Some friends had made reservations for a large group to invade the tiny restaurant for Saturday night.
The schnitzel was amazing and the entertainment never stopped. Several times we all sang happy birthday to some patrons and the sing-a-long was hilarious with a busty lady pointing out words on the wall for us to sing as the piano played.
After the sing-a-long we all stood up and sang God Bless America and Oh Canada - Because that's how we roll in a border town.
The beer was flowing, the wine was chilled. Good friends were having a great time.
This is taken from their website and I think it really captures what this third generation place is trying to maintain in the midst of devastation...
On April 2, 1935 Karl Kurz organized a group of regular customers and called them the Just Right Club. The purpose of the Just Right Club is to bring together regular male Dakota Inn Rathskeller patrons in a social atmosphere of friendship and Gemutlichkeit. The German word “Gemutlichkeit” means to “enjoy fully ones friends in a pleasant atmosphere.”
All in all, it turned out to be a great night. And who knew in such a bad neighborhood, there would be a nice eighty year old pub, having such great parties, every weekend. Perhaps there is hope for Detroit afterall.