Beyond Brunch Detroit’s January Event Recap

This past Saturday, Beyond Brunch Detroit (BBD) held our second event at Bobcat Bonnie’s in Corktown. Our expert this month was the amazing Consumers Energy engineer and founder of the Goal Getter Group, Jereshia Hawk. Jereshia shared her entrepreneurial experience and passion for helping female entrepreneurs achieve their goals and grow their side hustle with us. To say that we all walked away empowered and inspired is an understatement!

Having a side hustle while also working 9 to 5 is no easy feat. However, with a structured business plan and a marketing plan to match your business’s needs, you will be thriving in no time. If you’re interested in  building your side hustle, check out Jereshia’s website (hyperlinked above) to become a Goal Getter today!

Now let’s talk food!

Bobcat Bonnie’s is located in Corktown, a historic district just west of Downtown Detroit, MI, and has one of the coolest atmospheres I’ve ever experienced with a ton of character. Board games, trivia nights and $3 build your own Mimosa & Bloody Mary bar are just a few reasons Bobcat Bonnie’s has become one of my new favorite restaurants. They boast an expansive beer menu and some amazing food (just take a gander at the brunch menu below). I highly, highly recommend checking them out next time you’re in town.

My meal included the meaty omelette sans onion which came with a bowl of fruit, & I added a side of house fries.
I’m so blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring, confident women!

 

Don’t forget to follow Beyond Brunch Detroit on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to become a member! If you have any questions, reach out to me via email or social media and I’d be happy to talk about what’s next for BBD!

-K.

Beyond Brunch Detroit Event Recap

In a previous post, I discussed a professional women’s networking event my friend and I co-founded titled Beyond Brunch Detroit. In a nutshell (if you’ve yet to read my post), we wanted to create an informal environment where professional women from various sectors could come together, talk business and network over brunch – because, well, who doesn’t love brunch?!

This weekend, we held our first event at La Dulce in Royal Oak. Our guest speaker was Nikki Little, Social Media Director at Identity Public Relations; it was such an awesome opportunity to engage with her and learn from her story and career experience. It was great meeting a number of women from different fields, as well as having a number of our sorority sisters who came out to support.

Of course, being at a new restaurant, I have to talk about the amazing food. I tend to be a bit of a picky eater, so when I saw what the limited banquet menu had to offer, I got a little nervous. However, everything I had was absolutely spectacular!

For the first course, we had the choice between the house salad, brussel sprout salad, or pumpkin soup. I chose the brussel sprout salad which consisted of shredded brussel sprouts, grated cheese (tasted like Parmesan), toasted pine nuts, and a lemon viniagrette. I’d give it a 9/10 mostly because the vinegar overpowered the lemon a bit too much for my liking, but I got over it fairly quickly.

First course: Brussel Sprout Salad

 

The main course featured five choices (see menu above). While many opted for the lamb burger, I went with the garlic shrimp and rice. It was absolutely fantastic, 8/10 only because it did not fill me up and tasted phenomenal!

 

Second Course: Garlic Shrimp

 

The third and final course was dessert. I got super excited when I saw beignets on the menu because I’ve been having withdrawls from New Orleans. However, they are not the same beignets you’ll find in NOLA; 1/10 for disappointment, but 10/10 for taste.

Third Course: Beignets

 

Overall, it turned out to be a successful event, and we are so incredibly excited for our next event. Be sure to sign up for our bi-weekly newseltter and follow Beyond Brunch Detroit on social media!

-K

Beyond Brunch Detroit

Beyond Brunch Detroit

This week, my good friend Bri and I launched a website for a new project called Beyond Brunch Detroit (BBD). The idea behind this project is to bring professional women together to network and gain knowledge, not only in their own career field, but in others as well. Doing so over brunch provides an informal, comfortable setting for casual conversation and sharing various tips and tricks of being a professional woman in today’s corporate world.

Once a month, we will hold an event at a different brunch spot in the metro-Detroit area. The event will include an “expert” speaking on the topic for that day. Our mission is to empower other women to grow and learn regardless of their career field. By doing this in an informal environment away from a business setting, we encourage conversation that flows naturally – whether it be about work, family life, current events, etc.


Be sure to check out our website (link above) and social channels and tell your friends about this awesome opportunity! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me or Bri, we would love to discuss it further, and we are so excited to see what the future holds with BBD!

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them” ~Unknown

-K