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Mario Batali Summers in Michigan; Thomas Magees Gets Drunk and Historical

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The Lark.
The Lark.
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FERNDALEThe Oakland is featured in an article about "19 of America's Coolest Top Secret Bars" and how to get inside. Bartender Shane Bang's comment on his Facebook about this is the best: "It's honestly a miracle I manage to find it on a daily basis". Well played Shane, well played. [Dose]

EASTERN MARKETThomas Magees is hosting the Detroit Drunken Historical Society this Thursday, July 10th, at 7:00 p.m. for a talk on the history of Detroit boxing. The suggested $5 donation at the door supports the Downtown Youth Boxing Gym. [Facebook]

TRAVERSE CITY — Celebrity chef Mario Batali is vacationing Up North, and he attended the National Cherry Festival and loved it, according to MLive. Choice quote? "Michigan is the America I always thought existed." [MLive]

WEST BLOOMFIELDThe Lark is proud to receive Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose "lists typically offer 400 or more selections, along with superior presentation, and display either vintage depth, with several vertical offerings of top wines, or excellent breadth across several wine regions." Congrats! [Facebook]

The Oakland

201 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 291-5295 Visit Website

The Lark

685 Market Street, , CA 94105 (415) 952-7504 Visit Website