or Windsor Ca

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2014, 04:26:29 AM »

anything nice to do at night? Any nice areas to drive in at night?
I have a couple hours to burn after a wedding
Detroit isn't known exactly to be the scenic or beautiful type of place.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2014, 08:08:33 AM »
Do the Detroit casions have $5 or $10 blackjack tables?
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2014, 09:38:06 AM »
Do the Detroit casions have $5 or $10 blackjack tables?
Yes. Also worth noting just across the border in Windsor the legal age is 19.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2015, 11:25:56 AM »
Does anyone know if there are any lounges in DTW?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2015, 11:27:55 AM »
There are a bunch of Delta Skyteam ones in Mcnamara and a Lufthansa lounge in the north terminal.
Not sure what else.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2015, 11:38:17 AM »
Does anyone know if there are any lounges in DTW?

There are a bunch of Delta Skyteam ones in Mcnamara and a Lufthansa lounge in the north terminal.
Not sure what else.
Nothing in the North terminal.  Which is mainly AA and USAirways

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: June 30, 2015, 01:15:52 PM »
We're going to visit grandma in Detroit for a few days in August and then we want to take a few day vacation from there. Any suggestions for a good place to go that's at most 4 hours driving distance? We're thinking Niagara/Toronto as of now, but would rather not mess with border, passports, etc.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: June 30, 2015, 01:24:06 PM »
We're going to visit grandma in Detroit for a few days in August and then we want to take a few day vacation from there. Any suggestions for a good place to go that's at most 4 hours driving distance? We're thinking Niagara/Toronto as of now, but would rather not mess with border, passports, etc.
Up in Northern Michigan is an amazing place to go. Very underrated in my opinion beautiful scenery open skies. No Jewish community but I happen to know some people who are RVing up to the Northern Peninsula

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: June 30, 2015, 01:47:52 PM »
Up in Northern Michigan is an amazing place to go. Very underrated in my opinion beautiful scenery open skies. No Jewish community but I happen to know some people who are RVing up to the Northern Peninsula
Forgot to mention we have a very active 3 year old... RVing is probably not the best idea although I have heard great things about Northern Michigan

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: June 30, 2015, 01:48:41 PM »
Forgot to mention we have a very active 3 year old... RVing is probably not the best idea although I have heard great things about Northern Michigan
I didn't mean that you should RV just saying I know a family that does it. It is beautiful up there and lots of things to do for tourists

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 19, 2015, 10:35:00 PM »
Does anyone have advice regarding buying tickets from LGA to DTW with Avios? I've tried recently more than once, on different dates and have not found a lot of availability. When searching on AA.com the availability is the same.

(Honestly, I'm also wondering if the lack of availability has to do with people - not mentioning names - selling mileage tickets which basically ruins it for people who try to use BA miles for actual flights that they are taking and NOT selling. Honestly, I would never buy a mileage ticket from someone if I was only saving $20-30 a ticket...but that's me.)

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 19, 2015, 10:45:36 PM »
Does anyone have advice regarding buying tickets from LGA to DTW with Avios? I've tried recently more than once, on different dates and have not found a lot of availability. When searching on AA.com the availability is the same.

(Honestly, I'm also wondering if the lack of availability has to do with people - not mentioning names - selling mileage tickets which basically ruins it for people who try to use BA miles for actual flights that they are taking and NOT selling. Honestly, I would never buy a mileage ticket from someone if I was only saving $20-30 a ticket...but that's me.)
It seams to be tough that route I was also checking the past week or so, but with UA availability is much better.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 19, 2015, 10:58:57 PM »
It seams to be tough that route I was also checking the past week or so, but with UA availability is much better.

I just checked and you are right, but it's 10k miles on United each way, and United is out of Newark. :(

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2015, 11:00:49 PM »
May be driving PIT-DTW and back next week. DO?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2015, 11:07:16 PM »
LGA-DTW is one of the most common BA booking routes. It's almost never worth it to buy a paid ticket on that route. You can buy from a TA for cheaper.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2015, 11:22:48 PM »
May be driving PIT-DTW and back next week. DO?

Not going next week.