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 … Continue reading Tales From the Raven Cafe
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 … Continue reading For Your Theatrical Entertainment
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 … Continue reading Boats, Bands, and Brunch
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 … Continue reading Raven Cafe and Greenhouse?
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 … Continue reading Paranormal Activity at the Raven?
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 … Continue reading “Unkindness” Illustrated
This Saturday, one of my favorites will be gracing our fabulous little stage! An excerpt from the bio of this multifaceted performer: "Konrad Lee, Lounge Singer Extraordinaire, is what you would call the Consummate Performer. He is a Detroit Gem. An acrobatic vocalist. A purveyor of fine Red Roof Inns all across the United … Continue reading Singing the Hits!
If you have enjoyed an exquisite scone, a chai brownie, or a delicious cinnamon roll (all are gluten-free!) here at the Raven, they were freshly made in-house by this wonderful Lady. I love it when she's here. If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Linda, you know that she is full of sunshine … Continue reading Meet Linda
It is never easy, saying goodbye to a friend. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Kimberlee Trembath, one of the founding members of our weekly Knitting Ladies group here at the Raven. Thank you for all of the memories, and for visiting with us every week. More about our dear … Continue reading Our Condolences
Did you get a chance to stop in at the Art Studio 1219 Hands On Art event this past Saturday? It was a wonderful time! Perhaps you made a piece of raven art with the help of these lovely volunteers? I made one myself, and let me tell you: navigating around those feathers with safety … Continue reading Bird Art, Out and About