Hello, Detroit--By Sammy Davis Jr.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Coach Insignia

View of Downtown Detroit & Belle Isle

Jumbo Shrimp
I have been to this restaurant twice and I am in love with it. The view from the 71st & 72nd floor of this place is incredible. Coach Insignia is the place to be and I encourage everyone to experience this place because it is truly an magnificent place to experience not only during Happy Hour but also as a place to take a young lady for a romantic and intimate meal. So experience one of the highlights of Detroit and enjoy it.

This contemporary steak house offers breathtaking views from the top of the GM Global Renaissance Center. Coach Insignia features Corporate Executive Chef Eric Ward's elegantly delicious cuisine and a world-class wine list (one of Michigan's largest) to accompany the panoramic view of Detroit and Windsor.

View of Downtown Detroit & Windsor
You'll bask in the personalized service provided by General Manager Patrick Floch and Sommelier Scott Wallace. Coach has been awarded the highest rating of four stars by both the Detroit News & the Detroit Free Press, as well as the Wine Spectator's coveted "Best of" Award of Excellence.

For great dining, special events or private parties, Coach Insignia is the place to be in Detroit. Join us at the highest hotel restaurant in the Western Hemisphere. Coach Insignia is simply magical.

So make arrangements to go to Coach Insignia

71st & 72nd Floor
GM Global Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243
Ph. (313) 567-2622

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Union Street Restaurant

If you are looking for a good place to eat that will give you a taste of southern cooking with elegance than this is the place for you. The portions are fulfilling from appetizers to the main course plus the drink specials doesn't hurt either. Union Street Restaurant motto is "Best Place to Be Seen" and it is truly a place that I would love to be seen at based off of the food. Also the pleasant waitresses and hosts are additional place because it is hard to find good places to eat with good service these days. Nonetheless, Union Street is truly another gem in the City of Detroit that Detroiters and visitors should visit. Take my word for it, I was full half way through my meal and on top of that, you will enjoy the attic feel of the place as well as some of the signs posted at the bar that you can't help but remember such as:

If your purpose is to get drink to forget than pay your tab in advance. I am paraphrasing but that is the meaning of the message on the sign.

So be sure to check it out the website--http://unionstreetdetroit.com/04/

Union Street4145 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3965 | (313) 831-2553 fax

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Whitney

The Whitney Restaurant is a great place to take a date to eat as well mingle. Its a house turned into a restaurant but it has some delicious deserts that are to die for. So if you are looking for place to impress a special someone for Sweetest Day or any holiday than I highly recommend me this way. Below is the address and contact information directly from its website.

The Whitney restaurant is on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit's cultural center.
The Whitney
4421 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 832-5700
You can email The Whitney at info@thewhitney.com
You can also view a virtual map of The Whitney here. The Whitney is within a mile of most
Metro-Detroit cultural and sporting venues.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


If you are looking for a nice place to threw a birthday party or to just dance all night than Kingdom formerly known as the Zoo Bar is your place to be. It is located in Downtown Detroit at 415 E. Congress. They have go-go dancers as well as drink specials & are on the radio with 102.7 FM. It is truly great setting for singles but be prepared for it to be packed on the dance floor but come ready to have fun. This is not for the old though but it isn't for the too young either, it is for the middle agers who are just trying to mingle until they find that right person. So dress to impress people.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Detroit Sunday Night Freebies

If you like free stuff like me than you need to check out Niki's Lounge because it reggae dancing and karoake every Sunday. It is truly a great place to mingle and it is located in the heart of Greektown at 735 Beaubian in Downtown Detroit, Michigan 48226. The men are on chill and the women are just looking to have fun as they dance to the reggae sounds. This is the new hang out spot in the city and I encourage everyone to enjoy the freebies during these tough economic times.

Website: www.nikislounge.com/

Monday, September 6, 2010

Niki's Pizza & Lounge

If you are looking for a great place to eat and than a fun place to dance to the old school & new school music than Nicki's is your place to be. It is located in Downtown Detroit in Greektown near Greektown Casino.  They threw free birthday parties and if you like reggae music than you have to visit this place on Sunday's because admission is free and it is banging. Don't believe my word but check it out for yourself.

For more information visit--http://nikispizza.com :
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Detroit, one block from Greektown Casino, Niki's Greektown Pizza is Detroit's Best Square Deep Dish Pizza. Served alongside Authentic Greek Cuisine, with a wide variety of Greek and Traditional Toppings to choose from, you can see why Niki's Pizza has been voted one of America's top 25 pizzas by GQ Magazine. Whether your looking to dine outside on a nice summer day, or hang out and watch the game on one of our flatscreen televisions with a drink from our full service bar, Niki's is sure to end up on your list of Detroit's best. Take home a bottle of our own fresh bottled Greek Dressing, and don't forget to order the saganaki, Opa! Just See What People are Saying.

Niki's Lounge is a top of the line venue with a beautiful view, equipped with a full bar, full service kitchen, sound stage, and dance floor. Able to hold up to 350 patrons, Loco's can cater your next event from 10 people up to capacity. Our menu includes buffet style starting at $10 a person where you pick items off the Loco's menu including taco, burrito, or appetizer buffets to individual plates starting at $20 per person. We can also accommodate your tastes and customize a menu specifically for you. You can provide your own music or let us recommend a DJ or live band to best equip your parties needs. We have low drink prices and a fun and friendly wait staff. We also accommodate bottle service requests.
To book your party today contact Tracy Thibodeaux at 313.363.9648

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Arts, Beats & Eats Festival

This event is not in Detroit but it is another signature event that takes place in Metro Detroit and its in its 13th year. I attended for the first time this year and despite having to pay an admission fee of $3, the music, the people, the art and the food was all pleasant. Nothing at the festival is free but the music once you are admitted in. Still, it is a wonderful place to take the family and it is a great place to take a date who wants to experience new things from music to culture to scenery.

Here is more information from the Arts, Beats & Eats 2010 website--www.artsbeatseats.com/ :
Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity returns September 3-6, 2010.  Now in its 13th year Ford Arts, Beats & Eats Presented by Citizens Bank will take place in Downtown Royal Oak for the very first time.  The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit and international, regional and local attractions that will make the city of Royal Oak the premier destination for Labor Day weekend 2010.

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) By Marvin Gaye

Dah, dah, dah, dah
dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah

Rockets, moon shots
Spend it on the have nots
Money, we make it
Fore we see it you take it

Oh, make you wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
This ain't livin', This ain't livin'
No, no baby, this ain't livin'
No, no, no

Inflation no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die

Oh, make me wanna holler
The way they do my life
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life

Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah

Hang ups, let downs
Bad breaks, set backs
Natural fact is
I can't pay my taxes

Oh, make me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands
Yea, it makes me wanna holler
And throw up both my hands

Crime is increasingTrigger happy policing
Panic is spreading
God knows where we're heading
Oh, make me wanna holler
They don't understand

Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah
Dah, dah, dah

Mother, motherEverybody thinks we're wrong
Who are they to judge us
Simply cause we wear our hair long

Detroit's Downtown

Don't Look Back Detroit, Keep on Pushing

Detroit as the Temptations hae said, we have to keep on pushing and not look back. We have to leave all our troubles behind us and look forward to a brighter future for not only the citizens of Detroit but the city of Detroit. We have to keep on walking Detroit and keep on pushing forward as we leave our past behind. Stall Tall Detroit and look for a future of Greatness as we as Detroiters strive and survive together.