Life, Love & laughter
Torino Espresso + Bar:
Coffee and Cocktails
By Natalie Sugarman
orino Espresso + Bar is serving up spe-
cialty cocktails, sumptuous small plates
of tempting cuisine and a mean cup
of espresso for that extra caffeinated kick.
They also carry a nice selection of beer and wine. Along with dazzling
customers with these simple pleasures, they also are aiming to be
environmentally conscious by sourcing as much of their food locally as
Torino Espresso + Bar is located in Ferndale on the corner of East Nine
Mile and Bermuda, about one block from Woodward Avenue. It is open
Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from
5 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
It's a great place to wind down after work or maybe to wind up with
some espresso. It has a cute patio that is a sweet spot for summertime
and warm-weather days, although you'll probably have to wait till next
year to enjoy the outdoor experience. The crowd that frequents Torino
ranges from businessmen and hipsters to groups of guys and girls go-
ing out for cocktails. The age range tends to be people in their 20s-40s.
Torino features specialty cocktails, such as a fall-influenced cocktail
called the Pumpkin King, made with Dewar's Scotch Whiskey, pumpkin
liqueur, ginger beer, lime and bitters. If you're looking for something a
bit cooler and more refreshing, I
recommend the Cucumber Mar-
tini made with gin, St. Germain,
TORINO ESPRESSO + BAR
lime and cucumber juice; it's deli-
201 E. NINE MILE, FERNDALE, MI 48220
cious! Torino also makes a great
Espresso Martini, White Russian
and Old Fashioned amidst a num-
ber of other wonderful elixirs.
Torino offers small plates, such as a delectable hummus plate, a
vibrant and fresh bruschetta and an olive tapenade plate. It makes
paninis to order with your choice of meat and cheese. Meat selections
include prosciutto di parma, speck, coppa, salami and chorizo. Cheese
options are brie, manchego, cotswold, cheddar and parmigiano reg-
giano. There is also a veggie option.Torino makes a fantastic variety of
seasonal soups sure to warm you up with an explosion of flavor; past
soups include tomato basil and French onion, to name a few.
If you're looking to relax with a few cocktails, have a night out with
friends or enjoy a nice cup of coffee, look no further than Torino. K 6
Gittleman knows that family comes first, and it's been our
family's privilege to spend the past thirty years building renewed
life, love and laughter into your homes. We want to thank you
for making this holiday season one of the best and brightest.
Enjoy this special time of year with your family and loved ones.
We wish you all the best in the year to come.
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News and info from around town.
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for Chanukah. Rebecca Jasgur Schlussel says Warren Prescriptions in
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Judith Weinstein says she likes her guy to shop at M B Jewelry Design in
Bloomfield Hills. Amy Katz Franklin likes the Home and Garden Shop in
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... not to be missed, a real hidden gem." Other favorites: from Linda Fin-
kelberg, Fivel5 in Royal Oak; from Jeff Katz, Yellow Door Art Market in
Berkley; Linda Levine Blumstein recommends Toyology in West Bloomfield;
Nancy Toby Cohen likes Catching Fireflies in Berkley; Mindy Krigel likes
Sundance Shoes and Bricker-Tunis Furs in West Bloomfield; Lynne Kon-
stantin says go to the Book Beat in Oak Park and then Eddie's for dinner.
Wendy Littman Bakst says My House of Style in Birmingham is the place to
go. Kathy Brickner Finkel recommends Perfect Trading Co. in Bloomfield
Hills. The Yenta recommends a gift certificate to Enchanted Photography
by Marla Michelle in Birmingham for memories to last a lifetime ... Also,
news for you golfers: Golf 365, now open in West Bloomfield, boasts an
indoor golf simulator that features 80 world-renowned golf courses to
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