Here are a few more restaurants hosting a special brunch or menu on Mother's Day:
- Livonia: Sweet Lorraine's is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The buffet includes soup, cheese, a carving station with Prime Rib and Ham, an omelet station, a Belgian waffle station, a salad bar, and a dessert table. Entrees include Farmhouse Quiche, Eggs Benedict, Hong Kong Salmon, Chicken Marsala, Stuffed Pasta Shells, and Ribs. The buffet also includes a children's station with several kid favorites, including Chicken Fingers, Pizza Sticks and Macaroni & Cheese. The costs is $36.95 an adult/$12.95 a child. Reservations are encouraged at (734) 953-7480.
- Novi: The Baronette Renaissance is also hosting a Mother's Day Brunch. The buffet will begin at 10:30 AM and will include a House-Made Porchetta & Prime Rib carving station, salad bar, omelet station, and dessert table. It will also include a special kids station with lots of kid favorites, including Waffles, Chicken Tenders, and Macaroni & Cheese. Entrees include Crab Cake and Traditional Benedict, Quiche, Grilled Salmon, Pasta, and Chicken Marsala. The cost is $39 an adult/$25 a child. Reservations are encouraged at (248) 277-6000. Note: A photographer will also be available.
- Southfield: Sweet Lorraine's will be serving from a special breakfast menu that includes spring crepes starting at 8 AM. At 11 AM, the restaurant sets up a special Mom's Day Brunch with entrees that include Lamb Shank Osso Bucco, Jazzy Lobster and Grit Cakes, Corn Wafffles with Crispy Chicken Tenders, and Roasted Chicken. Smoothies are also available.
The new trend in restaurants in the Metro-Detroit area is comfortable chic. The furniture can be mismatched, the space from a different era or industry, and the floor cement, but give diners an unassuming atmosphere and some creative twists on comfort food and you'll have a line out the door.
The Vinsetta Garage Restaurant in Berkley operates out of a former gas and service station, but the restaurant capitalizes on the space in terms of both decoration and size. Whether or not the "76" balls in the window do anything for you, you'll be delighted with the large portions of diner favorites, including chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, macaroni & cheese and pizza.
The Local Kitchen & Bar in Ferndale also makes use of a former gas station. Unlike Vinsetta Garage, however, Local Kitchen doesn't incorporate the gas station elements into the restaurant's theme. Instead, the building's unique architecture and location relative to Nine Mile Road are used to create a lot of vertical space, an all-season porch and a large patio. In addition to sandwiches and salads, the menu includes Americana favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes and Macaroni & Cheese.
The State of Michigan has traditionally hosted several film festivals in May and June. As our state's film industry works around the reduction in tax incentives, however, several of the annual festivals may or may not continue; but here are the Michigan film festivals to look for in the coming months:
- Cinetopia International Film Festival in Ann Arbor screens movies that have achieved notoriety at other film festivals.
- Media City Film Festival in Detroit and Windsor
- The Detroit-Windsor International Film Festival
- The non-competitive Waterfront Film Festival will be in South Haven in 2013.
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre makes a comeback in 2013 after being closed since 2009. What all this means to you is another outdoor concert venue within the Metro-Detroit area that offers both regular-seat and lawn tickets. Despite being closed for several years, Freedom Hill still manages to attract a long list of big-name bands and musical artists, all of which are included in the List of Shows and Concerts Coming to Detroit This Summer. Concerts scheduled include Huey Lewis & The News, Lady Antebellum, Randy Travis, Cake, Steve Miller Band, and the Beach Boys.