Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Photo from Interlochen, Michigan: "Dear John: 1942"

August 1942. "National music camp at Interlochen, Michigan, where 300 or more young musicians study symphonic music for eight weeks each summer. Writing to the boyfriend back home." | Photo via Shorpy

Friday, June 15, 2012

WalterWalk Movie Trailer: Paddling the Great Lakes

WaterWalk the Movie: The true story of a father and son attempting the 1,000 mile canoe trip that Marquette and Joliet did 340 years ago. Premiering across the country, April 2012.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

5 Reasons to Love Mercury Burger & Bar in Corktown

1. Mercury cooks in lard. You know what tastes fantastic? Burgers cooked in lard.

2. Poutine French fries, smothered in gravy and cheese curd — French-Canada’s one great contribution to the world.

3. Milkshakes and Boston Coolers made “adult-style” bring all the drunks to the yard, plus plenty of Michigan beer on tap.

4. Additional burger items include fried egg, bologna and gravy. I went with the Flint Burger (green olives and cheddar cheese) and upgraded with an egg and bologna. Lots of salty goodness.

5. If location is everything, Mercury has it all — on the hottest corner in Corktown, with a view of Michigan Central Station.

I’m over ranking burgers, but I will say Mercury Burger & Bar is right up there with other Detroit classics like Miller’s Bar, Redcoat Tavern and Hunter House.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Motor City Beer List at the Visit Detroit Blog

If you're into all the great beer on the west side of the state and in northern Michigan, don't miss out on the microbreweries of Detroit. It's time for a road-trip to the east side. Check out my favorite 10 Motor City beers at the Visit Detroit Blog. Looks like we're getting some heated feedback on the choices. I just went with the breweries that I've visited personally, but I see now that I have some more bar-hopping to do.

Friday, May 25, 2012

How Jack White Rocked the Masonic Temple of Detroit

Jack White's matinee show at the Masonic Temple of Detroit was one of my favorite performances of all time. Here's why: 1. White played a lot of White Stripes songs, and the crowd ate it up. 2. Who else plays a matinee show on a weekday? 3. Tough to beat a concert in a building as cool as Detroit's Masonic Temple. 4. Unlike other performers who brag about being from Detroit, White simply brings the city to life in his music. He said hello to his hometown, and that was enough. 5. The crowd was fantastic. I only saw one or two hipsters. The rest of the crowd looked like they were going to a Tigers game. 6. White's rendition of Hank Williams' "You Know That I Know" brought the house down. The guy next to me said he had goosebumps — he wasn't alone.