2018 DXF Spring Soirée Recap

A huge thank you to everyone that helped make our first ever DXF Spring Soirée the success that it was! We had such a great time with all of you, celebrating our mutual admiration for Detroit and reminiscing over the last 12 years of DXF in all it's iterations!

We'd like to call special attention to our friends at Comcast, UHY, Indian Trails and Huntington Bank who helped make this event possible through their generous donations.

Check out photo recap in the carousel below!

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Thanks to our friends at Bondo, a Photo Booth Company, for bringing over their awesome photo booth setup! You can view the full gallery of photos taken here.

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DXF Challenge Featured in Detroit News Culinary Calendar

July 26, 2017 - The Detroit News

Culinary Calendar: Cookbooks, Food Fets, Pop-ups, More

DXF Challenge in Detroit: The Detroit Experience Factory is challenging folks to visit as many of the city’s 694 bars and restaurants as they can. Kicks off Tuesday and and runs through Oct. 31. Register and get a list at detroitexperiencefactory.org/challenge.

Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertain...

Detroit Experience Factory To Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage Of Small Businesses

July 21, 2017 - Detroit Regional Chamber

Detroit Experience Factory to Kick Off 4th Annual DXF Challenge, Encouraging Patronage of Small Businesses

The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) wants to give you new dinner plans. On August 1, DXF is launching the fourth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the 694 bars, restaurants and cafes fro DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklist. Over the course of three months, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting some of these Detroit culinary destinations.

DXF will be hosting a Detroit birthday party at their 123 Monroe St. Welcome Center on Monday, July 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., in honor of the city’s 316th anniversary – this will also serve as the DXF Challenge launch event. Tania Mackey, a past Challenge grand prize winner, visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklists during the 90-day timeframe. “It was great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. I took my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly,” Mackey said. “I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.”

The DXF Challenge is simple: the individual who visits the most places between August 1 and October 31, 2017 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. Random winners will also be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge – even a participant who visits one destination can be a winner. Participants just have to post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase and include the hashtag, #DXFChallenge. For more details and registration, visit ww.detroitexperiencefactory.org/challeng.

To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with across the city, DXF has expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours including free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and more. See the full list of tours at www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/tours.

As an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. It operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center at 123 Monroe and has taken over 90,000 people on tours since it started in 2006. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit that strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community.

Source: http://www.detroitchamber.com/detroit-expe...

How Many Detroit Bars & Restaurants You Can Visit In 3 Months?

July 21, 2017 - Daily Detroit

How Many Detroit Bars & Restaurants You Can Visit In 3 Months?

By Shianne Nocerini

The Detroit Experience Factory (DXF) is mostly known for the tours they offer around Detroit. However they also have an extensive list of the bars and restaurants located within the city limits.

This year they are one again holding their DXF Challenge. This is the fourth year for the challenge.

Those who decide to take part in The DXF Challenge will try to visit as many of the 694 bars, restaurants, and cafes from the DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklists in three months. Participants will win prizes during the competition.

If you enjoy getting out and exploring the city this is the challenge for you.

The grand prize winner will receive the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package that is valued at over $1,000. There will also be random winners that will be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge.

The Challenge will take place between August 1 and October 31, 2017. Participants will need to register on the DXF website before getting started.

All you have to do for the Challenge is post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase, tag @WeKnowDetroit and include the hashtag #DFXChallenge.

DXF has also expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours throughout Detroit. This includes the free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and much more. You can find the tour schedule on the DXF website.

Source: http://www.dailydetroit.com/2017/07/21/man...

694 bars and restaurants. Three months. One challenge.

July 21, 2017 - Michigan Chronicle

694 bars and restaurants. Three months. One Challenge

By Roz Edward, Michigan Chronicle Managing Editor

Detroit Experience Factory to kick off 4th annual DXF Challenge today, encouraging patronage of small businesses

The Detroit Experience Factory wants to give you new dinner plans. On August 1, DXF is launching the fourth annual DXF Challenge to inspire locals and visitors alike to experience some of the 694 bars, restaurants and cafes from DXF’s Bar & Restaurant Checklists. Over the course of three months, participants will compete to win prizes while visiting some of these Detroit culinary destinations.

DXF will be hosting a Detroit birthday party at their 123 Monroe St. Welcome Center on Monday, July 24 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., in honor of the city’s 316th anniversary – this will also serve as the DXF Challenge launch event.

Tania Mackey, a past Challenge grand prize winner, visited 210 bars and restaurants on the checklists during the 90-day timeframe. “It was great to learn about so many small businesses that you wouldn’t really know about unless you take the time to explore. I took my son almost everywhere with me – it can be really kid friendly,” Mackey said. “I’m a lifelong Detroiter but there’s a lot of places I’ve never been. This was a great opportunity to explore home.”

 

The DXF Challenge is simple: the individual who visits the most places between August 1 and October 31, 2017 will win the Ultimate Detroit Experience Package, valued at over $1,000. Random winners will also be selected for prizes throughout the Challenge – even a participant who visits one destination can be a winner. Participants just have to post a photo on Instagram of themselves and their purchase and include the hashtag, #DXFChallenge. For more details and registration, visit www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/challenge.

 

To help people learn about spots they might not already be familiar with across the city, DXF has expanded their summer tour schedule to offer 26 different tours including free neighborhood walking tours, monthly bar tours and more. See the full list of tours at www.detroitexperiencefactory.org/tours.

 

As an affiliate of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the Detroit Experience Factory uses interactive experiences and innovative resources to help newcomers and locals  get more connected to the people, places and projects in Detroit. It operates Detroit’s community based Welcome Center at 123 Monroe and has taken over 90,000 people on tours since it started in 2006. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a nonprofit that strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community.

 

 

 

 

Source: https://michronicleonline.com/2017/07/24/6...