Friday, February 3, 2023

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - February 3-5

Friday, February 3rd - Sunday, February 5th - Winter at Valade Park, Motown Love Weekend: Love is in the aire at Valade Park this weekend! Shop with local vendors while you enjoy Motown sounds played by DJs all weekend. DJ Frank Raines will even be at the park for Funk Night on Saturday starting at 5 (a much earlier Funk Night than we are used to). There will also be a Love Letters to Detroit Open Mic event on Friday night. The fun takes place from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Noon - 9 p.m. Saturday, and Noon - 7 p.m. Sunday. 



Friday, February 3rd - Midwinter Meltdown @ Lager House: Lager House has 4 great bands lined up for you this Friday night to help you snap out of those winter blues. The bill includes Macho, Killing Pixies, Girl Fight, and Deadsurf. $5 will get you in the door, the music starts at 9 p.m. and 18+ are welcome. 



Friday, February 3rd - Prude Boys, Fen Fen, and more at Outer Limits Lounge: Friday night, Outer Limits is throwing a big birthday bash for Jamie which means a great show for you! The lineup includes Prude Boys, Fen Fen, Red Devil Dryvers, and the debut of a new band that we're sure everyone will be talking about soon, Wild Shape. DJs Alright and Mike Trombley will also be supplying the tunes throughout the evening. Doors open at 8 p.m., Wild Shape hits the stage at 9, and $10 gets you in the door. 


As always, for a list of other fun things happening in the area, click the Events tab at the top of our page.


~C


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Skate Away Your Sunday Scaries

The more our lives center around technology, the more we find ourselves trying to do things to disconnect. One of our favorite things to do is to go skating at Skate World of Troy on Sunday nights. Why Sundays? It's adult night!

This means a few things. First of all, it means there is no one there under 18 years old., which hopefully means there is a lot less of a chance that someone is going to skate into you. This also means that the music is usually classic 80/90/2000's with some of today's hits occasionally thrown in throughout the night.

Adult Night also attracts an interesting group of people. From derby people practicing their steps to groups of Jam skaters, you never know who or what move you are going to see next. They even have couples skates and backward skates throughout the night.

The best part is that it's CHEAP to skate. It's only $9 a person on an adult night. You can bring your own skates (in good condition/not used on cement) or rent a pair of skates or rollerblades for $3 - $5. Sunday Night Adult skate run from 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. all year long. Nothing helps beat the Sunday scaries more than making the most of your entire weekend!

To learn more about skate world visit their website here.

~S

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

10 Vintage Shops to Check Out in Metro Detroit

Some shop vintage because they like the style. Others shop vintage because they are sick of fast fashion and they want to decrease their carbon footprint. Whatever your reason, shopping vintage is fun and like going on a treasure hunt, you never know what you'll find. Here are 10 great vintage clothing stores in the Detroit area (listed in no particular order). Some also offer housewares and furniture too, so your home can look just as stylish as you!


Flamingo Vintage:
2,500 sq. foot renovated Art Deco department store nestled in the heart of Southwest Detroit

5449 W. Vernor, Detroit, MI 48209

Hours: 
Tuesday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 7 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Facebook: Facebook.com/FlamingoVintageDetroit
Instagram: @FlamingoVintageDetroit



Old Soul specializes in buying and selling vintage clothing, accessories & products spanning the 1900s-1990s.

3627 B Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed

Facebook: Facebook.com/OldSoulVintage
Instagram: @_OldSoulVintage
TikTok: @oldsoulvintage2014



A one-of-a-kind boutique located in historic Hamtramck, Michigan. Offering vintage clothes, jewelry, accessories, linens, & housewares, along w/the work of local artists.

9600 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 12 - 5 p.m.

Instagram: @TeklaVintage




Vintage T-Shirt & Pop Culture Obsessed
Style + Sustainability Focused

2965 Twelve Mile Rd Suite 200, Berkley, MI 48072

Hours:
Wednesday - Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Friday: 12 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 4 p.m.

Instagram: @RewareVintage



With a fully stocked three-floor, 3,500-square-foot storefront and a warehouse annex, Lost & Found offers the best in men’s and women’s vintage clothing and ephemera from the 1900s through the 1980s.

510 S. Washington St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Hours:
Tuesday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday: 12 - 6 p.m.
Sunday - Monday - Closed




Fabulous, fun, vintage store in Hamtramck, MI.

10031 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Hours:
Wednesday: 1 - 7 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 12 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12 - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed

Instagram: @RQV313




Nothing you need, everything you want.

1515 Division St. B, Detroit, MI 48207

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday: Closed




Specializing in mid-century modern, Vogue Vintage carries home décor items, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and artwork.

2141 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 4 p.m.

Instagram: @VogueVintage



Vintage & resale boutique.

1701 Trumbull Suite C, Detroit, MI 48216

Hours:
Thursday - Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.




Men's and women's vintage clothing from the 40s-80s.

23902 Van Born Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48125

Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 12 - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: Closed
Friday - Saturday: 12 - 7 p.m.
Sunday: Closed



~C

Monday, January 30, 2023

Have You Ever Had the Jalapeño Hummus at Anita's Kitchen?

We could give you a million reasons why we love Anita's Kitchen, but the most important thing you need to know about is the jalapeño hummus. Sure, there are lots of great Lebanese places in Metro Detroit, but no one else makes a jalapeno hummus quite like they do.

Anita's Kitchen opened its first location in Downtown Ferndale in 1981. Since then they have expanded into Lake Orion, Downtown Detroit, and Metro Airport! Their menu features traditional Lebanese staples like shawarma, Fattoush, stuffed grapes leaves, and kibbeh as well as a variety of salads, amazing soups (try the lemon lentil), and some unique pita pizzas that you can't find anywhere else.

They also have wine specials on Wednesdays, seasonal specials, and an online ordering system that makes it extra easy to get something to go.

Learn more about Anita's here.

Let us know what you think of the jalapeño hummus when you try it!


~S

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Redrunn Skate Shop Opens this Weekend

There's a new skate shop opening up on the Eastside! Redrunn Skate Shop will be opening its doors this weekend in Warren, at the corner of 13 Mile & Mound. The shop will carry skateboards and parts, shoes, clothing, and more, handpicked by a crew that has been part of the Detroit skate scene for decades. Not only has the team behind Redrunn been a part of the Metro Detroit skate scene themselves, but they are now raising a new generation of skaters with their own kids. They have also been involved with the City of Warren's plans for a new skatepark (that will be located about a half a mile away from the shop at Eckstein Park) and now they are opening this new shop to help support skateboarders, both new and old. 

We caught up with the Redrunn Skate Shop crew to get the scoop on the store. 
HID- Tell us about Redrunn. What is it? Who is this shop for? What can shoppers expect?
RRSS- Redrunn Skate Shop, well we are the cool ghouls. We are creating the best skateshop on planet earth. The shop is for everyone. Skateboarders, scooter kids, roller skaters, freaks, weirdos, kooks and normies. Beginners to grizzled old rippers. Ravers, band leaders, flamenco dancers. If you're expressing yourself thru movement and film, we are down for you and we hope you will be down for us. People can expect the gear they need, accessories to make them look good, and a shop to hang.

HID- Are there any specific brands that your shop will carry?
RRSS- We carry eco friendly and super comfy sneaker brand from Brazil, Carium, and
skate decks and accessories from brands you know and love, like Krooked, Independent and Heroin skateboards. We will always be making conversations and carrying local and or independent brands too.
HID- If someone is new to skateboarding will your staff be able to help them?
RRSS- We most definitely will be able and will be glad to help those new to skateboarding. Our shop manager has 30+ years of skateboarding knowledge. New converts to the church skaten are our greatest hope.

HID- Will you carry clothing and accessories too or just skateboards, wheels, etc?
RRSS- We have everything you need. From shoes to clothes to safety gear.

HID- Tell us about the name.
RRSS- Redrunn. Well there are several meanings. One is geographical in nature. The shop sits south of and the future skatepark brought to you by the city of Warren sits north of the Red Run as it flows through northwest Warren. Second is more subliminal. So we added an additional n to run and flipped it. This creates the illusion of a M. Seeing it flipped in reflection shows the word murder. We are big horror fans at the shop. Secondly, the subversive and subliminal plays on pop culture in skateboarding created wonder for us as kids. So it's a tip of the hat to that kind of energy in skateboarding.

HID- Why did you guys decide to open a skate shop in Warren?
RRSS- We have been working with city of Warren for a few years to get a skate park. It just made sense to open a shop. We all live in Warren and are raising our kids here. We want to be a presence in the community and the skate scene. We would like to build a culture in the area. To help people grow individually and to create a support network . We want to be a place to hang and be yourself. To find your voice. We want the art of movement to thrive in our community.

HID- Anything else you want to add?
RRSS- Redrunn Skate Shop is Loren Papasian, Businessman number one, man of many hats, barber to the stars, Monica Papasian, the accountant, style queen, roller derby destroyer, and Matthew Tomaszewski, local weirdo and skate goblin.

Redrunn Skate Shop is holding their grand opening celebration this Saturday, January 28th. The shop also has pinball, which will be free this weekend in honor of the grand opening. You can find Redrunn at 5831 13 Mile Rd. in Warren. Their hours this winter will be Tuesday - Saturday from noon - 6 p.m. Make sure you give them a follow on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok to stay in the loop.


~C

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Chartreuse Continues to Be One of Detroit's Best Dining Experiences

Has your memory ever gaslit you into believing that something was better than it actually was? Maybe you remembered a place as being a little more magical the last time you were there, or were confused when it seemed like something was a lot smaller when you saw it again. Sometimes our brain plays tricks on us and remembers things being a little more grandiose than they actually were. Recently we had the opposite experience. 

We have always loved the food at Chartreuse, especially the twice-cooked egg (prior to going vegan), but we haven't been there in a long time (COVID life + too many new places to try) and we were worried that it couldn't be as good as we remembered it was. Turns out, somehow it's even better than we remembered.

The service, atmosphere, and food is unbeatable. The thought and care that is put into every aspect of every dish is enviable. From rice that is steeped in tea to items that are sourced from specific farms and growers, they take the time to think about their food from every aspect of the experience and they nail it every time. We are also happy to report that we were able to eat a three-course vegan meal without making modifications to two of the dishes and only taking cheese off the third. In fact, we got to try things we have never tasted before, which is always exciting.

Chartreuse's menu changes daily based on the season and what is available fresh and locally. Their website takes reservations and we suggest making them because it can get very busy, especially on weekends. It is no secret that Chartreuse is great, we just wanted to remind you that it's actually better than you remember it being. So, it's time to go back and experience a meal at one of Detroit's best restaurants.

You can learn more about Chartreuse and book a reservation here,

~S

Monday, January 23, 2023

You Can Once Again Share a Good Meal at The Peterboro

 

Did you know that The Peterboro has officially reopened after a revamp of its menu? They kept all the things that made you visit before and added a ton of vegan and vegetarian options to make sure that the plant-based community can feel welcome and included in the fun, Plus, they brought in one of Detroit's best cocktail creators Kevin Hickner to design a new, unique, and delicious cocktail menu. We stopped in to celebrate Lunar New Year and were more than pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere.

We started our meal with the mushroom dumplings which feature shitake mushrooms, ginger, broth, and chili oil. Then, we enjoyed a round of cheeseburger spring rolls and vegetable spring rolls. The cheeseburger rolls are one of their most popular items, they are served with pickles and a tangy sauce. The vegetable spring rolls feature cabbage, carrots, onion, mushrooms, and sweet chili sauce. The mushroom dumplings are a must-have, in fact, you might want to order two rounds if you have a big group because you will want more than one.

For our entrees, we had almond boneless chicken, crispy chicken wings, and mapo tofu. The portions were large, which meant that everyone could share their food and experience more of the menu.  Everything was good, but the mapo tofu really stood out because of its unique spices. We would absolutely recommend trying that when you visit!

The Peterboro is located in Detroit's Historic Chinatown District at 420 Peterboro. They are currently open for carryout and delivery on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:20 p.m. and they are open for dine-in on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4:20 p.m. You can make reservations to have a meal with them here. You can order carryout and delivery here.


~S

Friday, January 20, 2023

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - January 20-22, 2023

We already told you about Haute to Death's first party of 2023, here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 

Friday, January 20th - Norcos y Horchata @ Stache: This Friday night Norcos y Horchata will be playing at Stache International with You Dirty Rat and The Black List. On top of this being a great show, it's also Amado's birthday (singer of NyH). Doors open at 8 p.m., the music starts at 9, admission is free, and 21+ are welcome. 

Friday, January 20th - Detroit Party Marching Band @ The Old Miami: It's always a party when Detroit Party Marching Band is someplace! This Friday night, that place is The Old Miami and they will be joined by Lollygagger and Hayley & The Crushers. Cover is $5, 21+ are welcome, and doors open at 9 p.m.

Saturday,  January 21st - Battle Royale @ The Old Miami: We aren't sure why this show is called Battle Royale, but we are sure that it will be a good time! The lineup includes The Idiot Kids, Carmel Liburdi, Death Cat, and Scum Queens. Cover us $5 and doors open at 9 p.m. Get set times here

Saturday, January 21st - Thirst Wave David Bowie Tribute Night @ Small's: Dress up as your favorite version of David Bowie and head to Small's this Saturday night! Residents DJ Pleasure Kitten, DJ Aaron Hingst, and DJ Elektrosonik will be joined by guest DJ Pink Noise for the night. Dance to 
New Wave, Retro Alternative, Dark '80s, '90s Alternative from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. and obviously there will be a lot of Bowie tunes in the mix. Doors open @ 9 p.m., cover is $5 for 21+, and $10 for 18-20.

Saturday. January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd - Panic in Hamtramck @ The Sanctuary: Over a dozen metal bands will be playing at The Sanctuary this weekend for Panic in Hamtramck. The two day fest features MRSA, Exploding Zombies, Jesus Wept, and Mammon, among others. Tickets are $13 each day and can be purchased here. All ages are welcome and the fun starts at 6 p.m. each day. 



~C


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

It's Officially Your Last Week to Enjoy the Lights in Downtown Rochester

It's officially your last week to enjoy the lights in Downtown Rochester! It's hard to believe that the holidays are over or that the city has already been lit up for 2 and a half months, but all good things must come to an end. Just make sure you see them before they end!

This once-a-year light extravaganza also features lots of holiday-themed windows and snow people that were decorated by local artists. The snow people are each unique and the windows are always fun to look at. We especially love the Charlie Brown cake display at The Home Bakery. Their displays are always cool to look at, even after the holidays.

The lights will officially go dim at midnight on January 21st. Until then they are on from 5 p.m. until midnight daily. Drive downtown and look at the lights from the comfort of your car or bundle up and take the walk so you can see all the holiday magic up close.

Either way, it's a fun thing to experience, so don't miss it!

~S

Monday, January 16, 2023

Haute to Death Throws it First Party of 2023

If you are looking for someplace where you can let loose, have fun, dance, and show up just the way you are, look no further than Haute to Deaths' first party of 2023. Ash and Jon have spent the last decade curating spaces where everyone can feel safe and welcome to be who they are- together.

For the first party of 2023, they have asked Scott Zacharias to create a musical experience and they will be celebrating Jon's birthday and Aquarius season at midnight. Tickets are always $12 in advance and you must be 21+ to attend. The music starts at 10 p.m. on January 21st at Marble Bar.


~S

Friday, January 13, 2023

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - January 13-15, 2023

Friday, January 13th - Jason's Back - Friday the 13th Art Show @ The Painted Lady: Celebrate Friday the 13th at The Painted Lady with a Jason mask art show! Artists from the area will have works on display, all on the famous Jason mask from the Friday the 13th movies. KO Prints will also be on site screen printing shirts for the event, and there will be a raffle with proceeds going towards buying pepper spray for patrons. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

Friday, January 13th - Some Like It Hot @ Redford Theatre: The Redford Theatre is celebrating its 95th birthday this year with tons of iconic movies on the schedule. This Friday night, Marilyn Monroe will be on their big screen for Some Like It Hot. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased online here. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Be sure to bring some cash with you for the concession stand!

Saturday, January 14th - Boblo Boat - A Detroit Ferry Tale @ The Senate Theater: If you were ever lucky enough to go to Boblo on the Boblo Boat, you know there was nothing else like it. From the anticipation of the fun day ahead of you on the ride to the dance floor on the lower level, it was a magical ride every time. This Saturday night, the Senate Theater will be hosting a screening of a documentary about the Boblo Boats, entitled Boblo Boats A Detroit Ferry Tale. Tickets for the screening are $12 with a VIP option available for $25. You can pick your tickets up online here. The organ overture starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 14th - Duende @ Bowlero: Have a cocktail, throw some balls, and enjoy the sounds of Duende this Saturday night at Bowlero. They will be playing 2 sets in the lounge beginning at 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Admission is free.


~C



Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Crispelli's Offers Up Gourmet Pizza, Delicious House Baked Breads, and More!

Crispelli's opened its first location in 2012 with the goal of offering affordable gourmet. What does that mean? To them, it meant "you (should) be able to get a high-end meal at the same place you find amazing, affordable, on-the-go thin-crust pizza".  Their stone-fired oven is always set to 700° which means they can cook you a thin-crust pizza in just around five minutes. They can also just as easily take a little time to make that deep dish, to put together a sandwich on one of their freshly baked breads, or to toss together a salad with fresh ingredients and delicious house-made dressing. They are trying to have something for everyone while keeping it unique and special and they are hitting that mark.
They currently have four dine-in locations including Troy, Clarkston, Berkley, and West Bloomfield. They also have a large bakery in Royal Oak where you can scoop up all their delightful baked goods. 

Check out Crispelli's restaurant menu here and learn more about their bakery here. Most importantly add this to your list of places you need to visit or revisit as soon as possible!

~S


Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Take a Tour of Veneto Italy and Learn All About the Women Who Make Their Wine

Pizza Plex has cooked up a new way to experience food and wine this month. They are hosting a Women in Wine Tasting on Thursday, January 19th.

This month's event will feature the wine of Veneto and the women-owned wineries that created it. Ticket holders will enjoy a night of live music by Ashley D’Agostino (viola), wine, and small plates (a cheese board (assorted Italian cheeses) and freshly baked focaccia) while they learn about the rich history of the women who took over their family businesses and made a path for themselves in a traditionally male-dominated industry. 

Pizza Plex's goal is to" raise awareness around the origins/sources of and stories behind their food and ingredients, including their beverage menu and Italian wines. Wine is a product of the agriculture industry, which - like many industries - faces many labor and environmental challenges, including protecting worker rights and natural resources. Women are underrepresented in this industry too, and we want to amplify our mission by celebrating and honoring underrepresented and marginalized communities who toil and devote great care and passion to making the delicious and world-class products we have the privilege to serve at PizzaPlex, like wine."

Tickets to attend the tasting are only $30 in advance and they can be purchased here.


~S

Friday, January 6, 2023

Hip in Detroit's Picks for the Weekend - January 6 - 8, 2023

Friday, January 6th - Sunday, January 8th - Fire & Ice Festival @ Valade Park: We've been lucky enough to have a pretty mild winter so far, so get outside and enjoy it while it lasts! This weekend, Valade Park will be hosting some winter fun with a medieval theme. Activities include ice carving, axe throwing, roaming Renaissance characters, a Quest activity, blacksmith demos and period music. There will also be a 7-foot ice tower that will incase a giant bonfire. Fire & Ice Fest at Valade Park will take place Friday from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday from noon - 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon - 7 p.m. Check out the full schedule of events here.

Friday, January 6th - $5 Dance Party @ Ant Hall: Dance the night away with Deastro, Manuel Gonzalez, Lazarus, Auntie Chanel, Gallons & Feral Stray this Friday night at Ant Hall. Cover is only $5 and the party starts at 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 7th - Elspeth Tremblay & The Treatment, The Hourlies, and more @ The Old Miami: The Old Miami has a fun show lined up this Saturday night and $5 gets you in the door. The bill includes The Hourlies, Elspeth Tremblay & The Treatment, Elephant Den, and The Plutophonics. Things kick off at 9 p.m. and 21+ are welcome. 

Saturday, January 7th - Birthday Party for The King @ Cadieux Cafe: This Sunday, January 8th, Elvis Presley would have been 88 years old. Although The King is no longer with us, you can still celebrate his birthday, his legacy, and his music this Saturday night at Cadieux Cafe. The lineup for the night includes the one and only Eastside Elvis & The Motor City Mafia along with BRENDA. Cover is $5 and doors open at 8 p.m. 


~C