Thursday, August 13, 2009

Living and Loving the Local

Just a few more reasons to love our local riches....The other night downtown Royal Oak hosted a "kid's cruise" in tandem with the Dream Cruise where millions of folks line Woodward Avenue to watch vintage cars cruise by. Only a 6-block bike ride and our family was downtown for fun and games in the parking lot across Main Street from my shop. Wyatt, a budding musician, was keen on the kid's rock bands playing on an outdoor stage. Then we spread a blanket in the parking lot and watched a movie, Hotel for Dogs, on the big screen. How cool is that? All for free too.

How about finding good local places to eat, where you know you are a supporting a local family or families, and the food is good, fresh and your kid likes it too! Here's Wyatt and I (he's the little imp far left side with the smiley face on his cheek) in the very tiny, very cool and inexpensive, Noble Fish sushi counter within the Japanese grocery store of the same name. It's right on 14 Mile Road near Main Street in Clawson. Lunch is served until 2:30 then they close and reopen just before dinner. Free green tea! Great sushi, and wyatt gives the japanese candy by the check out a thumbs up.

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