Touring DownTown Detroit Part Two! @visitdetroit #sponsored

Well, as you may know per my last post, I had a wonderful time visiting downtown Detroit. There was so much to see and so many places I’ve never seen nor heard of before.

I spent the whole day downtown and was truly amazed at how Detroit is thriving! One of my stops that day was visiting the Good Cakes and Bakes Organic Bakery.

We had a chance to have a private lesson with April Anderson, the Pastry Chef & Co-Owner of Good Cakes and Bakes. She was so sweet, and I enjoyed her during our visit.  Ms. April instructed us on the proper way to icing your cakes/cupcakes. I never knew there was a skill to icing your cakes, no wonder mine always looked sad…LOL!

She provided us with two cupcakes to start our lesson and four piping icing bags.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man, was it a learning lesson for me!! Just look at my poor cupcakes with icing… everyone was laughing. It appeared I pushed to much icing at one time! There really is a technique to icing your cakes folks.


The cupcakes were delicious and again we had a great day. Good Cakes and Bakes Organic Bakery has created bakery treats for Oprah, Bill Clinton, Mayor Mike Dugan, they have been seen on Local 4 news, the Food Network, and were the Winners of Quicken and Loans Detroit. You can learn more here about this wonderful Bakery!

Our next tour was the wonderful Tour the Detroit Foundation Hotel

You may be asking what is the Detroit Foundation Hotel? Well this hotel used to be one of Detroits Fire Departments Headquarters. The Detroit Foundation Hotel pays homage to the city’s past while showcasing its bright future. Large arched doorways, vaulted ceilings, original marble flooring, and exposed brick exhibit the DNA of the historic building. It’s totally unique and real elegant!

The 100 guest rooms are a testament to the modern Motor City as everything from the iron-welded door handles and bottle openers to the wallpaper and in-room private bar are crafted by local artisans, while antique woodwork and vintage rugs maintain the historic aesthetic per the company.

Plus, you can wine and dine within their ground-floor restaurant.

If you’re interested in booking a night just visit the site here. I’m sure you will enjoy your stay!

Our next journey lead us to the Mutiny Bar 

This my friends was about the coolest bar I have ever seen. The atmosphere was so relaxing, and we had a ball. We were met by one of the managing partners Chris and he started our visit off with tasting drinks and showing us how to make drinks.

Chris had each one of us setup with our own drink shakers along with an assortment of different liquors. We created many different drinks and my favorite was the Mai Tai, which was a little strong for me…lol The experience of learning how to mix drinks was actually interesting.Chris not only taught us the importance of mixing and creating tasty drinks, he also shared the history behind the Mutiny Bar. So, if you’re looking to experience a wonderful, fun, engaging bar experience with some unique drinks, check out the new Mutiny Bar located in the Big “D” (Detroit).

Well, don’t think this is it! No way, we had one more place to visit and this last place was where we all dined before calling it a day. Once again, this location is located in Detroit also and it’s called the Grey Ghost Detroit!

If you’re not familiar with the Grey Ghost don’t worry, it’s an easy, comfortable place to dine. Per the company, the Grey Ghost is Nestled between the historic Brush Park and Midtown neighborhoods, Grey Ghost Detroit was born of dedicated craftsmen, committed to the art of butchery, refinement of crafting cocktails and unparalleled hospitality.

We all selected different dinner meals and desserts that turned out to be very tasty! They Grey Ghost was actually packed on the day we visited which was a Wednesday evening. I was shocked to see how packed the restaurant was, but once we enjoyed our meals and desserts I could see why!

Everything was delicious even the desserts were unique and mouthwatering!

I must say the Grey Ghost was interesting and from the moment we walked into the restaurant the staff and chefs were pleasant.

Well, there you have it! A wonderful list of places to visit in Detroit! So, if you ever hear anyone say there’s nothing in the Big ” D” just remind them of all the wonderful places listed above!

Remember you can also follow all their social media networks to keep up with the latest.

Good Cakes and Bakes  social media: Facebook &, Instagram

Tour the Detroit Foundation Hotel social media Facebook  Instagram

Mutiny Bar social media FacebookInstagram 

Grey Ghost Detroit social media: Facebook &  Instagram 

 

Howdy everyone, I just wanted to inform you that I was not compensated for this post. However, all  the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

LisaLisa

My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children Daniel, Alissa, and Elexis plus three very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

23 thoughts on “Touring DownTown Detroit Part Two! @visitdetroit #sponsored

  • June 27, 2018 at 7:36 am
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    Wow this sounds like a sweet bar! Wish I lived in Detroit.

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  • June 26, 2018 at 9:09 pm
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    The food looks good!

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  • June 25, 2018 at 7:42 pm
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    I have never been there, but the food and cupcakes look delicious

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  • June 25, 2018 at 1:41 am
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    I’ve never been to Detroit, but it looks like they have some great places to visit.

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  • June 25, 2018 at 1:39 am
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    I’d like to stay at the firehouse, that would be a one of a kind experience. I hope they still have the poles to slide down…

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  • June 24, 2018 at 10:46 pm
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    They make the food so appetizing! This would be a great place for a relaxing meal.
    Love the review!

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  • June 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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    Those cupcakes look so yummy! I love going to bakery shops in different towns.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    This sounds like a great place! The food looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  • June 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm
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    The cupcakes look delicious.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 7:04 pm
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    Sounds like you enjoyed some great food on your visit. I would like to get to Detroit some day.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    One of my besties graduated from here and now works at Wayne State U!
    Beautiful city that is making a hopeful comeback 🙂

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  • June 23, 2018 at 12:22 pm
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    Sounds like the bakery was a fun experience.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 10:31 am
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    The food looks amazing!

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  • June 23, 2018 at 8:11 am
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    The food looks amazing. Which I was closer I would definetly go try it.

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  • June 23, 2018 at 7:36 am
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    Looks like a fun time; I’ve never been to Detroit!

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  • June 23, 2018 at 3:33 am
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    This sounds like so much fun. I was born and raised in a suburb of Detroit and when I lived there it was really getting bad. I am so happy that it is turning around again. I will have to visit soon. Thank you for sharing this great article

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  • June 22, 2018 at 11:48 pm
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    I have been to Detroit, but never heard about any of the places you mentioned. I feel like I need to make a whole new trip adventure so I can visit these places! The food looks delicious at the Grey Goose, but some of the portions look small to me. The bar reminds me of a fun hopping place we went to a couple of New Years Eve ago. I would like to visit that place for sure! Thank you for sharing all of these remarkable places that I need to visit!

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  • June 22, 2018 at 11:44 pm
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    So many neat dishes and things to see

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  • June 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    This looks so cool and would be excited to go

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  • June 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm
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    One of my best friends lives not too far from Detroit. Someday, I may make it there to see her and if I do, she will have to take me to Detroit to explore all it has to offer.

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  • June 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm
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    Yum this food looks amazing

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  • June 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm
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    I would love to visit Detroit! Sounds like a fun time at the bakery! My daughter and I would really enjoy that!

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  • June 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    I’ve never been to Detroit but I’ve been over in Michigan quite a few times. I really need to make a trip out there!

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