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  • Oct 27 - Nov 2, 1999
  • Vol. 20, No. 2

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Arts & Culture

Food & Drink

  • Table and Bar
  • Light, lovely pierogis

    Ferndale is so fashionable that hip eateries are spilling over east of Woodward. Christine's Cuisine, the namesake of chef Christine Adams, is a casual, comfortable place to dine. The "cuisine" in this restaurant's title is appropriate because the intent is ambitious; there's an emphasis on the homemade, and there are plenty of hits among a few misses.
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Music

  • City Slang
  • Top of the pops

    Ann Arbor's version of the Liverpool club that the Beatles made famous has the original's low-ceilinged ambience and hosts the finest old-school local practitioners. On any given weekend, you'll hear blues, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll and R&B chords and choruses ringing from beautifully converted innards of this former brewery.
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  • Rock 'n' roll elegance
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  • Rock 'n' roll elegance

    The State Theatre is an elegantly restored Roaring '20s movie house, that is decidedly a rock-and-roll venue. It consistently hosts some of the bigger shows to roll into town. There's also weekly programming events, including occasional movie nights and the popular Ignition dance party on Saturday nights.
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  • Location, location, location
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  • Location, location, location

    As the coffeehouses in Royal Oak multiply like so many hypercaffeinated rabbits, Brazil retains its historic position on Main Street. A prime location in the heart of the town with an active sidewalk seating area, as well as a bevy of comfortable couches inside, the space encourages patrons to take time out to smell the coffee.
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  • Beer lover's dream
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  • Beer lover's dream

    A beer lover's, barrel-aged dream, this east-side hangout features hundreds of beers from across the globe--Check out a complete beer list @ taproom.com. Live music fills the back room on occasion, but the brews are by far the main attraction. A helluva place to hang, libate and listen.
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  • Get to know Jac

    Jacoby's is a slice of old Detroit nestled in the rapidly dwindling neighborhood known as Bricktown. A beirgarten dating to 1904, the cozy bar offers up tin-ceilinged charm along with sauerkraut and brats. An added attraction in the tiny upstairs has been live music on many weekend nights, featuring some of the best local bands in an undeniably intimate setting.
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  • Underground chic

    The Mill Street Entry, located in the lower level of Clutch Cargo's, aspires to be one of the premier cigar-and-martini lounges in Metro Detroit. What sets it apart is its Vegas-style stage set-up, featuring an emcee and live acts ranging from rockabilly to big band swing, Saturday nights.
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