Thursday, March 3, 2011

Inaugural National Vernors Day, 3/13

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had already planned to highlight and write about one unique Michigan delicacy this week, since yesterday I received a shipment of pasties from Pasty Central Express, in Kearsarge, Michigan, just north of Calumet through pasty.com. I will have to follow up on the pasties in the near future because I want to highlight a new movement amongst Michigan Expats that was brought to our attention from one of our readers to share with.

Thanks to Tim Glass for forwarding along this article from Hanna Raskin of the Dallas Observer, who not only vigorously defends the tasty beverage from Detroit but calls for a National Vernors Day on March 13 or 3/13 for Detroit's area code.

The article is dated yesterday, March 2, at 5:02PM and already you can RSVP for National Vernors Day on Facebook and follow the movement on Tumblr.

I trust that most of our readers, being true Michiganders, are well aware of Vernors, the ginger ale created by Detroit pharmacist, James Vernor, during the Civil War. Nearly a 150 years later it remains a favorite amongst Michiganders and Michigan Expats who remain fiercely loyal to the Detroit ginger ale.

It's another opportunity to highlight the creative and delicious entrepreneurial tradition of the state of Michigan, from Vernors, to Faygo, and now the booming Michigan craft beer industry. I encourage you to help spread the 3/13 National Vernors Day movement, RSVP to the Facebook event, get your Michigan Awesome 313 t-shirt, and take on Hanna Raskins call to "lift a glass of Vernors to muscle and music and a community that so appreciates honest labor that the most popular Detroit Lion of the last decade was a kicker."

Mr. Sig and I are going to do our best to track down some Vernors, and we plan on drinking the delicious ginger ale live during our podcast on Sunday, March 13. Please share with us your fond memories of Vernors and why Michiganders are so fond of the pop here on the website or our Facebook page, so we can share them live on the podcast.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Michigan Expats Podcast–Episode 25–Motown

 

By Mr. Sig

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Mr Sig teams up with the doctor to counter and “one-up” President Obama’s Motown tribute concert.

Of course, we succeeded.  Our production was far superior to the white house performance.

As always – if you want to be on the show – call in when we are recording or share your dropbox with us.

The Temptations – Cloud Nine

Barrett Strong – Money (That’s What I Want)

The Temptations – The Way You Do the Things You Do

Kim Weston & Marvin Gaye – It Takes Two

Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life

Michael Jackson – Rockin’ Robin

The Commodores – Brick House

The Supremes – Nathan Jones

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere to Run

The Jackson 5 – ABC