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The main Orthodox Community is located in Oak Park/Southfield.
There are also communities in the Young Israel of Southfield neighborhood and West Bloomfield/Farmington Hills.
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 Oak Park/Southfield community, though the Holiday Inn Express in Farmington Hills is a 20-25 minute walk from two shuls.
The Westin in Southfield isn't far by car.
The airport Sheraton is now a Cat 1.

Where to eat:

Prime10 is a centrally located steakhouse, and probably the best kosher Fleishigs 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, Kishka, BBQ, Sephardic and Mexican are some of the more popular ones, but even the plain pizza is incredible.
Their regular pies are thick and smallish.
They also offer a "New York style" pie, but it is not recommended, as they specialize in their own style of pizza and not NY Style pizza, so why would you get the same stuff that you could get on the east coast?!
They have plenty of calzones. Bread sticks/cheese sticks are a must.
Order by phone if you're in a rush as they usually take 15mins to get you your pizza.
They also have a branch in the West Bloomfield JCC.

Grove Kosher Supermarket (beautifully redone - previously One stop) has plenty of Kosher products, as well as Fleishig takeout, Sushi, and Pizza.
Spread's Cafť is a breakfast / bakery next to the Grove. They have eggs, bagels, ice cream, pastries, salads, coffee, etc.
Wok in Cari Out is Chinese takeout, also next to the Grove.
Soul Cafe in West Bloomfield is a nice dairy place a bit more upscale then the rest (only open for breakfast and lunch)
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.

Zeman's bakery is centrally located and is very solid.
Dunkin Donuts/baskin Robbins is kosher and also centrally located. (Not CY/PY)

There are also two Kosher bakeries in the West Bloomfield/Farmington Hills area, Bake Station and Dakota Bread.

Minyan Times:
cordetroit.com/community/minyanim

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: August 15, 2021, 10:17:02 PM »
you are the exception around here
Meh. Didn't help for Prime 10, that's for $%^& sure.


This was lunch and a quick tour around the studio. Really amazing stuff they're doing here!

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: August 15, 2021, 10:19:10 PM »

This was lunch and a quick tour around the studio. Really amazing stuff they're doing here!
why do you think they keep you there for 5 hours

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: August 16, 2021, 12:19:51 PM »
Grove CLE is much nicer than Grove DTW.

R Yudi Bakst asked him not too make the store too spiffy. He felt that a simpler store is more reflective of the DTW community. That's also why it stayed as One Stop Kosher for as long as it did

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: August 16, 2021, 02:35:32 PM »
you are the exception around here
I didnít have to wait too long either for the food. Was there last week.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: August 16, 2021, 02:39:43 PM »
spiffy.
Tell me you're not a Lubavitcher without saying you're not a Lubavitcher.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: September 06, 2021, 01:05:56 AM »
Anyone know what time selichos is in Dovid Ben Nuchim tomorrow?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: January 02, 2022, 08:41:44 PM »
Any suggestions on dating spots in Detroit?

Thanks

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 26, 2022, 06:03:42 PM »
Anyone have experience with the Lufthansa lounge in DTW North Terminal?

Specifically:
1. I can't get in if I'm only arriving at DTW, right?
2. It's officially closed to PP passengers from 1-4 PM (presumably when the Lufthansa flight is). If I show up there (for a departing flight) at 12:45 will they tell me I have to leave in 15 minutes and/or kick me out at that time?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: August 26, 2022, 02:52:17 PM »
anyone have ideas what to do on Mackinac Island and its vicinity?

anyone if the "metro kashruth council of Michigan" hechsher is reliable?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: August 26, 2022, 04:07:35 PM »
anyone have ideas what to do on Mackinac Island and its vicinity?

anyone if the "metro kashruth council of Michigan" hechsher is reliable?
On the island - rent a horse and carriage, tour grand hotel, tour the fort. How far do you consider the vicinity?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: August 26, 2022, 05:47:39 PM »
On the island - rent a horse and carriage, tour grand hotel, tour the fort. How far do you consider the vicinity?

excellent suggestions.

how about within a 1 hr radius from harbor spring MI....top choices to see or do?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: August 26, 2022, 06:03:15 PM »
excellent suggestions.

how about within a 1 hr radius from harbor spring MI....top choices to see or do?
I personally could spend all day just looking at the scenery by the bridge and the lakes. I think there's some water sports on lake Michigan in the area, not sure about details. Going with kids?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: August 26, 2022, 07:40:05 PM »
I personally could spend all day just looking at the scenery by the bridge and the lakes. I think there's some water sports on lake Michigan in the area, not sure about details. Going with kids?

yes

debating on renting bikes to ride around island as well

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: July 13, 2023, 12:31:21 PM »
Hi,
Would someone be able to guide me on how to book via points to Detroit?
I looked on Flying Blue and Virgin Atlantic. However, it is either not available or priced high.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Is the best way to book Detroit through Sapphire Reserve 1.5?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 15, 2023, 11:42:28 PM »
Hi,
Would someone be able to guide me on how to book via points to Detroit?
I looked on Flying Blue and Virgin Atlantic. However, it is either not available or priced high.
Any advice would be appreciated!
Is the best way to book Detroit through Sapphire Reserve 1.5?
From? To? dates? I would suggest using point.me, but if you post that info and which points you have, I can have a look (there is a thread for that but I am being lazy and not looking fo it)

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: October 05, 2023, 12:23:49 PM »
Does anyone have a recommended property manager in the Detroit area?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: October 05, 2023, 06:10:10 PM »
Does anyone have a recommended property manager in the Detroit area?
If he can't help you, he'll know who can:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/moshe-sherizen-gsd-978b4979

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: October 05, 2023, 06:18:51 PM »
If he can't help you, he'll know who can:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/moshe-sherizen-gsd-978b4979
Okay thanks. Iím really just looking for a company to manage a single family.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: October 05, 2023, 08:05:26 PM »
Does anyone have a recommended property manager in the Detroit area?
Pm me