This isn’t a bear bar, but a bear wouldn’t feel out of place. The crowd mostly sports Levi’s and sometimes leather at Leather, Scotch, and Cigar Socials. (Even the bar is upholstered with leather.) There are construction-worker and trucker fetish parties here, too, plus plenty of fundraisers for community organizations.
Ghanaian cuisine leans heavily on a sauce combining peppers, onions, ginger, oil, tomatoes, and shrimp. The pepper and ginger slice through the gentle acidity of tomatoes and the sweetness of shrimp, complementing both meat and vegetable dishes. The cooks behind Delight of Africa started out making batches as a favor to friends and family. Today, they still follow a recipe for the sauce handed down from their grandparents, using only fresh ingredients and never adding preservatives or food coloring. They also hold cooking lessons, teaching groups to re-create traditional West African recipes and broaden their horizons without the dangers of touching a spinning globe.
More than 50 years go, Mike Ilitch was poised for major-league glory. An up-and-coming shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, his baseball finesse was blossoming when an injury derailed his sports career. But although the wound stunted his athletic aspirations, it steered him toward a new path, and on May 8, 1959, he and his wife opened the first Little Caesars location, a then-unheard-of carry-out-only joint. The career shift and novel technique eventually proved triumphant. Today, the pizzeria's iconic, toga-clad mascot adorns storefronts on five continents. In each shop, staffers forge the signature Hot-N-Ready pizza, a freshly baked pizza designed for instant pickup, and warm, garlicky Crazy bread. With a storied half century under their belt, Mike Ilitch and his family strive to give back, supporting local organizations and creating their own charitable programs.
Revolver Bikes is Portland’s most comprehensive bike sales and repair shop. They feature select models for practically every kind of biker: trail bikes, street bikes, and urban bikes being the three major categories in which they deal. They also specialize in the repair and refurbishment of run down models. Revolver even takes things a step or two further than all of the other bike stores in town by building custom bikes of the highest caliber, purely to customer specs and interests. They also feature a plethora of bike accessories to make every power-stroke you make as smooth and comfortable as can be.
I am a professional artist and teacher. Kenton Studio is a community resource for anyone wanting to learn to draw and paint in the realist tradition. It is a fully equipped, well designed space with good lighting meant to inspire the creative process.
Pizza is a circular canvas on which an individual paints his or her dreams and fancies before hungrily devouring them, which is why Caesar's pizza orders were used in ancient Rome to foretell the outcome of major battles. Today's Groupon augurs particularly well: for $12, you get $25 worth of beverages, East Coast–style pizza, and other Italianate foodage at Pizza Fino. To get there, cruise along North Denver Avenue in the Kenton District until your comfort-food radar vibrates and plays a 15-second clip of "That's Amore." Dine in the warm and relaxed environment any day of the week, from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m.