Foodie Fave Friday: Tropical Smoothie Café

smoothieWith five locations in Genesee County, Tropical Smoothie Café is the perfect option for a quick, yet flavorful breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.

Each 24-ounce smoothie is made with turbinado, a minimally refined sugar, unless otherwise requested. Flavors range from the classic strawberry-and-banana Jetty Punch to the indulgent Peanut Butter Cup (made with peanut butter, banana and chocolate). Customers can also request the addition of supplements, such as B-12 and whey protein.

In addition to flatbreads, sandwiches and salads, each restaurant offers a breakfast menu, featuring a variety of omelet wraps. Also on the menu for a limited time are a trio of artisan tacos, including Thai Chili Steak, Cilantro Lime Fish and Smoke Jalapeño Chicken.

Looking for the nearest location? Check out Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce members: Tropical Smoothie Café – Flint, at 2103 S. Linden Road, and Tropical Smoothie Café – Fenton, at 4009 Owen Road.

Other nearby branches include:

  • 5105 W. Vienna Road, Clio
  • 703 S State St., Davison
  • 2383 E. Hill Road, Grand Blanc

Click here for more information on hours, contact information and “Text Club” discounts.

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5th Annual Fenton ArtWalk Seeks Talent


Calling all artisFenton Artwalk 2015ts! The Fenton Downtown Development Authority is seeking local talent to display their work inside participating businesses and organizations during the 5th Annual Fenton ArtWalk, to be held July 11.

In addition to these individual exhibits, the Fenton Community and Cultural Center will also host a Fine Art Exhibit, displaying each participating artist’s work to enhance Fenton’s celebration of the arts.

To be considered for inclusion, artists who have fine art to display and sell must submit their pieces through the review process by Friday, April 24.

Those who are new to ArtWalk should submit the completed application form as well as two to three color photos per medium (with a maximum of 3 mediums) in jpg or pdf format to Artists who have participated in ArtWalk in the past need to submit only the completed form.

For more information about the Fenton ArtWalk, to held in conjunction with The Laundry’s 2015 Bastille Day 5K Run/Walk and 15K Run, visit

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Fenton Village Players Invite You to ‘Love Letters’


Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit as the Fenton Village Players invite you to a performance of “Love Letters.”

Enjoy this touching show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, on FVP’s second stage. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you’ll get a view into a lifetime of Love Letters between two people who understand the ups and downs of life and love.

Language and content make this show inappropriate for children, but the beer and wine that is offered for sale contribute to a great evening out for adults!

Tickets are $8 at the door. Click here to learn more.

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Jingle All the Way to Fenton’s Jinglefest This Weekend


You’re invited to join the holiday fun during Fenton’s Jinglefest celebration Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6, in the Downtown Entertainment District.

Enjoy the lighting of the luminaries, a gingerbread house display, a JingleJog (3 p.m. Saturday), a holiday lighted parade (6 p.m. Saturday), shopping, tree decorating, live music, ice sculptures, Santa Paws pictures, a JingleJam entertainment tent, bake sale, fireworks and more.

The celebration gets under way Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. See a full Jinglefest events calendar and learn more here.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Get a Taste of the Goodies Going Nationwide


This week, we’re saluting the ooey gooey goodness of Crust: a Baking Company as our Foodie Fave.

Originally open only at its Fenton location as a sister company to Fenton’s Laundry, Crust branched out and opened a space in the Flint Farmers’ Market when the market moved to its new location in downtown Flint.

And now, the entire country can experience the deliciousness: Crust recently announced that it struck a deal with gourmet specialty retailer Williams Sonoma. Crust cinnamon rolls will now be sold nationwide! Watch an ABC12 report about Crust’s deal with Williams Sonoma here:

Crust is open at its Fenton location, 104 W. Caroline St., from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shop at its Flint Farmers’ Market location, 300 E. First St., from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday or 8 a.m-5 p.m. Saturday.

Check out Crust’s website here.

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Village Players Bring Neil Simon’s ‘Jake’s Women’ to Fenton Stage


In the mood for a laugh? Love live theater? “Jake’s Women” is just the ticket for you.

This Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 23-26, and also Nov. 1-2, the Fenton Village Players present “Jake’s Women” at the Fenton Village Playhouse, 14197 Torrey Road, in Fenton.

This Neil Simon comedic play features Jake, a writer with a struggling marriage who talks to many women, both in real life and in his imagination, as he works to save his marriage. Jake — suffering with psychosis and seeing representations of his daughter at age 12, his late wife Julie and recently divorced wife Maggie — is dealing with the inability to write productively and must resolve these issues before he does so.

Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (810) 750-7700 with questions.

Buy tickets or learn more about this production here.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Signature Sandwiches and Craft Beers Make for Delectable Dining at The Laundry


TheLaundry2It’s that time again: Foodie Fave Friday! And this week’s pick for delectable dining in Flint & Genesee comes from Fenton. It’s The Laundry!

A staple in the Fenton community for more than a decade, The Laundry serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week in a casual bistro atmosphere. The menu features over 40 delicious deli sandwiches, house-made soups and luncheon entrees. A rotating seasonal dinner menu is chef-designed with the highest-quality meats and produce.

An organic kitchen garden behind the restaurant produces herbs and vegetables during the spring and summer months, while an on-site bee hive yields honey for use in both the kitchen and bar.

The full bar features a unique range of craft beers and a dynamic selection of wines and craft cocktails.

The Laundry — 125 W. Shiawassee at Adelaide — is open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.

Learn more about The Laundry here!

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