Sunday Brunch at Bistro 82

As warm weather begins to bring back the hustle & bustle to the streets of Royal Oak, Bistro 82′s Brunch will also return. Starting this Sunday, May 31st from 10:30am – 3:30pm, they will serve up an upscale menu with some creative options. Ranging in price from $8 for a “Quinoa” Oatmeal to $19 for Steak & Eggs, they have sweet & savory options to meet the brunching needs of all. View menu here.

Perfect spot to spend your Sunday

Perfect spot to spend your Sunday

Bistro 82 will offer Brunch until Labor Day. If Brunch isn’t your thing, they are also open on Sunday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm for Happy Hour & 5:00pm – 9:00pm for Dinner service.


In the heart of Williamston, overlooking the four corners of downtown sits a renovated building where delicious food and drink is the norm. Tavern 109 is a stylish bar with a traditional dining experience that offers 12 beers on tap, a selection of wine, cocktails & a creative menu suited for everyone. 080


109 E. Grand River Ave. Williamston, MI 48895

Parking is not difficult; there is street parking, a lot behind the building and a large lot by the park.

Hours: Sunday 10-9, Monday-Wednesday 11-9 & Thursday-Saturday 11-11

Downtown Williamston

Downtown Williamston


30 WAYS, 30 PEOPLE, 30 DAYS.

Chick in the Mitt has just joined the 30 Ways, 30 People, 30 Days Challenge - put on by DEAP in Love organization, which is dedicated to offering support and hope to teens and adults struggling with depression, self-injury, and suicide.

From May 18th through June 18th, DEAP in Love will share a new person or organization and their way to spread love for the day. The hope for the 30 Ways, 30 People, 30 Days Challenge is to spread love in all corners of the world and raise awareness and funds the DEAP in Love mission.

Our contribution to this challenge is spreading love in Detroit by taking care of a neighborhood park for the summer through Mayor Duggan’s Adopt-a-Park initiative, which will keep 150 parks maintained and usable for residents to enjoy as the weather gets warm.

The Chick in the Mitt team making progress on our park!

The Chick in the Mitt team making progress on our park!

We are taking care of our park from May 1st through October 31st. If you are interested in helping us maintain the park, here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Stay updated: on the blog by subscribing and follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • Spread the word: share our posts or tell people you know who may want to get involved.
  • Donate: Make a monetary donation to be put towards the park (flowers, benches, playground), by clicking here.
  • Volunteer: Sign up to help us out here.


I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked up. The streets of Ann Arbor are full of great spots to grab a drink, but there’s something about The Beer Grotto’s inviting touch that makes it top of the line. The concept behind this retail tasting room makes it easy for the beer (&wine) lover to taste, love and tote!

Patio made for summer sipping.

Patio made for summer sipping.



Our monthly Mitt Roundup is here! In this video, we talk about what we are obsessed with this month at Bacco, Brightly Twisted, Craft Breww City and Iridescence.

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.


Pure. Simple. Organic. Three words that encompass Rustic MAKA’s philosophy. They pride themselves on using pure essential oils, simple formulas & organic ingredients to produce vegan products that are good for the body and actually work. We have teamed up with them to bring you a chance to try their amazing & natural Michigan made creations!

You can also find their products online & in a variety of retail locations.

The Giveaway.

The giveaway includes two sets of products from Rustic MAKA. There will be two winners and each will be shipped a package including an all natural deodorant, men’s hands & body soap & a body scrub.Rustic MAKA - Chick in the Mitt Giveaway

Enter to Win.

The winners 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 winners personally and announce the lucky people on our social media sites!

Cheers & good luck!
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When we caught wind that Atwater in the Park was set to open last summer, we were anxious to give it a shot! We spent hours in the hot summer sun under the oversized umbrella cooling down over a large quantity of beer samplings to find that the biergarten was a fine place to waste some time. (Read the post here) Anytime it is nice out, it was without a second thought that we would plant ourselves outdoors, but we knew eventually we would have to give the inside a shot. We did & we weren’t disappointed. We would recommend grabbing a spot in the renovated church that is now Atwater in the Park anytime, any day!atwaterinpark


Atwater in the Park is on the corner of Lakepointe Street and Kercheval in Grosse Pointe Park. 1175 Lakepointe Street Grosse Pointe Park, MI.  Street parking isn’t too difficult here.

Grosse Pointe's Biergarten

Grosse Pointe’s Biergarten



Last week, Courtney and I were invited to attend a performance by the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra (BBSO). We were very excited about this invitation because we have never shared a musical experience with our Chick in the Mitt readers! We are very pleased to tell you that our evening at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial attending the Burst of Colors performance was a beautiful night of music that was incredibly relaxing and enjoyable. Here are alllllll the details…..

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Grosse Pointe War Memorial where the BBSO performance was held.


brightly twisted: designed & hand dyed in Michigan

What began as a hobby for former preschool teacher, Greg Stemas, has become a nationally known business after he teamed up with former principal, Tammy Borque-Stemas. Bring together a talent for tie-dying and an eye for fashion and you get what brightly twisted calls “uncommonly pretty”. Stemas spent summers hand dying in his basement and selling his eye catching tie-dye at craft fairs.  Through hardwork, dedication and a true love for what they do, Greg, Tammy & their highly talented team have created a booming business that brings modern and upscale products in a humble and organic manner.

uncommonly pretty

uncommonly pretty


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