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Fourth of July Weekend: Pig Roasts, Picnics, and Hot Dogs

What to eat and drink this Independence Day.

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Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Here are a couple picks for Fourth of July dining. Stay tuned for updates and hit up the tipline with any additional suggestions.

  • Laika Dog launches at noon on Saturday inside the UFO Factory with "fancy hot dogs" and music.
  • Nancy Whiskey hosts its fifth annual Rock and Roll Pig Roast on the Fourth. For a$10 cover you can feast on roasted pig while listening to live bands  from noon to midnight.
  • HopCat is serving picnic-style plates of Corridor Sausage brats, Crack Fries, pulled pork, corn on the cob, and slaw for $10.95.
  • The Keep will host its first-ever Disco Brunch 10 a.m. Sunday with music, food, and some tasty-looking bloody marys.
  • Thomas Magee's Sporting House Whiskey Bar is teaming up with Le Petit Zinc for a Red, White, and Boozy Independence Day Brunch. Le Petit Zinc will be offering several different crepe flavors including a bourbon-infused crepe, while Thomas Magee's is whipping-up Irish coffees, whiskey marys, and old fashioneds.

Other ideas:

UFO Factory

2110 Trumbull, , MI 48216


4265 Woodward Avenue, , MI 48201 (313) 769-8828 Visit Website

Nancy Whiskey Pub

2644 Harrison Street, , MI 48216 (313) 962-4247