What's unique about Detroit? Well, quite frankly, a lot.
In this week's Tweet of the Week, Detroit tweeters reminded
us to take a second look at a few things we might have forgotten about.
reminded us about the city skyline: sunrise in detroit looking over the city = love love love
A reason to get up in the morning? We think so.
Another tweeter, @cevan
, reminded us that though Detroit is known in some
circles for having aggressive drivers, we're also known for our
aggressive pedestrians: In Detroit, one crosses the road by jumping
into traffic + going one lane at a time. Out here, this maneuvre causes
SUVs to swerve off road.
We agree that Detroit definitely has its own take on traffic.
gave a little history lesson reminded us that the world's first traffic light
AND the first freeway showed up right here in the city of Detroit, in
1915 and 1942, respectively. She also threw down another local
first: The world's first carbonated soft drink? Vernor's ginger ale - James Vernor, 1866, Detroit pharmacist.
And speaking of food and drink, everyone
seemed to be buzzing about Anthony Bourdain's mid-winter visit to
Detroit, which finally aired on his Travel Channel show "No
Reservations" this past Monday.
He had a lot of
good things to say about the city. And @lindseywoho
us that - though they may be strange - there's nothing like the
comforts of home: Anthony Bourdain ate Polish food in Detroit -
including city chicken. No matter where I go, that slop on a stick will
be my comfort food.
It's a nice sentiment, however, @lindseywoho, he ate city chicken at Hamtramck's Polonia. It's near Detroit... but not Detroit.
What other Detroit gems are hidden under the radar? @markparton
seems to think we're hiding something big: Elvis where are you? (I'm told Elvis is in Detroit at the moment)
Yep, he's here. He's one of the 168 city council candidates, actually.
Have something else to remind us about Detroit? Let us know on Twitter
. Until next week, keep readin' and keep tweetin'.