Thursday, February 14, 2013
Local restaurants have romantic specials, including an offer that requires a little lip-lock.
Looking for ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Farmington and Farmington Hills? We've got you covered: 1. Stroll with your valentine in Heritage Park. Meet at the Nature Center at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 to share your love of nature and explore the night woods, then complete the evening with warm drinks and special treats. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Cost is $5 per person, and pre-registration is strongly recommended. Register at the Costick Center or at http://recreg.fhgov.com. 2. BOGO for a Kiss at Qdoba. Pucker up at Qdoba restaurants to receive a buy-one-get-one-free offer on Feb. 14. Share a smooch with a significant other, friend, family member or willing stranger at the cash register to receive a second entrée of …
In a Detroit Free Press profile, Ron Elkus and Rod Brown share their secret for bringing couples together, including some from Farmington Hills.
The owners of The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills are well known for outfitting customers with handsome attire, matching shirts with ties, for instance. But a Sunday Detroit Free Press profile shows Ron Elkus and Rod Brown are also matching up couples, with great success. Farmington Hills residents Pam and Randy Watsky and Michael and Beth Rosenfeld have Elkus to thank for introducing them, according to the profile. "I think what stories do is build relationships, and in retail, that's the only thing we have is relationships," Elkus told the newspaper. "We remember those relationships, those stories, and it creates a family atmosphere when you hear their stories and are involved in their lives." Read the very romantic profile: Clothing …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Where will you take your Valentine for dinner? Tell us in a comment.
Two Farmington Hills restaurants are offering special treats to celebrate Valentine's Day. While the holiday actually falls on Thursday, Morels restaurant on Northwestern offers a special "Lover’s Feast" on Friday and Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. The menu features Matt Prentice favorites like Oysters Rockefeller, USDA prime tenderloin and lobster bread pudding, with Morels’ Executive Chef, John Breeland, executing the five-course meal. Every course has a choice for vegetarians and guests can add a Michigan wine paired with each course. Also on Northwestern, Buddy's Pizza is teaming up with Hudsonville Ice Cream to share the love on Feb. 14, by offering a free scoop of of Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge ice cream (creamy cherry ice cream …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Sip and savor your way around Oakland County's eateries with Patch.
If you're hungry for the latest restaurant news from around Oakland County, we've got you covered! Read on to find out what's new, what's closed and more. Cloverleaf Fine Wine in Royal Oak / Satay House in Madison Heights: Royal Oak’s Cloverleaf Fine Wine will host a limited-seating wine dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Satay House in Madison Heights. The 5-course Malaysian meal with wine pairings will cost $60 per person. A portion of each ticket will benefit the South Oakland YMCA. Satay House is located at 31101 Dequindre Road. Call 248-399-7166 to make a reservation. Townsend Hotel Bakery in Birmingham: The bake shop will be closed through Feb. 9 while the space is renovated and its menu upgraded. …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Enjoy music until midnight, cocktails and a buffet dinner at Glen Oaks Country Club.
Thursday, January 17
The Farmington Community Band Valentine Dinner Dance provides an opportunity for fans of music made famous by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and other renowned band leaders to celebrate the romantic holiday in style. Tickets on sale now for the Feb. 15 event at Glen Oaks Country Club. The evening includes a cash bar and lavish buffet dinner, along with music until midnight, provided by the 20-piece FCB Big Band. Tables of eight or 10 are available, along with individual tickets, and they must be purchased in advance. To reserve yours, call 734-261-2202, write to email@example.com or visit http://www.fcbmusic.org/current/valentines_order.phtml. Source: Farmington Community Band press release
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Try these favorite dishes to make you fall in love all over again.
When my husband and I were dating some 20 years ago, I decided to try to impress him with a home-cooked meal for Valentine’s Day. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? I knew my man’s stomach was no exception. So off to the market I went for fresh shrimp, wine, flowers and more. I’d seen my mom make a deviled shrimp dish for my dad through the years, and the two always seemed to be happier when tucking forks into this delicious seafood-starring meal. The same was true with my then-boyfriend and me the night I made it for him, and I’ve been creating deviled shrimp for us for Valentine’s Day ever since. Culinary prowess and affairs of the heart go hand-in-hand for several Metro Detroit and nationally known chefs. Here are…