Monthly Archives: August 2012

Zack’s HotDogs on Dequindre in Warren

For metro Detroit Foodies who want a real fast food treat, go to Zack’s Hotdogs on Dequindre in Warren. Almost everything at Zack’s is made-from-scratch  homemade.  There is also “Cheli’s” chili on the menu, as well as Hot Dog Nachos, Sweet Potato Fries and Fried Mac & Cheese Bites. Zack’s has 18 different Specialty Dogs…

American Mars Returns to Arts Beats & Eats with New Music

It’s no surprise that music devotees and really good musicians find their musical likes and influences in diverse spectrums. For the guys in American Mars, it’s their love for the post-punk sounds of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s and Americana roots music from the likes of Johnny Cash and Charlie Pride. I thought it was funny…

Arts Beats & Eats & 50%-Off Sales

Behind the stages and behind the art and food tents during Arts Beats & Eats, it’s almost easy to forget that the (he)art and soul of Downtown Royal Oak is made up of dozens of great bars, restaurants and stores — especially the stores. Most of them are independently owned and their own flavor that…

Moonshine Fruit Cocktails

  I’m looking at a couple of jars of Midnight Moon fruit inclusions from Piedmont Distillers. It’s a brand new product from NASCAR driver Junior Johnson I was sent to review. Fruit in a jar soaked in Moonshine! OMG and Yikes! News to me but apparently there is a “moonshine and artisan distilling movement”. But…

Arts Beats & Eats Preview: Sounds Like Mayer Hawthorne

Even if you didn’t grow up to the soundtrack of the Motown and Philadelphia Soul hit machines from the late ‘60’s to the mid-‘70’s, those songs and sounds are forever embedded in the soul of Detroit like a steel forged imprint, and 33-year-old Ann Arbor native Mayer Hawthorne is reliving them. Yes, a young white…

TONIGHT: Surprise Dave Chappelle Performance at the Fillmore Detroit

Comedian Dave Chappelle is staging a surprise performance tonight at the Fillmore in downtown Detroit. The show, which was announced late Friday, reportedly sold out in less than six hours. Chappelle proved himself to be one of the most important comedic minds of his generation with his hit Comedy Central program Chappelle’s Show. He walked…