Dinner concerts and more
Audience members enjoyed Dakota Dave Hull, a Prairie Home Companion regular, at the first Acoustic Routes concert in April. Atop a small stage with twinkling lights hung on a trellis behind him, wearing a dark suit, brightly patterned shirt, and black fedora, and surrounded by an array of guitars and banjos, Hull strummed a mix of his signature ragtime tunes and waltzes.
Concertgoers may order from the Mangiamo dinner menu and enjoy a rotating selection of Michigan beers, wines, and vodkas. Dessert lovers may now order a slice of Achatz pie or a scoop of Laurie Toarmina's homemade ice cream from Mickey's Dairy Twist.
Acoustic Routes concerts are scheduled one Sunday a month at 7:30 p.m. Upcoming concerts include Detroit blues and gospel legends Rev. Robert Jones Sr. and Sister Bernice Jones on June 23, Bill Bynum & Co. on July 28, and the Moxie Strings on August 25. Admission is $10 at the door. Preferred seating is available for Mangiamo dinner guests.
Mangiamo Italian Grill, 107 W. Michigan. 429-0060.