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Restaurant reviews and food news from Ann Arbor Observer reviewers M.B. Lewis and Lee Lawrence, and assorted opinionated Ann Arborites.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

News for a new school year (esp if you aren't going to the Notre Dame game 9/10)

For all the thousands of folks who ride the academic tide out of Ann Arbor in spring and back for fall, you may be noticing a few changes in the local food scene.

  • Mark's Carts has brought popup dining to Ann Arbor in a lovely setting on Washington St. near Ashley:
    http://arborweb.com/articles/something_new_under_the_sun.html
  • A couple of notable upscale eateries opened to positive reviews downtown... Find out more in the September Observer, coming soon to http://arborweb.com/ !
  • The wonderful HomeGrown Festival (including locally produced beer and wine for sale) is right around the corner:

    Saturday, September 10, 2011, 6 -11 pm, Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market, Kerrytown, 315 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor http://homegrownfestival.org/

  • The next day, in the same will be the annual Kerrytown BookFest, which doesn't forget local foodies when creating its events. At Hollanders, you'll find a lecture-demo on Tasting and Touring Michigan’s Homegrown Food (noon) by author Jaye Beeler and photographer Dianne Burdick, and discussion of Ma Baseema: Chaldean Middle Eastern Cooking with a Chaldean Flair (2 p.m.) with editor Jane Shallal. Full schedule at
    http://arborweb.com/calendar/festivals__fairs__shows____sales_110905.html
    Doesn't that sound like a good way to pass the historic day of 9/11, in the company of community?

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