Are you inspired?

Do you feel inspired when you come to the Raven Café? I know of at least two regulars that come in to write on weekly basis. One gentleman is old-school and fills notebooks with tiny neat script. The other is a man named Corey Danna, who graciously gave me permission to photograph him so I […]

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Tales From the Raven Cafe

Our Duchess of the Raven (Jody Parmann) discovered this little gem of a book online. She asked me to contact the authors and discover whether or not our very own beloved Raven Cafe had somehow inspired these interwoven tales. To which I said “Challenge accepted.” (Actually I replied “Will do!” via email, but that doesn’t […]

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For Your Theatrical Entertainment

I vaguely remember my first scary movie. I’m pretty sure it was The Howling, because I recall watching people become werewolves through the dining room doorway. I was about four or five years old, and my mom and older sister were watching a movie. I was instructed to go play somewhere, and told that I […]

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Boats, Bands, and Brunch

Welcome to Boat Week! Are you ready for all of the excitement and festivities that Blue Water Fest has to offer? If you are not yet up to date on all of the events and the amazing musical line ups happening downtown, you can find all of that right here. It’s supposed to be a […]

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Raven Cafe and Greenhouse?

Attention, Wizards Unite players! Our beloved Raven Cafe is a greenhouse in the game! Not familiar with Wizards Unite? Here is a bit of a blurb from the Wizards Unite website: “Portkey Games, from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is the games label dedicated to creating new Wizarding World mobile and videogame experiences that place the […]

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Paranormal Activity at the Raven?

We had some fun guests to kick off this week! You may have seen the video that was posted Tuesday afternoon from Detroit Rock City Paranormal. That was just a small clip of the investigation that happened after hours here at the Raven on Monday evening. I had a chance to sit down with the […]

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“Unkindness” Illustrated

The Raven Café t-shirts feature collective nouns that are used when describing a group of ravens. There are four: a “constable” a “conspiracy” a “storytelling” an “unkindness” They change depending on the the group of ravens’ activities. In the four years Sadaat and I have owned the Raven Cafe I’ve designed and redesigned them depending […]

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