Monday, December 17, 2012
Local gas prices have dropped below $3.20 per gallon. Where are you finding the cheapest gas?
According to the AAA Fuel Gauge Report, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Detroit is down about 30 cents from a month ago, and Farmington area gas stations are dropping even below the $3.267 metro area average. The Valero gas station at Grand River and Orchard Lake was charging $3.13 per gallon Sunday night, while low prices listed on Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch's Commute page were $3.20 at three Farmington stations (Sunoco, 22063 Farmington Rd.; Speedway, 33430 W. Eight Mile; Valero, 33330 W. Eight Mile) and $3.30 in Farmington Hills (Citgo, 29024 Grand River). Where are you finding cheap gas? Share the locations with a comment below, then check out the events posted on today's calendar, plus events for which you'll…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This year's holiday weekend ranks as the third costliest for a gallon of unleaded gasoline, AAA reports.
While gas prices are known to skyrocket around holidays like Memorial Day weekend when travel rates are higher, local motorists might have seen some mercy at the pump lately. That is, if you’re comparing it to recent times. Monday’s AAA fuel report showed the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline in Metro Detroit was $3.67, down a few cents from the week before. In Michigan, the average was $3.72. The national average of $3.65 for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is down 16 cents from one year ago and down 29 cents from this year’s peak, according to AAA. Despite these drops, though, this year’s average is the third-highest price on record for a Memorial Day weekend. The highest AAA recorded was early May last year, when we were …
Friday, May 25, 2012
AAA Michigan estimates that 1.1 million Michigan residents will hit the road this weekend.
Whether it's Up North, into the thumb, or just plain out of town, AAA Michigan estimates that 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more on vacation during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. So as you prepare for your long weekend away, or in (going to Farmington's Memorial Day parade and ceremony, perhaps?), check out these interesting facts, and tell us: Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend?
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Farmington Hills restaurant has been on the list since 2003.
Café Cortina in Farmington Hills is among a handful of Michigan restaurants listed on the AAA's prestigious Four Diamond list. No Michigan restaurants received a Five Diamond ranking for 2012. In business for more than 35 years, Café Cortina offers an elegant atmosphere with a cozy fireplace. The restaurant prides itself on maintaining a garden that is the source of the fresh herbs and vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, greens and peppers. According to the motor club, the Four Diamond rating indicates the restaurant delivers "a distinctive fine-dining experience". "Menus reflect high degree of creativity and complexity using imaginative presentations to enhance market-fresh ingredients," the AAA website notes. Only …