Monthly Archives: October 2008

Explore: Mexicantown

Sure, you’ve heard of Greektown.You might have even played the slots at the casino, had dinner at the New Parthenon Restaurant or grabbed a piece of baklava at the Astoria Pastry Shop (there’s a branch on Main Street in downtown Royal Oak, by the way). However, there’s a much more original neighborhood, still unaffected by…

Pronto! Corner Store, 3.0

After what seemed like an eternity for Pronto Corner Store regulars craving a chocolate-fudge brownie or some other sinful snack, the sugar-fueled shop finally reopened in mid-September to rave reviews. This is the third time that the crew at Pronto has renovated the store located at the corner of Washington and Sixth Street in downtown…

Ohm Creative Group X 323 East

  The crew over @ 323 East + Ohm Creative Group were featured in MetroMode Media. These guys are up to some really cool + creative stuff. Here’s some excerpts from the article > “…two-year-old creative marketing agency is known for more than just clever cups. (they put Kwame Kilpatricks mug shot, on a mug…

FIVE15 Media, Mojo & More

FIVE15, located at 515 Washington Avenue in downtown Royal Oak, is described by its owner, Gary Baglio, as “the best metrosexual gift shop in all of Michigan.” It’s also a coffee shop, a bookstore, a music store, an imported magazine stand, a movie rental place (ask Gary to show you how to use the high-tech…

In Bed with a Mosquito

“In Bed with a Mosquito” is the the first video documentary produced and directed by Detroit-born and former Michigan resident Sarah Frank. “In Bed with a Mosquito” is an intimate 18 minute portrait of activism and aging in New York City that focuses on the life of Betty Brassell, a 78-year-old anti-war activist living on…

Stabilize your Core and so much More!

As promised, here are a series of great strength training excercises you can do to strengthen both your core as well as other parts of your body.  The core (your central abdominal area) is so important for your health because it is the central system that holds and balances everything together both internally and externally. …

Hallowalking

It’s a great time to go walking in and around Royal Oak. The trees are covered with brilliantly-covered leaves and the temperatures are ideal for a brisk walk or a leisurely jog. So, get out there before it’s time to start thinking about Michigan’s winter sports! Some of our house-bound neighbors have put a great…

Stuff to do: the Detroit Free Press Marathon

The 31st running of the Detroit Free Press Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 19, 2008.  The starting pistol will be fired at 7:10 a.m., so if you want to see elite runners such as Clint Verran, Sarah Hinkley, and Kenya’s David Cheruiyot, set your alarm clock early.  Verran is a local favorite, having begun…

McCain and Dave Kiss and Make Up

After weeks of being hammered by the Dean of Late Night Television for cancelling on him to go and save the economy, Senator McCain recently found his way back to Dave’s couch.  Senator McCain and David Letterman are now back on good terms. Here’s the video: BrandonMore Posts – Website

Toast X 2

Toast is opening a second location! Thom and Regan Bloom (the owners of Toast) a popular Ferndale breakfast and lunch spot, will open a Birmingham location that serves dinner and alcohol this month. From article > The Birmingham location’s menu will offer Toast’s signature breakfast and lunch dishes, plus dinner items and a full bar.…