Nick Britsky, the cocktail connoisseur behind the website NickDrinks.com and the producer of Detroit's first-ever beverage competition, the Golden Jigger Awards, joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about what's happening in Detroit.
Also, Ann Delisi, host of Essential Music on 101.9 WDET discusses the Detroit tributes at the Grammys. She's celebrating 10 years of hosting her radio show, and you can share your favorite “essential” song with her here.
Plus, Mark Ridley, owner of the Comedy Castle in Royal Oak, reflects on 40 years in the business of making people laugh.
Here's what's happening in metro Detroit for the week of February 11th, 2019:
- Thursday 02/14: R&B Rewind at The Masonic Temple
- Thursday 02/14: The Whispers w/ Howard Hewett at Sound Board
- Thursday 02/14: Tony Braxton at Fox Theatre
- Thursday 02/14: Ben Sharkey at Willis Show Bar
- Friday 02/15: Anderson.Paak & The Fee National at The Fillmore
- Friday 02/15: Insane Clown Posse Fearless Fred Fury album listening party at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac
- Friday 02/15 & Saturday 02/16: Eric Church at Little Caesars Arena
- Saturday 02/16: Van Halentine's Day at The Magic Bag
- Fisher Theatre: The Play That Goes Wrong
- The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale: Death of a Salesman
- Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester: The Spitfire Grill
- Friday 02/15 : The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers at the Wright Museum (Theme: Love & Freedom)
- Friday 02/15: Comedian Mike Epps at Fox Theatre
- Saturday 02/16: Ballerina Alessandra Ferri in “The Art of Pas de Deux” at Michigan Opera Theatre
Nick Britsky Tastes Rock and Rye Whiskey
- Thursday 02/14: Panache's Valentine's Day Village Of Love Planned Parenthood Benefit. It will be $15 and will include singers, musicians, DJ's, and raffle prizes.
- Thursday 02/14: Whiskey in the Jar is hosting their annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party. Specials on drinks, PBR Swag raffle and Pinata Bashing.
- Thursday 02/14 – Sunday 02/17: Channel your inner 90's with Heartbreaks & Mixtapes: A Valentine's Day Party.
- The Detroit Film Theater is among the top venues in the country to see Oscar-nominated short films. 2019 Oscar-nominated short films, animated and live action.
Was (Not Was) Covering “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”
Food & Drink
- Detroit Free Press released the Top 10 Restaurants, Restaurant of the Year Classic, and Restaurant of the Year.
- CBD oil infused beverages is making its way to Detroit. ChickP, Bobcat Bonnie's, and Ale Mary's Beer Hall have all infused their own CBD infused beverages.
- Check out the Heard! podcast.
- Seth's Notable Story: Read about Henry Ford's anti-semitism at Deadline Detroit and hear about it on season two of the Detroit History Podcast.
- Becky's Notable Story: Former Detroit Health Inspector, Agnes Gira has a photography exhibit at Scarab Club.
- Seth's Shoutout: Winter Blast 2019 & Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla
- Becky's Shoutout: SaxAppeal & River Bistro
- Nicholas' Shoutout: Tracy Evans will open the Bitter Detroit.
- Favorite Michigan Beers: Anything at Batch Brewing Company
- Place You Take Out of Town Visitors: Selden Standard
- Favorite Detroit Dive Bar: The Keep
- Detroiter He'd Want to Have a Cocktail With: Kid Rock
- Bartenders We Should Follow on Instagram: Bad Luck, Mark from Wright & Company, and Chaz Williams from Evening Bar
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