Monthly Archives: September 2010

Dive into Detroit Restaurant Week before it’s too late

There’s a reason my father insisted we all eat dinner together every evening growing up. Food is a communal and sensory experience. It brings us together in ways nothing else can. Fighting teenage sisters can pass plate of spaghetti topped with dad’s meat sauce and everything would be OK again. That carries over in all…

Royal Oak remembers records, opens new store UHF

If you’ve lived in Royal Oak for any considerable amount of time, you can name a few record shops. You might even be able to date yourself by the store names you come up with. No surprise the landscape has changed. Restaurants have filled the spaces where music browsing once reigned supreme. But a new…

Greensboro gets it all done thanks to You Time Solutions

The early years at Greensboro’s You Time Solutions weren’t exactly easy. Owners Paula McGarrell and Leigh Anne Hunt still refer to 2009 as The Summer of Squash. “It was a hard time,” said McGarrell. “Clients gave us vegetables from their gardens. We still don’t eat squash!” But they truly believe this business is their calling.…

Detroit Film Theatre welcomes Alloy Orchestra

If you’ve only ever seen a movie at a multiplex you’re really missing a key part of the experience. Case-in-point – there is something really magical about a historic movie house. I maintain one of the most magical in Detroit is our own Detroit Film Theatre. Yes, I know it’s really a film auditorium, a…

Greensboro pet doctor makes house calls

Dr. Andrea Walker, owner of Pet Doctor Mobile Vet Service When Fido isn’t feeling well it can be equally stressful on you to pack up your pup and head to a crowded veterinary office for his check-up. Dr. Andrea Walker knows that. That’s why she started The Pet Doctor Mobile Veterinary Service in the Triad. She…

Taste fall at the Harvest Moon Beer & Wine Tasting tonight

Craft beer fans and foodies unite starting tonight in downtown Farmington as the first Harvest Moon festival kicks off featuring fine wines, craft beer, mead and food pairing highlighting the tastes of the Great Lakes region and spanning the globe. The event begins tonight from 5:30-10 at Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park and extends for…

Don’t cop out, Detroit 1-8-7 starts tonight on ABC

The excitement has been building over the new police drama Detroit 1-8-7, which began filming here in metro Detroit over the summer. Tonight is the night we’ve all been waiting for – the official ABC premiere. We’ve seen the billboards, watched the planes fly overhead with banners. We finally get to see what Michael Imperioli…

Ferndale’s DIY Fest promises more crafters, music, brews

If you’re in or around metro Detroit this weekend, you don’t need to ponder what to do or where to go. The answer is simple. Head to Ferndale’s Third annual DIY Festival. It’s bigger, better and they’ve thought of something for everyone. The event runs Friday evening through Sunday. Let’s start with the heart of…

Detroit presents Third Thursdays in Midtown tonight

No surprise I love any reason to wander the shops and restaurants downtown – and a new night devoted to promoting them, complete with discounts and later hours is just the thing to coerce me out of my Ferndale apartment. So when Claire Nelson of the Bureau of Urban Living announced a new monthly event…

Jeff Pulver’s Day of Giving an opportunity to educate others

I think it’s fair to say that individuals from across the Midwest are buzzing about this little thing called the 140 Characters Conference that’s coming to Detroit on October 20. They know they can expect top-notch speakers providing insight and sharing stories about the way the social web has impacted their personal and professional lives.…