Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Need a place to go with the family after church this Sunday? We've found four places to brunch Birmingham.
Popular brunch spots fill up fast on Easter, so when church lets out, do you know where you're going with the family? This week in Patch Picks we're bringing you some of the hottest, most delicious brunch locations to enjoy ham omelettes, pancakes, mimosas and more. Toast has made a lot of noise on the local dining scene, but if you haven't tried out Birmingham's newest staple for brunch, there isn't a better time than the present. Plus, the restaurant was recently awarded the 2011 Best Breakfast and Brunch award from Metro Times for the second year in a row, right on the heels of similar awards from Ambassador Magazine and Real Detroit. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse is hosting a very special Easter brunch, with the meal kicking off at 11:30 …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
We've gone to local grocery stores and found five Passover ideas for you to share with your family this year.
Passover begins April 19, and we know that sometimes, the recipes your grandmother has made year after year can get old. So we've gone to local grocery stores to find some new, and traditional, Passover recipes guaranteed to make your family happy. Roasted root vegetables bring a savory goodness to this vegetarian version of a Passover favorite from Whole Foods. With fresh dill, chives and vegan butter spread, the handmade matzo balls are easier to make than you might think. Who needs to cook when someone else can do all the work? Plum Market in Bloomfield Township has a complete Passover menu, including a brisket from California's Niman Ranch braised in tomato puree, red wine, chili sauce and veal demi-glace. Place your order with Plum …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
From birding at the Cranbrook Institute of Science to gallery hopping around town, there's plenty to do this spring break when you don't feel like going out of town.
Spring break begins next week, and while many Birmingham families will be packing the car for a quick vacation, sometimes a "staycation" is the best way to spend time with the family or your significant other while also saving money. One of Metro Detroit's premier hotels is right in our backyard, but you don't have to be a celebrity to enjoy the Townsend's luxury accommodations and services. The Townsend has a variety of packages available, including a seasonal shopping and bed-and-breakfast package. Scattered through Birmingham's downtown and residential streets are more than half a dozen art galleries. So why go all the way to New York? Some of the area's best artists are represented at the David Klein, Robert Kidd and Blu Arch galleries…
Thursday, March 24, 2011
From Beauty By Rx to the Carol Lewis Day Spa, Birmingham has plenty to offer when it comes to treating yourself to a spa day.
Need to take a break from real life and escape with a manicure or facial? This week, we're taking a look at some of the best spas and retreats in Birmingham. Located in the historic Victorian home on East Maple Road, this beautiful and relaxing day spa has been voted as one of Metro Detroit's best day spas for more than five years due to its specialized services and friendly, courteous and extremely professional staff. The spa expanded in 2009 and now features five massage rooms, one with an adjoining door for couples massage. Located in Birmingham's Rail District, the Truth Beauty & Wellness Spa has expanded its basic offerings of facials, skin treatments and massages by offering an exotic new line of healing gemstone jewelry. The spa …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so here are a few ways to celebrate.
When it comes to wearing green, spending time with friends over a few beers and perhaps trying to catch the luck of the Irish, nothing beats St. Patrick's Day. We've put together a list of things to do in Birmingham this Thursday no matter what your taste. The most popular place to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Birmingham has to be Dick O’Dow's, our very own Irish pub. Dick O’Dow's will open at 7 a.m. Thursday with an Irish breakfast, followed by live music by at 10 a.m., featuring The McGlynns, Gerald Smith and Company of Strangers. There is no cover all day or night, and there are plenty of big screens in the back room for basketball lovers to take in March Madness games. The Townsend Hotel has plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
We even have a mid-spring recess camp for those looking to get away before school lets out.
So, there's still snow on the ground -- that doesn't mean you can't start making plans to send the kids to summer camp. We're looking at the various summer camps in the Birmingham-area. Camp Super Summer Camp Super Summer offers kids a week-long activity-based learning experience at the Birmingham Covington School. Full-day campers attend five different classes daily and half-day campers attend three per day, with class choices ranging from jewelry-making to basketball to "science explosion." Seven weeks available, beginning June 27 through Aug. 12. For weeks 1 and 3-7, the cost is $200 for full-day camps and $110 for half-day. For week 2, the cost is $160 for full day camp and $90 for half day. For more information, call the Birmingham …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Are you and your buddies looking for a place to watch the Big Game in town? You're in luck.
Starting today, Patch will run a new weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Want to suggest a list? Submit your idea in the comment box.