Check out this week’s featured business: Bagger Dave’s

A Legend in the Making

Bagger Dave’s is known for their legendary burgers which are made from fresh, never frozen, beef.  Patrons can choose a Legend or create their own Legend from oodles of choices.   Fries are hand-cut daily and they also have Dave’s Sweet Potato Chips that are very tasty.  Although Bagger Dave’s is known for their legendary burgers, their most popular item is the Amazingly Delicious Turkey Black Bean Chili which has all-natural Michigan fresh ground turkey, fire-roasted tomatoes, onions, green peppers, a blend of secret spices, and sliced jalapeños.

Bagger Dave’s is very active in the local communities.  They have charity partners and school fundraising programs.  They believe that community giving is very important.  Bagger Dave’s also supports Michigan businesses whenever possible.  They serve the best Michigan-brewed beer on draught at all of their locations (4 on draught at a time).

Here is a list of the breweries that supply Bagger Dave’s with Michigan beer:

  • Dark Horse – Marshall
  • Founder’s – Grand Rapids
  • Bell’s Brewery – Kalamazoo
  • Arcadia Brewing Co. – Battle Creek
  • Ann Arbor Brewing Co. – Ann Arbor
  • New Holland Brewing Co. – New Holland
  • Keeweenaw Brewing – Houghton

Each location is decorated with old pictures of the city in which the restaurant resides.  This local flair is time-consuming to pull together, but makes each location unique and that much more interesting for patrons.  Bagger Dave’s has three locations: Ann Arbor, Berkley, and Novi.  A location in Brighton is in the works.

For more information or to visit a location, please visit:  www.baggerdaves.com.  You can also check out their facebook fan page:  Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burgers & Fries.

Today in Michigan History

April 13, 1896

Baseball was played at Michigan & Trumbull for the first time.

The Detroits, as the Tigers were known then, played a local semi-professional team called the Athletics. The Detroits clobbered the Athletics with a six-run first inning that helped end the game 30-3.

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April 12, 1827

The village of Monroe was incorporated.

Monroe was first called Frenchtown by French-Canadians who cleared ribbon farms along the River Raisin in the mid-1780s. The settlement was renamed and made the county seat after a visit from President James Monroe in 1817.

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April 9, 1924

Watervliet was incorporated as a city.

Watervliet’s earliest settlers arrived in 1833 and established a sawmill in this Berrien County community. It was named after a city in New York.

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April 8, 1931

The American robin became the official state bird.

The Michigan Audubon Society had conducted a contest to choose a state bird and the American robin received almost one-fourth of the 200,000 votes. The closest runner-up was the chickadee. Sponsors called the robin “the best-known and best-loved of all the birds in the state of Michigan.”

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Today in Michigan History

April 7, 1947

Henry Ford died.

According to one Ford biographer, “at the time of his death, Henry Ford was summed up as a patriot, philanthropist, philosopher, sociologist, reformer, economist, teacher, and above all, a man of simple tastes. He was widely depicted as an inspiration of youth and symbol of individualism, American ingenuity, free enterprise and America itself.”

Scores of Michiganders eulogized the 83-year-old Ford. Michigan senator Arthur Vandenberg noted that “he probably had as great an impact on his time as if he had been president of the United States.”

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Today in Michigan History

April 5, 1778

Daniel Boone arrived at Detroit as a prisoner.

During the American Revolution, Daniel Boone’s settlement of Boonesborough, Kentucky, suffered repeated attacks by Native Americans. During one of these raids, Boone was captured by Native Americans and brought to Detroit. Detroit’s British commandant, Lt. Colonel Henry Hamilton, tried unsuccessfully to ransom the already-famous frontiersman. After a short stay in Detroit, Boone’s captors took him to Ohio where he later escaped.

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April 2, 1881

 J. L. Hudson opened a store in downtown Detroit.

Hudson’s first store was housed in the Detroit Opera House. By the 1930s, Hudson’s was the third largest department store in the country, carrying more than a half-million items displayed over forty-nine acres of sales space in its mammoth 25-story building.

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Today in Michigan History

April 1, 1963

Voters approved a new state constitution.

Michigan voters narrowly adopted a new constitution that streamlined government bureaucracy, introduced a state income tax and lengthened the term of office for governor from two to four years. The vote ended a several-year campaign by Citizens for Michigan, whose members included George Romney, who had been elected governor in November 1962.

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