This week has had Detroit, and the nation, on pins and needles as we waited to see if the United Auto Workers (UAW) would strike the Big Three. Early Friday, it was on, and 13,000 workers walked out at three plants in Wayne, MI, Ohio and Missouri. The strike could have a big impact on Detroit’s economy and families. More immediately, we couldn’t help but wonder what it means for the Detroit Auto Show, set to begin this weekend — it looks like the Charity Preview will go off without a hitch.

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What’s happening

🥨 Detroit’s westside has gotten a few new food options thanks to the grand opening of what seems to be the first Black-owned food hall in Detroit. Whatcha Wanna Eat Food Hall features nine vendors and made quite the splash during its opening weekend, largely thanks to viral videos and word-of-mouth. Located at 10635 West McNichols a few blocks east of Meyers Road, the food hall features a variety of cuisine including barbecue at Detroit Wild Pit, burgers at Crazy Burger and smoothies at Your Perfect Blend. (Eater, Instagram)

🚓 In 2021, a Detroit man dialed 911 and threatened to kill Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and other government officials he did not specify by name. The 60-year-old man was convicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge. Whitmer has faced her fair share of threats since she was elected, most notably from the group of men who conjured a plan to kidnap the governor in 2020. (Metro Times, PBS)

🦁 Nothing says fall is near quite like the beginning of football season. Much to everyone’s shock, the Lions beat reigning Super Bowl champs the Kansas City Chiefs in their first game of the season. Lions safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson was spotted wearing a blue ski mask ahead of the first game and wants Lions fans everywhere to do the same. The Lions home opener is Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks — we’ll see if C.J. gets his wish. (The Detroit News)

More to talk about

🍔 TikTok influencer and native Detroiter Keith Lee has been spotted around the city reviewing a few local food spots. (Metro Times)

🎃 Cooler weather means spooky season is quickly approaching. Preservation Detroit is  offering graveyard tours beginning in October, including at the historic Elmwood Cemetery. (Outlier Media)

🍸 If you’re looking to snag a nice cocktail in Midtown, Hammer & Nail announced it will be reopening after closing its doors earlier this year. (Detroit Free Press)

🎉 Looking to get out of the house? Hit one of the festivals — including comedy, art and film — happening around Detroit this weekend. (Outlier)

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