Restaurant Reviews

Flash Food

After recently deciding to increase my recycling efforts at home, I wondered what I could do to reduce food waste. A family member reminded me that they’d seen a Flash Food cooler at a local Meijer. That led me to the...

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Bohmey Beauty Opens

Bohmey Beauty, selling nontoxic and “ethically-made” hair, skin, makeup and home items, has opened on the second floor of the Kerrytown Shops. It is the second location for owner Angeline Pratt, whose first shop is...

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Aroma Arrives

Krishna Nakka and Kiran Rampa first met as undergraduates in India studying computer science then went their separate ways, winding up in places like Singapore, Sydney, Silicon Valley, and New York City.When Nakka met his wife,...

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Bagel Shortage

Just after noon on a Saturday, Sherry Stephens of Ann Arbor tried the door at MD Bagel Fragel at 3500 Washtenaw Ave. It was locked, even though the store’s regular hours are 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.A sign on the door read,...

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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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