Fressing with Fishman: Three Weeks Of Dining In The D



ryan-bylineMore than 35 restaurants and bars are coming together for the fourth annual Dine Drink Detroit — a three-week culinary event that runs from Oct. 4-20. Proceeds will benefit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy.

Participating restaurants will feature their signature food and beverage combinations, starting at just $15. Reservations are required. Favorites from the past are back, along with a number of new restaurants, including Calexico Detroit, Katoi, Parks & Rec, Rusted Crow Detroit and Downtown Louie’s. A complete list of participating restaurants and more is available online at

They will kick off this year’s festivities with a launch party on Monday, Oct. 3, at West Riverfront Park from 5-11 p.m. (1801 W. Jefferson). Tickets start at just $15, and the evening will feature more than 65 restaurants and vendors, live music and a number of local artists.

New At The Townsend

clancy-room-renderingThis fall, the Townsend Hotel will unveil its newest dining and event space, the Clancy Room, located in the former Corner Bar space (100 Townsend St., Birmingham). The room is named for the late Daniel E. Clancy of Perlmutter Freiwald Inc., the renowned interior designer and dear friend to the hotel and its staff.

The new hospitality space is an impressive 2,000 square feet, designed specifically for mixed use, be it group dining, private meetings or intimate events. The flexible floor plan can accommodate anywhere from 30 to 150 guests, and is designed to cater to any number of celebrations or functions. Catering will be provided by the culinary team behind the hotel’s award-winning, fine dining restaurant Rugby Grille.

Inn Season fetes 35  Years

Royal Oak’s Inn Season Cafe is celebrating its 35th birthday — making it the longest-running vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Metro Detroit (500 E. Fourth St.). To thank their customers for so many successful years, a number of events and giveaways are scheduled throughout the month of October.

heirloom-tomato-pesto-foccacia-sandwich-at-inn-seasonAnyone who visits the restaurant on Oct. 1 will be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card, and customers who buy a $50 gift card from Oct. 4-8 will pay their special birthday price of just $35. As the month rolls on, free dinners will be given away on the restaurant’s Facebook page, special three-course dinners will be served and a happy-hour fundraiser will be held on Monday, Oct. 24, to benefit Earthworks Urban Farm. Inn Season is Royal Oak’s only kosher restaurant, certified by Kosher Michigan.

Save The Date

Mark your calendar for the “Victory Gala” in support of the Michigan World War II Legacy Memorial at Royal Oak’s Memorial Park. Join active duty military, veterans and their families for the evening on Thursday, Oct. 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Royal Oak Farmers Market (316 E. 11 Mile Road). WDIV Local 4 anchor Guy Gordon will serve as master of ceremonies, and the fundraiser will feature a strolling dinner, live music and both silent and live auctions.

Don’t miss your chance to bid on a flight on one of the few remaining WWII-era B17 bombers, The Yankee Lady. It’s also an opportunity for this kvelling grandson to see his grandfather, Arthur Fishman, recognized with a special award for his military service. With questions or to purchase tickets, email or (888) 837-4157.

Mazel Tov …

To Aly Berman and Jeremy Sasson on their engagement.

To the Cooper Street Cookies family, whose locally manufactured, low-calorie and totally addictive cookies are now available in Sam’s Club stores across the country.

Happy birthday to Leor Barak, Ryan Berman, Steve Craig, State Rep. Klint Kesto, Joel Kirsch, Barry Powers, Evan Sack, Birmingham Commissioner Stuart Sherman and Mark Zarkin.

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