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Cantina Diablos: Royal Oak Restaurant Week’s sinful Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex so good it’s sinful, that’s what  Cantina Diablos  touts and you can dig in during  Royal Oak Restaurant Week. The cantina, which offers Free Guacamole Monday (with the purchase of any entree) and drink specials from 4-6 pm and again from 10pm – 12am, will feature a $25 dinner menu for the week of…

Great Metro Detroit Burgers at the Twisted Rooster

It’s a little off the beaten path of metro Detroit, but if you have a chance to visit the  Twisted Rooster  restaurant, in either Belleville or Chesterfield, you should give it a try.   Even though the two nearby locations (there’s also one in Grand Rapids) are a bit of a drive, take some small…

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…

Downtown dates: Dogs With Style

The place is not fancy; all of the style comes in the grub. A few doors down from the State Theater, this dog shop is a convenient place to feed your appetite. Enter the 1950s: Red  stools lining an L-shaped bar lining the walls and milkshakes, sundaes and sodas painted on the wall. It’s a…

Downtown dates: Burdick’s

Whether you want to gather with friends, have a pre-whatever party, treat yourself to a night out or just watch the game, Burdick’s will deliver.   Just know that it’s a popular spot, so waiting for a table is not unheard of. I have spent many afternoons taking advantage of the Sunday student half-off menu,…

Downtown dates: Theo & Stacy’s

In a joint birthday celebration for myself and my friend, a group of roughly 15 friends gathered at Theo & Stacy’s on a Friday. This tiny restaurant on West Michigan Ave., one block west of Radisson, fashions a clean and cozy Detroit Coney Island, but is housed right at the start of downtown Kalamazoo. I…

Downtown Dates: New fun at Olde Peninsula’s

The Ticket!, by way of the Kalamazoo Gazette, recently ran an article about Olde Peninsula’s offering euchre tournament on Wednesday nights, along with live music and $2 pints. The winner of the tournament walks away with a gift certificate. Well, my own Wednesday nights are spent churning out pages on an assembly line of breaking…