July 8, 2011 by Amy Elliott Bragg
Favorite Places: Belle Isle willow trees
From Todd Abrams: A cluster of willow trees near the fishing pier, north side of Belle Isle:
We have had the Gourmet Underground pot luck picnic there the past two years and everyone loves the site. The first year we had the picnic it was 90+ outside but the breeze off of the Detroit River and the shade from those huge willows kept us cool.
I am sure the plenitude of fancy drinks helped, too.
We spent an afternoon on Belle Isle last weekend and I looked for this spot, but I am pretty sure it only shows itself once a year, like a delicious mirage.
Want to share your own favorite place with me? Well, OK!