Posts Tagged ‘Flint’
Contributed by: TJ Wisner
Yes Virginia, there are some really cool thinks to do in Flint, Michigan! Although the city has been struck by an economic tsunami of sorts, there are still great things to see and do in the area. As many of you know, we ask COGs to keep their lists of “Things to do” to no more than ten. Therefore, this list is not meant to be all inclusive and it isn’t even necessarily the “Top Ten” things to do in Flint. My friend and fellow COG, Tom Sumner, co-host the first hour of “Flint Mix Friday” on 94.3 WKUF in Flint and we brainstormed this list today on the radio.
How cool is that?
So if you are a Cool Old Guy (or for that matter any cool person) who finds yourself in Flint for a day or more, you really should check out one or more of the following:
1- Visit the wonderful Flint Institute of Arts. They offer a wide range of permanent exhibits and some very cool glass exhibits for the summer of 2010.
2- If you are into cars (and who isn’t) there are vast opportunities to do some cool things in the area, like visiting my friends at Paragon Corvette Restoration. Steve and the gang have created a cool business and they will take you on a tour after visiting their showroom. Very cool!
3- For the history buffs, you must take a few hours and go back in time at Genesee Counties “Crossroads Village.” This place is remarkable!
4&5- You are going to get hungry and here are two things to choose from. BTW-Neither are all the good for you, but I believe in everything in moderation. Get in you car and visit Angelo’s for a “Flint Coney” or go to your nearest “Bill Thomas Halo Burger” and get a half-pound supreme deluxe with olives. That’s right…olives! As they say: “Seven days without a Halo Burger, makes one week.”
6- Now if you are hung-up on healthy eating, visit the world famous Flint Farmers Market. This place is packed with wholesome foods and cool things you can take home to the wife and kids, or grand kids. Trust me on this, Steady Eddies veggie burgers are the best!
7- If you are still trying to get over Pluto loosing its status as a planet, you will love the Longway Planetarium. This place is so cool, you just need to check their hours and go there. They occasionally offer some very cool rock-n-roll shows too!
8- Another, somewhat crazy, place to visit is The Machine Shop. One of the most unique venues for national talent is right here in this small bar where you can see everything from Mushroomhead to a Johnny Cash Tribute. Me…I’ll take Johnny Cash or Uncle Kracker.
9- Oh wait…speaking of cars, you might want to stopover at one of Flint’s jewels, the Sloan Museum. Here you will learn everything about the history of Flint and the automotive industry. The large model of one of Flint’s original industries (logging) is definitely too cool!
10- When you are done doing what you want to do in Flint, finish off you day with my absolute favorite desert in the WORLD. Go to Pesto’sand enjoy a Strawberry Phyllo. Just do it…it’s only about $6 and you will write home about it.
To all my friends who own great eateries and businesses here in the Flint area and did not get mentioned, add a comment or two. It doesn’t mean I don’t like you and maybe you will make the next list of “Ten Things to do in Flint.”