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Royal Oak Music City

Built in 1928, the Royal Oak Music Theatre started out as a grand movie house typical of its era. Though it still hosts the occasional movie, the Royal Oak Music Theatre is now known for much, much more. Comedy nights, private parties, heck, even boxing routinely draws big crowds. What it’s really known for, though, […]

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St. Patrick’s Day: Top 10 Irish Pubs in Metro Detroit

St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the introduction of Christianity to Ireland. It also celebrates corned beef, music, and binge drinking. While we wouldn’t go so far as to suggest whether and where to go to church, we will offer our opinions on bars. We know a few things about bars. And corned beef. And music. Here […]

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Royal Oak Restaurant Week: Downtown Map

Royal Oak Restaurant Week is in its third year. And as the popular dining event grows in age, so too does it grow in participating restaurants. If we were pressed to guess, we’d feel safe positing that RORW will grow in diners, too. Downtown Royal Oak has so many restaurants to choose from that diners […]

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Crowd-Funding Batch Brewing Company

If you haven’t watched Batch Brewing Company’s video in support of its crowd-funding campaign, do yourself a favor and click on over HERE. That is one dapper looking brewmaster. Crowd-funding is a means for businesses, organizations, artists, and anyone with an idea to raise funding for their project. There are a number of websites that […]

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Date Night 2/2: Metro Detroit

It’s Saturday night in Motown: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner A Midtown legend: Mario’s Restaurant Per Metromix: “Since 1948, Mario’s has served up fillets, fish […]

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The Badman Returns to Ferndale: Look Out!

Believe it or not, Ferndale Blues and Music Festival favorite Luther ‘Badman’ Keith didn’t start playing the guitar until he was well into his 30s. And it wasn’t until Keith was in his 40s when he played his first show. My, how things have picked up for the Badman. Keith will be playing his 10th […]

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Playing Favorites: Our ‘Must See’ Picks for the Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

If you’re unfamiliar with the bands and musicians that are playing the 2013 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival, we could see how that enormous list of performances might be daunting. So we’ve decided to handicap the schedule for you, and maybe make things a little easier on you. Of course, any performance you choose has […]

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Winter Beer Fest at the Royal Oak Music Theatre: January 26th

What if we told you that an opportunity has presented itself where you, dear reader, have the chance to both sample from over 100 delicious craft beers from around the world AND help out a good cause? Too good to be true, you say? Wrong! This Saturday, January 26th, the Royal Oak Music Theatre will […]

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Date Night 1/12: Detroit

It’s Saturday night in Motown: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner A Midtown legend: Mario’s Restaurant Per Metromix: “Since 1948, Mario’s has served up fillets, […]

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Date Night 10/27: Royal Oak

It’s Saturday night in the ROak: Time to take your girlfriend, boyfriend, or whathaveyou out for a night on the town. What to do, what to do? Well, how about these ideas? Of course, we’re always up for suggestions. Comment away! Dinner A Royal Oak classic, with some of the best burgers in the world: […]

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