Dining, Entertainment & Travel Category

Beaches, Kittens and an Election

Keep it light. Stay away from politics. Entertain and/or inform. These are basic tenets here at Urban Upscale so I will do my level best to adhere to them. We seek to entertain and inform. There are a ton of websites and a plethora of pundits out there taking political jabs at the other side. […]

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Beautiful Detroit: A photo essay

Think you know Detroit? Think again. Let these photos tell the story.

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The Ultimate Jazz Lover’s Playlist

Music is an irreplaceable part of the human experience. Not to be overly simplistic but everyone loves music. Right? It is as simple as the objective is in baseball….Hit the ball! Well, also not to be overly complicated but the reason for this is that music creates moods. Moods create memories. Memories, in the end, […]

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20 essential cocktails–vodka and beyond

Searching for a quick list of go-to cocktails for vodka, scotch, gin or tequila? You found it. Cheers!

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Scotch for Dummies

There are some that think that whisky is just whisky. If you are one of these people then this article is not for you. Not because you don’t know any better but only because you obviously don’t care. If you don’t know that there is a difference between rye, bourbon, Irish, Scotch and blends between […]

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2 Plates. 3 Questions. Part 2

If you could have lunch with three people that you currently have absolutely no chance of breaking bread with and you could only ask them three questions…Who would those three people be and what would you ask?  This is not a new question. I tried, with varying degrees of success, to pose valid and coherent […]

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Host your best 4th of July party, but keep it safe (and stylish!)

Planning a 4th of July gathering? Keep your guests and your family safe with these tips for a stylish event that checks the boxes without breaking the rules.

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Vodka showdown, part 2

In our last vodka taste test, we compared Tito’s, Grey Goose, Stolichnaya and Ketel One. The results may have been predictable to some depending on your personal taste. We couldn’t wait to conduct part 2. Any guesses as to which brand won? The brands. For this latest vodka taste test we included Absolut, Belvedere, Ciroc […]

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Your throwback road trip playlist

No matter where you’re travelling the choice of a great soundtrack makes it more memorable. This is especially true for road trips. Urban Upscale has created a Spotify throwback playlist especially for our audience. Click and enjoy!

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Your best cookout menu

As we ease into summer and enjoy more time outside, the thought of cooking out is pretty appealing. That is, until you think about the work involved. While your guests are enjoying adult beverages on your back deck, you’re getting your steps in with multiple trips to the kitchen to prep food for the grill. […]

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