Posts tagged: Michigan

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

Travel // Day Trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan

My sister-in-law, Bethany, was graduating with her master’s degree and we definitely wanted to be at the ceremony to celebrate her big accomplishment. Marc and I decided to take Friday off and so did Marc’s brother, Matt, and his fiancee, Meg. I had a list of things to do that I thought would be fun until the graduation ceremony in Grand Rapids, but there was no race to check everything off the list. I wanted to have a relaxed, fun time.   Our first stop was Marie Catrib’s (a restaurant from my Where I Want to Eat in 2012!) We walked… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Sunday Brunch at the Royal Park Hotel

The Royal Park Hotel has accommodated guests from the President of the United States to NBA basketball players and it is just beautiful to look at. The red brick exterior with black trimmed windows and black iron gates get me every time. The road leading to the hotel winds down a large hill giving you a good, long look at the property. Once inside, the sprawling lobby has a speck in the distance, which happens to be the desk clerk offering a friendly greeting. Take a right and you’ll find their fine dining restaurant, The Brookshire. The wood panelled walls… Continue reading

CSA 2012: Week One

I joined a CSA and I am very, very excited about it. I had no luck finding one before this year, but my luck changed and I had 3 to choose from this year. I went with Maple Creek Farm because I had the option of 3 pick-up locations and delivery is on Thursdays, so we can feel free to travel on the weekends and not miss out on our share. I am also very impressed with the communication from the farm. I follow them on Facebook and they keep everyone up-to-date with what is happening. They also e-mail me with… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Ethiopian Food in Ann Arbor, Michigan

On Friday we dined at The Blue Nile restaurant in Ann Arbor, Michigan where they serve traditional Ethiopian food. We had a group of six and it was a unique experience with delicious food. The service was a bit slow at first, but we were having such a good time talking that we hardly noticed. Once the starters came, the wait staff was very attentive and friendly. It was a Friday night toward the end of Ann Arbor’s Restaurant Week and I’m guessing they were swamped. The photo above is the woven basket that sat on top of our table,… Continue reading