Tag Archives: Royal Oak

5 Reasons why winter makes you age

11 Feb
Is it bad I'm legitimately excited for Thursday?

Is it bad I’m legitimately excited for Thursday?

1. Staying in is suddenly so much more appealing than going out to the bar. I feel like a bit of a curmudgeon about it, but then again, I don’t really care. Guys, I think the last time I went out to the bar it was 50 degrees out. And even then, I’m pretty sure I was complaining about how chilly I was. But I mean, seriously. LOOK AT THIS FORECAST.

2. Napping. I just had one of those, “Oops I just fell asleep for two hours!” moments. Because, oops! I just fell asleep for two hours.

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I bet you want a roommate that matches your decor now, huh?

3. Soup consumption. Eating nothing but soup for three months straight doesn’t sound gross or disgusting at all. It sounds good, appealing, fantastic even. Bring on the veggies! The potatoes! The cheese!

4. You’ll spend so much time inside your house or apartment, you will begin to get excited about the most menial things. Like vacuuming your rug, finishing a new crossword puzzle, mopping the salt out of your entryway, getting a letter in the mail, finding out your roommate matches your apartment decor, discovering that your streets have been plowed, and realizing your love for NPR. Wow. I just, I need to get out more.

5. Knitting. Today I knit two hats. Sorry, I am not sorry.

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Looking Local: Emagine Theatres

14 Nov

This week, my buddy Curtis dragged me to go see the movie Ender’s Game with him. Although I’m an avid sci-fi/nerdy movie watcher, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it (I did I totally did!). Nevertheless, the deciding factor for me, was that we were going to see it at Emagine in downtown Royal Oak. I had never been there before and, of course, had heard wonderful things (and you know what that means!) So, in exchange for going to see a movie that he wanted to see, I made him help me out with a Looking Local.

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars.

If you want to go to a movie theater that is SO MUCH MORE than just a movie theater, go to Emagine. If you want to watch movie stars while feeling like a movie star, go to Emagine. I mean, seriously. Comfy seats, cocktails, great food, decor, etc. What more could you ask for?

Oh, a bowling alley. I guess you could ask for that.

My advice? Make sure you’ve got cash and time to spend, and make a night of it! Get dinner, grab a drink, hit the bowling alley, and top it off with a great movie!

I’ve moved to a new place, and I’m looking local. If you have any suggestions for places I should try in the Detroit area, leave a comment, or give me a shout! You stay classy.

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Looking Local: Lily’s Seafood

18 Oct

This week, Curtis and I stopped by Lily’s Seafood in Royal Oak, Mi–right downtown, on Washington. I had never heard of it before, but it was so good, I want EVERYONE to hear about it now.

Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Seriously, if you want to spent the rest of your life in a glorious seafood-induced coma, go to Lily’s Seafood and never leave. It has a fun, great, upbeat atmosphere, amazing rolls, and they brew their own tasty, smooth, delicious beer. They have specials every day (we landed there on Tuesday’s double entree for 13.99 special! Que delicioso!)

The only problem? The food was so good that I ate too much. I ate so much I think my stomach exploded. I both thought I could live forever and die any moment in the span of 20 minutes.

My advice? Go. Go there. GO THERE RIGHT NOW.

I’ve moved to a new place, and I’m looking local. If you have any suggestions for places I should try in the Detroit area, leave a comment, or give me a shout! You stay classy.

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Looking Local: Little Brothers Burgers

26 Sep

This week a good friend of mine and I took a walk downtown to what we’ve heard is the best drunk food in all of Royal Oak– Little Brothers Burgers. And well, we got a little tipsy beforehand in order for it to have its full effect. Trust me, it did. Note: the food is DEFINITELY delish no matter what your sobriety level, I promise.

Little Brothers Burgers is located in downtown Royal Oak, right by Goldfish Tea–where we went last week. Funny how that works out, huh?

Overall rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars

The food was sinfully delish! The place was small, but it had this “quaint convenience” about it– you know, what every good drunk food place needs. Convenience for you to get around when you can’t really…get around. It was a little more expensive than we expected (about $9 for a burger fries and a drink combo) but it was so tasty, it was worth it! My suggestion? Try your burger with a pretzel bun–you may just die of happiness.

I’ve moved to a new place, and I’m looking local. If you have any suggestions for places I should try in the Detroit area, leave a comment, or give me a shout! You stay classy.

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Looking Local: GoldFish Tea

19 Sep

For this week’s edition of “Looking Local,” a friend of mine and I were feeling thirsty after dinner, and stumbled upon Goldfish Tea–a tea and coffee shop hidden on 4th street in Downtown Royal Oak.
The selection of tea is INCREDIBLE, there’s open mic night on Tuesday and Friday, AND there’s free wi-fi. Who could ask for more?
It’s a tad on the expensive side (about $4 for my cup of tea) however, you really get what you pay for. The atmosphere was calming and creative, the people were eclectic and friendly, and the whole experience was light-hearted and fun–not to mention delicious. Take a moment and check out this short video about GoldFish Tea!

I’ve moved to a new place, and I’m looking local. If you have any suggestions for places I should try in the Detroit area, leave a comment, or give me a shout! You stay classy.

Looking Local: A trip to Noble Fish

12 Sep

noblefish2After graduating college and moving into a new place, the next step is, clearly, to explore your surroundings. So I’m going to do this once a week. And of course, I’m going to blog about it.

On Tuesday a dear friend of mine and I went to Noble Fish, in Clawson, MI–right off of 14 mile. It’s an authentic Japanese grocery store, sushi bar, and all around intriguing place to visit. You know, one of those places that takes you by surprise the second you step in there? Got any idea what I’m talking about? Like it’s a gamble–you could be walking into a total hole in the wall, or it could be a pleasant surprise. Noble Fish was the latter.  I definitely felt like I could spend hours looking at all the different types of candy, food, sushi, etc that lined the walls. It was almost like I was being transported to a different country…weird, right?

The coolest thing about this place? The sushi is fresh, delicious, and CHEAP! I’ve heard that Noble Fish is the sushi supplier for a lot of places in the area. So duh, it makes sense to go right to the source. The incredibly delicious source.

My suggestion: Try the spicy tuna roll–it’s surprisingly sweet. 

I’m exploring my new home, and finding places around Detroit to discover. If you know of a place that you think is interesting, leave it in the comments below! I’ll be sure to check it out. For more Tay, go to everydaybytay.com. You stay classy.

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