Posts in the category: Food Adventures

Food Adventure // Invited to Megan’s Valentine’s Day Brunch

Invited to a Valentine's Day Brunch // Dula Notes

On a sunny and snowy Sunday, Marc and I went to Megan’s flat for her annual Valentine’s Day Brunch. I woke up early that morning from excitement. Remember the lady lunch that she and Cindy planned last summer? I just knew I was in for a treat. Megan makes the cutest mini food and I saw peeks of what she was making through her Instagram feed. We arrived and it was like spring in her place with red, pink, peach and gold fringe. I’m pretty sure I gasped when I saw the huge spread of beautiful food. Megan posted a recap… Continue reading

Food Adventure // La Feria in Detroit, Michigan

La Feria in Detroit, Michigan // Dula Notes

New restaurants are popping up and thriving all over Detroit and La Feria’s promise of authentic Spanish tapas really got me excited. I put it on my mental list of places to visit asap. They opened in bustling Midtown Detroit back in November next to a new gelato place, Melt and my favorite Detroit shops, Nora, Hugh, Shinola, City Bird and Nest. It makes a nice destination for an afternoon of shopping and eating as long as it isn’t Monday, since most of the shops are closed on Monday. As we ate our meal, the word “fresh” continued to come… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Rock City Eatery in Hamtramck, Michigan

There are many exciting restaurants popping up in the metro Detroit area and I just want to try them all. Despite what you might be hearing in the news about Detroit, it is alive and small business is thriving. Rock City Eatery isn’t exactly in Detroit, it’s in Hamtramck, an enclave surrounded completely by the city of Detroit. It is known for its large Polish community that began in 1914 when the Dodge brothers opened a plant that attracted Polish immigrants. You can find amazing traditional Polish food and Polish bakeries. Rock City Eatery is a departure from what you… Continue reading

Dula Wedding

Yesterday, Marc’s brother was married and we just adore Meg and we’re so glad she’s officially a part of our family. She meticulously planned every detail and the result was a gorgeous rustic barn wedding. The groom made a bar out of reclaimed wood, the food was incredible and the band, THE BAND. We danced and danced to classic rock n’ roll, oldies and a high-energy rendition of Seven Nation Army because Matt and Meg are big White Stripes fans. The weather was perfect, too. It was the loveliest wedding. I thought I’d share my favorite photos from the day.… Continue reading

Bridal Shower

Success! I made it through the busy weekend with love and appreciation in my heart and a bit of numbness in my right hand from making big fringe. But it’s all good! Matt and Meg (brother-in-law and future sister-in-law) were so pleased and everything turned out great. Meg’s Mom, Pat, is the cutest and we had lots of fun setting up the decor on Friday before the Saturday morning shower. I have now made these popovers at least 4 times. They are simple to make and completely delicious. They were perfect for the shower because they were savory and tasted… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Invited to a Lovely Lady Lunch

Lovely Lady Lunch with Cindy and Megan // Dula Notes

Megan and Cindy invited me to their Lovely Lady Lunch this past Saturday and it was amazing. Truly. Berries or summer fruit on everything, lots of pink things, gold silverware, polka dot plates, pretty glasses for several girly beverages and gorgonzola dripping with honey. It was just the best! There were 5 of us gathered around Megan’s mint picnic table. It had been drizzling during the day and gray clouds filled the sky, but the rain miraculously cleared up right when we were about to sit down with a gorgeous cheese plate and strawberry mozzarella bruschetta. Look at that beautiful… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Imperial in Ferndale, Michigan

Imperial Ferndale, Michigan // Dula Notes

Imperial has metro Detroit buzzing and I’m here to add my praise. Their modern take on Mexican food is something special and the cocktails are worth the trip alone. Long wooden communal tables and huge wooden booths give the restaurant a streamlined, yet comfortable feel. Parties of two are not suppose to sit at the huge booths during peak hours, but we were there before the dinner crowd. Huge booth to ourselves! We had to try the chips and salsa and ordered the trio of salsas with varying degrees of heat, but each one was very tasty. We like spicy… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Local Kitchen and Bar

One Sunday afternoon, Marc and I went to Ferndale, a cool city near Detroit for brunch at Local Kitchen and Bar. It was a beautiful sunny day and the moment we stepped inside, I knew it was my kind of place. Oh my, I love a good brunch spot. Sweet and savory sit on the menu side-by-side in delicious harmony. A real treat. The entire menu looked excellent with gems like challah french toast, chilaquiles and kale salad with lots of goodies. It’s hard for me to choose between the sweet and savory. I usually strategize to get a little of both… Continue reading

Food Adventure // The Root Restaurant

I had heard wonderful things about The Root Restaurants & Bar for quite some time. It was named restaurant of the year in 2012 by the Detroit Free Press and it came highly recommended from a local chef who shares my love of local, seasonal food. It’s about 45 minutes from our home, in an area that neither of us have really explored. My birthday last week helped push us past any excuses we had left to go. The restaurant is located in a strip mall and that initially surprised us. Their corner spot, however, allowed them to set up… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Live, Love, Local Celebration 2012 in Detroit, Michigan

Last Saturday we attended the Live Love Local Celebration hosted by the Greening of Detroit and located at the Eastern Market. We were even able to go for free, thanks to tickets from my future sister-in-law, Meg! More than 25 restaurants were represented, with their chefs offering up small plates that used local food. The plan was to get to Eastern Market early and pretty much eat tacos for breakfast. I was ready to have my first food truck experience, well, besides the trucks and stands at carnivals and festivals. The El Guapo taco truck stops at Eastern Market at… Continue reading