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In just a few weeks, Metro Detroiters will have the opportunity to save at least 10 percent on every meal when dining at restaurants serving locally grown ingredients. Grubbable, a new mobile app in Detroit,, which launches at the end of the month, will allow socially and health conscious diners to receive discounts. The app will have nearly 60 restaurants to choose from and the network continues to grow weekly, including Brooklyn St. Local, Cliff Bell’s, The Rattlesnake Club, Craft Work, Due Venti, Forest Grill, Le Petit Zinc and many more. Visit the website for information and a confirmed launch date.

One good cocktail

While we wait for the daffodils to appear, here’s a lovely spring cocktail from to enjoy

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April 11-12 is Michigan wine weekend and, to celebrate Michigan Wine Month, the wineries along the southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail ( will feature a dish prepared by a local chef and paired with their featured wine. The nine participating wineries include Burgdorf’s in Haslett, Flying Otter in Adrian, Pentamere in Tecumseh and Sandhill Crane in Jackson and feature such dishes as lobster bisque, Thai chicken satay, and strawberry pecan salad. Tickets are $30 and include one tasting glass. For winery locations and tickets available until Wed., visit

Compiled by Kate Lawson

Strawberry Gin Smash Cocktail

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1 lime wedge

3 fresh strawberries, 2 hulled and sliced and 1 reserved for garnish

3 ounces gin

Club soda

Fresh mint sprig, to garnish

In a tall glass, combine the sugar and a squeeze of juice from the lime wedge. Muddle with the back of a spoon to dissolve the sugar.

Add the sliced strawberries and lightly muddle.

Fill the glass with ice and add the gin. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with the last strawberry and a sprig of mint. Makes 1 cocktail.

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