Saturday, October 30, 2004

Featherbowling and Lunch with the Nantais Family.

This afternoon several of the primi enjoyed a unique Detroit experience thanks to the generosity of the Nantais family, parents of David Nantais, a Detroit Province Jesuit currently in theology studies. We went to the Cadieux Cafe, a tavern known for (as writing on the side of the building proclaims) its "Unique Belgian Atmosphere" and its status as the only place in the United States where one can play featherbowling, a sport much more like bocce than bowling. Though none of us had played before, we all gave the game a shot; it turned out that I wasn't very good at it, but I had a lot of fun all the same. Afterward we stayed for lunch with the Nantaises; mussels are the major specialty at the Cadieux, so that's what I had. Like the Redcoat yesterday, I was pleased with the food and will certainly return. (And, like the Redcoat, the Cadieux evidently has authentic old-style fish n' chips.) Another interesting day out, and another great place to take visitors. Grateful thanks are due to Mr. and Mrs. Nantais for hosting us and introducing us to a wonderful Detroit (and, yes, Belgian) institution. AMDG.


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