Pick Mi Date is Sending Two Lucky Daters to The Historic Whitney for the Inaugural Animal House Party!

Animal House Party At The Whitney
Saturday, August 6 at 8:00pm – August 7 at 12:00am!!
  • The Winning Couple Will Attend The Animal House Party at The Whitney in Their Beautiful Outdoor Gardens!
  • Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres Provided For The Entire Evening
  • Music Provided by Former WDET Reporter and Longtime Record Collector Kim Sorise and Internationally-Known DJ Graffiti (Ann Arbor, MI / Sky Children / A-Side Worldwide)
You Must Sign Up As a Dater By Sunday, July 31th 2011!
Voting Begins at 9am Monday, August 1st!

Directions To Register:
1. Go To http://pickmidate.com
2. Click on the “Register To Date” Button
3. Fill Out The Most Hilarious Dating Form Online
4. Click “Submit”

This event is open to the public, $40 per person, and 100% of the profits go to the Michigan Humane Society’s Detroit Center for Animal Care. Purchase tickets HERE!

Who's your favorite Detroit icon? DHS costume contest for all ages is Saturday July 30!
Be a Detroit legend at Detroit Historical Society!

As part of Detroit Heritage Week, the Detroit Historical Society is hosting a Detroit legends costume contest. Visitors of all ages are invited to come dressed as their favorite Detroit icon of music, sports, media and culture. Detroit City Councilman James Tate will award first and second place prizes to winners in three age groups: 12 and under, 13 – 17 and 18 and older. First place winners receive $100, while second place winners take home $50.

Visitors are invited to vote for potential Detroit Legends Plaza candidates in the Kresge Gallery and to share treasured Detroit memories in a video recording booth in the Cadillac Café - to be edited and compiled for the Society’s YouTube Channel.

The Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave, Detroit

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 30
Costume contest registration begins at 10 a.m.

Winners will be announced at 2 p.m.

Chicago Tribune: Don't Doubt Detroit's Dining Chops

Steve Dorsey/Photo for the Tribune
Chicago Tribune
By Steve Cavendish

Stand in Roosevelt Park in front of the empty Michigan Central Station, a hulking train depot that once was one of the biggest in the world, and you could find in its broken windows and decaying facade a metaphor for a dying city.

Feel pity if you want, but Detroit and its residents aren't asking for it. They're across the street, literally, eating some of the best barbecue in the country at a place called Slows.

And that, in a nutshell, is the dichotomy of downtown Detroit. While the rest of the country has written it off, the city has quietly been building a great food scene replete with star chefs, old favorites and an open-air market that would be the envy of any city.

That ethos is exactly why chef Michael Symon opened Roast here three years ago. With a budding empire of restaurants in Cleveland, Symon could have easily ridden a great reputation and an "Iron Chef" title into New York. But he went west instead.

"My father was a Ford guy. We were in Detroit quite a bit," Symon said. "We were very familiar with the city and the plusses and minuses. You know, there's something very endearing about the people. They're kind of fierce and bold and very proud of their city, and they want to see it come back."

So he opened a place that would feel very at home in New York with its sleek design, a menu of high-end comfort food with Midwestern prices (only a couple of items more than $30) and a lack of pretense. This place toggles easily between a brilliantly finished pork shank and a $4 happy hour burger (which receives near-universal acclaim among locals).

If Symon's venture represents the top end of Detroit dining, the bottom, but no less delicious, is a half block south.

American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island have been engaged in a more than half-century war for hot dog supremacy. Run by the offspring of Greek siblings, the two share ancestors, styles and a wall — they're side by side on Lafayette Avenue. But that's all they share, and diners must choose sides.

Click HERE to read the rest of this article!
Join us outside for some good old-fashioned summer fun on West Canfield Street! Sidewalk sales & games for city kids of all ages!


+ New art & merch from Detroit Lives, Nichole Christian, Dante Stella, Don Kilpatrick & more

+ Tasty treats from Astro Coffee, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Good People Popcorn & Pete’s Chocolate Co.

+ Book-signing for “Symphony City” by Amy Martin

+ Fashion & accessories from The Peacock Room

+ Local brews from Motor City Brewing Works and Traffic Jam & Snug

+ Connect 4 Challenge hosted by Melinda MeMe Anderson

+ Interactive chalkboard mural by Amy Kaherl

+ Cornhole, hula hoop & hopscotch

+ Beats by DJ Big Time America

A percentage of your purchases will benefit Alternatives for Girls, Ruth Ellis Center, Detroit Waldorf School and Detroit Public Schools Foundation


Hang around after for a special outdoor film screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” in the Green Alley behind Motor City Brewing Works! Free to the public, all ages welcome. (9-10pm) http://greengaragedetroit.​com/

Make it an afternoon in Midtown! Check out the grand opening of the new 71 POP shop at 71 East Garfield Street (2-5pm). http://71pop.com/

Saturday, July 30, 2011 (5-9pm)
    City Bird & Bureau of Urban Living
    460 West Canfield Street, Midtown Detroit

    Click HERE for our Facebook event