I hope everyone had a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend and I want to especially thank those of you who ordered our Carry-Out Mother’s Day menu. I had fun making the quiche and it’s always nice to think we are a part of your special day.
I flew down to Atlanta, to surprise my mom, who was down there celebrating her sister Margie’s 80th birthday. I didn’t tell anyone I was coming, not even my cousin who was hosting the party! I had so much fun keeping the secret from my entire Southern family, and I was extra happy to not miss my mom on Mother’s Day. Thank you to my staff for letting me slip away, spontaneously, on a busy Saturday night. I was in and out of Atlanta in 24 hours. I can’t wait to get back! As I’m getting older, I am realizing life is short and it is important to spend time with the ones you love the most.
Speaking of spending time with those you love, the Sunday before last, the Hens (my gal pals that I wrote about a few weeks ago) and I went down to The Schvitz in Detroit and pampered ourselves. The Schvitz is a historical bath house that has been open to the public since 1930 where it was originally a Jewish community center. You can still see the old mikvah in the lady’s locker room. During Prohibition it was a hang out for the infamous Purple Gang, in the 60’s and 70’s it was a place where bookies and gamblers hung out and in the 80’s it went through a swinger’s phase. Today, the steam room and cold plunge pool have cleaned up their act. It is now a place where we go to relax… enjoy a massage and other holistic therapies, have a nip and a snack, sweat to a platza in the banya and plunge the toxins away. The Schvitz offers ladies only on Tuesdays and Sunday mornings. Other days are men only and some hours are co-ed. Bathing suits mandatory on co-ed days… the swinger days are over! I highly recommend this unique, historical Detroit experience. Go with an open mind! Your mind, body and soul with thank you.
We finished our afternoon with an awesome lunch at Supergeil in Corktown. Two James Distillery owns this Turkish/German restaurant, so the cocktails are on point and the food is fresh, unique and healthy. Supergeil is a beautiful space with a large, festive patio and friendly service. This place is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to eat.