My daughter has a gymnastics meet in Bloomfield Hills this weekend. I'm looking for a fun place to take her and probably a few of her teammates (10-15 year old girls) for dinner Saturday night. Any of the locals have suggestions? Thanks in advance!
While in Detroit for Rally X we have been at the Whitney (with a bunch of extraordinary cool forum people) and not regretted it. It is not the typical US restaurant, more like a 19th century british mansion, so a little bit spooky. Don't know if this is the right location for young girls, but we liked it.
Jason... good luck to you and your daughter. My wife Margaret founded and owned Oakland Gymnastics in Walled Lake Michigan. It is purely an 'Artistic Gymnastics " venue.. vault, bars, beam and floor. We tried Rhythmic, but our ceiling height is only 25 feel to the trusses and balls, hoops etc were contacting the trusses.
Our Daughter Megan was a level 10 before she went to Medical School.
At one of our future GT events we should ask Rocketman to put on a Gymnastics demo.
You will like Vinsetta ...options... also on Woodward across from Vinsetta is Dugan's Irish pub and a good Italian restaurant right next door to Dugans (name escapes me )
(the Whitney is VERY upscale)
Thanks Andy, my daughter competes against a team from Michigan, Oakland Rhythmics, not sure if you have heard of them. My son does men's gymnastics, rings, pommel, ect. so we spend a lot of time in the gym. You are correct, ceiling height is definitely an issue for rhythmic, especially as they go up in level. That's quite an accomplishment for your daughter, level 10 as a gymnast requires a lot of dedication! From the athlete and the parents!
Rocketman gymnastics... something tells me that would be a different kind of gymnastics specialty...
I'm looking forward to Vinsetta, although the Irish pub sounds quite promising. Definitely will be a casual evening.
You are correct, I called earlier and they do not take reservations. But at least they have now been warned that a group of kids will be there Saturday. Looking forward to it, it's nice to find a local place whenever possible. Thanks again for the suggestion!
Jason .. yes I know of Oakland Rythmics ( they used our facility back in the day a few times)
Yes, our daughter Megan trained many years, 22 hours per week to achieve level 10. We did a lot of traveling for Meets as you do.
In her junior year in H.S. she decided on Medical School instead of a Gymnastics Scholarship. (That scrambled my finances a bit.)
But now she is a Doctor.
Gymnastics, or any sport for that matter, is good for the kids.
Hopefully your daughter can string a few 9's together... !!
best of luck to her.
Just wanted to say thanks to all for the suggestion of Vinsetta. We didn't make it last year, the wait was too long, but were able to make a post meet celebratory meal there this past Sunday. Really cool atmosphere and excellent food. As an aside, we had pizza and pasta from Buddy's pizza this weekend as well, excellent food! Very enjoyable trip to Detroit!