Where Should I Go In Detroit And New York For Amazing Food And Clothes?

What's new? What's good? Shall I do the GIRLS tour?
Publish date:
March 29, 2013
food, fashion, holidays, new york, detroit, Man v Food, diners drive ins and dives

On Monday I’m going to the US for two weeks on holiday (soz potential burglars, we’ve got a flat sitter!) and will be visiting Detroit and New York. I’ve never been to Detroit before, but have made three previous trips to NYC so here’s what I need to know, dear readers: where should I go for the best eats and clothes?

I am a long-time devotee of both Man v Food (Adam Richman, swoon) and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives so would like some authentic, down-home recommendations for all-American grub. God I’m getting hungry just thinking about the melty, meaty, cheesy goodness that’s waiting for me...

Fashion-wise, I want to throw myself into the welcoming embrace of preppy American brands that you can’t find in the UK and are a pain to order online (I’m looking at you J.Crew with your ludicrous sizing guide – if you have a UK e-tail site, why have US sizing, hmm?) I really want to go to Madewell and get myself Alexa-fied and will certainly be cruising past Marc by Marc Jacobs, the Opening Ceremony mothership and Kiehls, but where else should I go?

I’m feeling a bit ‘meh’ about vintage these days – I don’t have the energy or attention span to rifle through rails of motheaten Afghan coats and polyester in the hope of unearthing a gem.

Oh and I s’pose a bit of culture ought to be consumed at some point too, along with the burritos. Where’s good for live music in good ol’ Detroit and is there anywhere other than the Frick Collection that I need to visit in Manhattan (the Met and Guggenheim were ticked off the list last visit.)

Ok, share your tips below please - I need to make lists!