Rising Stars Foodie

Everybody in Detroit knows the best place to get your fruits, vegetables and flowers is Eastern Market on Saturday.  America’s oldest open air market and I’ve been going since I was a kid.  It’s a great way to stretch your grocery dollars.  The has been my only reason to go to this location, until now.  My director asked if I’d be interested in attending a charity event here one day after work.  I said, ‘sure.’  I had one of the best nights of my life.

It was a fundraiser for the Rising Stars Academy.  I was excited, the ticket mention food and I love any event that brings your attention to the food.  In an effort to be prepared, I texted the kid and told him to get ready because we were going out.  I clad in my color-block fit and cork shoes.  Number 80 in his highlighter kicks and all black.  We hit the streets to enjoy the eats.  As we walked in, there was a calm over the event.  It wasn’t stuffy.  People were having a good time and enjoying the food and we jumped right in on the scene.  He started with pizza and I started with the Detroit Distillery Vodka.


We walked that pavement with no abandon as we tried all the different dishes out palates found intriguing.  There was so much to choose from and a cooking competition going on.  We stopped and talked with my host, his wife, and son ( who was a pure joy to talk to).  There were sweets, pulled pork, popcorn and so much more.  The event had the Bravo Bravo feel with the strict dress code.  Could this possibly be the alternative to a summer staple?  The kid got a kick out of BWW being there and I think they knew.  🙂

In all of the cards I collected, I found out I won something and I need to call and redeem it. The biggest winner was the academy.  I’ve made it part of my business to help get the word out to increase the profits and awareness of this awesome event being held right in Detroit.  All in all, we had a great time and I’ll definitely be back next year.


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