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Pete’s in Ferndale serves upscale deli and more

Off the beaten path, down Woodward Heights in Ferndale, this nondescript diner from the outside suddenly becomes a slightly upscale eatery on the inside. Owner Pete Mel transformed a long-closed Coney Island into a place of his own, melding the flavors of a couple former endeavors–Backstage Deli and Salute. Walking in, you notice the sharp…

Mudgie’s serves up artisan sandwiches and more

Mudgie’s is an artisan sandwich shop known for using fresh, high-quality ingredients. If there’s a way to get something local, they do it. They also roast their own meats–so you won’t find commercially processed turkey, corned beef or roast beef here, it’s the real deal.  Not in the mood for meat? There’s also plenty of…

New Year,Night Out Checklist

Don’t let the ball drop on your plans! Here are a few things to remember when planning for a New Year’s Eve celebration (and no it’s not too early). Baby Sitter Let’s face it. Somebody has to stay home with the kids. If you’ve hired a reliable baby sitter to watch your little bambinos make…

A foodie trip in time

Imagine back to 1980. OK, I realize that many readers may not have been born yet, but work with me on this. Some guy from the future stops by your house and tells you that in less than 30 years, you’re going to have this amazing phone that you can carry around in your pocket.…

Fancy Cooking Made Easy: Shrimp Scampi

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Shrimp Scampi- Is there an easier gourmet food to cook at home? I love this dish, but I  rarely order shrimp when I’m eating out. Why, you ask? Because they never give you enough shrimp. I’m always left wanting more. So I make shrimp at home–lots of it. If I’ve got time to grab fresh…

Taste of Southfield

Going out for a bite to eat takes on a new meaning… I love food, good food, not fast food. Food that takes time and talent to create. Are you with me here? One event that I’m truly sorry I won’t be able to attend is the Taste of Southfield. On October 11th, at least…

Mudgie’s serves up artisan sandwiches and more

Urbane Life chosen as media partner for the “Dining in the D” TV Episode 2 of Dining in the D is coming up, so I figured I ought to try out one of the featured venues, Mudgie’s in Corktown. Mudgie’s is an artisan sandwich shop known for using fresh, high-quality ingredients. If there’s a way…

The Sushi Introduction

Having lunch with co-workers today, we got to talking about our first sushi experiences. See, one of our co-workers is not a sushi fan, and we were trying to figure out if a good first sushi experience would change her outlook on things. I got lucky; my first sushi was handled by a friend who…

Michigan Cottage Food Law passes

If you’ve ever considered running a small side business selling home-made goods such as cakes, cookies, or candy there is good news in Michigan: It’s now legal to do just that. The Michigan Cottage Food Law, signed by Governer Granholm, lays down guidelines that make it legal for entrepreneurs in single-family dwellings (including apartments!) to…

Downtown dates: get lifted at The Wine Loft

If you have been downtown lately, you have seen the deep-brown, stained wicker sofas and gated-in eating area of the wine loft. But if you venture inside, you won’t feel like you’re in Kalamazoo anymore. The Wine Loft offers a relaxing, upscale, big-city experience without breaking the bank too badly or driving hours to a…