Susan Selasky Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Mar 19, 2019 OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation company, has launched a new service on its website called Tastemaker lists. The lists feature the favorite restaurants of frequent diners, including a number of celebrities. Among the first to provide a Tastemaker list are actor Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, his husband, who is from Dearborn and grew up in Canton. Harris and Burtka count two Michigan restaurants among their favorites: Michael Symon’s Roast in the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit and the Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. “(Roast) isn't your average hotel restaurant," they write. "Michael Simon's Detroit steakhouse is a surefire hit — a place that has it all. Its menu highlights meats of all kinds that pair well with amazingly tasty sides.” They cited the Gandy Dancer as “one of Michigan's best restaurants. This … [Read more...] about Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka love these 2 Michigan restaurants
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Neil Patrick Harris has comfortably become one of the most endearing screen and stage actors in Hollywood over the last 30 years. His husband, actor and chef David Burtka, has seen to it that the pair eat well. Partnering with OpenTable, Harris and Burtka participated in a Tastemaker list feature alongside the likes of singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks, Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi and former "The Chew" co-host Carla Hall. Each produced a list of their 10 best restaurants in the United States, meeting a demand OpenTable saw for "best of" lists that reflect the views of celebrity foodies. Harris and Burtka's list includes one of Philly's most enduring staples of the last 20 years: Vetri Cucina. "With a tiny dining room and a multi-course tasting menu, Vetri never disappoints," the couple wrote. "It's over-the-top, expensive and probably some of the best Italian food you will ever have." The restaurant has remained a fixture on lists of the best Italian restaurants in Pennsylvania … [Read more...] about Neil Patrick Harris, chef husband rank Philly’s Vetri Cucina in top 10 U.S. restaurants
Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's back-slapping ceremonies generally and television's biggest night in particular. Last year's Emmys drew 11.4 million viewers, a smidge above 2016's worst-ever 11.3 million. The 2018 Oscars dipped to an all-time low with 26.5 million viewers — still more than double that of its small-screen sibling. But imagine this: An expert in producing live TV jumps in to invigorate the stale, decades-old Emmy format by orchestrating more laughs, more surprises and fewer trophy presentations capped by giddy yet dull speeches. (Sorry, that last one isn't going to happen, explanation below.) Actress Emma Thompson explains being a dame commander of the British Empire to Seth Meyers and how she's willing to accept that holding such a title has gone to her head. (Published 6 hours ago) The magic could be delivered by "Saturday Night Live" impresario Lorne Michaels, … [Read more...] about Will a ‘Saturday Night Live’ Makeover Rescue the Emmys?
VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press Updated 6:49 pm CDT, Saturday, September 1, 2018 Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny, center, and other performers during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in drag who stumbled out of an East Village club at about 2 a.m. to improvise for homeless people in garbage-strewn, rat-infested Tompkins Square Park, was revived at New York City's Pier 17. less Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny, center, and other performers during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Neil Patrick Harris, right, appears on stage along Lady Bunny during Wigstock, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, in New York. The 1980s festival, an impromptu creation of unruly patrons in drag who … [Read more...] about You’ve come a long way, baby: Wigstock now star-studded
Neil Patrick Harris will visit the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake location on Thursday, Sept. 27 for a book talk, movie screening and “meet-and-greet opportunity,” the Drafthouse announced today. The “How I Met Your Mother” co-star and Tony-award winning stage actor, known as much for his rabid online fan base as his activism and agreeable media presence, will read from new book “The Magic Misfits: The Second Story” before screening a yet-to-be determined film. Tickets for the event, which is presented by the Tattered Cover and runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at 4255 W. Colfax Ave., are on sale now for $10 each via drafthouse.com. (Limited tickets are available as of this writing.) To attend you must also buy the book which will bring your ticket to $28.29, plus a small booking fee. Like with the Bryan Canston event in 2016, there will be a second theater available to watch a livestream. “There will be a raffle for 5 people (and … [Read more...] about Want to hang out with Neil Patrick Harris? Denver’s Alamo Drafthouse has your ticket