Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight founder Tom Hackett is retiring. Hackett, who opened the popular cafe in 1978, remains an owner, but business partner Joanne Williams has taken over day-to-day operations.A large part of Afternoon...

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Shutdown Dining

All five Main Street Ventures restaurants–Palio, The Chop House, Real Seafood Co, Gratzi, and Carson’s have combined forces to offer a “greatest hits menu” viewable only at carsonsamericanbistro.com and...

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Carryout and Kindness

Note: this is an updated version of an article from the April 2020 Ann Arbor Observer that includes a partial list of local restaurants offering takeout and/or delivery during Michigan’s Covid-19 shutdown. That list is now...

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Townies Brewery

When is a mural not a mural? When it’s a sign. Dan and Patty Arban, the owners of Townies Brewery, learned the difference after a run-in with City Hall not long after they opened last year. They’d announced their...

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YP Sichuan

My experience with Asian food is not as extensive as I would like it to be. Throughout our long life together my husband, when asked his preference for dinner, has invariably shaken his head at suggestions of Chinese, Thai, or...

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