Monthly Archives: February 2009

Good Eats: The Original Coney Island(s)

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February 27, 2009
Good Eats:  The Original Coney Island(s)

Long-time residents of Metro Detroit need no introduction to a unique type of restaurant featuring a hot dog with some chili on it (chopped onions, mustard, and ketchup are optional), the Coney Island.  It’s hard to explain what a “Coney” is as a genre of restaurant to out-of-towners or even to folks from northern...
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I Have A Dream… re: Detroit Startup Weekend

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February 24, 2009
I Have A Dream… re: Detroit Startup Weekend

Friends, I have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.I have a dream that on a brisk weekend in March, creatives, techies and business folks alike can come together for a great cause – the development of new business for the great-but-wounded city of Detroit. I have a dream...
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Stuff to Do: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

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February 23, 2009
Stuff to Do:  Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Detroit’s newcomer to the museum scene, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (known more affectionately as MOCAD), has a new director and a couple of new exhibitions, “Black Is, Black Ain’t” and “I Repeat Myself When Under Stress.”  MOCAD is unique (and definitely worth a visit) for a couple of reasons.  First, it does...
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Guest Post: Glass Pavillion @ the Toledo Museum of Art

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February 20, 2009
Guest Post:  Glass Pavillion @ the Toledo Museum of Art

This is a guest post by Ekachai Pattamasattayasonthi.  (Check out other posts he’s written here and here.)  Chai is a regular visitor to Michigan and is currently studying architecture as a graduate student at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We have good news for Art and Architecture lovers who want to extend their museum-going territory...
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Doing Good: Fat Tuesday Fundraiser for Patrick Anderson

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February 17, 2009
Doing Good:  Fat Tuesday Fundraiser for Patrick Anderson

The Royal Oak Woman’s Club recently announced that its annual Fat Tuesday fundraiser will be a benefit for Patrick Anderson this Tuesday, February 24, at Pronto! Patrick, a 23 year old graduate of Dondero High School, became a paraplegic following a snow-boarding accident.  He is currently living in Royal Oak with his family in...
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iPod Candy: Voices of Detroit Podcast

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February 16, 2009
iPod Candy: Voices of Detroit Podcast

I am probably one of the few individuals that does not have any sort of portable electronic media player, outside of an old Sony CD discman.  It just something I have been avoiding for a long time, as I know once I get one I will be fairly obsessive about it.  I love music...
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Stuff to Do: Star Trek, The Exhibition

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February 13, 2009
Stuff to Do:  Star Trek, The Exhibition

The Detroit Science Center is hosting STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION starting tomorrow, February 14, 2009.  And just in case Drag Queen Bingo is not your idea of a great way to spend Valentine’s Day, you and your loved one have the opportunity to BOLDLY GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE and to win a...
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Stuff to Do: Karaoke @ The Inn Place

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February 13, 2009
Stuff to Do:  Karaoke @ The Inn Place

A night at The Inn Place will remind you why you wanted to live in Royal Oak.  This little bar and grill, located at 917 N. Main St., is within walking distance of downtown. Karaoke Night @ The Inn Place is a special experience — one that you can have any Thursday or Saturday...
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Medicine Ball Madness!!!

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February 11, 2009
Medicine Ball Madness!!!

Here is  another great piece of (cost friendly) fitness equipment that will enhance your workout routine and you can also use in the comfort of your home/outdoors.  You can purchase a medicane ball online,at any sports fitness stores,or simply google it. They vary in weight/price from $19-$60+… Here are some awesome moves to get...
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Stuff to Do: Drag Queen Bingo

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February 10, 2009
Stuff to Do:  Drag Queen Bingo

Only in Royal Oak!  We’ve written before about FIVE15 Media, Mojo, and More (see that post here), a quirky little shop in downtown Royal Oak described by its owner, Gary Baglio, as “the best metrosexual gift shop in all of Michigan.” This ain’t your Grandma’s Bingo –FIVE15 FIVE15 is now hosting Drag Queen Bingo...
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Tuesday Tea Tweetup @ Goldfish Tea (Royal Oak)

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February 9, 2009
Tuesday Tea Tweetup @ Goldfish Tea (Royal Oak)

Twitter users! I would like to cordially invite you to a Tweetup of unique proportion on Tuesday, February 10th on Goldfish Tea (117 4th Street, Royal Oak – just west of Main Street) starting around 7pm. We held the first one last week and we had over 10 people in attendance who came from...
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Shame on Somerset!

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February 8, 2009
Shame on Somerset!

The self-described “epicenter for luxury retail in the State of Michigan,” the Somerset Collection, appears to be stuck in the dark ages.  The mall has decided to ban a rather tame and tasteful window display put up by the Armani Exchange.  Somerset is the only mall to ban this display, which features hundreds of...
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