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Coming Soon: New Posts about Food in Ann Arbor

Starting later this month, I’ll be posting Ann Arbor food posts here. Some of my topics will be my thoughts on the Culinary History Reading Group at Motte and Bailey Book Shop, on hunger and food providers in the local...

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A world of restaurants

Old friends were visiting Ann Arbor from a small town in Europe, and we were trying to decide where to go out to eat. I would have suggested some of the newish cosmopolitan places downtown for tapas, pizza, or steaks, but I...

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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

So, it’s the week after Valentine’s Day in Ann Arbor and you’re watching big Charlie Brown snowflakes fall outside and thinking of heading out to see who has chocolate heart boxes on clearance. At least...

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Ask in order to receive!

One great thing about living in a town with lots of agile LOCAL food businesses: They often really listen to you when you tell them what you like!Case in point: Observer editor John Hilton recently got a message from...

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Ch-ch-changes…

Odd to walk by the shuttered iconic building at the corner of Liberty and Main that used to be the Parthenon. That place was around forever, seems like. Can’t say I had unforgettable Greek meals, nor particularly charming...

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It’s the sweet little things…

Days are getting longer, and my strolls and stops through Ann Arbor reliably unroll a pleasant stream of fun new surprises of the delicious variety.For example, last week Cherry Republic at the corner of Liberty and Main had a...

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Delicious reasons to shop local

TV commercials seem even clangier, louder, and more annoying than usual this holiday season. I’ve been slow emerging from my annual early-weeks scroogey funk, But in the last 24 hours, that nice anticipatory sense has...

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Bacon + Pate = Charcuterie @ Tracklements

Tracklements on Kingsley St. in Kerrytown made its name with delicately smoked fish of high quality and enough varieties to keep it interesting. Now they’re letting you expand your appetizer platter with a few meaty...

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Polish Easter Treats, Copernicus Style

A lot of times when I go to Copernicus Eastern European Deli at South Main Market, it’s because I’m heading to By the Pound and some bright-colored or unusual foil-wrapped treat catches my eye in this airy well-lit...

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WCC Dinners at Night at Garrett’s

If you’ve enjoyed midday fun of future food professionals trying hard in the culinary program kitchen at Washtenaw Community College, you might be interested to know there are a few evening dinners offered. Details at...

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