Thursday, February 21, 2019

Check Out Some of Detroit's Best Restaurants During Detroit Restaurant Week

It's no secret that there are a ton of great restaurants in Detroit. Over the past few years, the dining scene in Detroit has exploded, so much so that it's hard to keep up with it all. Now is the perfect time to cross some of those restaurants that you've been dying to try off your list because this week is Detroit Restaurant Week!

This year's Restaurant Week in Detroit will kick off on Friday, February 22nd and will run through Sunday, March 3rd. That gives you just over a week to dine at some of the 28 restaurants participating in this year's event. This year’s event will feature 3 course dinners priced at $39 per person at some restaurants, while others will have specials at $29 per person. Each restaurant has several options to choose from, so there is bound to be at least one dish that you'll love! Check out the full list of this year's participants below and just click on their links to check out their special menu for Restaurant Week.

$39 price menu:

$29 price menu:

For more information on Detroit Restaurant Week, head to DetroitRestaurantWeek.com. Make sure you also follow them on Facebook and Instagram for a sneak peek at some of the delicious dishes being offered this week! 

~C

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

James Linck Returns to The Stage in Detroit this Friday!


It's been a while since James Linck performed in Detroit, but that is going to change when he triumphantly returns to the stage at Donovan's this Friday for an intimate show. Sound and Silence has invited James to take the stage to perform a solo set that will feature an in-depth conversation with the artist as well as a DJ set by Eddie Logix. These conversations are meant to bring attendees closer to the artists to create an intimate bond between the crowd and performer. It's the perfect way to find out everything that Linck has been doing throughout the last two years and the first chance you will have to hear his one of a kind voice live and in person since he returned to his hometown.


Tickets to attend the event are $5 at the door and doors for the night open at 9 p.m. Donovan's is located at 3003 W. Vernor. You can listen to a full catalog of James Linck's tunes here. But, there is nothing that compares to seeing him live. If you only head out to one show this month, make it this one!


~S

24 Hour Giveaway: Cherry Glazerr @ El Club

Cherry Glazerr just released a brand new album a couple of weeks ago. Stuffed & Ready came out on February 1st, and is the third studio album from the band. It has only been two years since the release of the band's previous album, and they have been hard at work touring and playing with bands like The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders since. Now Cherry Glazerr is out on a headlining tour and they will be making their way to Detroit this week.

Thursday night, February 21, Cherry Glazerr will hit the stage at El Club along with Palehound. Tickets to see these two acts live are $15 in advance and can be purchased here. We are also giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #cherry in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Check out Cherry Glazerr's music video for their song "Daddi" off the new album then get your name in the hat for those tickets!


~C

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Win Tickets to See Milo at Marble Bar

This past fall, rapper Milo announced that his latest album would be his last release as a rapper. budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies was released in September of 2018 and the announcement was made shortly after, in October. Milo (also known as Rory Ferreira) will still be active in the world of music however, with his record label Ruby Yacht, record store Soulfolks Records, and by creating by under his other moniker Scallops Hotel.

If you're a fan of Ferreira's work as Milo, this Thursday is your last chance to see him perform live here in Detroit. Milo is currently on his last US tour and this week he will be making his way to Detroit to perform at Marble Bar. Tickets to see him perform live are $15 in advance and can be purchased here. Thanks to our friends at Party Store Productions, you can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show. To enter, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #milo in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Thursday morning and will send them details on how to claim their prize.

Milo will be joined by Pink Navel and Signor Benedick the Moor for this one. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and 18+ are welcome.


~C

Street Beet is Stopping in the Burbs this Wednesday

Street Beet's vegan pop-ups are the hippest new thing to hit the food and beverage scene in Detroit. They are one night only experiences that are special in every way. Co-creators Megan and Nina have a unique approach to vegan "junk food" that makes plant-based eating not only seem easy, but accessible to everyone. Plus, they keep it local and support small businesses like PJ's Lager House and Nancy Whiskey's by packing the space from wall to wall every time they are in the kitchen.


This week they are taking things a little north for their latest pop-up called Street Beet Mac & Fake Cheese taking place at Urbanrest Brewery in Ferndale, Michigan this Wednesday, February 20th. The menu for this event is small, but mighty. It includes a buffalo burrito featuring Kentucky fake chicken and cashew mac and cheese, nacho mac that's made with sweet chili Doritos, and chicken and waffles inside an actual waffle cone. They even have a plant-based dessert S'more shake that features a mixture from the Ice Cream Plant, a local nut free, dairy free, gluten free ice cream maker.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. or until the food runs out, which frequently happens at their gatherings. To keep up with all things Street Beet click here. To learn more about the pop-up including a review click here.


~S

Monday, February 18, 2019

Skate it up 70's Style at The Velodrome with the Detroit Roller Derby Team this Saturday

It's been just over one year since the Lexus Velodrome opened in Detroit. The 64,000 square foot venue had around "35,000 people go through the door last year". Dozens of races were broadcasted on Detroit Public Television and people from around the world traveled here to participate in events at the drome. They have also expanded and started to host all kinds of different activities, including roller derby, speed skating, bike polo, running, yoga, pilates, dance classes, and kickboxing. You can sign up for all of their classes online here. You can also head up to the space to experience a good old fashioned 70's skate party with the Detroit Roller Derby crew.

This Saturday, February 23rd, the Detroit Derby Crew is hosting a 70's themed event that will feature music, skating, and socializing inside the space. For $10 attendees can open skate for two hours and get one "free" drink from the Spoke Easy Lounge located inside the drome. The only catch is that you cannot rent skates inside the space, you must bring your own skates, rollerblades, scooters or skateboards to participate. Skating will take place from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. and the bar will be open until midnight. Costumes are encouraged and all are welcome. You can find out more about the event here.



~S

Friday, February 15, 2019

Win Tickets to See The Suffers at El Club

The Suffers will be bringing their soulful sound to the stage at El Club this Sunday night! The band is currently on their Everything Here Spring Tour in support of their latest album Everything Here. The album was released last year and you can give it a listen here. Hit play below to check out the music video for the song "Do Whatever" off that album.


Tickets to see The Suffers perform live are $14 in advance and can be purchased here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show by sending your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #suffers in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Sunday morning and they will get in the door that night with a friend for free. 

The Suffers will be joined by Bryce The Third for Sunday's show. Doors are set to open at 8 p.m. and all ages are welcome. 


~C 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watch Bird Box with the Man Behind the Movie - Josh Malerman

When Bird Box was released this past December, it was an overnight sensation. The film, starring Sandra Bullock, was released on Netflix on December 21st. Within the first week of streaming, over 45 million accounts had watched the movie, setting a record for viewing of Netflix original films. It seemed like everyone was talking about it everywhere, your co-workers, your friends, radio DJs, TV show hosts, everyone. The craze was so big that people even began doing "the Bird Box challenge", where they would try to do things while blindfolded.

Well, if you haven't seen the movie yet, or you're a big fan and you'd like to see it again, this weekend is your chance! The Senate Theater will be holding a screening of Bird Box this Saturday, February 16th. To sweeten the deal, the author of Bird Box, Josh Malerman, will be at the this special engagement. That's right, that Josh Malerman. The guy that you have seen on stage with The High Strung is also an amazing author, who happened to be the genius that wrote the book Bird Box, that the movie was then based off of. Pretty impressive, right?

If you would like to watch Bird Box with Josh Malerman this weekend, tickets start at $10 and can be purchased here. With a $10 ticket, you will get into the screening and the signing with Malerman. For $25 you will also get a copy of the novel.

Doors for this event open at 1 p.m. with the organ overture beginning at 1:30. The movie will start at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A session with Malerman and then a book signing. For more information on this event, visit the Facebook event page here. To check out Josh Malerman's other books, visit JoshMalerman.com.


~C

24 Hour Giveaway: See Space Jesus at The Majestic Theatre

The Majestic Theatre has been a part of Detroit for over 100 years now. It was first a movie theatre, and then had its down time just as many buildings in Detroit have, but for years, it has been one of the best places to see a show in Detroit. Over the last few years, the owners of The Majestic Complex have been making repairs and doing renovations to the complex. This past year, it was the theatre's turn to get a face lift. We first had a look at the renovations during this year's Black Christmas and it looks like a completely different place. The cafe is gone and instead is now part of the theatre, with a large bar area welcoming you to the space. Once you're inside the actual theatre, it's still the same place you know and love, only spruced up. If you haven't seen it yet, you have a chance to check it out for yourself at some of the great shows that they have coming up at the theatre.

One of those great shows is happening this Friday, February 15th when The Majestic brings Space Jesus to the stage with BUKU, Toadface, and Huxley Anne. Tickets to attend the show are $25 in advance. We also have a pair of tickets to give away to the show courtesy of AEG Detroit. If you would like to start your weekend off with a few live sets, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #space. We will draw one lucky person on Friday morning and they will get to attend this one for free!


~S

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

It's Time to Re-Visit Punch Bowl Social!

It seems like every time we visit Punch Bowl Social, we ask ourselves , "Why don't we come here more often?" The downtown Detroit business offers great food, awesome drinks, and a variety of fun attractions, making it the perfect place for a night out. Punch Bowl Social recently invited us out to check out some new menu items and we couldn't say no.

During our recent visit, we took over a private bowling area for the night, where we could relax on couches, snack, sip, and bowl a few rounds. This bowling alley is not like the one your mom and dad bowled at on a league when you were a kid. It's classy, fun, and way more intimate. The alley features 8 lanes that are all rented by the hour on a first come first serve basis. Hourly rates range from $10-$12, which also includes shoe rental. If bowling isn't really your thing, there's still lots of fun to be had, with private karaoke rooms (our personal favorite), an arcade, giant Scrabble, foosball, billiards, and more.

In addition to all of the fun activities, Punch Bowl's food is arguably some of the best that we have had in the city! The portions are large, the prices are pretty low, and the food is delicious. On this occasion, we shared several menu items, including the Lil' Street Tacos, It's Nacho Mama, Peanut Sriracha Fries, and the Superfood Grain Bowl (made as a vegan variation). The three of us came very hungry, and left stuffed, with food leftover. The Lil' Street Tacos featured Cocoa Dusted Pork Carnitas with Salsa Adobo, Crema, Radish, Queso Cotija, Yellow Onion, Cilantro and Lime and they were some of the best tacos we've ever had. It's Nacho Mama is one of our favorite menu items and worth the trip alone, with Roasted Cauliflower, Fresh Jalapeño, Pickled Red Onion, and plenty of Queso. We know, cauliflower on nachos sounds a little weird, but trust us, it's awesome! The Sriracha Fries had just the right amount of spice paired with garlic mayo and peanuts, for a different take on fries than anything you've ever had before. Finally, the Superfood Grain Bowl was healthy, but still one of the best things that Sadie has ever eaten. To keep it short, we will definitely be going back for more very soon!
Punch Bowl Social's menu features a variety of great choices, with lots of vegetarian and gluten free options, so there is something for pretty much everyone. They also offer brunch daily, with a 9 a.m. start time on the weekends! Both of these things are HUGE for all of those brunch lovers out there. So the next time you're looking to get food early on the weekends, this is your place. And all of you service industry workers, this is your place if you're looking to get brunch through the week, with service beginning at 11 a.m. 

Whether you make it out to Punch Bowl Social for the food, the fun, or both, make sure you also get some drinks to go along with it. One of the best drink options at Punch Bowl Social is, of course, the punch bowls. They serve up to 8 people and the price is very reasonable too! (unlike some other bars that serve up punch bowls in the city) Currently, the featured punch bowl is the Shot Through The Heart Punch, with Teakoe Pear Tea, Old Forester Bourbon and Strawberry Cinnamon Shrub. They also offer great craft cocktails and adult milkshakes. While we were there, we tried the Milk-Xologist #2, that was minty, milky, and had a hint of coffee. We weren't too sure if we would like booze in a milkshake, but it was super tasty. They also had a great bourbon selection, so we had to have an Old Fashioned with Journeyman Bourbon, which you aren't going to find at most places around town. So that was a special treat!

We cannot rave enough about Punch Bowl Social. It is seriously a hidden gem in the city and whether you've never been there before, of it has been a while since you've been there, you need to pay Punch Bowl a visit soon. The Shot Through The Heart Punch is only available for a limited time though! So don't wait too long!

Punch Bowl Social is located at 1331 Broadway in Downtown Detroit. For more info and to check out a menu, click here.
 


~C

Detroit's Most Talented Come Together to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood this Valentine's Day

From 2017 to 2018 Planned Parenthood provided care to around 2.5 million patients, which added up to 9.7 million services, including over 4 million STI test and treatments, half a million breast exams, and 2 million birth control prescriptions. They also provided abortions to women who chose to end their pregnancies, which only accounts for around 3% of the program's services, but contributes to 100% of the program's problems. Many people get so worked up over the fact that SOME Planned Parenthood providers offer abortion services that they forget all the great things that this place does for women. Thankfully, Detroit's strongest women haven't forgotten how important Planned Parenthood is for our futures and they are doing something special to make sure that Planned Parenthood has all the money they need to keep providing their services to those in need.

Bevlove, Britney Stoney, Stef Chura, Willa Rae, Anna Burch, Deadbeat Beat, True Blue, don't and Ladylike are all coming together at Deluxx Fluxx this Valentine's Day to celebrate every woman's true love, reproductive freedom and choice! Tickets to attend the show are $15 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Doors for this one are at 7 p.m. and this is THE PERFECT WAY to celebrate Valentine's Day while helping raise money for a great cause!


~S

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

24 Hour Ticket Giveaway: Magic Giant @ El Club

California based trio Magic Giant are currently on their Home Away From Home tour, making their way across the US. The band has been selling out dates and packing venues throughout the tour, and this Wednesday night you have a chance to see them live here in Detroit. Magic Giant's most recent release is their first studio full length album In The Wind, which was released last year. They're planning to release a new song this Friday too, the first new music for fans in over a year. The song is called "Rocketman" and will also feature their friends from American Authors. Keep an eye out for that new track on the band's Facebook page. In the meantime, give their single "Set On Fire" below.


Magic Giant will be joined by Castlecomer and Weathers this Wednesday night at El Club. Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. You can also enter to win a pair of tickets to this show by sending your name to hipndetroit@gmail.com with #magic in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and they will get to attend this show with a friend for free. 

Doors for Wednesday's show will open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8. 


~C  

Win Tickets to See Typsetter at The Sanctuary

This week, Black Iris Booking will bring Typesetter to the stage at The Sanctuary. Last fall, the band released their latest album Nothing Blues on 6131 Records. You can give the album a listen here. Now, they are out on the road hitting cities throughout the Midwest and up the East Coast and they will be making a stop here on Wednesday night.

Typesetter will be joined by Michigan's own Cheapshow, Small Stresses and Pinch for this show. Tickets to see this great lineup live are only $10 and can be purchased in advance here. We've also teamed up with Black Iris Booking to give away a pair of tickets to this show. To enter to win, send your name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with #typesetter in the subject line. We will draw one lucky winner on Wednesday morning and they will get into the show that night with a friend for free.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for this show and all ages are welcome. For more info, click here.  

Monday, February 11, 2019

We Have the Last Pair of Lizzo Tickets in Town!


If you're a Lizzo fan, you know that she's been going hard AF to promote her new album 'Cuz I Love You coming out on April 20th. She hit up Ellen and Jimmy Fallon last week and put body positivity on the map in a whole new way. She outperformed all of her peers and showed breath control and flute playing skills that are out of this world. Plus, she looked hot AF alongside her beautiful dance squad.

We are in awe of all things Lizzo and apparently, we aren't the only ones because every date on her tour, including three shows in NYC, sold out in a matter of minutes. The last time she played Detroit, she played El Club, this time she is playing St. Andrew's, and from here on out it's going to be arenas. So, this intimate St. Andrew's show is going to be really magical.

Unfortunately, like we said, it is sold out, which means you can't buy tickets anymore. You can however win the last pair from us courtesy of Live Nation Detroit. They were kind enough to hold one pair for us so that we could gift our readers with the chance to get their ass in the door. To enter to win, please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #juice. We will draw one lucky name on Monday, February 25th. Don't forget, you can pre-order Lizzo's album here. We already got our copy and we've been listening to "Juice" on repeat for a week! 


~S