Discover the ‘D’ – Episode 1124


HI I’M VERONICA VANCE.
COMING UP WE FIND OUT WHAT
MOTORCYCLES AND CHILI HAVE IN COMMON, VISIT THE ARTSY
AND UNIQUE RUST BELT MARKET,
AND THEN WE THEN WE HEAD TO CORKTOWN FOR SOME AUTHENTIC
ITALIAN, SO STAY TUNED!>>>WHAT DO CHILI AND
MOTORCYCLES HAVE IN COMMON?
YOU CAN FIND THEM BOTH, IT’S BEEN TAKEN OVER BY
MOTORCYCLES AND CHILI LOVERS.
THERE’S SO MUCH CHILI, SUCH A BIG VARIETY OUT HERE, WE GATHER
HERE, IT’S A JUDGED COMPETITION
AND THE WINNERS GO ON TO COMPETE INTERNATIONALLY.
FRANK, HOW EXCITING,
COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED TODAY, TELL ME OF THE GREAT
LAKES CHILI COOKOFF.
>>WE HAVE A BIKE SHOW, A HARLEY RIDE FOR CHARITY.
IT BRINGS A LOT OF PEOPLE
TOGETHER, WITH A BOND OF CHILI.>>THAT’S THE MEAT OF IT
ALL. TELL ME ABOUT IT,
IS IT A COMPETITION?>>IT’S ICS, THAT’S THE REGIONAL
COMPETITION IN THE GALLERY,
AND THE COOKS COMPETE TO GO ON TO THE WORLD.
OUR CHAMPION FROM THIS WILL
GO ON TO COMPETE IN THE WORLD IN PALM SPRINGS.
IN THE PARK WE HAVE RESTAURANT
CHALLENGES, THAT’S 23 RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA,
COMPETING FOR PEOPLE’S
CHOICE, IT’S TO RAISE MONEY FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.
>>AWESOME, ALL FOR
CHARITY. HOW NICE. ALL RIGHT, SO CAN
WE TAKE A PEEK?
>>WE HAVE CHAMPIONS BACK THERE.>>GO FRANK.
>>ALL RIGHT.
>>THIS IS IRISH WHICH HE WILL WILL HE.
>>THE IRISH FIRE.
>>WHAT IS IT?>>HE’S ONE OF OUR MORE
COLORFUL COMPETITOR, HE
SAYS HIS CHILI IS NUCLEAR.>>RIGHT HERE?
FOLLOW ME WITH LITTLE AIRPLANES?
>>I’VE WATCHED YOUR FACE.>>HE’S A COMPETITOR TO KEEP A
REALLY GOOD EYE ON. WORLD
CHAMPION, 2008, AND 2011. IT’S THAT POPULAR.
>>GREEN CHILIS TODAY, YEAH.
THIS WHOLE AREA IS THE RESTAURANTS.
>>THIS IS JUDGED BY —
>>THE PEOPLE, FOLKS COMING TO PLAY, HAVING A GOOD TIME.
THIS PARTICULAR PLACE,
DOWNTOWN ON PENNIMAN AVENUE.>>IT HAS A NICE KICK
TO IT, YEAH.
THIS IS AVAILABLE AT THE RESTAURANT?
>>EVERY DAY.
>>E.G. NICKS, DO THEY HAVE GOOD CHILI?
>>GOOD CHILI.
>>IT’S ALL PEOPLE’S CHOICE.>>A TURKEY CHILI THAT’S
AVAILABLE IN THE RESTAURANT
ALL THE TIME, AND IT’S MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, MILD, NOT TO
HOT, AND THEN WE HAVE A
SMOKEY HOT ONE THERE. WITH BEEF AND PORK.
>>I WANT TO TRY THE TURKEY.
>>THIS IS A HEART SMART TURKEY CHILI.
WE TAKE THE FAT OUT OF THE
TURKEY, AND AS HEALTHY AS YOU CAN GET FOR MEAT CHILI.
>>THAT’S GOOD.
>>WE GO –>>IT’S GOOD FOR YOU.
>>THAT’S WHAT WE TRY TO DO.
>>I BROUGHT YOU OVER HERE, MARK IS MY, WE WENT TO CULINARY
SCHOOL TOGETHER AND HE WAS MY
ROOMMATE IN NEW YORK, I HAD TO MAKE SURE I GOT HIM ON CAMERA.
AS A SAUCIER, HE’S VERY GOOD.
>>ANOTHER TURKEY CHILI?>>I’M A BIG TEXTURE EATER.
>>A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON HERE.
>>THAT’S NICE, I LOVE THE CHEESE ON THERE, THAT’S NICE.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
>>VERY GOOD.>>SOME COMPETITION HERE.
>>COMPETITION.
>>WE BROUGHT YOU OVER HERE, MGM HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST
COUPLE OF YEARS AND HAS WON IT
FOR A COUPLE YEARS RUNNING.>>WE COOK IT FOR FIVE HOURS AND
MADE WITH PINTO BEANS, AND FIVE
DIFFERENT CHILIS IN THERE. HABANERO, AND IT’S COOKED SLOW.
>>IS THIS ON THE MENU?
>>IT IS.>>IT HAS PRETTY COLORS TOO.
>>VERY GOOD.
VERY GOOD. DIFFERENT IN THE
TEXTURE, THE MEAT —
>>YEAH, BUT I LIKE IT, IT’S SO TENDER.
>>LIKE A POT ROAST ALMOST.
>>I’LL HAVE ANOTHER BITE. I HAVE TO GET A BITE, SHE’LL
EAT THE WHOLE THING ON ME.
>>VERY GOOD.>>IT’S VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT.
>>>WALKED OVER HERE TO THE BIKE
COMPETITION, A BIKE SHOW ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.
THERE’S PRIZES, AND THE
CLASS, AND IF BARBIE HAD A BIKE, THAT WILL BE HERS.
DOWN THERE, THERE’S A COOL
DRAGON BIKE DOWN THERE, AND STREET ROD TYPE BIKES AND YOU’LL
CHECK OUT THE VANS, RIGHT?
YOU GO DO THAT AND HAVE FUN, AND HAVE A COOL ONE ON ME.
>>ALL RIGHT.
>>COME GET IT WHILE IT’S HOT. DON’T LET THE CASINO WIN.
>>THIS IS A GUINNESS
CHILE, IT’S SWEET?>>PRETTY GOOD.
>>SPICY AND A LITTLE SWEET.
>>IT’S ALMOST AS HOT AS MY GIRL.
>>WHAT BROUGHT YOU OUT HERE,
THE CHILI OR THE BIKES?>>A CRAZY COMBO, BUT
IT’S FUN AND WORKS.
>>BOTH.>>AND ALL RIGHT, YOU’VE
GOT A FAVORITE.
>>WE WENT TO FOX HILLS HERE, A GOOD RESTAURANT AND GOOD CHILE.
>>I CAN HANDLE
THIS, NOT TOO BAD. WHAT IS THIS?
>>1958 MUSTANG, MADE IN
CALIFORNIA, MADE FROM 1946 TO 1966.
>>WHAT A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF
THE FUN, CHECK OUT THE BIKES AND THE CHILI, E.G. NICKS, THEY HAVE
GREAT LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
WHAT A WAY TO START THE FALL. ♪♪
♪♪
>>>WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A FUNKY FEEL, WE HAVE IT
HERE IN THE D, IN OAKLAND
COUNTY’S FERNDALE. THEY HAVE GREAT DINING ACTION,
AND A NATIONAL CHAIN, THEY HAVE
A GREAT NIGHT LIFE SCENE, AND IT’S ALL VERY WALKABLE.
WHAT I’M HERE TO SHOW YOU,
IF YOU LIKE ETSY.COM, YOU’LL LOVE THIS PLACE.
IT’S THE RUST BELT MARKET,
IT’S HUGE AND GREAT. LET’S — GREAT, LET’S GO INSIDE.
HUGE, AND AS SOON AS YOU WALK
IN YOU FEEL THE WHOLE VIBE. HERE WE HAVE INDUSTRIAL PIECES.
LOOK AT THIS, WHAT A
GREAT COFFEE TABLE. DO YOU NOT LOVE THIS TIE?
THE BIG D.
PERFECT GIFT. WHAT INSPIRED THIS?
>>GOING AROUND, DIFFERENT
DETROIT OUTDOOR ART FESTIVALS AND WE WANTED TO BRING THAT TO
AN INDOOR BASED YEAR ROUND, AND
WE WANTED IT DIFFERENT FROM A CON ASSIGNMENT MODEL, WE WANTED
THE ARTISTS TO BE THERE, AND
TALK TO THE CUSTOMERS, AND BUILD THEIR OWN MICROBUSINESS.
IN A WORKING BODY OF ARTISTS.
WE DO STILL HAVE PEOPLE THAT COME IN FOR A WEEKEND OR TWO,
BUT IT GIVES A GOOD MIX.
>>EVERYTHING HERE IS A ONE OF A KIND ORIGINAL, HANDMADE
ARTIST ITEM, CORRECT?
>>CORRECT, WE DO ALLOW VINTAGE TO BE SOLD, BUT EVERYTHING HAS
TO BE COLLECTED, MADE
LOCALLY, OR MADE BY HAND. IT HAS TO HAVE THE
ARTIST TOUCH TO IT.
SMALL CREATIVE BUSINESSES IS WHAT WE FOCUS ON.
>>YOU WANT TO TAKE
ME ON A TOUR?>>YEAH, LET’S SEE SOME SHOPS.
>>HOW BIG IS THIS SPACE?
>>15,000 SQUARE FEET.>>HOW MANY DIFFERENT ARTISTS DO
YOU HAVE IN HERE ON A WEEKEND?
>>ABOUT THE 50. I LOVE KIDS CLOTHES.
WOW, THE PINK LADY, A
SHOP INSIDE OF HERE TOO.>>THE ARTISTS HAVE POURED
THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS.
>>THIS IS A GREENERY IN HERE?>>YEAH.
>>OH WOW, I LOVE THE
FLOOR, AND EVERYTHING.>>PLANTERS, CONCRETE, BRICKS
WITH SCREEN PRINTING ON
THEM, PHOTOS, THERE’S A REALLY ECLECTIC MIX.
>>JEWELRY, CLOTHES AND FOOD.
>>JEWELRY, REPURPOSE THINGS, SPICES, VINTAGE CLOTHING.
HANDMADE CLOTHING,
JUST EVERYTHING.>>THIS BIG OPEN SPACE FOR
HOLIDAY SEASON, YOU
BRING IN EXTRA ARTISTS, OTHERWISE YOU RENT IT OUT?
>>YEAH, WE HAVE WEDDINGS
IN HERE, SO WE CAN OFFER SPACES FOR BRIDES, CORPORATE,
MEETINGS, A STAGE, LIVE BAND.
>>I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU HAVE GREAT THINGS HERE,
AND I’LL GO CHECK THE
FOOD, AND ON MY OWN. THE PAINTED LADY TRASHIONS.
KIND OF HAVE A DARK FUN
SIDE TO YOU, RIGHT?>>DOORWAY.
>>WHAT INSPIRED THIS
FORM OF ART?>>I WAS A COLLECTOR, AND I
STARTED HERE, IT TURNED ON A
FULL ON FLEA MARKET SET UP HERE, AND AN AWESOME STORE.
I DO REALLY WELL AND I
HAVE TONS OF CUSTOMERS THAT COME IN EVERY WEEK.
>>THIS HITS YOU WHEN YOU WALK
IN, THIS IS REALLY NEAT, BRINGING IN YOUR OLD CHEVY.
>>I USE THEM AS DISPLAYS, AND
THAT’S WHERE I PUT MY ARTWORK. I DO FUN THINGS, THAT CAN
BE ITEMS ON MY TRUCK.
>>THIS IS HANDMADE APPAREL, YOU MADE EVERYTHING IN HERE?
>>WE DO.
>>I KNOW THESE PANTS. THAT’S SO CUTE.
AND I LIKE TO INSIDE — THESE
ARE COOL, THESE ARE CIGAR BOXES MADE INTO GUITARS.
IT’S SO CLEVER AND CREATIVE.
THESE ARE REALLY NEAT. THEY’RE ACTUALLY
WORKING GUITARS,
HOW CREATIVE. YOU’RE AN ARTIST WITH A CAUSE.
TELL ME WHAT YOU’RE DOING HERE.
>>WE MAKE AND SELL T-SHIRTS, FOR EVERY ONE THAT WE SELL, $20
WE GIVE FIVE OF OUR BUNDLES
HERE TO DIFFERENT LOCAL SHELTERS IN METRO DETROIT.
>>AND SMELLY SOAP, AND SO OFTEN
WHEN THEY’RE HANDMADE, THE SMELLS LAST SO MUCH LONGER
THAN WHAT YOU BUY AT THE STORE.
EVEN THE COFFEE PLACE IS ARTSY. IT SMELLS WONDERFUL,
AND THANK YOU.
AND IT’S ALWAYS ONE OF THE UNIQUE PLACES THAT REALLY STANDS
OUT, AND THE RUST BELT MARKET
HERE IS JUST THAT, NOT ONLY CAN YOU BUY A ONE OF A KIND HANDMADE
GIFT, BUT IT’S A DESTINATION.
>>>THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO
SEE AND DO IN METRO DETROIT THIS
MONTH AND OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS COMING UP NEXT TO POINT
YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
THE CAMPY COMEDY EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL IS AT CITY THEATRE.
AND TRENTON
WELCOMES FALL WITH A SCARECROW FESTIVAL. DRESS
UP FOR GREENFIELD VILLAGE’S
TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY HALLOWEEN. AND THE DETROIT ZOO’S
FAMILY FRIENDLY ZOO BOO.
GET READY TO ZOMBIE WALK AGAINST HUNGER.
THEN RUN AN UNDERWATER MILE
DURING THE FREE PRESS MARATHON. HEAD TO THE GLASS ACADEMY FOR
UNIQUE GLASS BLOWN PUMPKINS.
THEN TO DOWNTOWN PLYMOUTH FOR PUMPKIN PALOOZA.
THE FISHER PRESENTS
BERRY GORDY’S STORY MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.
AND THE PALACE PRESENTS
MICKEY’S MUSIC FESTIVAL. HELP SOLVE MEADOW BROOK’S
MURDER AT THE MASQUERADE.
THEN HEAD TO EASTERN MARKET FOR THE FALL BEER FESTIVAL.
THE ICE AGE UNFROZEN
UNLEASHES ROBOTIC ANIMALS AT THE SCIENCE CENTER.
AND THE AUTOMOTIVE TESTING EXPO
AIMS TO ELIMINATE RECALLS. TO LEARN OF ANY CHANGES LOG ON
TO VISITDETROIT.COM
OR CALL 1-800-DETROIT.>>>I’M IN CORKTOWN
NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY HAVE A BIG
VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS, AND SELL EVERYTHING FROM CRATES TO
MICROFOOD, AND WE’RE HERE FOR
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD. I’M AT OTTAVA VIA, THEY
HAVE GREAT ITALIAN FOOD.
BOCCE BALL COURTS AND MORE.>>WOW, THIS PLACE IS GORGEOUS
INSIDE, IT REMINDS ME OF A
TRATTORIA FROM THE COUNTRY. AND I LOVE THE
LARGE STYLE TABLE.
THE CEILINGS ARE GREAT AND IT HAS SUCH A COZY FEELING.
HEATHER, OUTSIDE, IT SAYS IT’S A
BANK AND LOAN BUILDING?>>WE KEPT THE ORIGINAL SIGN
OUT FRONT, PREVIOUSLY IT
WAS ARTHUR’S PAWN SHOP. THE OWNER HAND PICKED EACH
THING ON THE WALL TO GIVE IT
THAT FEEL, AND IT’S COZY, WE LIKE TO ACCENTUATE THAT.
WE HAVE SANGRIA AND
SPARKLING BIANCO.>>AND THIS CAUGHT MY EYE, THIS
IS WHAT YOU’RE USING?
>>YES, WE DO CYCLE THROUGH THE PRODUCTS, IT’S ALL
IMPORTED FROM ITALY.
>>AND SO YOU HAVE THIS AND THERE’S ANOTHER DINING
AREA IN THE BACK?
>>WE CALL THAT THE MUSIC ROOM, THE OWNER DEDICATED THAT
ROOM TO HIS DAUGHTER.
THE INSTRUMENTS ARE THE ONES SHE NO LONGER USES.
>>OUT HERE WE HAVE THE PATIO,
WE HAVE A FIRE EVERY NIGHT.>>A COURTYARD YOU PICKED UP
FROM ITALY AND PUT RIGHT HERE.
>>THE RECLAIMED BRICK WORK GIVES IT THAT FEEL.
>>IT DOES.
>>IT WAS ALL HAND DONE.>>DO YOU USE THE WOOD
BURNING STOVE OUT HERE?
>>JUST FOR A FIRE.>>THIS IS GREAT, BUT I KNOW
WHAT I’M REALLY HERE FOR IS
TO TRY THE GREAT FOOD.>>IT’S DELICIOUS,
YOU’LL LOVE IT.
>>A CLASSIC PEPPERONI PIZZA, WITH ONIONS AND GAETA OLIVES.
THEY’RE A CLASSIC MEDIUM,
THE DOUGH IS HAND TOSSED. THIS CAN BE A WOOD OVEN, WAS
IMPORTED AND IT CAN ACTUALLY
GET UP TO 800 DEGREES. A SINGLE PIE CAN TAKE
90 SECONDS TO COOK.
>>THIS IS PEPPERONI.>>CLASSIC PEPPERONI, WITH HOUSE
MADE MOZZARELLA, AND THE GAETA
OLIVES, AND RED ONIONS.>>DELICIOUS.
THIS IS WONDERFUL.
TONS AND TONS OF FLAVOR.>>THIS ONE HERE IS OUR CLASSIC
ITALIAN, IT STARTS WITH A
GARLIC SOFT WHITE BASE.>>SO, NO RED SAUCE.
>>NO, WHITE SAUCE PIZZA.
AND THE SOPRESSATA, AND CAPICOLA, AND ON TOP, THE OLIVE
OIL, AND SOME FRESH CHEESE.
>>SO GARLICY, AND SOFT ON YOU.>>THAT’S THE WHITE SAUCE.
>>IT’S — TELL ME OF THE
WONDERFUL FOODS.>>SO MOST OF THESE ARE OUR IN
HOUSE STAPLE, STARTING
WITH THE APPETIZER. WE HAVE THE PROSCIUTTO, AND
THE PECORINO TOSCANA.
>>THIS IS KIND OF HOW YOU WANT TO DO IT, RIGHT?
>>YES.
>>MIX AND MATCH.>>HOW IS IT?
>>WONDERFUL.
I LOVE THAT. IT CUTS THE RICHNESS, AND
THE BITE OF SALAMI.
>>AND THIS IS THE BRUSCHETTA. WE HAVE THE FRESH BASIL ON TOP.
VERY FRESH.
>>OH MY GOODNESS, IT’S LIKE EATING A GARDEN.
>>PRETTY MUCH.
>>THAT’S SO FLAVORFUL.>>AND THESE ARE THE
THREE MOST POPULAR ENTREES.
THIS IS A MEDITERRANEAN, IT’S CALLED BRONZINO.
WE SERVE IT OVER TUSCAN
POTATOES, AND IT’S VERY GOOD FOR YOU.
>>OH MY.
THAT’S HEAVENLY.>>LOTS AND LOTS OF FLAVOR.
>>IT’S SO BUTTERY.
>>THESE ARE THE TUSCAN POTATOES?
>>YES, SOME CALABRIAN CHILIS IN
THERE, CAPERS, AND GARLIC WITH OLIVE OIL.
>>IT’S A NICE OIL ON HERE.
WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?>>THE PORCHETTA HOT PLATE, YOU
HAVE A SALAD, AND A LITTLE BIT
OF PORK ON THE BOTTOM AND THE PORCHETTA IS PORK WRAPPED IN,
AND COOKED TO ORDER.
>>LOOK HOW NICELY THAT COOKED.>>I LOVE THE SEAR ON THAT.
THE CITRUS FLAVOR,
THAT’S DELICIOUS.>>AND PASTA.
>>– WE HAVE THE PASTA.
>>HERE, WE HAVE THE RAGU BOLOGNESE, THE PAPPARDELLE
NOODLES, AND THE BEEF SAUCE, WE
TOP IT WITH MASCARPONE CHEESE.>>LET ME GET SOME OF THAT.
>>THESE ARE THE BEST NOODLES TO
HAVE HERE, THEY SOAK UP THE SAUCE SO YOU GET A LOT OF
FLAVOR IN EACH BITE.
>>WONDERFUL, A RUSTIC FLAVOR — RUSTIC FLAVOR, EVERYTHING
IS WONDERFUL.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHOWING ME AROUND.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH
FOR COMING.>>OTTAVA VIA, WHICH IS ITALIAN
FOR EIGHTH STREET, AT THE CORNER
OF EIGHTH AND MICHIGAN, AND HAVE TIME, THIS IS THE KIND OF FOOD
THAT TASTES THAT GOOD.
IT’S FABULOUS. SHALL WE EAT?
>>WE SHALL.
>>THANK YOU. ♪♪

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