The Selden Standard

The Selden Standard is filling in the gaps of the lower Midtown landscape.  The more than causal but not quite formal eatery is signature New Detroit.  It’s a fairly large restaurant that offers a communal dining table for crowded nights or people looking to mingle.  There is also a small parking lot which inevitably increases … More The Selden Standard

Lesson Learned

Blogger lesson #3: Be your own photographer. The idea to have Danny take pictures for the site seemed brilliant when we bought the camera.  It was his new hobby and it would provide us with a couple’s project – he’d be Jimmy to my Lois Lane.  The fatal flaw in this plan is that he … More Lesson Learned

Be Creative

When I read a post about taking your time at art museums on A Cup of Jo, I was taken by the idea.  I know I’m a technology addict; therefore, I’m always interested in ways to slow down. Taking 20 minutes to look at a single piece of art seemed like a unique way to … More Be Creative

DIA After Dark

Sometimes the best nights are the ones you don’t plan for.  The trip to the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) I invited Mom and Aunt Margaret to was a documentary showing put on by the local community group, ARISE Detroit. The presentation wasn’t what I expected and we decided to leave early and I’m so … More DIA After Dark

Created Equal Series

I’m an easy date.  A free documentary screening and lecture in the city on a Friday night and I’m a happy camper (Danny really doesn’t appreciate this enough).  Anyway, I initially thought the Created Equal showing of The Abolitionists was going to be held at the Detroit Public Library. I learned about the event from … More Created Equal Series

Extra! Extra!

It appears the Illitches are looking to show up Dan Gilbert.  For decades, the Illitch family (owners of Little Caesar’s Pizza, Olympia Entertainment, Detroit Tigers and Red Wings) were the talk of the town and praised for their commitment to Detroit.  Five years ago, Gilbert moved to Detroit and dedicated his resources to reviving the … More Extra! Extra!