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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 1930
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tonight I had dinner at Twingo with some friends. It just re-opened and I highly recomment it. The food was delicious (although it was not really hot when they served it)...the appetizers were amazing- we all loved the mussels and the chicken confit. You can also bring your own wine. Overall great food...give it a try...you will enjoy it!
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 587
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

More info, More info....where's the Twingo????
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I understand that Sharon McPhail is the new hostess there...
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I want to hear a "Slows" review of this place.

(Message edited by sharmaal on January 08, 2006)
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Steelworker
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 4:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WTF you dont know where twingos is????? CASS corridor near WSU.
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 11:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Itsjeff- Yes she is Itsjeff and she was waiting for you to come so she could throw flower petals at your feet upon arrival :-)
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Broken_main
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heck no...I never heard of it til now. I am always willing to try newe things however. I am training my wife to the wide array of restaurants that we have here in Detroit. She is fairly new to the area and seems like when we hit a place she likes...it ends up in heavy rotation with us.
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Broken - Twingos is very good. They just opened again. My personal favs are Slows and Small Plates also.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great choices, i might add. Slows is great. Very good atmosphere and close to my new home.
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Danny
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 5:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TWINGO TWINGO little bat! how I wonder where you at.
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Patrick
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Post Number: 3180
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Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 6:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny, the poet
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Mbr
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I ate there on Friday evening and had the best meal of food I have had in 12 months. They don't have a liquor license yet but you are allowed to bring in your own beer and wine for the time being. We brought in our own beer and they kept it in the refrigerator for us, very classy. It was my first time there and I must say this place deserves to do well.
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Gambling_man
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 1:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stupidest Idea ever: Opening a restaurant without a liquor license.
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 1:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like bringing in my own wine. Cheaper that way plus I can have what I like.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 1:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I really liked the decor of the old Twingo, I hope that didn't change too much. What kind of food do they serve, still French? In which case I sure hope that the quality has improved because the old Twingo's idea of French food was laughable. I went there several times in the past and was disappointed every time and eventually didn't want to go there at all anymore. I'll give the new Twingo a try though, what's on their menu?
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there anything vegetarian? liguor license is in the works already i would assume?
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Goat
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bringing wine to a restaurant is great as long as the corkage fee isn't too steep.
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Manrooter
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You'll find my corkage very reasonable.
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Dialh4hipster
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Post Number: 1276
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Stupidest Idea ever: Opening a restaurant without a liquor license."

Well, you know, some people actually go to restaurants for the food, although you'd never know it from reading this forum.
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Chub
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Drinking is soooo... over-rated.
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Goat
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Oh Manrooter! I'm sure any corkage is reasonable for you.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 2:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

Stupidest Idea ever: Opening a restaurant without a liquor license.




Clearly you have never been to Southern Fires...Can't even drive down the street on a Sunday afternoon.
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Jt1
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Southern Fires - Can't buy a beer there but you can hear your arteries clog while you eat.

I love that place.
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Ndavies
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quote:

"Stupidest Idea ever: Opening a restaurant without a liquor license."




I'm sure someone told that to Ray Krock when he bought the McDonald brothers single roadside stand.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 1940
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 3:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Drinking Over Rated??? I would never have sex w/o it! :-)
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Susanarosa
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Drinking Over Rated??? I would never have sex w/o it!




This is probably the funniest creepy thing you've ever said ILD.

:-)
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Blondy
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 3:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, they have vegetarian entrees and lunches.

I had the BEST SOUP ever there on NYE, a potato and roasted garlic, YUM.
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Ilovedetroit
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Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 3:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Susanarosa - I was "mostly" (uh yeah mostly) kidding hahaha
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Crew
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ilovedetroit, So ya wanna go out drinking together sometime? ;)
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Ilovedetroit
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Crew - Hmmmmmm stats, pic? Oooops wrong web site.
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Crew
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lol, you naughty boi
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Mrfrench
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any news on the booze permit yet?
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When I went there last night John Lopez said next week, maybe the week after.

Oh, and it was great.
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Dabirch
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Name dropper...
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Sharmaal
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Welcome Mr. French!
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Dabirch
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Sebastion Cabot?

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Dialh4hipster
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quote:

Name dropper...



I prefer "star fucker."
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Bindetroit
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Post Number: 1245
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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 6:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, no license = no liquor. Corkage fee? Well, read the following from the MLCC's "Q & A":

Q. Can I bring my own bottle of wine to a restaurant and just be charged a "corkage fee" for serving?
A. No. All alcohol served at an on-premises licensed establishment must be purchased from that establishment. If the establishment does not hold a license, MCL 436.1913 clearly states that those establishments may not allow consumption of alcohol on the premises.
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Ilovedetroit
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Bin = Are you Carrie Nation's grandson?
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Rrl
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BinD-
Thanks for posting that; I've always wondered why there aren't more BYOB eateries in MI.

It's too bad. I love bringing my own libations, cheaper and much more satisfying.
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Bindetroit
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ild -
I didn't make the rule. The beer and wine lobby (one of he most powerful in Lansing) gets the MLCC to do its bidding. If you don't like it, get a few million $$$ together and go talk with your representatives.
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Ilovedetroit
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I was only joking Mr Serious.
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Eric
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quote:

Granholm signs bill allowing diners to take home unfinished wine

Friday, May 20, 2005

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LANSING -- Wine lovers out for a meal can recork their unfinished bottles and take them home under legislation signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm this week.

The law, which has immediate effect, is a victory for the restaurant industry and consumers, supporters say. The legislation could encourage people to buy more expensive, higher-quality wine because they can take the unfinished portion home.

Some supporters say the law could cut down on drunken driving because diners will not be as likely to drink a whole bottle during their meal.

The legislation requires diners to order a meal with the bottle if they plan to take wine home. They will not be allowed to carry out extra unopened bottles of wine.

Restaurants will be required to recork the bottle so that the top of the cork was even with the lip of the bottle.

Granholm signed the legislation Thursday.


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Jimaz
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I tested that recork law recently. The waiter jammed the cork back in the bottle as far as it would go then cut it off flush with the bottle so you can't reopen it in the car.

That I had a corkscrew in my pocket didn't seem to matter. :-)

j/k
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Ilovedetroit
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Is that a corkscrew in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?

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