Downriver Taco Loco

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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

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WHY TO SHOP LAST MINUTE AT LOCAL SHOPS

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.

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WINE & CHOCOLATE IS BACK

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

NEW YEARS EVE AT MAGDALENO'S

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

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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.

 
 
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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:

  • SURF AND TURF SERVED WITH OUR HOUSE SIRLOIN AND STONE CRAB CLAWS
  • 8 OZ BACON WRAPPED SIRLOIN
  • SEAFOOD PASTA SERVED WITH SHRIMP, MUSSELS, CLAMS AND GARNISHED WITH STONE CRAB
  • SEAFOOD TRIO FEATURING PERCH, COD AND BARRAMUND
  • SEAFOOD STUFFED PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS

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

SHOP SMALL IN THE DOTTE 
THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH
  Shop Small Welcome Centers

SAVE THE DATE - DON'T HESITATE!

Shop Small and share your support for your favorite local stops and shops. Whether arts or eats, home goods, clothing, or treats, you won't want to miss the local deals and savings!

Come to on of the Welcome Stations in Wyandotte November 25th, 10AM - 2PM, to celebrate the annual Small Business Saturday® Shopping Celebration. Start your Shop Small Adventure at a Welcome Station in Wyandotte where the team at In The Dotte are giving the first 200 visitors Small Business Saturday gift bags. Each gift bag is filled with a Shop & Dine magazine containing dozens of special Small Business Saturday coupons, and free giveaways.

As a Special Gift - Each Gift Bag also contains a random Gift Card Giveaway donated by Wyandotte local businesses, thanking their customers for their continued support.

WELCOME STATIONS: Saturday November 25th 10am - 2pm

  • Discount Drinks - 2811 Fort Street • Wyandotte
  • Hood's Hardware - 1844 Ford Ave • Wyandotte

RANDOM GIFT CARD GIVEAWAYS ARE & SPECIALS ARE LISTED:

READ MORE HERE

  Wine & Chocolate In The Dotte

FEBRUARY 23RD - WE CELEBRATE GREAT WINE, CHOCOLATE & FOOD IN THE DOTTE!

Who doesn't like Wine & Chocolate? This Midtown Wyandotte event is the perfect Date Night. Upon arrival you'll receive a commemorative wine glass to stroll along and enjoy samples of fabulous wines, chocolate delights, and specialty foods prepared by local artisans that are sure to tantalize you and your friends with wide variety and the best creations for the ultimate tasting journey.

In The Dotte Promotion - For Small Business Saturday Only!

Get Discounted Tickets for the Wine & Chocolate | In The Dotte Event February 23rd

Small Business Saturday Ticket Price: $40
Must be purchased at one of the Small Business Saturday Welcome Stations - Cash Only
Saturday November 25th - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

At The Door Ticket Price: $50

READ MORE HERE

House of Shawarma

House of Shawarma HAVE YOU TRIED HOUSE OF SHAWARMA?

House of Shawarma is Located at 128 Sycamore Street - Downtown Wyandotte. Call to order 734-324-1185

Mediterranean restaurant in Downtown Wyandotte. They offer a great selection of Lebanese & Middle Eastern food from traditional and authentic cooking.

You can find some great coupons in the latest In The Dotte Magazine. And yes, sadly we failed to publish their address and phone number in their ad but you can find them in the Local Gems section of the magazine - so let's help them out and Spread the Word! They're great people and serve Great Mediterranean Food - Check your mail box or pick up the magazine at Discount Drinks or Bacon Library. - FOLLOW THEM ON FACEBOOK

 
 

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