Iridescence: Breathtaking view & Incredible food

With the recent influx of restaurants in Detroit, it is important to not forget about the spots that have been around for a bit as it can be a difficult task to decide where to dine. We all go out to eat for the food, however easy access, a great environment and impeccable service all just adds to the experience making it worth going back for more. Chick in the Mitt is always thinking of our readers as we try new spots and we are anxious and thrilled to tell you all about this one. The talent of the Culinary and Front of the House team at Iridescence in Motor City Casino Hotel stands out as they share their love for food with their guests.

Motor City Casino Hotel

Motor City Casino Hotel


Stella serves up coffee with character

During my last visit to the Fisher Theatre, I happen to come across Stella Good Coffee. As I was waiting for the musical to start, I was in dire need of a caffeine fix. So I popped in to order a latte, thinking Stella was going to be your typical coffee shop. But then I learned that not only does Stella serve up a delicious drink but their shop has as much history and character as the rest of the Fisher Building!


A delicious latte served at Stella Good Coffee.


Rebecca’s Family Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor

Downtown Northville is the perfect spot to stroll the sidewalks with your family, spend a day shopping with friends or check out an event at Town Square. Whatever your reason to visit  Downtown Northville, you should be sure to stop into Rebecca’s Family Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor for a wonderful meal and pleasant experience.


134 N. Center Street Northville, MI


Downtown Northville

Located in Downtown Northville. There is street parking as well as a big (but busy) parking lot behind it. Open at 7am 7 days a week. (more…)

March Mitt Roundup

Our monthly Mitt Roundup is here! In this video, we talk about what we are obsessed with this month at Brutus Camp Deli, Alchemy and Toasted Oak. A huge thank you to River’s Edge Brewing Co, MI Happy Life, Gustan Taylor and Small Moments – who all provided items for our birthday celebration giveaways!

Don’t forget, every month we will be rounding up our favorite Michigan based businesses and letting you know what’s going on around our state. Thanks for joining us on our journey as we eat, drink, shop and volunteer our way through the Mitt.

Knot Just a Bar

Opening Day in Detroit paves the way for Michiganders favorite time of year… summer! Summer brings along baseball, beaches, bodies of water and up north vacations. So it seemed fitting to write about a fabulous place in Bay Harbor that can be accessed by land or sea. Knot Just a Bar is a casual spot with a million dollar view. 033


Bay Harbor location: 820 Front Street in the Harbor Master Building in the Bay Harbor Marina District.

Omena Location: 5019 NW Bay Shore Drive on the Leelanau Peninsula on the Grand Traverse Bay.

Hours (according to the website): Sun. 12- til we’re done, Mon.- Thurs 11:30- til we’re done and Fri.- Sat. 11:30- 2am

Access by land or sea!

Access by land or sea!


The Cort House Giveaway

We are super pumped about our next giveaway! Check out this adorable handmade Michigan pillow ($25 value) made by our friend, Kelly from The Cort House.

This pillow is 18 X 18″ and is made from sturdy duck cloth in a beautiful oatmeal color with tiny flecks.The great state of Michigan’s silhouette is appliquéd with Petoskey stone fabric that makes you think of warm summer days on the beach.


Love this mitten themed pillow!

Enter to Win.

The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter (see below). Here’s how it works:

  • Login using your email or Facebook.
  • Simply click on the different entry options and follow the directions.
  • The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning.
  • We will contact the winner personally and announce the lucky people on our social media sites!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Michigan Made Bloody Mary: How to Video

A good Bloody Mary serves many positive purposes; cures a hangover, tops off a delicious breakfast or brunch and keeps your hand full at a tailgate.

We never thought we would be able to say it, but we think we found a way to make a Bloody Mary even better… by using all Michigan products!

Here is a list of the products we used. Click the links for more info: 

Zim’s Vodka

McClures Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Farm Country Cheese House: Smoked Cheddar Cheese

Hank’s Jerky

Vlasic Kosher Dill Pickles040


Sugar House: serving up unique craft cocktails in Detroit

The term “craft cocktail” has been popping up on menus all over the place. To call a drink craft, it simply means that every element is tailored specifically to that cocktail – down to the type of glass and custom ice cubes. Though the craft cocktail craze seems to be spreading like wildfire recently – Sugar House has been dedicated to serving thirsty Detroiters with their unique drink creations since 2011 and boy does it show.


The Mexican Cooler & El Diablo.


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