This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing ladies night with a few friends.
We met up at the Woodbridge Pub, which just released it’s new Winter Menu. E and I waited for everyone to get there by having some icy cold beverages and white bean dip. The dip was really good, it started getting really garlicky as it got warmer, but luckily I’m a huge fan of garlic. Then after everyone got in, we decided that instead of going to Mexican Town like we would normally do, we’d try out Detroit’s new Seva.
Seva is Ann Arbor’s destination for veggie dining since 1973, serving breakfast (available all day), lunch, dinner, and housemade desserts. We have a full bar, featuring an eclectic wine list, rotating draft beers, artisan cocktails, fresh juice and espresso. The restaurant opened a second location in Detroit’s midtown area, at 66 E. Forest Ave. between Woodward and John R. They haven’t even had their Grand Opening yet, that’s scheduled for January 28th. But we have all heard good things, and two of the ladies had already eaten there. So we decided to give it a try.
It was like most Detroit restaurants, we walked in and immediately knew a bunch of people in there. We sat in the bark bar area at a table for 5. 3 of us split a bottle of house wine, 2 had cocktails that looked (and tasted) amazing, one was called the Ricky something, try that one, it’s amazing. We asked for the Cauliflower as an appetizer, it sounded really yummy, and must have been because they were sold out. So we split some Yam fries, since they said the kitchen was backed up, it was apparently their biggest night to date, and we had just caught the tail end of it. V ordered a Ruben, I got the Pesto Pizza sandwich, and K got the Thai noodle something. Unfortunately, and this is not a reflection on the restaurant, the food wasn’t all that amazing, my toasted sandwich was cold, and K’s food was even colder. But the atmosphere was pleasant, wait staff was friendly, and even though my sandwich was cold, it was still good.
We left there and went to Honest ? Johns on Selden. K wanted to get some food since all she had had was wine and some yam fries. So 3 of us split a 40oz. Old Milwaukee. K ate a Ruben and fries. We sat in one of the big dark booths, it’s my favorite booth in the city. We talked about all things you should talk about, lives, futures, pasts, hopes and dreams. We eventually finished 40 oz of beer and discussed where to go next. The Sugar House was closed for a private party, we could have gone anywhere, The Old Miami, Cass Cafe. But we decided to head back to the pub, E, A and I all live in Woodbridge.
So we went back to the Pub we had left only a few hours before. And it was crazy packed! There were so many people! It was Will Sessions After Party, he had played at the Detroit Institute of Arts before this and the Pub was jam packed with people dancing and having a good time! It was the perfect ending to a wonderful night in the city.
I’m glad I was able to try out Seva, and I’m glad that I understand new businesses and that I will try it again, because I know it was just the wrong time. I’m glad we got to go to all the places we went to. I had fun dancing at the Pub for the little while I was there, I left not too long after we got there, because I had a 10am meeting in Birmingham on Saturday morning. I had fun being able to eat at 3 different restaurants in the city, and didn’t feel the need to wait until a special occasion like Restaurant Week. We wanted specific things and we went and got those things. It’s an amazing city, with a vibrant life that you have to see to understand.
And I hope you plan on seeing and eating all that Detroit has to offer in the new year!
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