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Serena Maria Daniels


Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Serena:

25 Essential Taco Types, Explained

The taco is deceptively simple by reputation, but there are dozens of fillings that require painstaking preparation. Here are the best types of tacos, explained. → Read More

A Look Back at Michigan’s Six-Year Farm-to-Institution Program

The program fell short on its ambitious promise, but moved the needle forward, advocates say. → Read More

How This Group of Detroit Chingonas Clapped Back Against Negative Mexican Stereotypes and Caught the Attention of Washington

.“I just thought the images were really offensive,” she said. “Unfortunately, these images portray Mexicans as drunkards or prone to violence. These racist and derogatory messages are harmful to ou… → Read More

José Feliciano Gets His Due Respect at 50th Anniversary of National Anthem Performance

I never knew that my patriotism was going to be misconstrued,” the iconic singer said. → Read More

Passing the Planning Mic to the Next Generation, Today

City brings in an urban planning firm with experience supporting youth as key planning voices. → Read More

Detroit Is About To Open Its First Tequila Bar

Toma Detroit will introduce Detroiters to a variety of rare mezcals and tequilas and Latin American-inspired cuisine. → Read More

This Food Truck Owner Wants to Decolonize Your Diet

A new way of thinking about the food we eat offers a way to preserve or even restore culture as well as health. → Read More

Chipotle Testing Bacon, Nachos And Late-Night Deals In Select Cities

The burrito giant is rolling out new menu items, $2 tacos and combo deals as part of its overall turnaround efforts. → Read More

What This Food Critic Meant to Those Who Make Cities

Jonathan Gold, who died Saturday from pancreatic cancer, made sense of Los Angeles’ overwhelming megalopolis through food. → Read More

New Food Hall for Immigrant Women Will Build on the Tenderloin’s History

Taking over a blighted site, with affordable housing planned as well. → Read More

Pop-Up Kitchen Counters Mainstream Narratives about Food in Detroit

It was like opening and closing 14 new restaurants in the span of three days. → Read More

This first generation Mexican-American is growing a taco truck empire in southwest Detroit

Starting with a single taco truck owned by her father, Nancy Lopez has parlayed that into three more trucks, an outdoor patio, and a Mexican burger concept. And she's done it with twists on classic recipes. → Read More

Atlanta Park Redesign Makes a Big Statement About Equity and Inclusion

Signaling who matters in cities. → Read More

12 Detroit area chefs share their favorite local dishes

Food writer Serena Maria Daniels polled some of the best Detroit area chefs on their favorite local dishes. These were their often surprising, illuminating, and humorous answers. → Read More

Cooking Up Opportunity for Salt Lake City’s Refugee Population

How the city and the state of Utah are becoming a hub for refugees. → Read More

L.A. Converting Public Spaces into Public Service Hubs

Part of a triage response. → Read More

Growing and Selling an Equitable Local Economy in Detroit

"Stuff that we grow, that they sell, isn't grown by slaves." → Read More

How Detroit's Mexican Community Helped Shape the City's Now-Hip Food and Drink Scene

For decades, Detroit's Mexican community has helped sustain and create food trends in the city. → Read More

Chattanooga Market Connects Innovation District to Low-Income Seniors

Everyone wins. → Read More

Chicano Velvet Paintings Finally Get Artistic Respect in Michigan Gallery Exhibition

Rasquache finds a home. → Read More