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Do you eat at the same restaurants, or try new places?

My parents came to visit me yesterday. They arrived late afternoon/early evening, so, of course, the discussion of getting something to eat came up, as it always does when you’re parents are in town and willing to pay for a nice meal out. And, like always, that discussion devolved into the typical, where do we…

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…

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…

Is Clinton Township’s Tin Fish too wild?

Recent news reports surfacing about Clinton Township’s Tin Fish seem to cast the restaurant in a wilder light than one might imagine. With its swanky Mall at Partridge Creek location and upscale decor, the restaurant doesn’t seem the sort to attract rowdy attention. Recently, Clinton Township officials postponed the request for a permit for six…

Smoking Ban; So Far, So Good?

As a former smoker I think that I have an interesting outlook on the new smoking ban in Michigan.   I can understand both sides, although I have to admit I am a little prejudiced to the smokers side.     I quit smoking cold turkey in January ’09.   A health crisis forced me…

Back in 24: Grand Rapids

Yes, another city with an active river walk. Grand Rapids is a booming city in West Michigan with plenty to offer day trippers. Enjoy fishing, boating, shopping, dinning, site seeing, hiking and more.   Although the Downtown Dates series (click on the right for more) shows Kalamazoo has plenty to offer, Grand Rapids definitely has…