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along with Dinosaur Pile-Up and Brick + Mortar
Marcus Elliot: saxophone, Michael Malis: piano, Ben Rolston: bass, Stephen Boegehold: drums
with special guests No Bragging Rights, The Beautiful Ones, and Heart To Heart
The sequel to the Fifty Shades Parody SPANK!, SPANK! Harder returns to City Theatre. SPANK! Harder continues where the original left off, parodying not only Fifty Shades but also taking aim at a variety of women’s pop culture favorites from books, film, tv and beyond.
Live Jazz Featuring World renowned drummer Skeeto Valdez, Kris Kurzowa, Phil Whitfield and Takashi lo
Following the release of his best selling new album, Blurred Lines, recording artist Robin Thicke has announced a stop at the Fox Theatre. As part of his Spring 2014 North American Tour.
Those who prefer the grape to the grain or even food to drink, should not be put off by the Detroit Beer Co.’s name. Like many “beer companies,” Detroit’s version on Broadway across from the Detroit Opera Theatre is more a full-service restaurant than a microbrewery, although it does offer a half-dozen unique quaffs. They have renovated downtown Detroit's century-old Hartz Building, and as many as 250 patrons could squeeze into the long narrow rooms, which include a spacious second floor devoted to nonsmokers and those who prefer an elevated view of Broadway. Along with such traditional pub grub as buffalo wings, nachos, quesadillas, burgers and pizza, the bar and grill offers a variety of dishes that transcend the genre, including generously portioned appetizers that emerge from their second-floor kitchen, such as seared, Cajun-seasoned chicken dippers, thoughtfully accompanied by a mildly sharp honey-mustard sauce ($8.50). Another appetizer worthy of dipping is silky-smooth hummus with warm pita ($6.95), though the otherwise respectable, tangy spinach and artichoke mélange may strike some as overly cheesy ($7.95). Several bean and cheese dips round out the starters.Entrée-sized salads average around $8 and range from Michigan cherry and Sante Fe chicken to barbecued-chicken chop. Cheese and beer dominate many of the entrées, most of which are slightly less than $10. All of this can be washed down by the Detroit Beer Co.’s splendid brews, best introduced by a tray of five-ounce samples of five of their finest ($6.50).
The views are striking through the floor-to-ceiling windows on the third floor of the Ren Cen (though I would give a lot to expunge Caesars from the Windsor skyline). Outdoor seating exists, and that might forgive almost any other flaws, but we were driven inside by the wind, and our server told us the terrace was always too gusty to enjoy. A restaurant has to be pretty spectacular to warrant charging $28 for meatloaf and $36 for rib-eye. Some dishes deserve to be praised to the skies, such as the crab cakes ($12), so scrumptious and elegantly dressed that two felt like plenty. It was on the entrées that Forty-Two Degrees North fell down. Perhaps we simply chose the wrong dishes or went on the wrong night, but the butternut squash ravioli came with a one-note cider sauce and some still-dried apple slices, a huge, chewy prime rib was singularly lacking in flavor, and chicken Marsala was just as disappointing, with a sauce that wouldn’t have been out of place in a school cafeteria. At lunchtime, Forty-Two Degrees North offers a $12 buffet. Wednesday is Italian; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are Southern; and Monday circles the Mediterranean. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
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