Monday, April 4, 2011

Potato Chip Capital of the World


Gabe and I are visiting Detroit this week (I've never been and Gabe went once a long time ago).  To be honest, I haven't heard the best things about it, but we're going in with an open mind and hoping to have a fun week!  These are a few interesting facts I've found about the city.  If you know Detroit well and have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them!

-it's the potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption (my kind of place)
-has the most registered bowlers in the US
-it's the home of Madonna, Eminem, and Tom Selleck
-has the largest theater district in the US next to New York
-built the nation's first urban freeway in 1942 (the Davison)
-is the home of Motown

23 comments:

Katie said...

I hope yall have a great week!

this free bird said...

Hold the phone Val. The potato chip capital? Um, this could be a sign. Keep your eyes peeled for Ketchup chips!! And Eminem paraphernalia. Closet fan here.

Anyway - wishing you a great trip, a pile of chips, and a speedy and safe return. I really hope Charlie Sheen was not on your flight. Did you hear he got boo'd off the stage there this weekend? GOOD - is that over yet?

xo,
Carrie

Kristyn Burtt said...

Go to Slow's BBQ and to PizzaPapalis in Greektown. Neither will disappoint. Enjoy!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You had me at potato chip capital of the world. Hope you find some great food there!

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Lisa Griffin said...

have a wonderful trip! how did you decide on detroit? can't wait to hear about some new variety of chips! in australia i may or may not have lived on honey baked ham kettle chips yummmmm
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Anna Jane said...

ah, detroit, my sort of hometown. i'm from toledo, which is a mini-detroit, 45 minutes south. my dad was born in detroit, too. yes, it's sad, but i'm hoping it makes a comback some day soon. hope it wasn't TOO deserted for your trip!

Marisa said...

Ohh Have fun! I agree potato chip capital = my heaven!

Marcie said...

Have a great trip and enjoy all the chips you want! I hear when you are on vacation, they are all fat free ;). Also, be on the lookout for Eminem!

xo M

Melanie said...

Hope you have a good time!

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Kayla said...

Hope you have a good week. I went to Detroit last year. While I wouldn't live there it was definitely fun and worth while to visit!

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Josie said...

I've never been to Detroit -- although Notre Dame is just ten minutes south of Michigan -- but I hope you have a BLAST. I'm sure you'll find something fabulous to do!
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Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

cool facts about detroit! i've never been and have never really thought about visiting...but i'd love to hear about your trip. maybe it'll make my list :)

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Potato chips? I would eat myself through that place! Have fun Val! xo

Danielle said...

go tigers!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh i didn't know that! totes going there. chips are my favorite food!

Jamie said...

Have a great time Val! I have never been to Detroit so I am definitely interested to hear your thoughts!

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Nicole said...

Try to catch a baseball game if you can and the weather isn't too bad . . . hope you have a great trip!!

Marie said...

Have a great time!:D

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Torrie said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Eat TONS of chips, because it's really all about the food, right??

Can't wait to hear (and see) all about it!

{lovely little things} said...

My fiance is from the Detroit Area. His advice is to have a coney dog, go to Greektown, and see a sporting event.

Just found your blog, it's lovely!

PursuitOfLLT said...

have a great trip!!! and if i have one recommendation it's to eat all the local potato chips!! what an odd fact but one i would definitely investigate :)

Gabriel said...

Hooray for Detroit!

Annie said...

so were the potato chips especially tasty? ;)