It’s Christmas – well at least for football fans around the nation. We are officially in September already, and college football kicks off this week! Several of our beloved Michigan schools play before the weekend even hits, with four local schools competing on Thursday and Friday.
Chances are high a lot of us are going to be glued to the television this weekend. Perhaps you are thinking of having some friends and family over to celebrate the return of college football. Listed below are a few local places to get all of the essentials you need for a successful day of watching football.
Cantoro Italian Market has locations in both Plymouth and Livonia. For the 21 and up crowd, Cantoro is stocked with beer from several Michigan craft breweries. There is wine, too! In terms of food, the market provides a deli equipped with prepared food, pasta made daily and a bakery. If you want to make your own dishes, check out the market for the freshest ingredients.
Joe’s Produce in Livonia is my personal go-to market. Joe’s also has a huge selection of local beer, and over 6,000 bottles of wine! The gourmet market is full of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, prepared food, desserts and much more. If you want to grill for the occasion, consider checking out Joe’s Meat and Seafood next door. Don’t forget about the party trays – perfect for this occasion.
Holiday Market of Royal Oak is another local favorite. It has a stable full of Michigan beers, as well as 3,500 kinds of wine. Groceries, produce, a deli and a bakery are a few of its other features. Meat and seafood are also available for those looking to prepare their own meals.
The only thing left to do now is to get the foam fingers ready and cheer on your team(s). Wherever you choose to go, and whether or not you decide to partake in the great American pastime of watching football while eating snacks and drinking beer, enjoy the coming fall season.