Ferndale

Baconfest offers treats from Rock City Pies and Gord’s Canadian Bacon

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May 22, 2012
canadian bacon

Bacon, that most fabulous of foods. Would breakfast really be breakfast without bacon? And lunch—who doesn’t love a BLT, or a couple strips atop a burger or chicken sandwich? Dinner—got you covered. Anything you want to cook comes out delicious wrapped in bacon. Case in point—scallops, shrimp, steak. Which brings us to BACONFEST, June...
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Rainbow Run 5K Colors the Streets of Ferndale

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May 17, 2012
Rainbow Run 5K Colors the Streets of Ferndale

Ferndale Pride is a longstanding tradition in Ferndale, and this year, there’s a new tradition. The Rainbow Run 5K is a new event that will weave through the streets of downtown Ferndale on Sunday, June 17. A family-friendly event, the Rainbow Run will also have a 2K kid’s run/walk that will pass by three...
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Baconfest Michigan Sneak Peek: Dino’s Lounge: Bacon Ravioli & Bacon Cheesecake

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May 16, 2012
Baconfest Michigan Sneak Peek: Dino’s Lounge: Bacon Ravioli & Bacon Cheesecake

Dean Bach is nothing short of a baconwhorevore. “I love bacon!” Bach says. “I eat bacon every day. I grab a piece off the grill when I come into work. I’ll eat it on a BLT sandwich. I eat it at home. I only wish they sold chocolate-covered bacon at the check-out lanes. They...
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What I’m Eating: Honey glazed smoked chicken

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May 1, 2012
Chickens on the smoker

Sunday. The perfect day for low and slow cooking using my Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker. Today, I decided to smoke some chickens. We picked up two fresh organically raised fryers at Royal Oak farmers market on Saturday. Sunday morning at 10, I had them brining in a solution of 1 gallon water, 1...
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John D Serves Style and Small Plates in Ferndale

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April 9, 2012
John D Serves Style and Small Plates in Ferndale

John D Bistro on Woodward Ave in Ferndale offers a stylish and cozy location reminiscent of corner bistro’s seen in London and Paris. Formerly Club Bart, John D offers a contemporary American menu featuring small plates to share with friends over a brew or wine. The venue looks like fine dining but without all...
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Birthday Freebies– an offer you can’t refuse

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March 6, 2012
birthday-cake

It’s my party and I’ll dine if I want to… It’s that time of year when my email box begins to burst at the seams with offers from nearby restaurants. I’m a sucker for a good freebie, and birthday clubs provide an easy way for restaurants to offer a free meal in order to...
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What to do this weekend

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February 24, 2012
via someecards.com

The snow was a bust so here are 5 things to do this wekened in and around Royal Oak and Ferndale. Royal Oak Music Theatre: Events for two very different audiences. Big Gigantic from the electronic music genre plays tonight, February 24. $17 for a night of lights and beats, doors open at 8PM....
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Down on the (Howe’s) Bayou for Mardi Gras

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February 15, 2012
Down on the (Howe’s) Bayou for Mardi Gras

Detroit is separated from New Orleans by 1,067 miles, but not at Howe’s Bayou in Ferndale, which is gearing up for one of its biggest nights of the year – Fat Tuesday. While you won’t see the kind of craziness you would see on Bourbon Street, the flavors and the smells from the kitchen...
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White Blossom Sweetens the Offerings From Valentine Vodka

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February 8, 2012
White Blossom Sweetens the Offerings From Valentine Vodka

Wine or champagne for Valentine’s Day? Eh. Go a little more local and a little more sweeter. Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, Valentine Vodka has just released its first flavored vodka, White Blossom, an elderberry flavored vodka spiked with hints of citrus. “We’re not here to copy what...
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It Takes a Ribbin’ to Keep Charities Kickin’

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February 1, 2012
It Takes a Ribbin’ to Keep Charities Kickin’

Wild man Dean Bach, owner of Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale, is doing it again. This is his 5th annual Barbecue Rib Burn-Off. So this Saturday, Feb. 4, ya’ll need to come on out to the big tent behind Dino’s and chow some ribs and brew for the Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance...
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Emory in Ferndale hosts Blues Brunch

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January 31, 2012
Burger and fries

I love weekends, because they are perfect for sleeping in, kicking back, turning on some blues and hanging out. Artists like John Lee Hooker or Mose Allison always sound great while cooking up breakfast or lunch. Next weekend though, you don’t have to do the cooking—let The Emory in Ferndale do it for you....
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Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Preview: Murrow’s Boys

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January 29, 2012
Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Preview: Murrow’s Boys

Like any other Americana group worth its salt, Murrow’s Boys draws from centuries of American tradition and pop-culture quirks, filtering topical lyrics and stories through an acoustic-based roots sound. What comes out is a music that is familiar yet modern. It’s part country, part folk, part blues, and part rock. You know: Americana. Murrow’s...
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