Whatchewbeenupto? (Mulefoot Gastropub)

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Welcome to a new, semi-regular blog post called WhatChewBeenUpTo. It’s our way of looking back on the people, places and things that we’ve feature on the show and reporting on changes in their business, expansions, new paths, etc.   One of the things we learned early on was that as soon as we aired a story, that story was probably …

Winter Blahs?? More like the Winter Yeahs!!!

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I know that it’s hard to believe, but even `round the UTR homestead we get hit with the “There’s Nothing To Do” whines. After all we’ve seen making Under the Radar, we still lose sight of the many dozen of hundreds of thousands of things to do!! So, first off, let’s remind you that we’re in the midst of a …

Our Gift to You

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Seasons Greetings from the Entire UTR Family to yours. In case there is any question at all – – every day we wake up and know how lucky we are to be making Under the Radar Michigan. Think about it … every day, we get to climb into a car with our friends and head out into Michigan and make …

Season 7, Show 2. UP Adventure

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It only took 7 seasons before I decided to start writing some of the happenings that occur when UTR is on the Road. Let me take a moment to introduce me to you.  I’m Jim Edelman.  I along with Tom created Under the Radar Michigan.  If you bought our book, you might know our story, but then again, you might …

Get Lost in the Fall at Blast Corn Maze

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By: Erica Hobbs One of my absolutely favorite things to do in Michigan in the fall is a corn maze, and the Blast Corn Maze at Nixon Farms in Dexter doesn’t disappoint. The experience is basically what it sounds like – a winding journey through the corn stalks with the goal of finding the way out. At Blast, that maze goes …

Welcoming Summer with River Days

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By: Erica Hobbs Twenty years ago, the Detroit International Riverfront was an unremarkable industrial setting full of parking lots, overgrown brush and broken concrete – a sad site for a major international border. Now, thanks to public and private investments and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, the 3+ mile border along the Detroit River has become the Detroit RiverWalk: a magical pedestrian …

Experiencing Michigan’s Prettiest Art Fair in Palmer Park

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By: Erica Hobbs Often set in busy downtowns, it’s not often the location of an art fair is as pretty as the art within it. But that’s not the case for the Palmer Park Art Fair in Detroit, arguably the loveliest art fair in the state. Set among the quaint backdrop of Palmer Park, visitors enjoy a quiet relaxing atmosphere among …

Getting Glamorous at the Gatsby Gala

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By: Erica Hobbs Those familiar with Detroit know the city is full of historic neighborhoods containing row after row of stunning architecture. While numerous tours throughout the city offer opportunities for visitors to see these homes up close, there’s a new event in town that allows guests to experience this time period on an even deeper level: The Detroit Gatsby Winter …

Sno-Drift in Northern Michigan

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By: Ray Bouchard When one thinks of northern Michigan in late January, one thinks of skiing, snowmobiling, shoveling, ice fishing and other activities, but one thing that many don’t think of is rally-car race watching. Deep in the woods of Montmorency County, there are several roads that are unpaved and very seldom traveled, but that all changes during the last …

Five Reasons to Spend New Year’s Eve at The Motor City Drop

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By Erica Hobbs Most people think the New Year’s Eve ball drop is a New York-thing, but what if I told you there’s an equally-cool and way-less stressful alternative right in the Motor City? That’s right – Detroit’s own Campus Martius in the heart of downtown is the proud host of the now 6th annual Motor City New Year’s Eve, …