Foodie Fave Friday: Sorrentos Serves Up Homemade Pastas, Breads

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The next time you’re in the mood for lasagna, consider skipping the frozen food aisle for the homemade noodles at Sorrentos Food & Spirits in Flushing. Located at 6395 Pierson Road, the Italian-American eatery offers everything from baked mostaccioli and chicken marsala to Rueben sandwiches and hot submarines (the bread is made fresh on a daily basis, too!).

The history of Sorrentos stems back to 1972, when owner Don Paliani purchased the business, then located on Flushing Road.  After 17 years in the same building, Paliani decided it was time to expand and moved his restaurant into its current location, formerly the home of Paliani’s Imported Food.

Today, the business also offers banquet services for parties of 35 to 55 people, as well as an extensive bar selection.

Sorrentos is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call (810) 659-4351 or visit eatsorrentos.com.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with Live Music at Flint’s Machine Shop

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If you’re in the mood to take in some live tunes, Flint’s Machine Shop Concert Lounge has you covered this weekend.

On Saturday, March 14, 711 Entertainment presents the groups Givensix, ANA and the Mercy Beach CD Release.

On Sunday, March 15, the group 10 Years takes the stage with special guests Otherwise, the Glorious Sons and Luminoth.

Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. The Machine Shop is located at 3539 S. Dort Highway in Flint. Buy tickets and learn more here.

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The Whiting Presents ‘Rhythm in the Night’ Irish Dance Spectacular

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The Whiting is doing its part to get Flint & Genesee in the St. Patrick’s Day celebration mood as it hosts “Rhythm in The Night,” the Irish Dance Spectacular, on Saturday, March 14.

Enjoy this tale of good versus evil and love and salvation told through Irish step dancing with a world-class troupe of 18 male and female dancers. This epic journey features amazing foot moves by the dancers as the main character, Balor, seeks to find his way out of the dark world.

The battle scenes are particularly powerful with lightning fast rhythms and an orchestral atmosphere of legendary proportions.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more at https://seeandbseen.org/tag/the-french-laundry/.

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Drink & Dash in Downtown Flint at St. Paddy’s Beer Festival & Fun Run

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Downtown Flint is the place to be this Saturday as the Farmers’ Market hosts some St. Patrick’s Day festivities to remember.

The St. Paddy’s Beer Festival and .5K Draft Dash will feature beer, food, live entertainment and a kickoff with a highly dramatic fun .5K Draft Dash. Beer Fest-only tickets are available in advance or at the door, and include a commemorative pint beer glass and 10 – 2 oz. sample tickets.

Tickets to participate in the Draft Dash and Beer Fest are also available in advance or at the door, and include a .5K Draft Dash T-shirt, a commemorative pint beer glass, a full beer after the run/walk and 10 – 2 oz. sample tickets during the festival.

The festival runs 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 14, and the fun run/walk kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Designated driver festival tickets will be available at the door for $5. A portion of event proceeds will go to support the Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., Flint. Learn more here.

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The Whiting Presents ‘Macbeth’ on Friday the 13th

WhitingMacbethAre you superstitious? Brave enough to see “Macbeth” on Friday the 13th? If so, head to The Whiting on Friday.

Combining swift action and soaring poetry, William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” follows one man’s rash power play for the crown. Watch as one evil deed leads to the next, unleashing an escalating cascade of violence, guilt, sleeplessness, paranoia and madness.

The performance is presented by the Tony Award-winning Acting Company at 7 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Learn more here.

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Foodie Fave Friday: Capitol Coney Serves Up Innovative Diner Food 24/7

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It’s never too early – or too late – to ask for a menu at Capitol Coney, which serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Located at the southeast corner of Van Slyke and West Bristol, Capitol offers traditional diner food with a twist. Take, for instance, the breakfast menu. In addition to the basics— omelets, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy – the kitchen also prepares breakfast nachos (waffle fries topped with scrambled eggs, bacon and other goodies) and French toast sticks covered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

The same goes for lunch and dinner options. There’s the standard fare, including chili, gyros and burgers. But there’s also mozzarella sticks, which are coated in a Doritos Cool Ranch breading before being deep fried, and the Cali dog, a bacon-wrapped Koegel’s Vienna topped with grilled peppers and onions.

For more information about Capitol Coney, at 4021 Van Slyke Road, call (810) 238-5961 or click here.

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Rev it up with Indoor Racing on Saturday at Flint’s Perani Arena

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It doesn’t have to be warm outside for revving engines. Catch all the action during the Midwest Indoor Racing Series event this Saturday, March 7, at Perani Arena in Flint.

Enjoy an exciting evening as mini sprints, mini cups, go-karts, quarter midgets, lawn mowers and more compete.

Preliminaries begin at 2 p.m., autographs are at 6 p.m., and the main event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Perani Arena & Event Center is located at 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint. Learn more here.

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