Posts tagged: food

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

Travel // Weekend Trip to West Lafayette, Indiana

Our weekend included a trip 3 hour trip west to visit my parents and then another 3 1/2 hours south to West Lafayette, Indiana to see two good friends get married. I left my Nikon at home and opted to use my phone for quick pictures during the weekend. I was just looking at them and I love my picture diary of everything we did. I thought  you might want to see it, too. First thing’s first. When you’re going away for a long weekend, you have to finish up the odds and ends in the refrigerator. Both were well-stocked… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Detroit Restaurant Week-The Rattlesnake Club

Detroit Restaurant Week // The Rattlesnake Club // Dula Notes

The Rattlesnake Club is the creation of Jimmy Schmidt, a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement. I had never heard of Jimmy before, but Googled him and learned that he studied electrical engineering in Illinois and went to France to earn credits in foreign language. As many others before him, he was lured into a culinary and wine career while in France. The restaurant is located in a beautiful spot of Detroit with large brick buildings and is situated next to the water. You can also get a glimpse of the Detroit skyline. The service is old-school and very professional. We thought… Continue reading

Food Adventure // Detroit Restaurant Week-24 Grille

We don’t go to Detroit nearly enough and Detroit Restaurant Week seemed to be the perfect excuse to go. Eighteen restaurants participated and created a reasonably priced pre-fixe tasting menu. I looked at the list and narrowed the choices down to six and then I had Marc take a look. We realized that we couldn’t choose just one and decided on 24 Grill at the Westin Book Cadillac hotel and The Rattlesnake Club in Rivertown. We had a wonderful time and I took lots of pictures with my iPhone for you! I tried fitting both restaurants into one post, but… 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

Travel // Traverse City, Michigan

Even though there are many places we’d love to visit, we have long wanted to go to Traverse City, Michigan. Since it is only a four hour drive from our home, it was easy to get around and investigate all of the great tips our friends and family offered. Traverse City shares the same climate as the Rhine region of Germany and produces wonderful Rieslings along with other fantastic wines. We enjoyed some wonderful dry Rieslings for those of you that find them too sweet for your taste. We had some bold reds, unique Rosé and fantastic Pinot Grigio and… Continue reading

Travel // Charleston, South Carolina

Two Meeting Street Charleston, SC // Dula Notes

Marc and I spent 3 lovely days in Charleston, SC for our anniversary. I had always wanted to go, but had no idea how charming and beautiful Charleston was. Our accommodations were at Two Meeting Street, a lovely Bed and Breakfast that spoiled us completely. The cherry on the sundae was that Charleston offered the most amazing food. Here’s the run-down on where we stayed, what we did and what we ate. Accommodations Two Meeting Street Inn B&B This place was amazing! The house was built in 1892 as a wedding gift from father to daughter. Daddy even had the… Continue reading