Deals in Eastern Market

Cajun & Creole Supreme Combo Meal or Cajun & Creole Surf 'n' Turf Meal at Louisiana Creole Gumbo (50% Off)

Louisiana Creole Gumbo

Multiple Locations

Dig into a gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and shrimp Creole, or try Creole pepper steak with shrimp, broccoli, and red beans and rice

$18 $9

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Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Exodus Rooftop Lounge (50% Off)

Exodus Rooftop Lounge

Downtown Detroit

Sip drinks in a rooftop lounge while enjoying bites of tasty appetizers from the Golden Fleece such as octopus and flaming cheese

$40 $20

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Two or Four Mediterranean Platters at Cafe Al Karar (Up to 45% Off)

Cafe Al Karar

Detroit

Platters include a full sampling of Mediterranean cuisine, including hummus, garlic sauce, fattoush salad, and pita bread

$22 $13

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Tickets for Two or Four to Skulls, Bones & Fireballs on October 31 at Bleu Detroit (Up to 50% Off)

Bleu Detroit

Downtown

Large Halloween party with music from C@t Dog, Don Mecca, and DJ Kookie plus prizes for costumes and drink specials

$50 $30

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Bar Food for Two, Four, or Carryout Only at The Detroiter Bar (Up to 45% Off)

The Detroiter Bar

Downtown

Hearty burgers served at a bar that caters to sports fans

$20 $13

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Asiago's Pizza

Asiago's Pizza

Downtown Detroit

All natural fresh ingredients used to make hand tossed pizzas, subs, pastas, and salads

$20 $12

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Four Fro-Yos or Four Toasts, Sandwiches, or Wraps at Half Time Cafe (Up to 44% Off)

Half Time Cafe

Detroit

Creamy and fruity fro-yo and wraps and sandwiches lined with just-cracked eggs, tomato, crisp spinach, and feta cheese

$5 $3

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At All Things Detroit events, small business owners, artists, instructors, and all sorts of other creative artisans unite for two primary reasons: to network with consumers and support the local business scene. Organized by Jennyfer Crawford of Ask Jennyfer fame, the event will showcase locally made products from more than 60 vendors and businesses. Attendees can examine Detroit-themed artwork, jam to local bands, and even participate in interactive demonstrations. Plus, even if they don't find anything they want to buy, those in attendance may not go home empty-handed since raffles and giveaways allow everyone to join in on the festivities.

2934 Russell St.
Detroit,
MI
US

Roma Caf? started out as a one-woman operation way back in 1888. The Marazza family ran a boarding house for Eastern Market farmers, and Mrs. Marazza would always serve a hot meal to anyone who stayed. Word of her cooking skills spread quickly throughout the Eastern Market area, and her various fans convinced her to open an official restaurant. In February of 1890, Roma Caf? was born.

Its continuing commitment to classic recipes is apparent from one glance at the menu, where housemade pastas share space with veal scaloppine and broiled lobster tails. Adventurous eaters will be drawn to dishes such as the sauteed sweetbreads and frog legs, and wine enthusiasts can browse an extensive list of reds, whites, and specials.

Although the baked lasagna and chicken parmigiana are certainly Old World staples, Roma Caf? hasn't become mired in tradition. Its third-generation owner, Janet Sossi Belcoure, takes regular trips to Italy that keep her up-to-date on culinary trends and the latest gossip on who's dating Michelangelo's David. The restaurant also offers an all-you-can-eat buffet on Monday nights, complete with appetizers, pasta dishes, and cannoli. If you stop by on the night of a Red Wings game, there's even a shuttle that will take you to the arena.

3401 Riopelle St
Detroit,
MI
US

At Twilight Zone 4D, partygoers celebrate Halloween in a sequence of spooky rooms, some outfitted with decor inspired by Rod Serling's iconic show. Other themed rooms include a space inspired by worldwide sensation 50 Shades of Grey. The most surreal touch? The images projected on the walls look?and feel?ultra-real, thanks to enhancing sounds, textures, and smells. Meanwhile, DJs and performers add to the ambiance with spooky tunes such as "Thriller" and "Yellow Submarine (Full of Zombies)."

2739 Russell St
Detroit,
MI
US

Established: 2007

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Pro Tip: For the tours, dress comfortably and for the weather

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Detroit Eastern Market Tours

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Linda Yellin, Founder

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Going back to when I started showing people the gems of Detroit as a hobby in 2001, we strive to take people behind the scenes to see and experience things that they may not discover on their own. We have long-standing close relationships that allow us access to places and people that will surprise and delight our tour guests. Our goal is for everyone to say "Wow! That's cool, I didn't know that was here!"

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Prepare yourself to experience, explore, and enjoy Detroit, as we help you to become more familiar with all the fascinating things the City has to offer.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

We warmly welcome our guests, treating them like family and friends. Our signature style is fun and engaging, and not too serious. We have a great time while we are learning and exploring. Even people who are long-time Detroit visitors, residents, and supporters learn new things on our tours, and have a fabulous time doing it. We have lots of repeat guests, and we conduct private tours for all kinds of groups and occasions.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Beyond Eastern Market tours, we offer all sorts of outings all around the City of Detroit, private and public, by foot, car and bus, emphasizing the food, fun, architecture, music, history, culture, art, and unique neighborhoods of our City. Customized tours are our specialty: for family groups, friends, co-workers, social clubs, seniors, school children, community recreation departments, social workers, and non-profit organizations.

2461 Russell Street
Detroit,
MI
US

As guests sit down to eat at Taste of Ethiopia, the first thing placed on the table is a bowl of steamy washcloths. True to the traditional style of Ethiopian cuisine, dishes are served family-style and without silverware; instead, patrons eat with their hands, using gluten-free flatbread called injera.

Jane Slaughter of the Metro Times praised the flavors of the menu, crafted by Chef Meskerem Gebreyohannes, as ?so deep and so true ? you?ve never really experienced a lentil or a collard so intimately.? Doro we?t, a spicy, slow-cooked chicken stew, celebrates generous amounts of onion as well as the traditional hard-boiled eggs it?s served with. Berbere, a distinctive Ethiopian blend of 12 spices, perfumes dishes of split red lentils and marinated cubes of lamb with rue seed, basil, cardamom, and other aromas.

In her article, Slaughter also relished the restaurant?s distinctive and convivial experience. To encourage the family-style experience, patrons rest around a traditional wicker table with their muskets in plain view, and chef Gebreyohannes makes frequent appearances in the dining room to chat.

2453 Russell St
Detroit,
MI
US

Sifu Owen Matson trains students on the ving tsun kung fu techniques taught to him by a line of Moy Tung sifu and grandmasters. Matson's classes cultivate students' balance of body and mind through the practice of three open-hand forms and two person drills.

A well-weathered teacher, Matson began his training in 1999 under the expert tutelage of Robert "Moy Yat Tung" Squatrito, who helped him master the swift movements and powerful strikes of the kung fu discipline. After becoming a member of the Moy Tung's MY4 and ICC inner training circles, Sifu Owen traveled to Detroit to open his ving tsun studio.

1353 East Fisher Freeway
Detroit,
MI
US