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.
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Mother's Day is just around the corner, so it might be time to make a reservation. There are plenty of restaurants offering something special for mom on her special day, whether it be a free meal, holiday menu, brunch, tour, or four-course meal...Metro-Detroit Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch.
Earth Day may not fall until Monday (April 22nd), but the green-friendly celebrations start today. While some of the Metro-Detroit area's events have been discontinued, several remain at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Huron-Clinton Metroparks, and Heritage Park in Farmington Hills...2013 Earth Day Events in Metro Detroit.
The Metro-Detroit area has plenty of opportunity if you want to take in a show, whether it be Community Theater Groups, Small Regional, Equity or Professional Theaters; and/or College and University Theaters.
If you want to take in a the national run of a play, musical or ballet, Detroit gets them all. Some of the shows coming to town this summer include Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (an all-male ballet) at the Power Center in Ann Arbor, Aida at the Detroit Opera House, Catch Me If You Can at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, The Addams Family at The Fox, Seussical at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, and Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie at The Royal Oak Music Theatre...Read more.
There are plenty of concerts scheduled in Detroit this summer, but the really big names and concert tours rake in the big bucks and most anticipation. If you're looking to find out just when and where Justin Bieber, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart or fun. will be gracing a stage within the Metro-Detroit area, check out the list of the Hot Concerts Coming to Detroit This Summer.
It's been a long time since the University of Michigan Wolverines managed an upset at the March Madness Men's Basketball Tournament. Back in 1992, sixth-seed Michigan managed to upset first-seed Ohio State in the Regional Finals, 75-71. Friday night's game is another one for the record books as fourth-seed Michigan managed to come from behind to upset first-seed Kansas and go on to the Elite Eight. This is the 12th time Michigan made it to at least the top eight at the Tournament.
Meanwhile, third-seed Michigan State made it to the Tournament for the 16th straight year in a row under Coach Tom Izzo, but, after making it to the Sweet Sixteen, lost to second-seed Duke on Friday.
With the beginning of spring, comes the return of baseball to Detroit. The Tigers play their home opener against the New York Yankees on Friday, April 5th.
While baseball is just getting started, both the Pistons and the Red Wings are finishing up their regular seasons in April. The Red Wings have six more home games to play, while the Pistons only have three more home games against Chicago, Charlotte and Philadelphia.