Tag Archive for Detroit

Detroit’s Mad Hatter outfits Kentucky Derby

What’s better than a day at the races, fancy schmancy cocktails, and betting on the fastest horse? A big-brimmed derby hat from Detroit’s own milliner,  Mr. Song. It’s not the thoroughbreds, the mint juleps or the Hollywood royalty that sets the Kentucky Derby apart, it’s the hats that top off the seersucker and sundresses that…

The Rattlesnake Gives a Taste of Baconfest Michigan

Do you smell bacon in your sleep? Are you imagining ordinary things that resemble slabs of bacon during your waking hours? More than likely, you won’t be able to wait until June 2 for  Baconfest Michigan  at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. Lucky for you, the  Rattlesnake  – one of 36 participating restaurants, bars and…

Detroit Documentaries: Detroit Wildlife

There’s been a rash of Detroit documentaries lately, from locals with well fed Kickstarter accounts to seasoned vets submitting their takes on the city to the Sundance Film Festival. As the city’s buzz has intensified over the past several years, it seems everyone’s been trying to best document Detroit and what it all means. In…

Weekend Fun–May 4th

Blue Man Group has invaded Detroit!   Blue Man Group Fisher Theatre Detroit May 1st-13th “Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.” Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00pm Sunday Evenings at 7:30pm…

Detroit Docs Part Three: City on the Move

There’s been a rash of Detroit documentaries lately, from locals with well fed Kickstarter accounts to seasoned vets submitting their takes on the city to the Sundance Film Festival. As the city’s buzz has intensified over the past several years, it seems everyone’s been trying to best document Detroit and what it all means. In…

Great Metro Detroit Burgers at the Twisted Rooster

It’s a little off the beaten path of metro Detroit, but if you have a chance to visit the  Twisted Rooster  restaurant, in either Belleville or Chesterfield, you should give it a try.   Even though the two nearby locations (there’s also one in Grand Rapids) are a bit of a drive, take some small…

Do you eat at the same restaurants, or try new places?

My parents came to visit me yesterday. They arrived late afternoon/early evening, so, of course, the discussion of getting something to eat came up, as it always does when you’re parents are in town and willing to pay for a nice meal out. And, like always, that discussion devolved into the typical, where do we…

ComePlayDetroit rec league has a sport for everybody

Maybe you were talented enough to play sports at your high school or college, or maybe you played on an intramural team or rec league in college. But if you’re home for the summer, or graduated, now what do you do if you want to play sports? Justin Jacobs has the answer:ComePlayDetroit. Jacobs, founder/president of…

If you haven’t been to Belle Isle lately, you’re missing out

The weather is warming up, and for me, that means trips to  Belle Isle.   The island is 983 acres of fun just east of downtown Detroit, whether you’re riding your bike or running the 5.5 miles around the perimeter roads, playing some tennis on the nicely surfaced courts, or chasing squirrels and geese with…

Check out Bistro 555 in Greektown

$7 lobster tail. Do I have your attention? Even if you don’t like lobster, if you have the chance to try out  Bistro 555  in Greetown Casino’s hotel, I would recommend it. (And you can always opt to add shrimp or crab legs to your meal if you’d rather.) I visited there last weekend with…