After experiencing personal tragedy, Ivy Mitchell turned to Zumba Fitness and discovered more than a standard workout program. She was not only losing weight and getting in shape, but also found herself smiling more and feeling happier. She attributes this emotional windfall to Zumba's ever-changing routines, fun environment, and community atmosphere. After experiencing this personal change, Ivy decided to share her passion with others by becoming an instructor, and she now leads classes at three Detroit-area Zoe Fitness locations.
Ivy's Zumba sessions fuse the funky beats of international rhythms with easy-to-pick-up moves. This process can help students lose pounds and wiggle hips without wearing a salt-shaker costume and waiting to be shook by the giant living next door.
For spaghetti and meatballs that tug at the heartstrings, Due Venti creates a warm atmosphere perfect for two.
Comfort food at its best,
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Due Venti also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
For comfortable outdoor service, Due Venti sets up a seasonal patio.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Due Venti's complimentary wifi.
The restaurant can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
If time is of the essence, Due Venti's take-out option may be a better fit.
Save some dough on parking at Due Venti.
A visit to Due Venti will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
All major credit cards are accepted.
Dooley's Tavern is a sports bar with all the charm of an Irish pub. If you think it doesn't get any better than that, well, it does. There are three Dooley's locations throughout Detroit, meaning the chance to savor a Guinness or a locally brewed Michigan beer is never far away.
But this pub is about more than the pints. The food menu stands on its own with crispy thin-crust pizzas, half-pound burgers, and a wide selection of iconic Irish cuisine. Try the fish and chips or the corned beef sandwich, the latter a layered combination of toasted bread, Grobbel's corned beef, and swiss cheese. Dooley's claims it's the largest of its kind in the world; sadly, the sandwich is always eaten just before an official measurement can be taken.
An instructor of the Argentine tango, James Valentino moves gracefully, his feet instinctively hitting the floor in time with the music that fills the ballroom. As the owner and founder of City Style Tango, Valentino imparts his grace to dancers of all experience levels during private and group lessons, sharing the secrets of the tango as well as other dancing styles such as swing, salsa, and the fox trot. Beyond the classes for adults or children, James encourages his pupils to show off their skills during student showcases or venture together to local clubs to dance amid the real world's oil-slicked floors.
Paint The Town enlivens the night with BYOB painting classes. Artists of all skill levels can pick up a brush and sit at an easel ready to create a masterpiece using a provided piece for inspiration. A professional artist will lead the classes, showing students how to make water look like it's in motion or a portrait look like it isn't out to get you. Meanwhile, students can imbibe their choice of beverage from their own private stash or make friends with a neighbor over a glass of shared wine.