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Shelia's Bakery is a sweet spot in Southwest Detroit

A snapshot of Shelia's Bakery on Springwells in Southwest Detroit and the quaint bakery.


Many larger Mexican bakeries can be a bit confusing and slightly intimidating when you first enter a warm, fragrant world of unfamiliar sights and smells. But when you go inside Sheila's (which is named for Morales' 7-year-old daughter), take a moment to breathe in all the sweet scents, then grab a pair of tongs and a tray near the entrance and gather up the breads you want to buy. Expect friendly smiles, lots of laughter and a capable staff ready to assist should you have any questions.

The shop bustles with activity morning through night as people from the neighborhood bring their small children to select a birthday cake or to buy a tray of treats to serve their family during merienda.

Merienda is traditionally an Hispanic midday meal served around 5:30 p.m. after a late lunch (2 p.m.), which helps stay hunger until a late dinner is served (usually around 9 p.m). It's a light meal that often consists of a piece of fruit, pan dulce and coffee. Think of it as high tea with coffee and a Spanish influence.

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Grading Time Inc.'s 'Assignment Detroit'

Time Inc. has descended onto Detroit either like a thunderstorm or as liberators, depending on who you talk to. There has been a blitz of blog posts, features stories, and videos from its self anointed "D Shack" portraying the Detroit they've seen so far.

Videos include an interview with K-9 to Five's Liz Blondy, a piece on 85 cent hamburgers, asking Detroiters why they love and hate the city, and another piece about how Detroiters "survive."

Stories have covered entrepreneurs, housing costs, Detroit's decline, and Ernie Harwell.

So, what's your take? How would you grade their assignment so far? Is it the same ol' same ol'? Or is it something different?

Our own media outlets and bloggers have been discussing the coverage as well. Read a piece by Crain's Detroit business here.

Listen to an interview with Daniel Okrent -- writer of Time's Detroit cover story -- on WDET's "Detroit Today" here.

And, last but not least, Dyspathy's "Assignment Detroit: The Drinking Game" will keep you reminded of the Detroit cliche's as well as keep you totally sauced when reading through Time's project.

Let us know what you think about the Time blitz on our Facebook page here.

Check out the Time Inc. coverage here.

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