Though its name and location both recall a heavy industrial past, Milwaukee Caffe in a former automotive manufacturing neighborhood in Detroit is all about executing the finer details of coffee from within a small but welcoming space. From co-owners Carlo Liburdi and Ashley Davidson, the small shop opened last month in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction...

Some Michiganders will no longer have to make the drive to Illinois or Indiana to get their Portillo’s fix. The restaurant chain, known for its popular Chicago-style food, has just announced it will open its first Michigan restaurant. The location of the restaurant will be at Hall Road in Sterling Heights, although it will be a while before it open...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit is hosting a new #AsktheConsul event. This time, you can ask questions about all of our Consular Services. Also, following this public online event, if you have questions regarding your own specific case, Consul Manca will answer them in private on Facebook Messenger.Join us on June 23, from 11 am to 12 pm for the ...

Andrea Bocelli’s upcoming gig in Detroit later this year is among the weekend’s mix of event tickets on sale. The Italian vocalist will have limited tickets available for his December 6 takeover of Little Caesars Arena over the coming days in a pre-sale opportunity. Jamey Johnson in Biloxi, Mississippi also joins the pre-sale listings along with ho...

Giovanni’s Ristorante celebrates its 52nd year. Much has been written about an Italian restaurant that has weathered many years in becoming an institution of such culinary goodness as Giovanni’s Ristorante, now honoring its 52nd year anniversary. That it is many times considered as one of the finest Italian dining eateries of all such ethnic instit...

Detroit’s Christopher Columbus bust was removed from its pedestal on Monday as protests against racism and police brutality continue in the city. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan ordered the bust to be removed. It will be placed in storage as the city decides what to do with the monument long-term. The Columbus bust has been a target of vandalism in the c...

Looking for a sublime Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Italian spots around Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Supino Pizzeria First on the list is Supino Pizzeria. Located at 2457 Russell St., the Italian spot, whi...

With the safety of citizens still a major concern, the annual Italian Fest has been canceled.The festival, which has taken place at Al Quaal Recreation in the past, would have been celebrating 121 years in existence. The festival includes loads of food vendors, fireworks, and live music. “It’s almost like a grieving process that people go through,”...

Before there was Google there was Federico Acerri. As an information specialist in the Michigan school system, where he worked for decades, he took on every imaginable query from staff members and students, culling dictionaries, microfilm and databases to find an answer. He was also a prolific artist, drawing under the name Mad Monk. Mr. Acerri die...

Festa Italiana, Metro Detroit's family fun Festival which celebrates Italian heritage, is announcing the festival will be cancelled for 2020. After closely monitoring information from the CDC and World Health Organization as well as Governor Whitmer's "stay home, stay safe" order, event organizers, Joe Ventimiglia, Joe Vicari, and the Italian Chamb...