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Rheta May 5, 2011 08:50 AM

Hola. Any suggestions on where to get a nice cocktail near the Fox Theater? Gracias!

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    Quit2Chef RE: Rheta May 5, 2011 09:33 AM

    Wife and I enjoy Centaur which is right behind the Fox. Great cocktails!!

    1. JanPrimus RE: Rheta May 5, 2011 03:10 PM

      Centaur is good, Cliff Bells can be fun too, and you will loose all respect of the board and the greater Food lovers world if you end up at Hockeytown Cafe. That is all.

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      Hockeytown
      2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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        moose734 RE: JanPrimus May 5, 2011 03:45 PM

        I third Centaur , but if you feel like a beer or two I'd toss out a visit to Town Pump.

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        Town Pump
        616 N Bridge St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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          boagman RE: JanPrimus May 5, 2011 03:56 PM

          I *demand* an exception to this statement, JP! What if you go to Hockeytown Cafe simply to play the pinball machine in the basement? What then? ;)

          But for food or drink? No...

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            JanPrimus RE: boagman May 5, 2011 05:07 PM

            If the Pinball Machines are owned by a third party...I approve. :)

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              boagman RE: JanPrimus May 5, 2011 06:37 PM

              The pinball machine is, yes...but HC does get a share of the earnings.

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                JanPrimus RE: boagman May 5, 2011 07:08 PM

                Well every one is entitled to a nut. Squirrel Philosophy 101!

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          Rheta RE: Rheta May 5, 2011 08:26 PM

          Thanks for the replies. I was going to mention to nix Hockeytown but I thought that would be a given! Please!!! Thanks Quit2 Chef. Centauer sounds great! I looked at their website and noticed their martini menu. Very impressive if you like those kind of martini's. I like a classic, just top shelf gin(Tanquerrey my choice)and some olives and very cold. Hopefully I can get that!

          JP, we are going to Cliff Bells for dinner after the show. Excited about that!

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          Hockeytown
          2301 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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            moose734 RE: Rheta May 6, 2011 03:24 PM

            They can definitely hook you up with that there. My friend loves their straight up martini's. I think they might even have Bleu cheese stuffed olives.

          2. coney with everything RE: Rheta May 6, 2011 06:14 AM

            Today's NY Times has a "36 Hours in Detroit" story which mentions Cliff Bell's among other destinations
            http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/...

            Nice to see a story about Detroit that doesn't harp on the negatives!

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              berkleybabe RE: coney with everything May 7, 2011 06:36 PM

              I agree coney -- very refreshing and a good story and suggestions to boot!

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                coney with everything RE: berkleybabe May 9, 2011 06:17 AM

                Yeah, sometimes we don't pay attention to the things in our own city that are good. Nice to get the outside perspective and remind us that we do have the DIA et.al.

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