Detroit Shoreway bar hopping, UD reunion, and sunday funday at cropicana

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Who has two thumbs and only has two more days of work this week?

This girl.


I'm literally working for the weekend.

But speaking about weekends let me share this past one with you.


Friday one of my very best friends, Teen, came to Cleveland for the night which was much cause for celebration and we wanted to do it right.

Teen, CK and myself started out with pre-dinner cocktails at the
Velvet Tango Room and for those of you familiar with VTR you know that our pre-dinner cocktails were kicked up a notch to say the least.

Next stop we headed to
Luxe Kitchen & Lounge for dinner where we added MOB and Pete to our little party. The food and service at Luxe was AWESOME per usual and the place is so much more positive now that "Mr Personality" Marlin is gone.

If you haven't been in Luxe recently go there soon, especially now that patio season is in full swing.


One of two bottles of Luxe branded wine that me, MOB and Teen made DUNZO.

After dinner we walked to, where else, XYZ the Tavern where Mike, Harris and the gang made sure our glasses were always full (of bubbles for me) and our group acquired Seanski and Nugget too.

After dinner cocktails turned into the need for karaoke so to
Tina's Nite Club we went where I purchased two beers, a beam and diet and nine jello shots for $10 and our group grew to add more and more Detroit Shoreway neighbors.

Hey, Teen said she wanted to go out to places I talk about on this blog... I'd say we succeeded.

One thing we didn't succeed in was not having a hangover Saturday morning...

But there was no time for hangovers because Teen and I had to get in the car to head to Grosse Pointe, Michigan for a mini UD roommate reunion where we were to meet up with two of our other housemates D-Ray and Seifs.

Not even 15 minutes into our road trip I was pulled over for speeding on 90W in Avon Lake, cue sad tuba. They were clocking on an overpass and were pulling people over once they passed the ramp by another cop car, natch.

Ain't no speeding ticket going to bring us down though, on to the next one.

When Teen and I finally arrived in the bubble (as I lovingly call Grosse Pointe) we caught up with D-Ray / Seifs, played with D-Ray's gorgeous children, visited the rest of the Ray clan and just enjoyed spending time together.


D-Ray's babes Tommy and Ella playing with Seifs. Seriously though, could these kids be anymore adorable? I miss them already.

We all got ready for dinner and made sure to pop some bubbles in preparation before heading to Birmingham for dinner at Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro. At this point it didn't really matter where we were or how bat shit crazy our waitress was because we could just laugh at it.

Our one mistake was not getting a group picture of the four of us, huge fail, huge.

I did a get a picture of Teen modeling her newest clothing addition courtesy of Seifs. And when I say "courtesy of Seifs" I mean that literally because that SHE MADE me, D-Ray and Teen our own apron - like she sewed and embroidered it herself!


Teen modeling her new fancy apron while doing "housework" - color me impressed with Seifs crafty handiwork though.

Thankfully no tickets were written on our drive home and after picking up my house I was ready to bike over to Whiskey Island with Lzone and Seanski to meet up with friends and check out Cropicana.

It was a gorgeous day so we biked over, drank red stripe and corona and the band was really good. The vibe was on point at Cropicana (formerly Sunset Grille) and I was enjoying their new covered patio addition. Our large group was really looking forward to sampling the menu but due to a fire (!) earlier in the afternoon the kitchen was closed - which just meant we drank more beer and me, CK, AJP and Hartzell had a very late (10pm) dinner at Reddstone.


Moe prefers her outdoor bubbles from a can.

Seanski, AJP Lulu and Lzone enjoying Whiskey Island in the summertime

I can't wait to go back to Cropicana for food though in the very near future.

It really feels like summer is finally here, bring on Memorial Day weekend and then it'll be official.

Have a great Tuesday, kids!

7 comments:

  1. I'm making a list of all the fun places you kids go, and then I'm planning a trip to Cle and hitting every.single.one.of.them. Seriously.

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  2. Thank you for cutting off my arm in this picture. xo

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  3. ms salti - i can be your tour guide!

    lzone - that's what friends are for, natch.

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  4. have been meaning to try the food at cropicana, hopefully now that the weather has broken out of its own misery, I'll make it out to try it. at least you got to enjoy the view (and drinks)!

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  5. Major fail indeed! I can't believe you didn't take a picture of the four of you girls when you were all together!

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  6. the wifebot is all about her bubbles be outdoor and with a straw.

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  7. Your weekends are always so much fun. I really sort of adore those aprons your friend made. I am so, so happy that its deck drinking season.

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