Candice (typo-d Candance lol) Simons shared her insider tips of what to do in Detroit during the Auto Show, With FOX 2 News.
Watch the segment below and read on for more #jadoreapproved ideas not shown on air.
With the North American International Auto Show attracting visitors from all around the world, what do you recommend as top attractions for those looking to take a deep dive into Detroit’s neighborhoods?
"From art lovers, to foodies and party-goers, there’s a Detroit destination for everyone:
We all know the show itself is in the heart of the city’s central business district, so when you leave Cobo you can hit nearby Campus Martius Park or the Cadillac Square area for a drink or dinner at the brand new Parc or local staple, Central Kitchen and Bar. And, beginning Jan. 20, you can stop by the family-friendly Meridian Winter Blast.
The Belt, also right downtown, is a revamped alleyway stockpiled with bars, restaurants and a budding art scene- and not to worry, also very close to Cobo!
Standby and Queens Bar are the hot watering holes along (or around) the Belt. If you’re into art, pop into Library Street Collective and check out the two exhibitions showing until 1/28. If you’ve got kids in tow, be sure to swing by Vault of Midnight to grab a comic book or graphic novel that will keep the kids busy while you have cocktail or two...
Bad Luck bar is another new craft cocktail bar in nearby Capitol Park. But be sure to call ahead for that one and brace yourself for the higher than average prices -- $80 cocktails grace the pages of its menu
If you have the chance to venture a bit head down Jefferson Ave. to the West Village to refuel with a coffee and scone from Red Hook Coffee before grabbing a glass of wine in the bar at Craftwork.
Get an early start on the day and head to Eastern Market on Saturday morning. The birds are chirping, the energy is high, and there is music in the air. The market has an invigorating energy (similar to meatpacking district and certain areas of Brooklyn in New York). Join local Detroiters as they forage for their weekly groceries, plants, and specialty food products, like Germack’s famous pistachios, all made in – you guessed it – Detroit! Supino’sPizzeriais a local spot dishing up authentic Italian cuisine that’s perfect for lunch.
Midtown, the neighborhood bordering Wayne State University, is a host to dive bars with the perfect “take-you-back-to-college” atmosphere like the Old Miami and the Bronx Bar. In the mood for a space with a classier vibe? Selden Standard’s eclectic menu and bar is perfect for a night out."
Can you speak to the city’s revitalization and the impact you hope to have on it?
"I am extremely proud of the city’s revitalization and newly anointed status as one of the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2017.” With major events like the NAIAS, I hope that more people will be drawn to explore Detroit and take notice of the city’s many attractions.
I returned to Detroit after establishing myself in the outdoor advertising industry for ten years in Chicago. I choose to build my businesses in Detroit because of the unique opportunities for young, innovative companies.
My companies, Brooklyn Outdoor and j’adore Detroit are headquartered in Eastern Market because Detroit fosters a creative and entrepreneurial environment for growth."
Leave us a comment! What will you do in Detroit during this year's Auto Show?