The winds of economic recovery have helped boost the number of sailboats and sailors for the 2011 Bell’s Beer Port Huron to Mackinac Race, to be held July 23 at the southern edge of Lake Huron. Hosted by the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, the 87th regatta will host 220 boats and some 2,500 sailors — the most in five years, say race officials.
More than 200 guests attended an authentic barbecue and wine tasting party at the residence of Michael Ogurek on June 12 in celebration of a tour of metro Detroit by Chilean-based Carolina Wine representatives Julio Perez del Rio and Mercedes de la Vega. The event was hosted by Kevin D. Chaney & Co., Wine Brokers, and National Wine & Spirits. Photos by Patrick Gloria
Texas de Brazil, a Dallas-based chain, opened a restaurant featuring southern Brazilian cuisine on June 14th inside the Compuware Building in downtown Detroit. The 7,000-square-foot eatery is the 20th location for the Dallas-based chain. Photos by Patrick Gloria
Cornerstone Schools celebrated its 20th anniversary at Andiamo Banquet Center in Warren on May 19. More than 500 members of the Cornerstone community were in attendance.
The Detroit Yacht Club hosted a fundraiser on May 6 for the APBA Detroit Gold Cup Races. More than 500 people were in attendance.
The Detroit Athletic Club hosted the MHCC's Public Policy Breakfast on May 19. Along with Gov. Rick Snyder, more than 200 people attended the event.
St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital held its 10th annual Taste Fest on May 25 at the American Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights. More than 200 people attended the event, which included cuisine from Big Fish Seafood Bistro, Beef O'Brady's, Antonio's Italian Cuisine, Just Baked, Mac & Ray's, and Sanders.
The 12th annual Bravo Bravo, featuring cuisine from many of the region's top restaurants, live entertainment, and a salute to Michigan's movie industry, was held on June 3. The event, coordinated by the Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteer Association, benefited the Detroit Opera House. Photos by Patrick Gloria
Paxahau Productions, the event production company for the 2011 Movement Electronic Music Festival, being held May 28-30 at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, held an Opening Night Party at the Detroit Seafood Market in Detroit's Paradise Valley. Photos by Patrick Gloria
The Henry, a luxury hotel in Dearborn (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), debuted TRIA, an American Brasserie, on April 28. The eatery offers entrees priced from $18-$25, which include Drunken Chicken, Bollito Misto, Seared Diver Scallops, and Pork Plate. In addition, the hotel is redoing all of its rooms, and recently completed a main lobby redesign. Photos by Patrick Gloria