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The June Hit List: Basan, Leila, Alpino, and More


We can confidently say that patio season is upon us in southeast Michigan — finally! — and that bodes well for the area’s drinking and dining establishments. Summer is all too short here, so it’s time to jam in as much alfresco as we can tolerate.

For June, we’re watching the crowds gather outside Little Caesars Arena from Basan’s brand new patio, checking out Corktown newcomers Alpino and Summertown Fresh Bar, enjoying the city’s parks at Leila, Prime & Proper, Eatori, Lumen, Parc, and La Dolce Vita, and celebrating the long-awaited return of New Center’s Northern Lights Lounge from its pandemic pause. Things are looking bright in this month’s Resy Hit List.