When the Yenta wants a cheesecake, she knows where to go: Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes in Oak Park. They do kosher cheesecakes, too. (248-545-CAKE) … For four-star meals that aren’t just your ordinary fare, go to Gastronomy, 1 Towne Square in Southfield. What we like? No ingredients — from wine to food to salt and olive oil —come from foreign soil … If you’re looking for some Halloween fun, head to Just Peachy! (Orchard Lake and Lone Pine) Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. Everyone in costume will receive a free special Halloween cup of yogurt or custard with all the toppings they want … Beans & Cornbread, 29508 Northwestern Highway in Southfield, is celebrating its 15th anniversary on Oct. 30. Reserve your seat for their six-course anniversary dinner for $45 per person; two seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. RSVP at (248) 208-1680 … Looking for great clothes and accessories that are reasonably priced? Try Too Chic-Boutique, 2985 Orchard Lake Road in Keego Harbor.Read More
Best new places to eat: Michigan’s only bistro and cigar bar, Churchill’s, is now the newest hot spot in the heart of downtown Birmingham; this old English gentlemen’s club features a state-of-the art humidor with the finest selection of cigars from around the world and a gourmet menu … New Big Daddy’s is now open in Livonia at 19333 Victor Parkway, specializing in Mediterranean food, including lamb chops, fresh fish and homemade desserts … Looking for a new car? Don Massey Cadillac in Plymouth has just finished renovations on its premier showroom of Cadillacs … It also offers great coffee choices in the service waiting room … Finally, how about a relaxing spa? Baan Thai Massage in Commerce Township does Thai, deep muscle and Swedish massages in a beautiful tranquil setting. Best part? Walk- ins are welcome.Read More
Readers’ favorite new places around town: Solomon Bangkok Cuisine at Lone Pine and Orchard Lake, Yummie Yogurt, 14 Mile and Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills, Crispelli’s on Woodward Avenue in Berkley, John D Bistro on Woodward Avenue in Ferndale and City Style on 12 Mile Road in downtown Berkley — great shoes, gifts and made-in-Detroit wear!Read More
Looking for a place for high-end, customized personal training? Check out Retrofit Studio, 704 W. 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak. Owner Brad Goodstein has been growing his business every month. Visit retrofitstudio.net to see some photos of people who’ve achieved weight-loss success with Brad.
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Brian Segel and Rick Halberg are opening a restaurant and bar called the Local Kitchen and Bar, a 90-seat bistro featuring “well-crafted comfort food” to be located in the former Via Nove space two blocks west of Woodward on Nine Mile Road in Ferndale … Gateway Deli (11 Mile and Lahser – Harvard Row) has new owners plus the same great food and service. They’re open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. … Looking for a gourmet hotdog? The Atomic Dog is coming to Berkley this spring. Look for it on Coolidge between Catalpa and 12 Mile on the west side of the street … Holistic health and food consultant and certified nutritionist Sheryl Shenefelt opened A Place to Be — a holistic health resource for people to be informed, be connected and be healthy inside the New Life Natural Health Center in Birmingham’s Adams Square … Ann Arbor’s Sweet Heather Anne is opening a new boutique cake studio (920 N. Main) on April 3; stop by April 21 for free mini-desserts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. to celebrate … Schakolad Chocolate Factory of Birmingham has moved to a new location, 1728 W. Maple Road; same great store with simple and easy parking.Read More