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#2549832 Where to stay in Detroit

Posted by Seraph on 18 November 2014 - 08:29 PM

I live right downtown. Ride my bike past the Joe every sunny day.

 

For hotels, I always recommend people go to Priceline and go to the highest star level (5 or 4, or whatever) and bid for a room right downtown at whatever budget you can afford. It's a little shifty because you don't know the exact hotel you will be staying at, but you will almost certainly land a nice room at a cheap price. Half the time you will end up staying in the Marriott at the Renaissance center, which is one of the places you have to visit while you're up here anyway. Other times you get the Double Tree right across the street. Both are walking distance from the Joe. Detroit has way more hotel rooms than tourists, so use this to your advantage on Priceline and book a sweet deal. But again, it is a little risky because you don't know exactly where they will put you.

 

Places to check out while you are here:

 

Best food: Green Dot Stables, Motor City Brewing Works, Mudgie's, and of course the world famous Slow's BBQ.

 

Fine dining: London Chop House (my personal favorite), La Dolce Vita (best brunch in the city, call for reservations).

 

Best bars: Cafe D'Mongo's (there is no place on earth like it, a must see if you are around on a Friday or Saturday night), Two James Spirits, Grand Trunk

 

 

I'm personally not a huge fan of Sweetwater wings, but everyone here does go crazy about them. Besides the places I've listed, there are a TON of other very memorable and cool bars and restaurants I haven't listed. One of the amazing things about Detroit is there are hardly any chain restaurants around, so everywhere you go is unique and an experience. The ones I have listed are strictly the "must sees." 

 

Hope you enjoy your trip!




#2536008 Rule Changes for 2014-2015 Season

Posted by Seraph on 11 September 2014 - 07:02 PM

Getting a tripping penalty even if you touch the puck first is garbage. There's athleticism and skill involved in taking a chance in acquiring the puck from an attacking player on the fly like that. What, now every breakaway will result in a penalty if the attacking player happens to fall down while the defenseman is trying to make a play?


#2532847 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 22 July 2014 - 11:32 PM

I'm moving down in August. Is that Iodent you're in?


I'm in Kales. Great area to live. Great restaurants and events. Wonderful biking city. My buddies and I walk next door and scalp Tigers tickets for cheap halfway through games. Sure, there are a bunch of empty buildings around, and that is by no means a great thing, but I feel the people here embrace it as the city's aesthetic and character. It's part of the whole package.

I think the plans for construction will really attract further life down here once people realize how convenient and fun the area around the statiums is.


#2532754 'District Detroit': Red Wings' New Arena Details Released

Posted by Seraph on 21 July 2014 - 10:42 PM

I've noticed it's the people in the suburbs who are usually pessimistic about downtown. I've been living here the past two years and it has been a blast. No one here is "waiting for a revival." It's already pretty awesome. I have no doubt these plans will make it better.

 

Here is the view from my apartment and you can see the lots along Woodward where the stadium will stand. You can see the FOX theater sign for a point of reference. I'll post more pictures once they start construction.

 

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#2532537 Hockey News: Detroit has the easiest schedule

Posted by Seraph on 19 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

After being in the West all these years it's about time.


#2530934 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Seraph on 09 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

I think it's kind of funny that we have one thread blasting Holland for his lack of moves and "we like our team" mentality, and here we have everyone making a commotion about how they couldn't bear to see us lose ANY of our up and coming young players in an actual move.




#2530712 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by Seraph on 08 July 2014 - 10:01 PM

Trading away Tatar is insanity.


#2521931 J-S Giguere to announce retirement

Posted by Seraph on 28 May 2014 - 04:53 AM

The best goalie at wearing pads I ever saw.


#2446439 Kronwall Injury Update

Posted by Seraph on 20 October 2013 - 08:46 AM

Part of the reason for Kronwall's response is to echo what he'd like to hear from all the skaters he clobbers on a regular basis.




#2440655 Steve Yzerman wants Game Misconduct penalties for fighting

Posted by Seraph on 02 October 2013 - 05:49 PM

Sounds like Stevie forgot about all the space he had out there because of the beloved bruise brothers and #25.


#2435625 Report: Cleary to sign with PHI, 3 yrs, $2.75m/yr, NTC

Posted by Seraph on 10 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Great deal for Cleary. Loved the guy while he was here. You always got 100% effort from him. Not a fan of his critics on here because he's a true Red Wing through and through. The guy basically destroyed his body for our team so you can't fault him for his declining performance.

Hope he enjoys this great contract.


#2434472 Howard's new mask

Posted by Seraph on 30 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

Looks sweet.

And take note the back clearly says "Howie," to all those participating in the "Jimmy" versus "Howie" chant debate.


#2432210 Blackhawks selling melted ice from Finals

Posted by Seraph on 01 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

Come on people. If this was 1997 Stanley Cup ice-water, we'd all wash our brows with it and baptize our children in it. It's only lame because it's the Hawks.




#2431624 ESPN/Sportscenter gives the NHL 2.7% of its time

Posted by Seraph on 27 July 2013 - 07:01 AM

Screw ESPN. When they do talk about hockey it's to bash on it. When they used to show games they also had very poor pre and post game coverage. After the Stanley Cup clinching games I remember them cutting out to some other dumb sport the second the cup was lifted by the captain. They simply didn't care about the sport and wanted to get on with the next program. It was a rough road to NBCSN via OLN and "Versus" but I am much happier that we are on our own network with the mainstream NBC name. At least there hockey is the premiere sport and they pay it respect with complete coverage. This is actually one of the things Bettman has done right in my opinion.


#2423250 Jakub Kindl signs 4 year extension, $9.6m total, $2.4m/yr

Posted by Seraph on 28 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

I like him because he shoots.