Cadillacs blaring Motown once lined these streets, but Detroit is moving on from its Motor City days with turnpikes turned to bike trails, pioneering urban farms around Eastern Market, and bargain dining and drinking in interethnic Greektown—a far cry from the 8 Mile urban jungle of Eminem rap fame, though you can still find Tigers in Comerica Park and Lions in Ford Field.
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Lakefront breezes made Chicago's reputation as the Windy City. But now Chicago is having a moment with celebrated West Loop restaurants and authentic Bridgeport ethnic eateries, Bucktown blues bars and Millennium Park concerts, downtown's awe-inspiring Art Institute and Wrigleyville's gut-busting Improv Olympics. White Sox, Cubs, Bulls, and Bears games are not far from President Obama's Hyde Park home.
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