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Franks in the Bank

  With nearly 100 years of sausage service to the Metro Detroit community, American Coney Island may be on to the next big thing! Now, you can order D-I-Y Coney Kits for your own consumption or for fundraising purposes. According to American Coney Island’s website, the kits are being sold for $20.00 and come complete […]

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Wishful Thinking

    I have a pretty solid imagination, or at least I imagine that I do. So the other day I took a few minutes away from my day to fantasize about what I would do in downtown Royal Oak (which is were I spend a huge chunk of my time, Ann Arbor runs a […]

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Six Reasons to Dine In

    We all pine away for the perfectly cooked steak from our favorite downtown spot, every now and again. I know I’ve been dying to try Woodbridge Pub for a few months and as much as I’d enjoy resting while another person prepares a tasty meal for me, I’ve been more apt lately, to […]

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Tashmoo Biergarten open Sundays through October

It was a quiet Sunday. The Lions were losing big-time, and we decided to head over to the new Tashmoo Biergarten in Detroit’s West Village. While there, we ran into some friends, ordered up a beer, took a seat at one of the communal tables, and heard from another patron that the Lions had won. […]

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Dragonmead Brewery offers tasty tour

I had the opportunity to tour Dragonmead Brewery & Pub in Warren the other day. What a great operation! This place has the feel of an old fashioned English pub. Wood accents everywhere, with an oak wraparound style bar. Service is friendly, and the beer is excellent. On any given day, some 40 taps are […]

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Michigan Craft Beer Stroll is tomorrow

A few weeks ago, my husband was reading his craft beer or whatever magazine. “I bet you can’t name the top five states for microbreweries,” he challenged me. “California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Michigan,” I responded, almost immediately. He stared at me, mouth agape. “That’s so hot,” were the next words out of his mouth. […]

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Vintner’s Cellar one of many cool places to check out at Ladies Night Out

Tomorrow’s the big day for ladies and downtown Royal Oak, as hundreds will be participating in Ladies Night Out at shops and restaurants all over the downtown area. Shops are hosting deals, and some are providing yummy treats to entice you to get in the door. Restaurants are hosting Ladies Night Out drink specials, select […]

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Celebrate ladies at Royal Oak’s Ladies Night Out

What are you doing next Thursday night? Hanging out with your fellow ladies, of course! Sept. 22, from 6-10 p.m., Royal Oak is hosting the third annual Ladies Nite Out. More than 40 shops are participating, as well as numerous restaurants and bars. Participants get one 25 percent off coupon for a single item at […]

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I want to hear about your favorite grocery stores

Confession: I’ve been on a new eating kick lately. I’ve been trying to eat meat and veggies for every meal (paleo) because, let’s face it, almost all of us need to eat more veggies, and, well, I love bacon. Broccoli for breakfast? Actually, I did that today, with a scramble of eggs, chorizo and spinach, […]

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Beer, music, vendors, and fun this weekend at DIY

  Oh, DIY Street Fair, you had me at 35 craft beer selections. But you’ll offer so much more: more than 100 vendors and exhibitors, seven local restaurants and food vendors, more than 50 music acts on two stage… and that’s not the end of it. The festival kicks off Friday after work, and continues […]

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