AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
AJ Williams is an columnist/feature writer for the Michigan Chronicle and FrontPAGE. She is also a local radio and online television personality who has worked with Mason Radio on 107.5 FM and as a host of The MIXX TV Show with UDetroit, as well as producer of the "The LovEXperience Series for ARCH Executives. Under her personal brand "I AM AJ Williams" she provides voiceovers, talk show formats including hosting, interviewing, podcasting and production for media spots.
Website URL: http://www.iamajwilliams.com/
The Friday f.e.e.l
(f. e. e.Society. l)
I am very excited to introduce the third letter in our weekly Friday f.e.e.l: e.Society. When you first hear e.society you may think of technology and I will be blogging about some technology based things. However, with the entrepreneur boom that is happening is Detroit I wanted this blog to provide tools, events, people and reflection for the entrepreneur. Welcome to a world created just for you...the entrepreneur. Welcome to e.Society.
The beauty of writing to a entrepreneur is that there is no age demographic. A entrepreneur can begin at a young age or even ignite a vision later in life. This blog will speak to you no matter what your age is or what stage of entrepreneurship you are in.
I have been asked a lot of questions regarding what makes a person an entrepreneur.
Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. This is a very limited definition of what a entrepreneur is and what characteristics that person should possess. In my research I located this quiz from actonmba.org to find out if you are an entrepreneur and if so, what kind of entrepreneur are you. Click here to begin and check back every third friday for your e.Society blog.
The Friday F.E.E.L
(F.Entertainment. E. L)
Eye Candy Idris Elba is back on the big screen today in Ridley Scott's Prometheus. In this film Scott reminds us of the buzz that surrounded his original Alien film back in 1979. Much like he did with that film, Scott has cast this science fiction piece with well-established actors including Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Michael Fassbender. Fans of the HBO series “The Wire” or the BBC series Luther will be pleased to see Idris Elba take on the role as the captain of Prometheus.
Wanting to know more about Elba, I found some fun facts that you may not know about the former Dunder Mifflin manager:
~ A working actor since 1999, it wasn’t until the 2012 Golden Globes that Elba won a major acting award, beating out Williams Hunt, Hugh Bonneville, Bill Nighy and former 'Wire' co-star Dominic West for his role as DCI John Luther.
~ He’s a DJ. No, really. He DJ’d in clubs using the name “Big Driis” before he became an actor and he still can occasionally be found behind a turntable.
~ Although he starred in a Tyler Perry movie (2007’s “Daddy's Little Girls"), he isn’t a fan of Madea and calls the trend of black actors cross-dressing for comedies “buffoonish”.
~ Essence Magazine voted him one of the “Ten Hottest Men on the Planet” while People Magazine dubbed him one of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World”. So he has that going for him.
~ London-born, the actor spends most of his time there but also spends a lot of time in America, not just for acting jobs but because he has a daughter in Atlanta, Georgia.
Be sure to check out Prometheus this weekend! After the movie stop back by michronicleonline.com to hear my review of the movie and leave your comments on Mr. Elba's acting skills. @MiChronicle #FeelFridays
Welcome To Your Weekend. I am very happy to be apart of kicking off your weekend. That's why this blog "Friday F.E.E.L" is very exciting to me. Please be sure to check back every Friday to get your weekly dose of Food. Entertainment. E-Society and Lifestyle. To start off the summer month of June check out my review on the new Olga's in downtown Detroit. Enjoy!
Olga's is making Detroit Market Fresh!!!
If you have driven downtown lately you have not been able to miss the huge Olga’s Kitchen sign that sits right on Woodward in the Compuware building. Some people may not be excited about Olga’s being downtown. However, this isn’t your typical Olga’s Kitchen.
According to President Matt Carpenter, Olga’s felt the need to evolve the brand a little in a more youthful, relevant way. “This isn’t happening in all our locations but in downtown urban areas, like Detroit where there are a lot of young millennials moving in and living, we wanted a more contemporary youthful feel to the brand. Carpenter said. Much of our food is still the same, but the music is a little more contemporary and the decor is a little bolder. We kept the young professionals in mind with this design.” Carpenter continued. Indeed they did, with bold colors and community tables which are great for professional pop-ups.
The design is bold, but the menu is bolder. With signature selections like the Mediterranean Olga, filled with seasoned beef and lamb with enough veggies to make you feel guilt free. The lighter side of the menu arrayed with zucchini fries and the hand tossed market fresh salads. My signature favorite is the Mediterranean spinach salad filled with spinach, grapes, bell peppers, crispy vegetable straws and Olga’s signature dressing. Which according to General Manager, Bobbie Blue, is the way he lost 35 pounds.
What I love most about this Olga’s is that there is something for everyone. If you are not really hungry try some small plates or just sit out on the patio with a glass of wine or Olga’s house made Sangria. The light citrus flavor personally refreshed my palate for the rest of the day. Need something to warm you up on a cold Michigan day? Try the Peasant Soup. Olga’s even kept in mind the most important meal of the day. Breakfast.
“Breakfast is something new to Olga’s and right now it’s only offered in Detroit.” Carpenter said. “We make four different house made breakfast sandwiches. We also have a partnership with Caribou Coffee for our coffee selections and then our pastry partner is Detroit’s own Avalon Bakery.”
The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take-out, delivery, and event/meeting catering services will also be available. Orders for Olga’s Kitchen in the Compuware Building can be placed by calling the restaurant at 313-965-3740 or online at www.olgas.com. Or just dine in by visiting the restaurant at 1040 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226.
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