To a Job Well Done...
We'd like to say congrats to a couple of winners at the 15th Annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show – Club Chain of the Year went to Deja Vu/Larry Flynt's Hustler Club and the Toy Chest won Small Club of the Year in the Midwest. Nicely done!
The Hangover Cure
We love when our favorite hangouts expand their offerings. Starting last Sunday and for every Sunday in the foreseeable future, Imperial will be serving brunch. They're not serving half-assed McDonald's style breakfast burrito slop either. Instead the menu is simple – three dishes. The brunch menu is comprised of housemade biscuits with chorizo gravy topped with two eggs, huevos rancheros and carnitas hash with salsa verde. There are some special brunch cocktails available as well. Chef Brennan Calnin takes pride in everything that comes out of that kitchen and this brunch is no exception. Next time you roll out of bed on Sunday, make it a priority to hit Imperial. Brunch goes until 3 p.m., you have plenty of time even if you roll out of bed at noon (and we know you do).
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
As the weather begins to dip slightly, we should be the first to inform you that it's almost haunted house time. OMG Halloween is right around the corner! This weekend welcomes the opening of Erebus (the 30,000-square foot, four-story terrifying haunted attraction in downtown Pontiac). They'll have their doors open on 9/21 and 9/22, so get there early and you might be able to duck the line!
Friday Night's Alright
D-Days had a busy Friday night, starting things off with the ceremonial keg tapping and proclamation reading at the Dakota Inn Rathskeller (seriously, those folks love their Warsteiner!) to kick things off properly for Oktoberfest – which happens to run for the next six weeks, mind you, until the end of October. From there, we grabbed a couple drinks at the "new" patio at Pronto (it was perfect weather to chill out there after the craziness of the Rathskeller), then making our way down to PJ's Lager House with those dudes from Five Three Dial Tone Records and Chris Jarvis from Phantasmagoria for a very unique combination of bands. Growwing Pains, NOBUNNY, SROS Lords and Bad Sports all kept us entertained (and slightly frightened), then it was off to Armando's for a late-night Mexican feast – including lots of daiquiris and a virgin pina colada – and an impromptu "Feliz Cumpleanos" performance from the staff. (It wasn't really anyone's birthday.)
We Like to Boogie
We stopped by Grasshopper Underground on Saturday night (with our dancin' shoes on) to hang with some friends, grab a few – much needed – drinks and catch Dabura's electro house invasion. Did we mention we came to dance? A few sodas in and we were having ourselves one hell of a time. Plus, we had to check out the new alley patio! Good times were had by all, and we'd be underexaggerating if we said we are super excited to catch Roy Davis Jr. on 9/29 and Johnny Fiasco on 10/6.
It's also pretty safe to say that we're slightly excited for the grand opening of TAP at MGM Grand Detroit this Wednesday – of course, that's just the VIP party, which we're always invited to, being Detroit's Most Dangerous Weekly and all. The doors of TAP will open to the public officially on Thursday, 9/20. It would be best to get your plans situated now, because we'll always celebrate the opening of another fantastic beer bar. This new enterprise, however, takes things a little further – it's an eclectic sports-themed dining establishment (translation: delicious foods too and 40 HD televisions!) that offers a curated collection of handcrafted beers, traditional pub and Midwest-inspired comfort foods. Does it get any better than that? For the record, you'll probably still catch us down there at the roulette table on Thursday. | RDW