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Don and Katrina Studvent’s new place is a bistro, if there can be an American version with a soul food foundation, and no liquor license for a few more months. It’s a bistro in the sense that it’s a family-owned place that serves moderately priced, relatively simple dishes and simple meals. It’s pretty, with attractive prices and a $13 Sunday brunch buffet that includes catfish with grits, chicken with waffles. Other choices are fried potatoes, turkey sausage, country bacon, fried ham, fried turkey, omelets, French toast, fresh fruit, breads and pastries.
"Dinners include two sides plus cornbread ... fried catfish is a favorite! Also try the fried chicken, pork chops, or meatloaf. Sides include macaroni and cheese, collard greens, yams, black-eyed peas and other down-home favorites. For dessert, try sweet potato pie, peach cobbler or three-layer cake. Take-out only."
"Upscale traditional and non-traditional soul food served in a casually elegant ambience. Lots of African-American history to browse while dining."
The decorations are simple because this place is meant to be for carryout only. Big Fellas Barbecue and Bakery wants its customers to keep their focus strictly on the food. Greg and Valena Cade, both food-service veterans, opened Big Fellas to show off their cooking talents while fulfilling the soul food needs of hungry diners on the east side of Detroit. Big Fellas serves barbecued ribs, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, salads, soups and homemade desserts. The owners recommend that first-time diners try their rib snack, soul style wing dings or jumbo butterfly shrimp. To assure freshness and good quality, dishes are prepared right when you order.
Downtown Windsor's home for downhome Southern comfort food in a casual fun atmosphere. Taking pride in making dishes from scratch like grandma used to, Biscuits' standard fare includes homemade breakfast sausage, hush puppies, gumbo, mac and cheese, collards, candied yams, sweet potato fries, fried chicken, fried catfish, sweet tea and much more.
Open since June 2007 on Friday nights only, the “speakeasy” soon achieved critical mass , attracting a crowd of young, mostly white hipsters. What brings them? The drinks list is ordinary, and owner Larry Mongo is less than exacting when it comes to recruiting musicians. So it’s not the drinks and it’s not the tunes, and most patrons don’t hang out for late-night food, either. They could, though. The limited soul food menu features some very fine sides at $3 a la carte, and if the ribs and half-a-barbecued chicken aren’t world-class, they’re at least decent, served in a standard sweet-smoky sauce.
The Detroit Princess is a 5 story riverboat located in downtown Detroit. Serving lunch and dinner most weekends and some weekdays. The two and a half hour cruise takes in the scenery of both Detroit and Windsor, cruising past Belle Isle and up to the mouth of Lake Saint Clair.
With linen tablecloths and napkins, chandelliers, mahogany trim, brass ceilings, dance floors and bars on all levels, the Princess is a very elegant venue for your night out.
Dinner features a five entree buffet of carved prime rib, chicken Florentine, teriyaki grilled salmon, chipotle apricot glazed pork chops and vegetarian lasagna, along with potato dauphinoise, cheese tortellini with pesto cream sauce, wild rice, Caribbean vegetable medley, assorted salads, dinner rolls and dessert.
Entertianment is a bonus with the Motown tribute band the Prolifics. They will dazzle you with their matching outfits, crocodile leather shoes and in- step Motown signature theatrics. Other entertainment options on certain nights include Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville featuring Michigan's own Air Margaritaville tribute band, blues by Randy Brock and Dixieland jazz by the Bayou River Band. On late night moonlight cruises, DJs Captain Sky and Lighting Rod Stinson play nightclub style music.
Private dining rooms are available for parties from 50 to 450 people. The whole boat is available for up to 1900 people. They also cater to ethnic groups, Halal, Kosher, Indian just to name a few.
Visit detroitprincess.com for an up-to-date schedule. Reservations are required.
Featuring chicken, fish, ribs, meatloaf, sandwiches, soups, and cheesy mac and cheese. Located in the Penobscot Building.
Popular spot for afternoon networking and late night clubbing! Located in a beautiful historic building near Greektown. Known for its magnificent bar and live entertainment. Appetizers, sandwiches, soulfood. Live jazz, R&B and top-40.
Best of Detroit 2002
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You can tell by the bottlenecked line of glimmering Jags, Beemers, Mercedes and SUVs lined up for valet parking that this is a nightspot where the Motor City’s elite come to meet. The food’s OK, but that ain’t the point; it’s the tailored clientele and top-shelf booze that really sets Flood’s apart. And when the band kicks on, the place really starts to thumpin’. Precaution: Don't wear jeans and flip-flops.
"The Fried Chicken King! Originated in Chicago in 1955. The taste is like southern cooking with a city appeal. The chicken, fish and shrimp are cooked to order. There are no warmers or heat lamps! Finish off your chicken with your choice of special sauce for a taste that's addictive and known as the 'Best Chicken in Detroit.' Two locations to serve you."
Heavenly Chicken & Waffles brings the delicious East Coast combination to metro Detroiters. A three-time feature on the Fox2 Morning Show, Heavenly Chicken & Waffles prepares fresh, made-to-order meals. The award-winning golden brown Belgian waffle is served alongside perfectly seasoned Amish chicken wings. Come and enjoy how it all began in a Harlem Renassaince atmosphere where good food and good times meet. Try this East Coast tradition that is delightfully different and heavenly satisfying. Can't make it to the restaurant? Ask about the "On the Spot" catering service.
Kenny's Ribs and Chicken is home of the Chicago smoked ribs featuring the "St. Louis" rack and extremely popular rib tips. Kenny's was the winner of the 2004 Ribfest at Hart Plaza and has been winning Detroit every since. The restaurants are open and friendly with service that is inparalled. The ribs and chicken are married with Kenny Lewis' award winning spicy and mild sauces.
The Kingdom Men's Café, which opened in October 2002, is a project of the East Lake Baptist Church. The food is equal to many other soul food restaurants, but it costs less, your plate sits on linen tablecloths and the service is fastidious.
The menu follows a standard formula among soul food restaurants: entrées, sides, cornbread and dessert. Entrées include baked and fried chicken, catfish and fried and smothered pork chops.
Slow ribs and comfort food. Soul food and BBQ.
"Lazybones Smokehouse is one of Metro Detroit's most popular barbeque restaurants. A pick-up and delivery barbeque joint, Lazybones Smokehouse is top notch. Fresh quality meats and chicken are cured and smoked fresh everyday using apple wood harvested right in Michigan. Lazybones Smokehouse is a different kind of barbeque joint, not like any other in the area. Our motto is pig up and pig out!"
Quality soul food in an elegant supper club setting downtown. Highlights on the menu include ribs, chicken-fried steak, buttermilk-battered catfish and meatloaf. There is a Cajun presence as well, with specialties like a richly textured Creole gumbo, Po’Boys and Chicken Voodoo.
Dine in or carryout. Soul food, ribs, burgers, breakfast. Featuring grits, catfish, and much, much, more. Catering for parties of 10 to 1,000.
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If you’ve seen this YouTube star’s most famous videos, then you already know to expect something extravagant, colorful and hilarious as Todrick Hall sets out on his first tour of comedy skits, parodies, flash mobs and music. Hall initially shot to fame as a contestant on American Idol Season 9 after making it to the semi-finals. Once booted off the show, he dedicated his career to creating musically driven projects online including the viral videos “It Gets Better,” “McDonalds Drive Thru Song,” and “Cinderfella.” VIP tickets include a meet and greet with Todrick Hall and a signed poster. Watch him perform live this weekend when doors open at 6.
The king, himself, is coming to Detroit. Not the shaky legs, greased hair king; he’s left the building. We’re talking about the king of surf guitar, Dick Dale. Not familiar with surf rock? Then head over to the Magic Bag on this evening and let the innovator show you how it’s done. Dale pioneered the style and, working closely with Fender, pushed the boundaries of electric amplification technology. His speedy picking and showmanship has been considered a precursor to Heavy Metal and has influenced the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen.
Inspired by an ancient form of Javanese music, Japanese band OOIOO (pronounced oh-oh-eye-oh-oh) is bursting onto the Detroit scene this weekend for a forceful performance. The band formed during the mid-1990s, merging experimental and pop music into a unique style. Their seventh and most recent album, Gamel, released on July 1, has received positive reviews that acknowledge the music’s fun, yet challenging vibe. Incorporating the tradition of Gamelan into their versatile musical style, OOIOO is led by the captivating drummer, Yoshimi, previously of the noise-pop group Boredom. (She’s the inspiration for the Flaming Lips album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). Her skill and leadership are legendary, and for one night you can catch this international phenomenon in an intimate concert at the museum.
Come out and celebrate Detroit’s 313th birthday at The Detroit Historical Society’s Streets of Old Detroit exhibit. Groups will work together as historical detectives in a game involving puzzles, questions and learning about the buildings and features within the exhibit modeled after 19th century Detroit. They will also be giving out special birthday treats throughout the day. The birthday festivities will go from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tomorrow night, the sweet indie pop melodies of this Scottish five-piece will be floating through the Loving Touch. . With ease, front woman Tracyanne Campbell’s smooth, candied vocals and wry Scottish story telling illustrate the challenges of life. Themes often circle around heartbreak, a common thread running through their recent album Desire Lines, released June 4. The album title nods to life’s uncommon paths that are marked by wear, not by signs; the paths our feet choose naturally. Forging its own desire lines, Camera Obscura’s unconventional style is well off the beaten path.
Get naked! Well, almost naked. Strip on down to your skivvies and head over to the Tangent Gallery this Thursday night for a summer night bike ride, complete with g-strings, brews, neon body paint, glitter and a bunch of rowdy companions. “It’s more than a party. It’s a movement.” Celebrate urban cycling and that hot bod of yours by scooting around Detroit with a bunch of nearly naked strangers. After the ride, there will be cold drinks and hot tunes to shake your ass to. Ride starts at 8:30 p.m.
733 Saint Antoine
Detroit, MI 48226
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