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Do you like free food? How about free drinks? Then clear your calendar from 5-7 p.m. tonight.
It’s been five years since Fountain Bistro first opened in the former Au Bon Pain space in Campus Martius Park. Since then, this casual but elegant little eatery has contributed to some of our favorite downtown perks, from the opening of the Beach Bar and a gelato stand, to seasonal parties like Oktoberfest biergartens and Hawaiian luaus. We’ve seen some changes in the Bistro itself, including the addition of an all-weather patio that makes Sunday brunches in December a cozy treat.
They’re celebrating their ‘Half Decade in the D’ with a VIP reception that includes free booze, food, music and giveaways. And you’re invited.
The party starts at 5 p.m. tonight. You must be a Bistro VIP to attend, but you can sign up to join here. The VIP portion of the evening will continue until 7 p.m. After that, the bistro will be open to the public, but you can still enjoy live music and fun all evening.
The reception is free, but guests are encouraged to bring a canned food item to support the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS).
VIPs will be treated to complimentary wine, beer and some of the Bistro’s most popular apps during the party. We’re hoping their famous five spice chicken wings – with their crispy skin and sticky, sweet, spicy, tangy sauce – will be on the menu. You might also see tasty bites like BBQ chicken quesadillas, Greek turkey sliders, or coconut shrimp, all Happy Hour favorites at the Bistro.
During the party, you’ll have a chance to win a pretty awesome scooter, perfect for zipping around town in between meetings and able to fit into even the tightest of Detroit parking spots. Raffle tickets will cost $5 each, and proceeds will support COTS.