Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week: Live Entertainment

It wasn't that long ago that live entertainment was something that was hard to find in the Warrendale neighborhood. I'm pleased to say this has changes, especially along Warrendale's southern border with Dearborn.

There are four bars or restaurants along Ford Road that each offer live entertainment, at least one night each week. It's my pleasure to recap them briefly here and proclaim them all to be the Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week.

Px Bar & Grill (18490 Ford Rd.) has been in operation for roughly 20 years now. Besides their great lunch and dinner specials, Px Bar & Grille also is currently featuring their own belly dancer three nights of the week. She performs Thursday through Saturday evenings, with shows at 9 and 10:30 p.m.

Px Bar & Grill also has a decent DJ who spins when she isn't performing.

Red Robin (18650 Ford Rd.) has a magician by the name of Ted Schave who performs table side for patrons on Wednesday evenings. He usually only stops by for a few minutes, in between when you place your order and when your food arrives. However, he manages to infuse those moments with a decent amount of entertainment; thereby making this Red Robin a worthwhile stop from anyone.

Toy Chest (18728 Ford Rd.) has long had its own kind of live entertainment. I should even point out that their entertainment won them inclusion on The Metro Times "Best of Detroit" List. Unfortunately, there are enough people in this town who think I'm a pervert already. As a result, I will refrain from making any additional comments about this place.

As a related side note, I don't know where this idea comes from. However, it's out there.

Last, but certainly not least, is relative new comer to Warrendale's restaurant scene - El Monterrey Mexican Restaurant (18950 Ford Rd.). Besides the good Mexican food and friendly service that they've become known for over the past several months, El Monterry also featues a live mariachi band every Thursday evening as well as Mexican singers on Saturday evenings.

At this point, all we need know is for the Chilli's and the Wendy's on Ford Road to start offering some kind of live entertainment to complete a sweep of every restaurant in that section of Warrendale.

All of this makes for an extensive Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week.

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