Foodie Fave Friday: Grab a Burger at Fuddruckers

BuffaloBurgerWhen you order a burger at Fuddruckers, you know you’re going to get three things: 1) a fresh bun, made from scratch; 2) a patty that’s never been frozen; and 3) the opportunity to customize your meal after it’s been delivered to your table.

Like all Fuddruckers restaurants, the Flint location has a fresh produce bar where customers can personally pick their desired toppings: fresh sliced tomatoes, hand leafed or shredded lettuce, sliced onions, pickles, pico de gallo, sliced jalapenos and a number of condiments. (Don’t forget the Fudds Cheese Sauce!)

Not in the mood for beef? No worries! They also have turkey and veggie patties, grilled salmon, crispy fish, and ribeye steak. And if you’re looking for a burger of the more exotic variety, they offer buffalo, elk and wild boar (availability varies).

The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. It is located at 2373 Austin Parkway, Flint.

For more information, click here or call 810-235-8585.

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Michigan Warrior Dash to Feature Two-Story Balance Beams, Other Obstacles

full-sized-promo-93[1]More than 13,000 people are expected to attend the fifth annual Michigan Warrior Dash in Mt. Morris this weekend. After all, this isn’t your typical 5K.

During the 3.2-mile race, to be held August 1-2, participants will take on a dozen obstacles — the kind that involve racing across a two-story balance beam, climbing up and over a 40-foot vault while fighting through a spray of water and swimming to and from floating docks in the water.

While the course may sound intimidating, it’s anything but.

“The great thing about Warrior Dash is that it can be a challenge for athletes of all abilities,” says Lauren Gardner, spokesperson for the race’s parent company, Red Frog Events. “(This is true) whether it is your first 5K, or you’re striving for a fast time to compete in the Warrior Dash World Championships this fall, or anywhere in-between.”

Those who complete the race will be rewarded with a finisher medal (that doubles as a bottle opener and magnet), t-shirt, fuzzy Warrior helmet and ice-cold beer. They’re also invited to the post-race party, which will feature live music and entertainment.

According to Gardner, event organizers began set-up at E.A. Cummings Park last weekend and will continue through this week.

For more information, or to register, click here.

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All Aboard: Crossroads Village to Host ‘Railfans Weekend’

IMG_1190Calling all train enthusiasts: Crossroads Village has dedicated two days this summer to the history of the Huckleberry Railroad and its historic railcars.

Set to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, “Railfans Weekend” will offer one-of-a-kind train shop tours, historical rail interpretations and a special photo run at 10 a.m. both days.

There will also be a number of railway exhibitions, including several different scale model train displays from railway groups throughout Michigan and Ohio. Guests can also stop by the “hobo camp,” where they can sing along to railroad songs and receive a piece of coal from the steam locomotive 464.

For more information about the annual event, co-sponsored by Genesee County Parks and Mid Michigan Railway Historical Society, click here.

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Goodrich Festival Offers Family-Friendly Activities This Weekend

11742718_1505521746154703_4879324199291225803_nGet ready for “Good Times in Goodrich” – the annual festival will be bringing several events and activities to the downtown Goodrich this Saturday and Sunday. Highlights include:

The Kayla O’Mara Memorial Road Race (August 1)

The Kayla O’Mara Memorial Road Race is held annually at Goodrich High School. The course offers a tour of Goodrich with a variety of terrain.

  • 7 a.m. – Race Day Registration Begins
  • 8 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk Begins (Cost: $20 with shirt; $10 without shirt )
  • 9 a.m. – 1/2 Mile Fun/Run ( Cost: Free; $5 with shirt )
  • 9:15 a.m. – Awards

The Parade (August 1)

The parade will travel from along Hegel Road from Shuman Drive to Clarance Street, beginning at 10 a.m. School-age children are encouraged to join the fun by participating in the bike component of the parade. To participate, arrive at the staging area on Shuman Drive at 10 a.m. with your bike, skateboard, rollerblades or non-motorized scooter. Bonus points if you dress in costume.

Car Show (August 1)

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., vintage cars will be lined along Erie Street in downtown Goodrich. There will also be a fire engine parade, live music, vendors, food, crafters, a kids zone and duck race, followed by a beer tent at Goodrich Country Club at 6 p.m.

Movie in the Park (August 1)

Watch a family-friendly film at Goodrich Commons Park at 9 p.m. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket for the outdoor showing.

For more information about the two-day festival, visit www.goodrichfestival.com.

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Flint Local 432 to Host ‘Heart and Hustle’ Tour

heartJessica Care Moore and Ursula Rucker – two of the most celebrated and influential feminine voices in poetry, spoken word and performance – are headed to Flint this Friday as part of their first U.S. tour together.

Through the ‘Heart and Hustle tour, the women hope to connect with audiences through through raw, open dialogue.

Openers for the event include local artists and social activists Cherisse Bradley (founder of I Found My Voice), Lucrecia Duncan (choreographer, dance therapist), Jeff Bean (educator) and Legacy (poet).

The event will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at the Flint Local 432, at 124 W. First St. There will be an hourlong social mixer/Q&A with the artists at 9:30 p.m. will be a social mixer/Q&A.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, senior and military. To purchase advance tickets, contact BeyondWordsFlint@gmail.com.

For more information about the event, part of Red Ink’s Beyond Words program, visit https://www.facebook.com/RedInkFlint/events.

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See What’s Happening in and Around Flint & Genesee for the Week of July 27–August 2

Information and dates are subject to change without notice. Please call ahead to confirm.

Events

July 28: “Lunch on the Lawn Storytime” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.) Ms. Brenda will share stories on the library lawn. Feel free to bring a sack lunch and blankets. Rain location will be at the libraries Children’s Room.

July 28: “Disgusting Science” at Flushing County Park (Pavilion #1), 4417 N. McKinley Road, Flushing * (800) 648-PARK * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.) Learn about the science behind unmentionable bodily functions while doing some truly nasty experiments. Grow your own germs and fuzzy molds, mix a batch of coagulating fake blood or make a stinky intestine. It’s gross, it’s disgusting, but it’s so much fun! Recommended for families of all ages. Free admission.

July 29: Clio Amphitheater presents a “Shania Twain & Tim McGraw Tribute”, 301 Rogers Lodge Drive, Clio * (810) 686-5850 * clio.govoffice.com

  • (Gates open 6 p.m. show begins 7 p.m.) Relax and enjoy an evening dedicated to Shania Twain with a special tribute to Tim McGraw.

August 1: “Butterfly Garden Tour” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.) Learn about For-Mar’s butterfly population then take a guided tour through For-Mar’s many butterfly habitats, including their new butterfly house. Recommended for ages 16 and older.

August 1: “Nature’s Superheroes Training Day: Become a Cartoonist” at For-Mar Nature Preserve, 2142 N. Genesee Road, Burton * (810) 789-8567 * geneseecountyparks.org

  • (Event runs 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) Randy Zimmerman, the cartoonist who designed For-Mar’s Nature’s Superheroes, will teach the basics of drawing your favorite superheroes.

August 1: “Bats in Michigan and Building a Bat House Demos” at the Flint Public Library (Main Branch), 1026 E. Kearsley Street, Flint * (810) 232-7111 * fpl.info

  • (Event runs 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Discover the truth about Michigan bats and how they live in this exciting and interactive presentation. Afterwards, learn how to build a bat house from scratch!  You will also learn about the types of bats likely to live in your bat house, as well as tips to attract bats. Plans will be available for participants to take home. Recommended for middle and high school ages and adults.

August 1: Auto City Speedway presents the 60th Anniversary “Mudslinger 150”
10205 N. Saginaw Road, Clio * (810) 687-7384 or (810) 686-9500 * autocityspeedway.com

  • (Gates open 4:30 p.m. and races begin 7 p.m.) Experience a fast-paced, fun-filled family night at the tracks featuring the Outlaw Super Late Models in the Mudslinger 100 lap, the MTS Automotive Sprints, Herald Pure Stocks and Bob Kerns Auto Repair Figure 8’s.

August 1 & 2: “Warrior Dash” at E.A. Cummings Event Center, 6130 E. Mt. Morris Road, Mt. Morris * warriordash.com

  • (Event begins 8 a.m.) Warrior Dash is the world’s largest obstacle race series, held on the most rugged terrain. Participants earn their Warrior helmet by tackling a fierce 3-4 mile course and 12 extreme obstacles. After conquering the battleground, Warriors celebrate with turkey legs, beer steins and live music. Pre-registration is required at the above website.

August 1 & 2: “Good Times in Goodrich Festival” at Goodrich Commons Park, Downtown Goodrich Entertainment District * gtig.info

  • (Festival runs Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Throughout Goodrich, there will be activities and events set up for everyone to participate in. The weekend will kick off with the annual Kayla O’Mara Memorial Road Race, featuring a 5-K and 10-K race along with a 1/2 mile Fun Run. Also enjoy a parade, a kids zone, music, food, business vendors, demonstrations, a Movie in the Park and much more.

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Foodie Fave Friday: ‘Taste in Fenton’ Falls on July 30

EventPhotoFull_Taste in Fenton Sponsor LogoFrom cake pops to smoked pulled pork sliders, there will be something for everyone at “Taste in Fenton” next week.

Based out of the Fenton Community and Cultural Center, the July 30th event will offer food sampling and music in addition to a kids zone, raffle, pie eating contest and beer stein holding contest.

Participating restaurants will be offering taste-sized portions of the following menu items:

  • Beale St. Smokehouse BBQ
    • Smoked Pulled Pork Slider
    • Memphis Style Ribs
    • Sweet Northern Corn Bread
  • Biggby Coffee
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Crust
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Spring Meadows Country Club
    • Honey Chipotle Pulled Pork Slider
    • Smoke Salmon Crostini
    • Cake Pops
  • Tami’s Sweet Treats
    • Homemade Buttered Noodles
    • Caramel Corn
    • Assorted Cookies
  • Fun With Frosting
    • Gourmet Cupcakes
    • Cake Push-Pops
  • Legend’s Sports Café
    • Pizza Slice
    • Wings
    • Baked Mac & Cheese
  • The Laundry
    • Menu Coming Soon
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
    • Smoothies

Tickets will be sold at the event for $15. Those purchased in advance of the event are available online for $10/person.

For more information about Taste in Fenton, which runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., click here.

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