Actually the full title of this new Detroit Restaurant Week-sponsored series of events is called "Drinks & Appetizers with DRW," but mine has a little more musicality, don't you think?
New this year, Detroit Restaurant Week is rolling out two special nights of noshing and imbibing. On Thursday September 16 and Thursday September 23, DRW is hosting Drinks & Appetizers with DRW in order to highlight some of the unique bar atmospheres we have here in Detroit -- these aren't just great places to dine, but also great places to, well, drink (i.e., to relax, to enjoy the company of one's friends, to schmooze business associates, to mix and mingle, etc.).
On September 16 from 5-8pm, enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials at the Caucus Club, the newest addition to the DRW restaurant roster for Fall 2010. The Caucus Club has a uniquely "Old Detroit" vibe ... well, in case you missed it, you can read about it here. And you simply must try the Bullshot.
Then again on September 23 from 5-8pm, head over to Mosaic in Greektown for MORE complimentary appetizers and drink specials just before the launch of Restaurant Week itself. If you've never been to Mosaic, be ready to be dazzled (but not bedazzled; that's just tacky). Mosaic has probably the MOST visually stunning bar/lounge in the city, with a sculptured blue glass and copper ceiling, granite floors, marble, teakwood, brilliant multi-colored stained glass and marble waterfalls. This place is a feat in interior architectural design; check out some pictures from inside as well as photos of the food from the Spring 2010 edition of DRW here.
Both events are free to attend.
Detroit Restaurant Week is a great way to experience the fine dining aspect of the 18 participating restaurants, but Drinks & Appetizers with DRW is an even better way to discover the more fun, casual component of these places. You don't always have to spend stacks of dollars to stop in for an after-work cocktail; the prices are just as fine as your neighborhood corner bar, and the atmosphere is SO MUCH better!