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Hockey_guy
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So this is the plan tomorrow, how's it sound, any suggestions?
Park at greektown casino parking garage(it's free, i think), eat at pizza papalis, take the people mover over to the Joe louis arena for the Foo fighters concert.
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Thegryphon
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 2:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IMO Pizza Papalis isn't that great. Eat @ Greektown or get a coney @ Lafayette. Have fun @ the concert!
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Mackinaw
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Post Number: 4459
Registered: 02-2005
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 3:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That always works fine, it's one of the few good ways to use the DPM.

Pizza Papalis is outstanding.

Street parking is free on Sunday. I have a tolerance for walking but normally if you get down to the Brush/Congress, or Larned/Randolph St. area you can find parking easily and leave it there for free. I'd do it as long as I don't have a fancy car. Hey maybe you'll luck out and find a closer spot on Macomb St. or something.
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Detroitrise
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Post Number: 1667
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"IMO Pizza Papalis isn't that great. Eat @ Greektown or get a coney @ Lafayette. Have fun @ the concert!"

Wow, you're like the only person I know of that doesn't think PizzaPapalis is that good.

Personally, I think Lafayette Coney Island is overrated.

BTW, sounds like a winner to me Hockey_guy. Welcome back to the city of Detroit. :-)

Mackinaw basically gives you better recommendations.
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Meaghansdad
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Post Number: 246
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think PP is ok, but I would park at a casino and walk or use the People Mover
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Ladyinabag
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Post Number: 380
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Everybody uses National Chili!! If you want, get some lamb & rice at New Hellas, or fried calamari, or a Greek salad. Go Greek (when in Rome).
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Thegryphon
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Post Number: 44
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 6:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are you serious? The last time I had PP I nearly threw up. There is way too much meat, the sauce is nasty. Coneys on the other hand are pretty hard to screw up.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 797
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So how often do you come downtown, Hockey-guy, like once a decade? What distant suburb are you from that you need advice from locals to find out about parking and the most beaten path tourist eateries around here.
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Mayor_sekou
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Post Number: 1901
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How about just giving him an answer.
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Hockey_guy
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 7:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I come down a few times a year. I don't live in the suburbs, I live 120 miles north, in Midland. I'm 22 and just started going to Detroit with friends when I was 20 for concerts, sports, and have always enjoyed my time in the city. I just wanted to see other peoples opinions, since I've never used the greektown parking, and have never been to Pizza papalis......

(Message edited by Hockey_guy on February 23, 2008)
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 6155
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, so if you do go to the coney island shrine, as recommended, learn how to give an order.
Those Yeminis in The Lafayette wanna hear it right:

"Gimme two on one, one loose, lite onions, Chips, no fries, Vernors, no Pepsi, lite mustard on the dog, and a pieca-banana-creama pize."

A nice-a tip is important to the help, and then use the bathroom, also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Nice to see Midland coming to Detroit. Welcome. We love Alden B. Dow around here. We describe Detroit weather like this: "Colder than a Midland, Michigan's well digger's ass!" Enjoy Detroit and say nice things when you get home.
Be sure to Fight Foo back up there.

jjaba, since the 1940s.
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Ravine
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Post Number: 1974
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 7:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hockey_guy, I hope the whole affair goes swimmingly.
Please try to overlook Ghetto_butterfly's inappropriate, undeserved, and ass-nasty remark.
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Downriviera
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 8:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hockey guy, afterwards, let us know how things went.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 6156
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 8:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bring a lotta quarters for the People Mover.

jjaba.
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Hockey_guy
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Post Number: 26
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 8:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks guys, I'll let u know how it went.
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Ravine
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Post Number: 1977
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 8:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And don't forget, per Thegryphon's review, to tell the folks at PP to go easy with the meat on your pizza, so you can take in the Dang!-Now-We've-Heard-Everythi ng look you get in reaction.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Post Number: 799
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Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Hockey_guy, I hope the whole affair goes swimmingly.
Please try to overlook Ghetto_butterfly's inappropriate, undeserved, and ass-nasty remark.



I deserved that after reading Hockey's post. Sorry.
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Wash_man
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Post Number: 632
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Keep an eye on your watch. If you go to PP, a deep dish takes 45 minutes. Wouldn't want you to miss any of the game!

May I offer another suggestion? Detroit Beer Co. on Broadway is a good pre-game choice. Parking on the street is free on weekends if available. If the street is full, the Opera House garage is only $5. People Mover station located next to the YMCA. DBC eliminated their shuttle so tell the host/hostess that you are going to the game. They will give everyone in your party two tokens. (At least they did last month when I was there!)
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Alley
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 9:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sounds like you have a great plan, I'd stick with it. You can't beat free, safe parking after validation, and Pizza Papalis is SO good. Yum
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Eriedearie
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Post Number: 860
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pizza Papalis - the spinach and cheese deep dish - excellent!

Have fun in the D!
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Alley
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Post Number: 35
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the seafood pizza is good too, mmmm Krab

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