Best of SEMA Show, 2018 – Post 3 of 3

Albena – Detroit’s Unique . . . Eating Place

    Albena is one of Detroit’s newest spots, located in the incredibly cool Siren Hotel. On its website, Albena says it is “a minimalist approach to progressive dining.” That’s as good a description as any, but Albena’s motto could just as easily be “Rethink what you believe a restaurant to be.” Albena is an …

Best Dessert of the Fall (and it hasn’t even started)

While this blog normally focuses on a full event, like a restaurant, a meal, or a store, it’s a rule that can be broken. When justified . . . And boy, is this justified. Earlier this week, I went to lunch at Red Dunn Kitchen, in the Trumbull & Porter Hotel in Detroit. Andy Campbell, …

Lyles BBQ – Lexington, KY

It’s a warm July morning in Lexington, Kentucky, and I’m sitting with Jennifer Lyles, talking BBQ. Jennifer, along with her husband Greg, and oldest son Chandler, own Lyles BBQ.  Greg is a retired Air Force vet, having put in 22 years.  Chandler put in 4, and their youngest son, Tucker, is now in training to …

San Diego Comic Con 2018 – Favorite Cosplay Shots

You, Too, Can Do the Boogaloo

  “Gritty.” “Real.” “Tough.” “Survivors.” If you were on Jeopardy, “What are Detroiters?” would get you a knowing nod from the show’s resident Canadian, Alex Trebek. Those are all words used to describe Detroiters, and the city itself.  For this month’s blog, we’re headed into Detroit to discover the most famous sandwich you’ve never eaten. …

Motor City Comic Con ’18 – Sunday

A Young Man’s Fancy

I believe it was Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate of Great Britain, who first said, “In Spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of . . . brisket.” OK, maybe that’s not EXACTLY what he said, but that’s probably only because he was used to eating black pudding.  And porridge.  And powdering his wig. …