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DXF Bar and Restaurant Checklist Challenge starts today!

Do you think you’ve been to every bar or restaurant downtown? Join the Detroit Experience Factory’s (DXF) Checklist Challenge and see what you’ve been missing! Starting today, DXF is bringing back the Checklist Challenge to inspire you to experience the 303 bars and restaurants on DXF’s Downtown Bars and Restaurants checklist (view and download the list at: weknowdetroit.org). More than 30 places have opened in the last year alone!

“I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.” says Tania Mackey, the grand prize winner of last summer’s checklist challenge. “It’s also been great to learn about and support so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. And I take my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly.” Tania visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklist during the 90 days of our first DXF challenge.

The Checklist Challenge is pretty simple: the individual who visits the most places on the checklist between June 1st and September 1st will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package valued at over $1,000. There will also be random winners selected for prizes throughout the challenge so even if you visit one place you can be a winner. Participants will have to post a photo of themselves at the bar or restaurant on Instagram and use the hashtag, #DXFchallenge. For more details and to sign up visit http://www.weknowdetroit.org/challenge.

Jeanette Pierce
Jeanette Pierce is Executive Director at Detroit Experience Factory, an organization that helps locals and newcomers get connected to the city. A life-long Detroiter who grew up in the Morningside neighborhood, Jeanette founded Inside Detroit, a nonprofit that used tours and experiences to educate locals and visitors about Detroit’s history, culture and community. It later merged with D:hive to expand offerings and other resources related to real estate, jobs, important city data, retail options, small business and more. Jeanette was honored by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top Twenty in their 20’s in 2007, was awarded the Shining Light Future Leader Award from the Detroit Free Press in 2010, and the Detroit Young Professionals Vanguard Award in 2011. Follow her @JeanettePierce.