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Gthomas
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Post Number: 51
Registered: 09-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whats going on! If you dont know me by now, my names Gerald and I will be coming home for my Birthday on the 29th of this month and Im bringing friends! We are all Langston University students in Oklahoma... (Im the only one from Detroit). My friends are from Oklahoma, California and Atlanta! They've never been here and I want to show them a very good time depite of what they heard! Any suggestion.....? O'!...I will be 23 y/o.
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Udmphikapbob
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Post Number: 122
Registered: 07-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the Tigers are in town against the Twins that weekend, so you could go to a game - or just check out the bar scene around the park area.

happy birthday.
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Gthomas
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Post Number: 52
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 5:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks .....has there been any cool new bars in that area? Last time ive been there was christmas and im pretty sure something open up since then.
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Chris_rohn
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Post Number: 221
Registered: 04-2005
Posted From: 68.248.43.204
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cliff Bells, Cheli's Chili, (PROOF)...

I'm sure there's more.
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Upinottawa
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Post Number: 294
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In between touring around Detroit, you may wish to show them one of the unique aspects of the area: it's proximity to Canada. Your friends will appreciate the bilingual signs and the opportunity to smoke legal Cuban cigars. Also, (if you didn't know) the view of Detroit from Windsor is amazing -- have someone bring a camera.

Be sure to have your friends bring their birth certificates.
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Ilovedetroit
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Post Number: 2235
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 63.149.5.130
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Buzz Lounge is fun downtown - it is across from Opus - Very cool! Great music, pizza and booze!

Take them to Eastern Market for breakfast on Saturday AM.

Take them to Avalon Bakery for the best lattes in town.

Take them to the DIA - it looks great with all the art crammed into rooms for the renovation.

Take them for cocktails (get dressed up) to the Coach Insignia on top of the Ren Cen.

Take them to the Works on Michigan Ave (mostly gay but very diverse) on Saturday night for dancing and fun!
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Iheartthed
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Check out the Elysium Lounge on Shelby and Congress downtown.
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Gthomas
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Post Number: 53
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks u guys ! Man that was a big help. I will do my best to have them come back and visit due to enjoying theirselves and having great time in a city they've never been to!
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 681
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 192.193.220.141
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the new Club 150 is nice - on the bottom floor of the Madden Building (150 W. Jefferson)
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Restoretheroar
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Post Number: 682
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you also have to hit The Baltimore late night - it's a must.
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Publicmsu
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Post Number: 626
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 71.65.11.17
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

DIA is kinda willy nilly.. With all sorts of art jammed into one place; and the majority of it has nothing to do with one another. :|

I'd recommend the Tiger's game. 3 young guys hitting a couple of bars before the game; grabbing some cheap seats; and then head out to your favorite bars afterwards. Especially if the weather holds up!
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Gthomas
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Post Number: 54
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 6:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sounds like A good plan! My friends wont be disappointed, also i will take them to the riverfront and to Campus Martius Park! Show them what Detroit is really about.
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Gambling_man
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Post Number: 698
Registered: 11-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 7:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take a walk down Broadway (past the new YMCA), Friday night, hit dinner at Vicente's on Library (9:00 for salsa dancing lessons) There may be some young ladies ready to dance with the out-of-towners. Don't forget Greektown on a Friday-Sat night, very busy and eclectic.
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Kathleen
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Post Number: 1272
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.14.122.57
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 7:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The big draw at the DIA is the Diego Rivera Murals!! They were controversial when he painted them, and they can be the catalyst for quite a discussion. You can also check out the Detroit Film Theatre onsite to see what's playing that weekend.

Also, a stroll through Elmwood Cemetery is always interesting because the monuments and mausoleums and markers are so diverse. Stop in their office for the lists of notables (politicians, war heroes, industrialists, etc.). It's history, art, and natural beauty all in one location. The terrain is much like most of the area was almost 200 years ago.

Happy Birthday! Have fun!!
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Bobj
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Post Number: 666
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Let us know what they think!
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Reetz12
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Post Number: 42
Registered: 09-2005
Posted From: 69.246.61.199
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bouzouki!! Very Electic
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 118
Registered: 03-2006
Posted From: 68.43.107.72
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yeah one of our many nudie bars!
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Llyn
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Post Number: 1499
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 68.61.197.206
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BREAKFAST AT DETROIT BREAKFAST HOUSE! YUM!

Be prepared to wait for a table at their busiest times...
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 119
Registered: 03-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Forget Detroit Breakfast house! Oeiginal Pancake House is best breakfast in town, on Mack.
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 120
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Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Forget Detroit Breakfast house! Original Pancake House is best breakfast in town, on Mack.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1053
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Even though I ate at the Original this week...i would not recommend it if he is trying to show his friends the city of Detroit. It is NOT in Detroit

Slows BBQ...great ribs and drinks.

Mexicantown with a great assortment of Mexican restaurants and a couple of good Mexican novelty stores.

Ride the Detroit People Mover and use it to get to several different locations. Make it your ride for the night. Greektown(and the Casino), The RenCen..Seldom Blues etc
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Chitaku
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Post Number: 124
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 1:16 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

True it is not in Detroit however it is in the area which is almost the same. One problem on this board is that people commonly use the burbs vs. Detroit stuff. If you ever go to L.A. the whole area is a bunch of suburbs, yet it is all considered L.A. Grosse Pointe to me is the rich part of Detroit or the Detroit area, considering it is practically surrounded by the city.
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Gthomas
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Post Number: 55
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Posted From: 192.135.141.2
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks guys!....i will for sure tell you about the whole experience and and confidence that they will have a good time! I really thank yall!....

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