Hour Best of Detroit Party 2016

Hour Best of Detroit Party

I’m trying to enjoy life as much as possible this summer and schedule as many plans as I can.  One such plan was heading to Hour’s Best of Detroit Party at Motor City Casino.  It was actually a last minute thing as we debated back and forth about going, but we are all so glad we went.

I even got a fourth ticket free so a friend got to tag along with Mom, Dad, and me.  The casino is always bustling, which is fun.  After valet parking we made our way to the Soundboard venue where we headed straight in to check out all the action.

Cafe Cortina

The crowds totally shocked us all – the place was packed and super loud with chatter, but that’s the kind of energy you want at an event like this.  We ran into a few friends at the event, so it was fun to chat for a few minutes.  Always nice to see a friendly face.  Then we checked out all the food stations from some of the area’s best restaurants.  Iridescence was a big hit, as was Slows BBQ.


I loved seeing the chefs in action, making the food at many stations.  Red Coat Tavern grilled burgers on the spot, Mon Jin Lau torched sushi, and Café Cortina sautéed ravioli to name a few.  I loved the freshly made smoothie from Beyond Juicery and Eatery with bananas, pineapple, and spinach.  The sticky toffee pudding from Whiskey Six was also to die for.

I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t try most of the desserts because they could have been cross contaminated with chocolate.  Better safe than sorry, though.

Mon Jin Lau

A large bar in the center of the room provided craft cocktails.  They were excellent, though the bar was packed so it was hard to get a bartender’s attention.

After we made our way around the food areas, we headed into the main venue where a DJ was playing music.  The guys spied out Buddy’s Pizza and enjoyed that as Mom and I jammed to the music.  Before long the Killer Flamingoes took the stage.  They had a ton of energy and performed a lot of fun covers that we could all sing and dance along to.

Dessert Tower

I would have stayed and danced longer, but my company was worn out, so it was time to go 🙁  On the way out we just had to get a TapSnap photo taken.  I don’t know if you are familiar with these, but they are little booths at events that take photos.  The photos always turn out great and I am just in love with the concept.  At this event they actually made a GIF which is super cute.

Killer Flamingoes

The Best of Detroit party is something I have thought about attending for years, and we were all so glad we finally checked it out.  It was the perfect summer night on the town.

Hour Best of Detroit Party


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  1. SO fun!

  2. Jessica says:

    That looks like it was an awesome event! You always find the coolest stuff to do 😊

  3. I love events like this where you can walk around and eat and drink. 🙂 Looks like you had a great time!

  4. Debbie Eccard says:

    Very cool and you all look terrific! What a fun time it must have been!!

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