Month: August 2014

45. Salvatore Scallopini – August 8, 2014 – Eastpointe, MI



Local Italian chain restaurant with delicious food and a cute ambiance inside and out (has a cute little patio. What did we all do before restaurant patios???).

22611 Gratiot Ave.
Eastpointe, MI 48021

(Also locations in Birmingham, Grosse Pointe Woods, Lathrup Village, Madison Heights, and Flint)



44. TN Thai Bistro – April 18, 2014 – Grosse Pointe, MI


So this is why you don’t get three months behind on a blog: I forgot about this place! It suddenly hit me today when I was scrolling through my posts that I had never logged my visit to TN Thai Bistro in Grosse Pointe, way back in April. I’m so bummed that I forgot about it, because now the posts are out of order. In case anyone beside me cares, this should actually be #16 on my list.

What do I remember about the visit? The pad Thai was delicious!

17100 Kercheval Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

43. The Oakland Art Novelty Company – August 7, 2014 – Ferndale, MI



The Patsy and Edina and the Le Antoinette, two happy hour offerings

I was so excited to finally get to The Oakland. A friend and I went for its happy hour, and it was delightful! I loved the old-fashioned richness of its interior, which is dark and candlelit and helps you to feel that you’ve been transported to an alternate reality.

It reminds me of a similar concept to The Sugar House in Detroit – meticulously created specialty cocktails served in an old-fashioned environment – though I must admit, I prefer The Oakland. Its menu doesn’t boast the voluminous selection that The Sugar House’s does, but the staff I encountered was very friendly and knowledgeable, and I’m sure they could make anything you asked for. Plus, it has a great happy hour that features delicious $5 drinks – quite a deal, considering that the average regular drink price there is double to triple that.

201 W. 9 Mile Rd.

Ferndale, MI 48220