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Valentine Distilling Celebrates New Still w/Ribbon Cutting Party

March 26th 2018

Valentine Distilling Celebrates New Still w/Ribbon Cutting Party Ferndale, MI – As Ferndale-based Valentine Distilling reaches the ten year mark, the world-recognized micro distillery has invested in expanding their capacity – including a big shiny addition. On March 22 they celebrated the arrival of Sherbert, a new custom made 1,500 gallon still imported from the […]

Will Royal Oak Taco Bell Serve Booze? Decision Postponed Until April

March 13th 2018

Will Royal Oak Taco Bell Serve Booze? Decision Postponed Until April (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 13, 2018) Royal Oak, MI- Commissioners in Royal Oak have not yet voted on whether or not to approve the plan of operation which would include alcohol sales at the recently opened Taco Bell Cantina at 420 S. Main Street.  […]

Ferndale Says Cheers to Public Art with Art of Cocktail Event

June 17th 2017

Ferndale Says Cheers to Public Art with Art of Cocktail Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Patrons hit the town Thursday night in Downtown Ferndale to raise money – and their glasses – in support of public art. The Art of the Cocktail event took place at M-Brew and Valentine Distilling […]

Downtown Ferndale’s Art of the Cocktail Event June 15

June 6th 2017

Downtown Ferndale’s Art of the Cocktail Event June 15 (EVENT page)   Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale DDA continues its efforts to raise funds for public art in the district with this year’s signature event – The Art of the Cocktail, exhibiting the creative blending talents of the district’s best bartenders. Attendees will be the […]

Reporter Food: GreenSpace Cafe’s American Beauty & Quinoa Lentil Burger

August 31st 2016

Reporter Food: GreenSpace Cafe’s American Beauty & Quinoa Lentil Burger (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  GreenSpace Cafe in Downtown Ferndale is now open for lunch, so that’s where I picked for today’s meeting with a local development expert who’d not eaten there before.  I’d had Greenspace just once before and both […]

We Got This #3: Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington

July 1st 2016

We Got This #3:  Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Farmington, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women while […]

Reporter Food: A First Timer Tries Detroit Bubble Tea

April 9th 2016

Reporter Food:  A First Timer Tries Detroit Bubble Tea (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2016) Ferndale, MI – This one time while visiting a Chinese bakery a friend of mine’s kid got a “bubble tea.”  It was made out of iced green tea and little tapioca balls at the bottom.  At the time I was […]

RO: Wine Stroll to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs May 14

March 27th 2016

RO: Wine Stroll to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs May 14 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, MI – Sat, May 14 at 12:00 PM The 12th Annual Wine Stroll is an event held by the Royal Oak Restaurant Association for guests to sample featured wines and signature hors d’oeuvres from 18 downtown restaurants and venues in […]

Reporter Food: Bittersweet Café in Holly

January 22nd 2016

Reporter Food: Bittersweet Café in Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2016) Holly, MI – Among the adorable shops and restaurants of Saginaw Street is a cozy little place called Bittersweet Café. The quaint space and smiling staff might make one think of a regular country restaurant, but the gourmet food items, impressive selection of […]

Como’s Liquor License Reinstated

December 28th 2015

Como’s Liquor License Reinstated (Crystal Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2015) Ferndale, MI – After a state-mandated break from selling booze, Como’s restaurant has gotten their liquor license reinstated. The restaurant, located at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward, had gotten into hot water after serving alcohol to a 19-year-old in a test by police, and […]