Reporter Food

Reporter Food: Avon Donuts

January 3rd 2016

Reporter Food: Avon Donuts (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 3, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Ah.  Donuts.  There is no more perfect food for when I have to wake up early to go to a meeting of some sort.  Convenient, cheap, a burst of sugary energy, and easy to eat in the car – what more could […]

The Grand Opening of Green Space

December 2nd 2015

The Grand Opening of Green Space (Crystal A. Proxmire, some photos courtesy of Ann Warner, Dec. 2, 2015) Healthy food. Plant-based diet. These are not labels that necessarily makes the average diner’s mouth water, but cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn and his son Daniel are making that happen with the grand opening of Green Space Café […]

Hazel Park Says Hello to Cellarmen’s Brewery (video)

October 20th 2015

Hazel Park Says Hello to Cellarmen’s Brewery (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 20, 2015) Hazel Park gave a big hello to their newest business on Saturday – a small batch brewery that has taken over what used to be Bolyard Lumber. Cellarmen’s is the first brewery in the city, and aims to be a central […]

Sahara Restaurant Celebrates First Liquor License in Oak Park (video)

September 5th 2015

Sahara Restaurant Celebrates First Liquor License in Oak Park (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2015) Breaking out the bubbly, and the vodka, was more than just a celebratory act for the Attisha family and their customers at Sahara Restaurant. It was the reason for the toast itself. Until last week there were no restaurants […]

Local Food Love: Reader Review Casa Real, Madison Heights

September 1st 2015

Local Food Love: Reader Review Casa Real, Madison Heights (Guest View by Holly Kirshman, Sept.1, 2015) I just got done visiting Casa Real on Dequindre between 13 and 14 Mile in Madison Heights. They have recently opened where Juan’s use to be. It’s absolutely festive inside! They always have specials on the board when you […]

Growing Good Karma in The Rust Belt’s New Garden

May 28th 2015

Growing Good Karma in The Rust Belt’s New Garden (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 28, 2015) What used to be concrete, wood chips, bushes and landscaping grass is now a rich organic gardening space alongside the Rust Belt Market at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward in Ferndale. Several weeks were spent tearing out the […]

Tai Fai in Oak Park Celebrates Anniversary and Expansion

September 1st 2014

Tai Fai in Oak Park Celebrates Anniversary and Expansion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 1, 2014) In a celebration complete with dancing dragons, a ribbon cutting, and a buffet of incredible cuisine, Tai Fai in Oak Park shared their success and expansion with the public on Aug. 28. The name “Tai Fai” means “great and fast” […]

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video)

July 23rd 2014

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) After working together for 12 years in the mortgage underwriting business, Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were hungry for something more fun. While they were grateful for their work at JP Morgan Chase, there were some days where the best […]

M-Brew Brings Road Trip Favorites Home to Ferndale

July 21st 2014

M-Brew Brings Road Trip Favorites Home to Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2014) Sitting in the sunshine and gentle breeze on the wrap around patio of the new M-Brew Café is a reminder of summer road trips past. Imagine those all-purpose country stores that still sometimes line the highways, stocked with thick delicious custard, […]

O’Mara’s: 20 Years of Irish Spirit

March 17th 2014

O’Mara’s: 20 Years of Irish Spirit (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2014) Irish heritage has long cherished the importance of sitting amongst neighbors and discussing meaningful topics while breaking bread and warming one’s belly with drink. The owner of O’Mara’s in Berkley explains that the true Irish feel resonates beyond the idea of green décor […]