Monthly Archives: April 2012

From Berwanger to Luck – Evolution of the draft

  Jay Berwanger gave a former president a nasty scar under his left eye in a college football game. Then he was the number one draft pick in the NFL but his rights were traded to Chicago from Philly and they couldn’t agree on a deal. So he started a career for a rubber company.…

Bra Fittings – A First Hand Account

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After years of training bras, you know the spandex-ish type that isn’t quite a sports bra, I finally committed to a professional bra fitting. I entered Bra~vo Intimates in Royal Oak nervous and slouched, embarrassed because I was wearing the ugliest bra in my closet. What would they think? What would they say? Would they…

‘Boy’ Makes Its Oustanding American Debut

In Boy, the details are in the title. Yes, the main character’s nickname is Boy but it’s that eleven year old’s father who best lives up to the name. The film examines how a family of three Maori boys–a father and his two sons–cope with the death of their wife and mother in 1984 New Zealand.…

Summer Hair Trends in Royal Oak – VIVID Color

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It may take a serious set of stones or mega-watt fame to pull of vibrant hair color but many Metro Detroiters are sporting the look and getting it at a nice price. Neon isn’t just for accessories anymore, fashionistas are taking the trend to their tresses. David Pressley School of Cosmetology offers salon grade services…

Restaurant Week features Lockhart’s and Royal Oak Brewery

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Thousands of hungry foodies flocked to Royal Oak last year for Restaurant Week. This year, it gets even better with 24 venues offering special deals April 27 – May 6. Grab a coin. Heads, you get expertly brewed craft beer and some awesome bar food. Tails, you get an impressive assortment of Michigan craft beer…

D’Amato’s looks forward to 3rd Restaurant Week

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This is D’Amato’s third year participating in Royal Oak Restaurant Week so head to 221 S. Shurman Drive for Italian cuisine made from scratch. “We like to participate in events that spotlight the community,” said D’Amato’s owner, Paul Jackman. “It’s a good event for Royal Oak and a great way to expose what we do…

It’s Record Store Day!

The 5th annual Record Store Day is a celebration of something that has become all too rare. For the past 15 years or so, downtowns and strip malls across the country have seen their mom and pop record stores shutter and close at incredibly high rates. Although this trend is almost certainly irreversible, a reverence for…

Panty Poems and Wedding Showers

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It is the season for weddings and if you’re a 20 to 30-somthing, you feel the pain of wedding showers and bachelorette party’s. There are just so many events to attend and gifts to give and as we become adults more and more of our friends are biting the bullet. Just because those individuals have…

Rock on Third Rocks Royal Oak Restaurant Week

Something that Royal Oak has is a little bit of everything. It’s what makes it interesting and what makes it hard to narrow down the choices during Royal Oak Restaurant Week. So it’s only fitting that Rock on Third is Royal Oak’s neighborhood bar in only the way a neighborhood bar in Royal Oak can…

Best Bacon at Cafe Muse

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Located just around the corner from Urbane Underground, Cafe Muse is a national landmark for grilled cheese lovers far and wide. The famous Cafe Muse grilled cheese sandwich–made with 3 cheeses, tomato, basil and honey–has been featured in Esquire, recognized by Oprah, and awarded by the Detroit Free Press. There’s no questioning that it’s a…