• 734-624-5144
  • info@mediagrump.com


    1. Eligibility: This Campaign is open only to those who sign up at the In The Dotte Entry Page(s) and who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry.The Campaign is only open to legal residents of Michigan, and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of MediaGrump and its sponsors its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and suppliers, (collectively the “Employees”), and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Campaign. The Campaign is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

    2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of MediaGrump Marketing as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Campaign.

    3. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on the stated per individual contest posted and ending when stated as well. All online entries must be received by the deadline stated within each individual contest.

    4. How to Enter: The Campaign must be entered by submitting an entry using the stated requirements for said contest. The entry must fulfill all Campaign requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of MediaGrump Marketing. You may enter only once. You must provide the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities, or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of MediaGrump Marketing.

    5. Prizes: The Winner(s) of the Campaign (the “Winner”) will receive prize as stated within contest description. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by MediaGrump Marketing. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at MediaGrump Marketing discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for MediaGrump Marketing to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

    6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

    7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner will be selected by a random drawing or by community vote depending on the contest rules stated within contest description and under the supervision of MediaGrump Marketing. Winner will be notified by messenger within five (5) days following selection of Winner. MediaGrump Marketing shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 14 from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT MediaGrump Marketing's SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

    8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that MediaGrump Marketing, anyone acting on behalf of MediaGrump Marketing, and MediaGrump Marketing’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Campaign, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. Optional verbiage for Contests: By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of MediaGrump Marketing. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless MediaGrump Marketing from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which MediaGrump Marketing may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.

    9. Terms & Conditions: MediaGrump Marketing reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Campaign should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond MediaGrump Marketing’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Campaign. In such case, MediaGrump Marketing may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by MediaGrump Marketing. MediaGrump Marketing reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Campaign or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. MediaGrump Marketing has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Campaign, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to: multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Campaign rules; or the use of bots, macros, scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Campaign may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, MediaGrump Marketing reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.

    10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless MediaGrump Marketing and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

    11. Disputes: THIS Campaign IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF United States of America AND the state of Michigan, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Campaign, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Campaign, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Wayne County Michgian having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Campaign). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

    12. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the MediaGrump Marketing website. To read the Privacy Policy, https://inthedotte.com/privacy-policy click here.

    13. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: MediaGrump Marketing 2846 Biddle Ave Wyandotte, MI 48192 USA. Requests must be received no later than the contest completion.

    14. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Campaign is MediaGrump Marketing 2846 Biddle Ave Wyandotte, MI 48192 USA.

    15. The Campaign hosted by MediaGrump Marketing is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

    16. By entering MediaGrump Marketing Contests and / or Sweepstakes, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.

    Downriver Taco Loco


    Written by Leslie Trombley

    American ‘taco-loco’ quest for authentic street food has brought taquarias and cantinas “across the border” so to speak, from Detroit Mexican town to several cities downriver. It’s prevalent that a taco craze has been taking over the community!

    Original street tacos consist of meats topped with cilantro, onion and lime placed on a flat tortilla shells. History tells us they were first prepared small enough to wrap and take for lunch, to eat quickly without utensils. Tacos progressed into street food when families prepared them for sale in the city for the working community. Today we find several types available, whether you prefer carna asada meats, seafood or Tex-Mex tacos, there is a location near you! Here are some (but not all) of note worthy tacos.

    Read more inside our latest Online Magazine



    I t is the last week for holiday shopping season. Time is running out for last-minute shoppers w ho are hoping packages will arrive on time. So it's time to take a different approach.

    The answer is shopping local. Downriver is packed with a variety of local shops. Local retailers are stress free shopping environments. You can walk into any one small business and will be greeted with a friendly smile. You can quickly be in and out. Staff often directs you to exactly what you are looking for on your shopping list.

    What's more amazing, if they aren't the shop to carry that particular item on your list - small businesses are quick to recommend other local retailers that would carry it. That's because the small business community is just that - a community.  This is in stark contrast to the big box stores shopping scene that generates anxiety searching down endless aisle, stressed out employees, and long checkout lines.

    If you are that ultimate procrastinator - consider shopping local. Many local businesses are staying open late to accommodate the demand of last-minute holiday shoppers. You can find great local promotions inside our latest Online Magazine.



    Coming to Downriver on February 22nd is the Annual Wine & Chocolate. Grab your friends and take a taste of what local restaurants and sweet shops have to offer. This strolling event is held indoors all under one roof inside the PRCU Banquet Hall in Wyandotte.

    Sip, sample and nibble your way to a great time with local favorites including Magdaleno's Italian Ristorante', Sanders Fine Chocolates, Smokies on the Water, Sweet Arrangements, Sweet Nothings, Wine Dotte Bistro, Sushi Bar, Total Health Foods, Jay Ray's BBQ & Catering and more to be confirmed soon.

    You can expect to be satisfied with tasty dinner foods, chocolate themed goodness and a variety of wines from Discount Drinks of Wyandotte.

    Group Rate of 4 or more available for a limited time. Ends 12/25/2018 

    Fundraiser for the Bettie D. Gonzalez Foundation of Hope - A local Downriver non-profit organization that provides college scholarships for motherless girls in Michigan.

    Thank you to the event sponsor Tittle Brothers Construction

    Wine & Chocolate Event
    Tittle Brothers Construction
    New Year's Eve Dinner


    Magdaleno's is serving up delicious Dinner of 2 features for New Years Eve. Each dinner feature comes with appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. One of those features includes a 3 lb. Tomahawk Ribeye to share! Check out their website for the dinner. Early dinner starts at 3:00 pm.

    RSVP (734) 283-8200

    Milkins Jewelers Mariana Trunk Show

    Good for Retail Therapy - Milkins Jewelers Mariana Trunk Show

    Are you coming to Downtown Wyandotte tonight? Then be sure to visit Milkins Jewelers while you're out. Autumn is upon us and you are invited to Milkins Jewelers Annual Mariana Trunk Show! Friday October 12th, 4pm-8pm. Come enjoy complimentary wine and horderves while you shop. Autumn is time for gift shopping or some much needed retail therapy. Be kind to yourself, bring a friend and be pampered at this special event complimentary of In The Dotte Magazine.

    Shop & Dine In The Dotte

    Friday February 16th - Here's a Little Bit of What's Going On

    Abundant Living Gallery & Gifts

    Recently moved to a new location. The business is still located in Downtown Wyandotte and has moved from Elm Street to 1st Street allowing them to double the size of presentation space. They are hosting a grand opening celebration in store beginning at 5pm. Visit and cheers to celebrate small business owners and community success. While you're there get 40% off chocolate during the celebration event.

    3002 1st Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192
    (734) 556-3033

    If you're looking for great places to eat local tonight, don't forget about these local favorites.

    Smokies Restaurant
    You might not know about Smokies Restaurant, but once you taste the food you will wish you would have. Located off of Biddle Ave. just north of Goddard Rd., Smokies serves delicious, fresh, expertly cooked food with your taste buds in mind. Tonights Specials:


    930 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte, MI 48192
    (734) 282-3228

    Magdaleno's Italian Ristorante
    Magdaleno's is a common favorite in great local cuisine. They keep it authentic and rich as itialian dishes should be, and today is the last day for their Valentine's Day Specials. Call now, tables are filling up. Tonights Specials:

    • New Appetizer Trio: 2 Arancini, 2 Potato Croquettes and 2 Italian Sausage Links
    • Surf & Turf 8oz Filet Mignon and a 7 oz Lobster Tail
    • Prawn Scampi
    • Chicken Pesto with Sundried Tomatoes, Fontina Cheese And Prosciuttto

    152 Elm St. Wyandotte, MI 49182
    (734) 283-8200

    Wine Dotte Bistro
    Just off the river on Van Alstyne Street, Wine Dotte Bistro continues to bring great drinks and great food together for an even better experience. Today is no different. Serving delicious seafood that will make you feel like you're in the Mediterranean. Features:

    • Banana Leaf Steamed 5 Spice Salmon
    • Grilled Fresh Chilean Sea Bass
    • Tomahawk Terayaki BBQ Porkchop
      Seafood Duos
    • Blackened Tiger Shrimp & Scallop Alfredo
    • Royal Surf & Turk featuring Wagyu Kobe Beef and a fresh Maine Lobster Tail

    2910 Van Alstyne St. Wyandotte, MI 48192
    (734) 556-3195

     Gregorio's Italian Restaurant

    Gregorio's makes you feel like you're in the Old Country getting a home cooked meal in a small villa. Enjoy traditonal Italian food in relaxing atmosphere. Tonight's Specials:

    • Lobster Ravioli
    • Vegetarian Arancini
    • Classic Shrimp Cocktail
    • Debbie's Famous Canollis

    2356 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte, MI 48192
    (734) 283-3354

    Joe's Hamburgers

    Be an adult and act like a kid with Joe's Hambugers Valentine's Day Special. Have beer, grab some food, play some pin ball, and have a great night at Joe's. Tonights Specials:

    • 2 for $30.  Includes an appetizer, 2 entrees with sides, Belgian waffle with ice cream and 2 beverages.
    • Bell's Tappening, Bell's Brewing Tap Takeover. Featuring; Two Hearted Ale, The WIld One, Larry's Latest Sour, Amber, Raspberry Ale, Trumpeter's Stout, Consecrator Dopplebock, Baltic Porter, Larry's Latest Bock, and 30th Anniversary Ale. (there may be a couple special beers not shown here)

    3041 Biddle Ave. Wyandotte,MI 48192
    (734) 285-0420

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