Restaurant/Catering for a Motown themed party?
I'm hosting a Motown themed 35th birthday party+baby shower (co-ed) for a friend in September, 1-4pm. I'm looking for food theme ideas & recommendations of (economical) places from which to order said thematically relevant food?
since the party falls btwn lunch & dinner, i'd guess folks wont be totally ravenous, but my experience is that folks are willing to eat good food 24 hrs a day...I'm expecting we'll have about 40-50 people.
i was thinking some sort of punny drinks, like "Motown Mojitos". The cake will probably look like a concert poster. For food, is Soul Food the best option? if so, any experience bringing in party platters/family size from Coast, Poppa B's or Lennys? i dont even know if you can order those there. Others?
I'm really interested in other ideas, too, as i havent found much inspiration online (beyond MJ, that is).
The classic Detroit food is a Coney Island, which is a hot dog with (bean free) chili, minced onions and yellow mustard, as well as Vernor's pop. Sander's fudge sundaes. Greek food, square deep dish pizza, Lebanese & Syrian food.
That's probably not what non-Detroiters will think of, so soul food is an ok idea if only because of the word soul, but it's not particularly characteristic of Detroit.
No, definitely Sanders; after going bankrupt or something and closing all the stores in the 90s, they've been bought and started opening stores up again, and you can buy the fudge online: http://www.sanderscandy.com
Perch! I'm sure any bony lake fish would suffice in a pinch...
If you float a scoop of vanilla ice cream in your Vernor's, you'll have made a Boston cooler, so it all hangs together.
Again, not sure how "authentic" for Detroit but Redbones in Davis Square does a lot of southern type barbecue and catering.