Detroit Lions love the Honey Bee Market

The Detroit Lions appear to be off to a promising start in his first weeks back on the field, and that may be down to rookie linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez’s footwork.

In week 1 alone, Rodriguez has already gone viral for hip throw Eagles center Jason Kelce, a feat that Kelce and others say the Oklahoma native has a bright future in the major leagues. The Lions lost that first game of the season, but not before Rodriguez made that epic play.

Could Rodriguez’s upbringing on his mother’s traditional Mexican recipes have something to do with the strength and courage he’s shown so far? The answer is resounding, perhaps?

Rodriguez explained his love for moist burritos and his mother’s homemade salsa at home in a short video posted on Twitter Saturday while visiting the venerable Honey Bee Market in southwest Detroit at 2443 Bagley St.

“It’s definitely something my mom would cook at home,” he tells store staff as he takes a bite of a meat dish.

The next day, Sunday September 18, the Lions won in a 36-27 win over the Washingtons Commanders.

Honey Bee has been a mainstay in Detroit’s Hubbard Richard neighborhood for over 60 years, famous for its wide variety of produce, Mexican spices, cheeses and other culturally relevant staples, as well as its butcher counter pickled carne asada, al pastor, and fajitas.

The supermarket is a frequent destination among Metro Detroiters and residents of Windor, Ontario, given the city’s proximity to Canada.

Closure of Bagley Central

Longtime local bartender Mike Ketelhut’s stylish, jewel-toned neighborhood bar is closing for good after three years. According to a Instagram post released Thursday, September 15, Ketelhut said he was choosing not to renew the partnership agreement that established the bar

Bagley Central became known for hosting indie rock shows, art exhibits, and for its old-fashioned video game boards set up on tables for patrons to play. The site, at 2545 Bagley, previously housed Our/Detroit Vodka.

Madison Heights Restaurant Week

Sunday September 18 started Madison Heights Restaurant Week, a celebration to showcase the varied culinary expertise of the Oakland County city. According The Detroit NewsThe program runs until September 23 and offers special discounts on a variety of dishes including tacos, pho, shawarma and more at several participating restaurants.

Charles P. Patton