something different this 4th of july

Sure, you’ll probably get invited to a bunch of BBQs where you’ll munch on juicy burgers and cool yourself off with plenty of beer. And it will be another great holiday weekend. You know it will be great because you do the same thing ever year. Or, you could try something different (actually – you can do both, it’s a long weekend after all).

Check out Ghetto at the Grotto on July 5. This is a new concept (new to me anyway) that features people coming together for a night of farm fresh local food in an urban and charmingly dilapidated setting. Dinner includes six courses of locally sourced ingredients. Chefs Karen Small (Flying Fig) and Tripp Rion (Twisted Foods, Chicago) plus, I’m told, a bunch of other characters will be participating, so you know you’ll be in for a treat.

The cost of the even is $50 and includes your food and wine. The location is the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, 1780 W 52nd St. To sign up, call Jill Davis at 216 577 4795.


  1. Kelly and José
    Posted June 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I would love to go to this. . .soo wish we didn't have family obligations throughout that day ;)


  2. Nicole @ Sprinkle with Salt
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    I checked the site and it says the event is overbooked…oh well. Thanks anyway.

  3. Bite Buff
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Sounds like fun! Wish I could be there but we'll be out of town. I wonder if they do anything like this any other time of year.