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Chesley's Bar and Grille has been called the "Cheers of Downriver" 'cause everybody really does know your name.
A fun, casual atmosphere makes Chesley's a good place to relax with family and friends.
Try the award-winning Ground Round with fresh, never frozen beef. Chesley's has been voted Detroit’s best burger in the Detroit News' "Michigan’s Best" contest for four years running.
Cajun and American favorites served in a bright New Orleans inspired decor. Carryout and catering are available.
"Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Café is one of Metro Detroit's favorite Cajun/Creole restaurants. From the mouth-watering appetizers and authentic New Orleans house specialties to the friendly service and French Quarter atmosphere, Fishbone's is truly first-class. For a truly unique experience, try Fishbone's Sunday brunch, featuring an extensive buffet of mouth-watering sensations and live jazz!"
"One of Metro Detroit's favorite Cajun/Creole Restaurants. From the mouth-watering appetizers and authentic New Orleans house specialties, to the friendly service and French Quarter atmosphere, Fishbone's is truly first-class."
One of Metro Detroit's favorite Cajun/Creole Restaurants. From the mouth-watering appetizers and authentic New Orleans house specialties, to the friendly service and French Quarter atmosphere, Fishbone's is truly first-class.
American with a Cajun accent; try the alligator bites. Dinners plus tons more.
With New Orleans-flavored prints on the wall and a plea to “let the good times roll” in Cajun French above the bar, the atmosphere is laid-back, with dark wood panels, tables and a long, graceful bar, the slender space is cozy under low-hung ceiling fans. All but the most fainthearted of eaters should try the crawfish boil. If you’re not so bold, order the crunchy and mild deep-fried popcorn crawdad tails or the more refined crawfish cakes. Out of the 10 “po’ boy” sandwiches served on a French loaf with fresh Southern slaw, the one packed with sweet and tender pan-fried Andouille sausage-encrusted oysters is always a pleaser. The dark roux-based crawfish étouffée is a good choice off the entrée menu, though there have been times it hasn’t had the deep, roasted-nut essence you expect from that preparation. Though small, the drink lists are carefully considered. There are no bottles of wine costing more than $30 and the selection is surprisingly diverse.
"Great food with a Cajun twist; ten beers on tap! Live music Friday and Saturday."
Low Tide II is an authentic Cajun and Creole café that specializes in Louisiana-style jambalaya, seafood gumbo, Po’ Boys and Cajun-fried turkey.
"Seafood, Cajun style. Shrimp and crawfish etouffee, catfish, crab cakes. Deep-fried Cajun alligator. House salad with gorgonzola and sun-dried cherries. Raw bar."
"A warm and casually elegant restaurant with a sensational view of the Detroit skyline. The diverse, reasonably priced menu featues all types of cuisine, many with a unique Cajun flair. Live music is featured Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a weekly blues show begining at 8 p.m. every Sunday. Ask us about our daily specials; private and corporate parties welcomed. We promise you fantastic food; superlative service; an unbelievable selection of beer, wine and spirits from around the world; sensational music and a limitless supply of fun!"
Located in downtown Utica, Shuck’s Oyster Bar caters to seafood lovers from all parts of metro Detroit. Owner Loren Hoffmann recommends their mussels, shrimp, salmon, calamari, crab cakes and oysters. Even if you’re not a seafood fan, Shuck’s menu has something sure to please, including barbecue, sandwiches, steaks, salads and soups. You’ll even find filet mignon, ribeye steaks and shrimp and salmon pasta. There are several TVs for sports fans, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings feature live music.
Funky menu offering fun Southwestern cuisine. Stick around and enjoy the cool bar scene.
Co-owners Chef Giles and David Theriault prefer to have their diners share their experience with you. The following are written experpts from sources such as yelp, blogs and food writers. "Sunday Dinner Company is not only serving up tasty southern comfort food, it's also contributing to the community by offering a second chance to those whose lives have been disrupted by poverty and crime." Located in a late 1800s historic US post office, “the storefront is giant windows and the decor inside is simple and elegant”, “cool jazz plays while you dine.” “Simple centerpieces are on each table, with water goblets and white, cloth napkins.” “Servers are excellent, attentive and pleasant, but not stuffy.” “The menu is simple, using fresh ingredients and often surprising blends of herbs and spices, prepared fresh daily.” The food is served buffet style, but not typically so. "I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and I'd say hurry and go before everyone figures it out. I have to imagine it's going to be wildly popular soon enough. Great food. Great service. Great cause. Great combination."
"Art Deco decor, eclectic crowd. Menu ranges from chicken wings to homemade pastas to filet mignon. More than 100 beers; excellent wine list. Wide range of catering packages for any occasion."
Union Street's tremendous reputation as a Detroit landmark is not built on good eats alone. It's true, each dish on the menu is prepared with home-cooked lovin'. And sure, there is a wide selection of flavorful meals from smoked pork loin foccacia sandwich to "Union Street Jambalaya" or baked brisket to BBQ rib fingers.
But the number of imported beers alone is reason enough to stop by. The long 1920's bar blends a classical spirit of aged hardwood and antique artistry with modern accents of art deco knicknacks, making it a hip place for the young and young-spirited to step up to the counter. Plus, the staff understands "service with a smile" still matters grinning workers Hali and Jason (pictured) are just happy, not drunk.
Of course, don't let these good looks and traditional values impress you. Someone told these business-savvy gents to give people what they've always wanted in a bistro but rarely asked for the bonuses. Bonuses like a good meal available until 1 am Sunday morning, for friends who need to catch up. The luxury of wide open spaces and echoing walls, ready for loud venting over an imported ale after work. Or perhaps most importantly, conversation with a friendly bartender to calm first-date jitters. Offer this and you can bet they'll come and be merry. It's a Detroit kind of place... one that makes you feel good when you go. And it makes you want to thank them by going. See... they trick ya.
Perfect for a pre-theater meal, or a post-show toddy, Union Street is a quaint little bistro in the heart of D-town. Opened in the early 1900s, this piece of midtown history is dark and deco, with a welcoming atmosphere that offers the slightest hue of casual. With a savory menu that boasts gourmet burgers, a vegetarian menu to die for, and the ever-famous dragon's eggs (a lightly fried chicken breast stuffed with gorgonzola cheese and spices), an evening at Union Street is always a good time. Try one of their yummy homemade margaritas or an ice-cold martini, or take a dive into their delicious beers and wines. Either way, you will be pleased. Union Street is at 4145 Woodward, Detroit; call 313-831-3965 for more information.
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If you love boating, events revolving around boating, and water fun then AquaPalooza is the event for you. This free two-day event, hosted by Colony Marine on Lake St. Clair is jam packed with family fun for those of all ages. It is a celebration of the boating lifestyle held by many Michiganders. What makes this event even more special is that the only way to get to is by sea! There will be no car access to any of the festivities so grab your boat, canoe, Jet Ski or flotation devise and head on over! Five local bands and one national act will be set up on the beachfront of Belle Maer Marina, just off Belvidere Bay, north of the mouth of the Clinton River and Directly east of the Selfridge airfield. Activities and concerts will run from 12:30-7:00 p.m. both days
Alternative hip-hop has never been better, that is, since the reunion of Jurassic 5. Following their 2007 break-up, it was a quiet six years for Jurassic fans, until the boys reunited for last year’s Coachella festival. After playing a few shows together, Jurassic 5 announced their “Word of Mouth Reunion Tour” earlier this year, complete with a Royal Oak pit stop. If their new song “The Way We Do It” is any indication of what’s to come for the group, fans have a lot to look forward to. In the music video, the boys, sounding better than ever, go stomping through Colorado’s infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in the dead of winter. Wrapped up from head to toe, they throw down lines like they were never on hiatus, showcasing their ceaseless talent.
The Hard Lessons will be hitting the stage at Magic Bag this Saturday in celebration of their newly released album Arms Forrest. For these Detroit natives the release of Arms Forrest brings about a change for the band with songs ranging from raw-guitar to slinky-dance-groove tracks. All-in-all, their transformation proves for a great show full of heart and relatable lyrics that are sure to tug at the heart strings of any Detroiter.
It’s summer time and at Main Art Theatre that means weekend midnight madness is back! Liven up your weekend or celebrate your insomnia by checking out midnight showings of classic films every Friday and Saturday. This weekend, Main Art will be screening The Room, an American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies that asks the question, “Can you really trust anyone?” Writer, director and star, Tommy Wiseau will introduce both screenings. Tickets for this special event are $15 and the film starts at midnight. Student, Child and Senior tickets are also available.
Come out and enjoy a night of kings and queens, princesses and duels at the Redford Theaters showing of the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. This PG rated film is full of hilarity and romance from beginning to end and will spice up any average summer night. Don’t forget to hit the concession stand, which prices are distinctly low and the popcorn is always delicious.
You can bring your best friend but, in this case, the ‘BFF’ does not stand for best friend forever. No, this is the one and only Best Fest Forever Fest! It’s a daylong festival celebrating Michigan’s diverse community of musicians and artists. Hoping to build a stronger, more balanced scene in Detroit (and also in the galaxy!) the lineup prioritizes women, POC, and LGBTQ performers. Celebrate progress with delicious food, good friends, a fun clothes swap, and tunes from several DJs and bands. The fun runs from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m.
733 Saint Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
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