Food

Birmingham Restaurant Week Jan 26-30 and Feb. 2-6

January 18th 2015

Birmingham Restaurant Week Jan 26-30 and Feb. 2-6 (City of Birmingham Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) Ten years ago the City of Birmingham became the first city in Michigan to offer a Restaurant Week event. Fast forward a decade and the culinary experience remains highly anticipated among residents and visitors alike. The city is gearing […]

Rib Burn 8 Out to Honor Billy Bones, Raise Money for Charity Jan. 31

January 17th 2015

Rib Burn 8 Out to Honor Billy Bones, Raise Money for Charity Jan. 31 (C. Proxmire, Jan. 12, 2015) For the past seven years, Dean Bach has held the BBQ Rib Burn Out to raise money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition as a tie in to the Ferndale Blues Festival. But this […]

Just Baked Closes Shop

January 6th 2015

Just Baked Closes Shop (C. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) The cupcake-themed chain Just Baked announced Monday they would be closing all of their stores except four franchise locations, according to the Detroit Free Press. A statement by Pam Turkin, founder of the business, said “After carefully evaluating our business operations, and how best to move […]

Ferndale Pep Rally Gives Props to Cops

December 28th 2014

Ferndale Pep Rally Gives Props to Cops (Crystal Proxmire, Photos: AG Phoenix, Dante Vincent Dasaro, and Denise Bach, Dec. 28, 2014) At a time when discussion of violence both by and towards police officers can be divisive, Ferndale area business and community leaders took pause Sunday afternoon to  bring people together to show that the […]

Slow’s BBQ to Open as Part of Strand Theater Redevelopment in Pontiac

December 7th 2014

Slow’s BBQ to Open as Part of Strand Theater Redevelopment in Pontiac (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) Slow’s Bar BQ will open a location in the former Strand Theater in Downtown Pontiac as part of a redevelopment project slated to open late next year, according to Crain’s Detroit. The theatre is expected to become the […]

Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry

November 26th 2014

    Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2014) Last week the kids at JFK School learned something that many Ferndale area grown-ups may not even know about: a food pantry right in their own community! Sixth graders from Greg Williamson and Elaine Zold’s classes took a field […]

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted…

November 21st 2014

Happy’s Pizza Founder Convicted of Multi-Million Dollar Tax Fraud Scheme (US Department of Justice Press Release, Nov. 21, 2014) On November 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, a federal jury after deliberating 4.5 hours convicted the president and founder of Happy’s Pizza of conspiracy to defraud the United States […]

Chili Cook Off for Boys and Girls Club & Jaycees Nov. 22 in Royal Oak

November 16th 2014

Chili Cook Off for Boys and Girls Club & Jaycees Nov. 22 in Royal Oak (press release, Nov. 16, 2014) Chili is the ultimate cold weather comfort-food, and there will be plenty of options to please every palate. The 5th annual South Oakland Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 6:00 p.m. […]

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video)

November 11th 2014

Garden at JFK Grows Vegetables and Community Spirit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 11, 2014)   The last of the kale has been harvested. The samples of farm fresh foods have all been consumed by curious and hungry children. And the Friday afternoon produce stand has been packed away for the winter as the community […]

Love and Entrepreneurship: The Story of Om’s New Owner (video)

November 9th 2014

  Love and Entrepreneurship: The Story of Om’s New Owner (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 9, 2014) Sometimes life just works out splendidly, and as one chapter of the Om Café’s story comes to a close, a fairy tale-like story is unfolding for the new owner Jessica Norwood. Anyone who knows Om Café already knows […]

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