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Ann Arbor Area Visitors Guide

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Fine Dining to Simple Favorites Those looking for a culinary adventure will appreciate the nearly 300 restaurants within a 20-mile radius of the Ann Arbor area. You’ll find whatever dining experience you are seeking—from townie-frequented eateries to nationally known restaurants. Zingerman’s Delicatessen (left) is famous for its awardwinning sandwiches and unique array of food items. Alfresco dining, popular in the warmer months, turns city streets into outdoor cafes.

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t takes more than glowing adjectives to describe the Ann

Arbor area. Although you may travel here for an event – a football game, the Art Fair, a conference – you’ll discover something more. This is where people have made their best creative ideas come to life through events, shops, business, art, and music. There is evidence at every turn that life is different here.

Ranked Among the Best Ann Arbor has been singled out as a high-ranking American city year after year in numerous categories. Here are a few examples: “Best Midwest Food Towns,” Ann Arbor #3, Midwest Living “America’s Best Main Streets,”  Ann Arbor, Fordor’s Travel “25 Most Beautiful Cities in America,”  Ann Arbor, Budget Travel “Most Walkable Cities,” Ann Arbor #4, Governing.com ”10 Coolest Cities in the Midwest,”  Ann Arbor, MSN Travel

Arts and Culture in Abundance Although geographically small, the area is renowned for its cultural offerings. Its art galleries; variety of museums; and music, dance, and theatrical performances deliver a depth and breadth of experiences on par with large metropolitan areas. The Cobblestone Farm (above) provides a view of past rural life in Washtenaw County. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (center) is considered one of the finest university art museums in the U.S. At the Yankee Air Museum (far right) you can explore aviation displays and a fleet of military aircraft.

For the Fun of It The award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fair (center bottom) draws an annual crowd of nearly 500,000, transforming the streets of downtown into a gigantic outdoor art gallery. Fall’s football Saturdays attract more than 100,000 fans who gather at “The Big House” to watch the Michigan Wolverines (left).


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AREA GOLF GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

ARTS & CULTURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 MUSEUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 PERFORMING ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ALPHABETICAL LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ANN ARBOR RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 AMERICAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES AND COFFEE . . . . . 57 CARIBBEAN/CUBAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 CHINESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 CREOLE/CAJUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 DELIS & SUB SHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 ETHIOPIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 EUROPEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 GERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 INDIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 IRISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 ITALIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 JAPANESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 KOREAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 MEDITERRANEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 MEXICAN/SOUTHWESTERN/LATIN AMERICAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 PAN ASIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 PIZZERIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 PUBS AND EATERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 SWEET TREATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 THAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 TURKISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 VEGETARIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 VIETNAMESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 CHELSEA RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 DEXTER RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 MANCHESTER RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 MILAN RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 SALINE RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 YPSILANTI RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 MOVIE THEATERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 NIGHTLIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 MICROBREWERIES and TASTING ROOMS . . . 19 COMEDY CLUBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY . . . . . . . . 21 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 SHOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 ART GALLERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 ANTIQUE and VINTAGE SHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . 30 SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 FOOD SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 U-PICKS, FARMERS MARKETS, FALL ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CALENDAR OF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 MAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 AREA COMMUNITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 COLLEGE SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 PRO SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 AUTO RACING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BICYCLE RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BOWLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 CAMPGROUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 CANOE AND KAYAK RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 GOLFING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 HIKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ICE SKATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 MISCELLANEOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 ROCK CLIMBING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 NEARBY DOWNHILL SKIING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 SWIMMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 GUIDE TO AREA PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

BED AND BREAKFASTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 HOTELS/MOTELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Events and Visitor Information Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 315 W. Huron St., Suite 340, Ann Arbor MI, 48104 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 995-7281 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 888-9487 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 995-7283 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitannarbor.org E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@annarbor.org

Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 106 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 483-4444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 265-9045 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 483-0400 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitypsinow.com E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@ypsilanti.org

Photo Credits

Sean Carter Photography, Myra Klarman Photography, Sarah Fennel Photography, Scott Spellman, Mark Bogarin Photography, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Leisa Thompson Photography, Chelsea Milling Company, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Lon Horwedel, UM Photo Services, Purple Rose Theatre, The Last Word, Benjamin Weatherston, Burrill Strong, Janet Farrell, City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Services

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Theater Two mainstays on the theater scene are the Purple Rose Theatre Company (left) and the Performance Network Theatre. Both deliver Broadway-quality productions season after season, delighting audiences with gripping drama, comedies, and classics for an exhilarating experience. It doesn’t stop there. EMU, U-M, and Concordia University host student productions that showcase amazing young talent. Among a group of small theater companies is the Wild Swan that caters to school age audiences.

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you step away from whatever it is that makes everyday life a little too ordinary, or a little too intense. Looking for a way to lose track of time? Enjoy a live performance and visual art or explore history and science in the area’s many museums.

Live Music and Dance Small venues are an essential part of the area’s performing arts scene. The historic Michigan Theater (right) alternates between movies and exceptional live concerts. The intimate Kerrytown Concert House showcases an eclectic mix of musical talent. As the area’s largest venue, the EMU Convocation Center in Ypsilanti hosts mega star concerts. Throughout the academic year, the University Musical Society spotlights national and international performers with an emphasis on quality and diversity. Crowdpleasing entertainment takes the stage during the three weeks of Summer Festival (above and far right center).

Museums and Libraries The area’s museums and libraries come in all sizes and shapes. The Law Library at U-M’s Law School (left) houses a collection of more than 1,030,000 volumes. For a dose of prehistoric life, visit the U-M Natural History Museum. There are also many museums devoted to local and automotive history that are the pride of the area’s outlying communities. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (center left) is the centerpiece of the area’s art museums. Its dramatic new galleries highlight works drawn from its collections of more than 18,000 pieces.


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Museums Ann Arbor Museums may have variable hours based on the season and day of the week. We suggest you visit the website or call ahead for complete information on hours and admission prices. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439. www.aahom.org. Explore nine unique galleries containing more than 250 interactive exhibits. Learning made fun for all ages in an informal, hands-on environment. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. This National Archives Library makes materials on U.S. domestic issues accessible to the public. Includes the 1974-77 presidential papers of Gerald Ford and his staff, additional papers of Gerald and Betty Ford, exhibits, artifacts, and more. Features over 100 items. Free admission and free on-site parking. Mon – Fri, 8:45am-4:45pm.

University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library 1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482. www.bentley.umich.edu. The official archives of U-M, it documents the history of the state of Michigan, its people, and organizations. University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304. www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. University of Michigan Museum of Art 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu. Its galleries highlight works from the Museum’s more than 18,000 artworks. Features exhibition spaces, “open storage” galleries, and educational and event spaces. Recent changes include a 53,000 sq. ft. addition and the restoration of Alumni Memorial Hall. University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and Planetarium 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0478. www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum. Features exhibits on dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, and geology. The planetarium offers a 360-degree domed screen. Features an outdoor butterfly garden and over 55 herbaceous perennials.

University of Michigan Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 763-0767. www.dent.umich.edu/sindecuse. One of a few museums devoted to the history of dentistry. Contains more than 15,000 objects with particular focus on dentistry from the 18th century to today.

Washtenaw County Historical Society Museum on Main Street 500 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9092. www.washtenawhistory.org. This 1830s historic home offers changing exhibits relating to Washtenaw County history. Includes a unique gift shop.

University of Michigan Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 936-2891. www.music.umich.edu/research/ stearns_collection. With over 2,500 musical instruments from all over the world, it is one of the largest collections of such artifacts in a North American university. The collection is housed in multiple campus locations. Call to arrange group tours.

Chelsea Area Historical Museum 20650 Old U.S. 12, Chelsea, (734) 476-2010. www.chelseahistory.org. Depicts Chelsea’s history including rare photos, pioneer history, and more. Donation suggested.

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Dexter Dexter Area Historical Museum 3443 Inverness St., Dexter, (734) 426-2519. www.dextermuseum.org. Houses historical collections of everyday items, a military display, a genealogical library, and a history library. Open Fri and Sat, 1-3pm.

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Milan Hack House Museum 775 County St., Milan, (734) 439-7522. www.historicmilan.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Queen Anne style house, built in 1888 by Olive Friend, was home to the Hack family for 100 years. Tours on Sun, May – Nov.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week January & June

Saline Bixby Marionette Exhibit Saline District Library 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, (734) 429-4494. One of America's foremost puppeteers toured the South and Midwest for more than 40 years, showcasing his handcrafted puppets in 20,000 performances. Rentschler Farm Museum 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 769-2219. www.salinehistory.org. Features displays of farm implements, a period garden, live animals, and a 12-room farmhouse depicting life in the 1930s. Open seasonally on Sat. Groups of ten or more require reservations. Saline Railroad Depot Museum 402 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-0442. www.salinehistory.org. Visitors will see a station agent's room, freight room, furnished caboose, livery barn, and a restored Eclipse Windmill. Open year-round. Groups of ten or more require reservations.

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Fool Moon and Festifools

April 10 & 12, 2015

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

June 12 - July 5, 2015

Ann Arbor Art Fairs

July 15 - July 18, 2015

Michigan Firehouse Museum 110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-0663. www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org. Its 26,000 sq. ft. include an original 1898 firehouse, a modern exhibit area, a fire engine steamer replete with horses, 25 exhibits of antique fire vehicles, and the largest collection of fire truck bells in the country.

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Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum & Miller Motors Hudson 100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5200. www.ypsiautoheritage.org. The museum tells the story of pioneering automobile companies and the men who built them. It preserves an important era in American history and features some beautiful machines. Miller Motors, a fully preserved pre-war automobile dealership, still serves America's vintage Hudson fleet. Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Archives 220 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, Museum: (734) 482-4990, Archives: (734) 217-8236. www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org. Elegant 12-room, Italianate mansion built in 1860 and furnished in period fashion. Houses one of the best collections of historical and genealogical documents in the area.

Other Waterloo Historical Society Farm Museum 13493 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Grass Lake Charter Township, (517) 596-2254. www.waterloofarmmuseum.org. Guided tours of the farmhouse, barns, blacksmith and woodworking workshop, bake house, windmill, and other structures on weekends Jun – Sep. Visit website for special events.

Yankee Air Museum Willow Run Airport, 47884 D St., Belleville, (734) 483-4030. www.yankeeairmuseum.org. Includes military aircraft, aviation displays, flight simulators, restoration projects, and much more. Book a flight on the historic B-17 Yankee Lady and B-25 Yankee Warrior. Open Wed–Sat, 10am to 4pm and Sun, noon to 4pm.

Performing Arts Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Civic Theatre 322 W. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-0605. www.a2ct.org. Ann Arbor’s oldest community theater group. Presenting plays, musicals, and Junior Theatre productions for more than 80 years. Season runs Sep – Jun. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 220 E. Huron St., Suite 470, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4801. www.a2so.com. Performs six evening concerts and four family concerts Sep-Apr, including an annual Mozart Birthday Bash, U-M student compositions, and works for orchestra and chorus.

The Ark 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800. www.theark.org. Renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming. This 400-seat club presents performers in the folk and roots music genres nearly 300 nights a year. One of the best listening rooms anywhere.

University of Michigan – Performing Arts www.umich.edu. U-M hosts many traditional and original student productions. For more information, contact the Campus Information Center at (734) 764-INFO or call the School of Music, Theater, and Dance at (734) 764-0583.

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com. Beautiful, 110-seat venue set in an historic Victorian house. Home to diverse offerings in every genre and rotating art exhibits.

University Musical Society 881 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-2538. www.ums.org. One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country. Presents 60 – 75 music, dance, and theater performances from around the world and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects.

The Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-TIME (8463). www.michtheater.org. Dedicated to the finest film and live entertainment available. View the restored theater and learn about its history and the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, one of the only theater organs regularly played in its original home. Tours available. State Theater 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state.php. Designed by C. Howard Crane (designer of Detroit's Fox Theater), the State Theater was completed in 1942. It is a high-style Art Deco cinema showing a wide variety of films.

Wild Swan Theater 6175 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0530. www.wildswantheater.org. One of the nation's most admired professional theaters for families, garnering praise for its artistry and innovative audience accessibility program. Season runs Oct – Jun.


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New exhibits New experieNces New iNspiratioNs An unforgettable day awaits at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Chelsea Purple Rose Theatre Company 137 Park St., Chelsea, (734) 433-ROSE (7673). www.purplerosetheatre.org. Founded by actor Jeff Daniels in 1991, the PRTC takes a hand-crafted, artisanal approach to producing new and classic American plays that are oneof-a-kind experiences.

Dexter The Encore Musical Theatre Company 3126 Broad Street, Suite A, Dexter, (734) 268-6200. www.theencoretheatre.org. A non-profit company that showcases Broadway performers and top local talent to create the best in musical theatre. Visit website for current schedule.

Ypsilanti Dreamland Theater 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 657-2337. www.dreamlandtheater.com. Offers original entertainment including puppetry, live music, experimental theater, comedy, and local independent films. The puppet theater combines innovative techniques with traditional puppetry practices.

Eastern Michigan University – Performing Arts www.emich.edu. Visit website for a list of EMU performing arts venues and organizations.

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Mix Studio Theatre AAHOM_generic_ad_qtr-pg.indd 8 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8704. Offers an intimate venue for those looking to enjoy stand-up comedy, plays, and performances of all kinds. Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2787. www.riversidearts.org. Serves as a multipurpose performing arts facility for PTD Productions, Redbud Productions, and others. Features an art gallery with monthly exhibits. Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 970942, Ypsilanti, (734) 507-1451. www.ypsilantisymphony.org. Enjoy an evening of varied musical selections under the direction of Adam Riccinto. Season runs Sep – May.

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Attractions Places to Play When the Sun Goes Down. Wind down or wind up. Watch sports or heat up the dance floor. Go in search of a new craft cocktail or a favorite beer at the Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (left center), one of the area’s eight microbreweries. Music lovers won’t want to miss the Ark. Almost 300 nights a year, this premier venue for acoustic music delivers live performances.

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ike a large thriving metropolis, the area has an extensive

A Treat for the Senses. Colorful flowers and produce, fresh bakery items, tantalizing deli aromas, and beautiful handmade items allure shoppers to the many local farmers markets. A trip to the largest one, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market, has become a tradition for locals and return visitors. On Sunday mornings, the space is transformed into an Artisan Market. Don’t miss Zingerman’s Delicatessen, just across the street, for a fabulous breakfast or lunch and browsing the array of food items in this nationally famous deli.

Planning to Come With the Family?

list of varied attractions. But here the destinations

With the area’s amazing variety of child-centric activities, you can design a vacation that is perfect for your family. Discover whimsical urban fairy doors (left), explore an interactive science museum or a reptile zoo, or splash down at a water park extravaganza. Find even more to do on the following pages.

are more accessible, the people are more approachable, and the streets are friendlier. And the opportunities to experience something new ... much greater.

Try Something New. See Something Different. Heard the sound of a 12-ton bell? Been behind the scenes at The Big House? Discovered what really goes into a JIFFY mix? Heard the roar of fast cars on a dragway? You can! You may need to plan ahead so you won’t miss a scheduled tour or event at these and other attractions.


1 2 A 1t t4r aAc t ti or an cs t i o n s Attractions Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Farmers Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6255. www.a2gov.org/market. Voted “The best place to buy produce.” Located in Kerrytown in a lovely open-air marketplace, the Market features locally grown food, plants, handcrafts, and prepared food items. A producers-only market, all items are grown, baked, or crafted by the vendors who sell them. Operates May– Dec, Wed and Sat from 7am–3pm; Jun–Sep, Wed evenings 4:30pm –8:30pm; Jan–Apr, Sat only, 8am–3pm. No dogs allowed. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439. www.aahom.org. Explore nine unique galleries containing more than 250 interactive exhibits. Learning made fun for all ages in an informal environment where hands-on experience is the best teacher. Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-9622. www.artisanmarket.org. Located in Kerrytown, this covered, open-air market features handmade items of exceptional quality in a wide range of media. Open Apr–Dec, Sun 11am–4pm. The Burton Memorial Tower 881 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4414. www.music.umich.edu. This iconic area landmark houses the Charles Baird Carillon and University of Michigan School of Music classes. Carillon can be heard daily when classes are in session. Observation deck is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Charles Baird Carillon 881 N. University Ave., (Burton Memorial Tower), Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0583/ (734) 764-4414. www.music.umich.edu. A carillon consists of at least two octaves of bells in a series and played from a keyboard. This carillon, third heaviest in the world, contains 55 bells, weighing from 31 pounds to 12 tons. Performances when school is in session. Domino’s Petting Farm 3001 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0182. www.pettingfarm.com. Conveniently located, Domino’s Petting Farm gives visitors a chance to interact with farm animals. Hayrides, group rates, and birthday packages available. Pony rides on weekends.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. This National Archives library collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public archival materials on U.S. domestic issues. The 1974-77 presidential papers of Gerald Ford form the core collection; supplemented by the papers of Betty Ford, exhibits, artifacts, and more. Features over 100 items. Free admission and parking. Mon–Fri, 8:45am–4:45pm. Leslie Science and Nature Center 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-1553. www.lesliesnc.org. Go eye-to-eye with raptors and get nose-to-nose with creatures that crawl, hop, slither and swim. Explore a wild Michigan field, forest, and pond. More than 50 acres to investigate. Open dawn to dusk.

Michigan Stadium Tour – “The Big House” 1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4599. www.mgoblue.com. To arrange a guided tour of the nation's largest college-owned stadium, please contact Bill Austin by phone or email baustin@umich.edu. Fees are based on type of tour and number of people. Motawi Tileworks 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-0017. www.motawi.com. Locally owned, nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the style and craftsmanship of America’s Arts & Crafts potteries. Free tours Thu at 11am. Group tours by appointment.


15 Planet Rock 82 Aprill Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2680. www.planet-rock.com. One of the biggest indoor climbing gyms in North America. Trained staff combined with five-story walls make Planet Rock unforgettable. Savor Ann Arbor Tours and Tasting (734) 709-4739. www.savorannarbor.com. Offers custom tours of Ann Arbor and U-M for groups of all sizes. Tours highlight local history, architecture, shopping, and food. Underground Railroad Bus Tour African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (734) 761-1717. www.aachmuseum.org. Take the "Journey to Freedom” tour that visits area historical stops on the Underground Railroad. Hear the legends, learn the facts, and explore its history. Guided bus tours, from Apr to Oct, are $20 each.

University of Michigan Detroit Observatory 1398 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482. www.bentley.umich.edu/observatory/. Today the building stands essentially as it was in 1854 with the original astronomical instruments intact and operational. Completely restored in 1998. Open for tours twice a month. University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304. www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East in the new state-of-the-art William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 647-7600. www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/. Offers a beautiful 10,000 sq. ft. indoor conservatory, walking trails, extensive formal gardens, a children’s garden, displays, exhibits, and a gift shop.

University of Michigan Museum of Art 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu. Containing nearly 19,000 works of art, the museum features works by Picasso, Monet, Whistler, and many others. Built in 1909 as a memorial to honor the University’s Civil War fallen. In 2009, the UMMA underwent a $41.9 million expansion. Its 94,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space make it one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Open Tue– Sat, 10am–5pm, Sun, 12pm–5pm. Closed Mon. Admission is free, $5.00 suggested donation. University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and Planetarium 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0478. www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum. Features exhibits on dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, and geology. The planetarium offers a 360-degree domed screen that surrounds the audience. Outdoor space features a butterfly garden with over 55 herbaceous perennials on display.

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University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Washington Hgts. at Nichols Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 647-7600. www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. "The Arb" offers a 123-acre living museum comprising trails, riverfront, and peony and lilac gardens. Urban Fairy Doors Throughout downtown Ann Arbor, (734) 995-7281. www.urban-fairies.com. A unique, fanciful attraction. Search out the tiny doors found on the fronts of select businesses throughout the city. Open them to reveal delightful “fairy homes.” Consult website for locations. The Wave Field Hayward Ave., Ann Arbor. Designed by artist Maya Lin (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall), the outdoor waves of earth sculpture is a relaxing place located on U-M’s North Campus.

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14 At1 t r6a c tA i ot nt sr a c t i o n s World of Discovery Conservation & Rescue Center 6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1628. www.glzszoo.com. This family-friendly destination is an "indoor zoo" featuring exhibits of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and more. Open daily 10am–6pm.

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Zingerman’s Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-DELI (3354). www.zingermansdeli.com. An Ann Arbor institution. Serves made-to-order sandwiches with ingredients like Black Angus corned beef and pastrami, free-range chicken and turkey, and homemade chopped liver and chicken salad. Also stocks an array of cheeses, estate-bottled olive oils, coffee, tea, and more.

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Chelsea Milling Company – Home of JIFFY Mix 201 W. North St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1361. www.jiffymix.com. Home to the world-famous JIFFY Mix baking products. Take a free one-hour tour including videos, refreshments, a product sample, and a guided tour of the packaging plant. Reservations required. Same day tours available as schedule permits. Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory Tour 400 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-5499. www.chelseateddybear.com. Visit the 35,000 sq. ft. teddy bear factory and toy museum. Learn how teddy bears are made and the history of the teddy bear. It's all free.

Dexter Spring Valley Trout Farm 112190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4772. www.springvalleytroutfarm.com. Catch fish from the spring-fed, pollution-free ponds that are stocked weekly. Includes a children’s trout pond for anglers under 10. A catch is guaranteed. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Ypsilanti 9/11 Memorial Cross St., Eastern Michigan University Campus, (734) 487-1849. www.emich.edu. Located in Pease Park, the memorial features a 14-foot steel support beam labeled "South" and the number "74." It appears to be from the 74th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Donated by the New York Port Authority. Rolling Hills Park 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-9676. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. Come splash in the waves, float the lazy river, and ride the slides in the water park. Hike the nature trails, fish, or have a picnic. Play disc golf, softball, or horseshoes. During winter, try sledding and cross-country skiing, then warm-up by the fire. Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fairs 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 390-9211. www.wiards.com. Open Sep–Oct. Features a cider mill, u-pick apples and pumpkins, corn maze, giant inflatables, pony rides, hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, Country Store and Bakery, hot food, and six haunted attractions.

Movie Theaters Ann Arbor The Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-TIME. www.michtheater.org. Showing a wide variety of films, from first run to indie. See description page 10. Quality 16 3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-7469. www.quality-16.com. 16 theaters showing firstrun films. State Theater 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state.php. A high-style art deco cinema showing a wide variety of films – from indie, to classic, to first-run.


17 BTB Cantina 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-3715. www.btbburrito.com. Located above Good Time Charley's. Offers a full bar, late-night food menu, great drink specials, and a variety of entertainment including live bands and DJs.

Ypsilanti Rave Motion Pictures Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX 4100 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 973-8424. www.ravemotionpictures.com. 20 theaters offering first-run films.

Nightlife Ann Arbor Alley Bar 112 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8757. www.alleybarannarbor.com. Home of the "Pickle Back." Features a variety of beers, Scotch whiskies, wines, sparkling champagnes, and specialty martinis. Wine tastings and live DJ. The Arena Sports Bar and Grill 203 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9999. www.thearena-a2.com. Voted Ann Arbor’s premier sports bar. Serves all-American fare. Twenty-four draught beers, four HDTVs, and 22 satellite TVs, juke box, Golden Tee, pool table, darts, and the Jagermeister Chiller. Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi Tap Pub 338 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9191. www.ashleys.com. Voted "One of the best beer bars in America" by Draft Magazine. Offers a vast selection of beers and a varied menu. \'aüt\BAR 315 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3677. www.autbar.com. Café and bar serving the GLBT community. Menu features Mexican favorites and more. Pool table; outdoor seating. Bab's Underground Lounge 213 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-0800. www.babsundergroundlounge.com. Enjoy a variety of martinis, a fine single malt scotch, or a favorite draught beer in this relaxed atmosphere. Offers two regulation-size pool tables and large HD TVs.

The Bar at 327 Braun Court 327 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5440. A self-described upscale dive bar specializing in craft cocktails. Outdoor patio seating available. Bar Louie 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-3000. www.barlouieamerica.com. Eclectic urban bar specializing in oversized sandwiches and artfully concocted cocktails. Offers an extensive selection of appetizers, pastas, entrées, beers, microbrews, and wines. Bill's Beer Garden 218 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-8001. www.billsbeergarden.com. A seasonal outdoor beer garden serving a variety of Michigan craft beers and wine. Offers live entertainment, and food is available at nearby Mark's Carts. The Black Pearl 302 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0400. www.blackpearlonmain.com. This seafood and martini bar offers live music Tue and Wed evenings. Visit website for current schedule.

Cavern Club 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. One of four clubs with its own entertainment and distinct scene. Located beneath the Old City Brewery building. Hosts great live bands. Circus Bar & Billiards 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. Features pool tables, TVs, video games, Pull Tab, and Club Keno games. Bar munchies available. Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2968. www.conoroneills.com/annarbor/. Offers Guinness or Harp, traditional Irish dishes, sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and salads. Entertainment includes trivia nights, live music, DJ, and traditional Irish jam sessions. Calendar on website.

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Dominick's 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5414. Known for it's outdoor patio and sangria. Popular destination for students. Offers food and a lively atmosphere. Good Time Charley’s 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8411. www.good-time-charleys.com. Casual dining and sports bar near campus area with drink specials and promotions. Great patio in summer. Gotham City / Millennium Club 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. Downtown dance club where DJ's spin and music videos play on multiple video screens. Cover varies. Guy Hollerin’s 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-4323. www.hiannarbor.com. Located in the Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan. Grab a great meal and catch a sporting event. Blues on Fri and Sat nights. Outdoor volleyball and dining area. Daily specials and happy hour specials.

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Blind Pig/8 Ball Saloon 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.com. Live music Mon–Sat. Cover varies. Downstairs is the 8 Ball Saloon with full bar, pool tables, dartboards, video games, and TVs. No cover. The Blue Leprechaun 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7777. www.theblueleprechaun.com. Offers traditional Irish cuisine, full bar, dance floor, multiple plasma TVs, pool tables, and darts. The Brown Jug 1204 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-3355. www.brownjug-annarbor.com. Part of Ann Arbor since 1936. Offers a full bar and lunch, dinner, and late-night menus.

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Habitat Ultra Lounge at Weber’s 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-3636. www.webersinn.com. Dance to live bands six nights a week. Relaxed bar atmosphere and choice of full or light menu. La Dolce Vita 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-8826. www.thechophouserestaurant.com. Offers after-dinner pleasures including gourmet desserts, Madeira ports, cognacs, single malt scotches, and fine, hand-rolled cigars. The Last Word 301 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5691. http://thelastwordbar.com. Named after a 1920s cocktail from the Detroit Athletic Club. Serves fine craft cocktails in an intimate setting and frequently hosts live music. Live 102 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-1443. www.livea2.com. Hosts area DJs, serves exceptional cocktails, and features two bars and a large sunken dance floor. Details on website. Mash Bar 211 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-6046. www.mashbar.net. Located underneath the Blue Tractor, Mash Bar is a bourbon, whiskey, and beer bar serving Blue Tractor beers. Necto 516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-5835. www.necto.com. Popular nightclub offers multiple dance floors, VIP, and Red Room. Reservations accepted. Details on website. Old Town Tavern 122 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9291. www.oldtownaa.com. A relaxed atmosphere. Full menu with homemade soups and sandwiches, Southwestern entrées, tasty burgers, and daily specials. Live music on Sun.

Rick’s American Café 611 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-2747. www.ricksamericancafe.com. Nightclub with DJs, dancing, and nightly drink specials. Rush Street Martini Lounge 312 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-0330. Offering high-end, one-of-a-kind drinks with DJ and live music. Open Wed–Sat, 7pm–2am. Score Keepers Sports Bar & Grill 310 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0100. Catch the big games on four 100 sq. ft. HDTV screens or 35 monitors. Featuring 27 draft beers, 60 imported beers, and full menu. World of Beer 1300 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2430. www.woroldofbeer.com/locations/Ann-Arbor. Offers multiple plasma TV's, live music, $3 selected Craft Drafts daily, and over 500 beers bottled and on tap.

Ypsilanti Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks 39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1870. www.aubrees.com. A unique two-story bar and restaurant in Depot Town, offering draught and bottled beers, wines, and specialty drinks. Serves varied American food. Papi O' Nightclub 2275 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-9648. This nightclub with a Latin flare offers two bar areas, pool tables, and dancing. Red Rock Downtown Barbecue 207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-2381. www.redrockypsi.com. Offering in-house smoked barbecue pulled pork, beef brisket, Saint Louis style ribs and chicken with housemade sides. Full bar with 20 beers on tap. Weekly events including tap takeovers and trivia.


19 Sidetrack Bar & Grill 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1490. www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com. Named after its unique setting. Seasonal and weekly drink specials. Full menu of great food. Outdoor seating. The Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5320. www.taproomypsi.com. Downtown nightspot featuring live music, drink specials, and full menu. Visit website for schedule of performers. The Wurst Bar 705 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6720. www.wurstbarypsi.com. Serving fresh, locally sourced gourmet brats and burgers. Drink specials and theme nights including Bingo, Trivia, and more. Visit website for schedule.

M icrobreweries & Tasting Rooms Ann Arbor Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1393. www.arborbrewing.com. Downtown brew pub featuring local, natural, and sustainable food, award-winning beers, family dining, and great nightlife. Cocktail lounge with real darts, shuffleboard, and several TVs. Group tours and tastings by appointment. Beer Grotto 303 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor. http://www.beergrotto.com/ A carry-out craft beer and wine store that also offers tastings and sells pints of beer or glasses of wine in its lounge area. The Blue Tractor 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4095. www.bluetractor.net. This microbrew focuses on American-style lagers. Offers barbeque favorites like ribs, pork, brisket, and turkey. Also features non-barbeque fare: salads, sandwiches, and fish. The Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7325. www.grizzlypeak.net. Award-winning microbrew. The menu focuses on fresh ingredients and items made from-scratch, including steaks, fish, BBQ ribs, pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers. Watch beer being brewed in its seven-barrel system.

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Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery 311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2730. www.jollypumpkin.com/annarbor. Features interesting brews along with salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and desserts. Produces a variety of unfiltered and unpasteurized “rustic country beers.” Wolverine State Brewing Company and Taproom 2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-2990. www.wolverinebeer.com. Makes lagers for everyone. Flagship beer is Wolverine Premium Lager – made with all-American ingredients and always on tap. Offers a variety of beers, darts, foosball, and games on the flat screens.

Chelsea Chelsea Alehouse Brewery 420 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-2337. www.chelseaalehouse.com. Fresh beer crafted on-site. Serves sandwiches, salads, soupa, and warm pub pretzel. Live music and other events make this an exciting new venue.

Dexter Beer Grotto 8059 Main St., Dexter, (734) 253-2194. http://www.beergrotto.com/ A carry-out craft beer and wine store that also offers tastings and sells pints of beer or glasses of wine in its lounge area. Null 2319 Bishop Cr. E., Dexter, (734) 792-9124. www.nulltaphouse.com. A tasting room for the finest beer, wine, and spirits made in Michigan.

Milan Original Gravity Brewing Company 440 County St., Milan, (734) 439-7490. www.ogbrewing.com. Features unique handcrafted beers, sandwiches, and snacks. Great atmosphere with an outdoor beer garden. See website for featured beers.

Ypsilanti Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2739. www.arborbrewing.com. A microbrewery with a spacious bar and tasting room, outdoor beer garden, and covered deck. Menu utilizes local sources and the freshest, natural, and sustainable ingredients.

Comedy Clubs Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9080. www.aacomedy.com. Features national touring comics, local performers, and openmic nights. Rolling Stone called it “one of the best clubs between the coasts.” Full bar.

Nearby Attractions Automotive Hall of Fame 21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, (313) 240-4000. www.automotivehalloffame.org. Featuring the achievements of more than 200 automotive greats chronicled through automobiles, and authentic artifacts. Offers an extensive educational program. A unique event venue. Cabela's 110 Cabela Blvd. East, Dundee, (734) 529-4700. www.cabelas.com. “The World's Foremost Outfitter®” of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear. Features a wildlife museum, aquariums, indoor mountains, and archery ranges.

Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 833-7900. www.dia.org. Covering 658,000 sq.ft. and more than 100 galleries. Home to more than 60,000 multicultural works from ancient times through the 21st century. The DIA’s collection is known for its quality and depth. Detroit Zoo 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, (248) 541-5717. www.detroitzoo.org. Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo spans 125 acres of naturalistic habitats. Home to more than 2,800 animals of 265 species. The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, (313) 982-6001. www.thehenryford.org. America’s greatest history attraction! Visit Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Michigan’s largest IMAX Theater.


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As the heart of student life, the EMU Student Center (above) is a favorite place to study, take care of business, socialize, eat on the go, and attend events, lectures, and exhibits.

Because it exemplifies modern information technology, Halle Library (left) is often referred to as a “cybrary.” Even the carillon is computerized.

EMU’s dynamic performing arts program showcases student talent in venues ranging from intimate to spacious.

Major recent main campus improvements include classrooms, residence halls and technology, and a $90 million Science Complex.

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The centerpiece of the new Science Complex addition (below) is its dramatic planetarium. At the basement level, a rock garden is a unique focal point.

over the last three years. EMU students are better prepared academically in overall GPA/ACT scores and its Honors College has doubled in size to 1,267 since 2011. Princeton

Mega star concerts, large-scale trade shows, as well as EMU athletics are among the events on the calendar of the spacious, state-ofthe-art Convocation Center (right).

Review has named EMU among its “Best Midwestern Colleges” for 11 consecutive years.

Ford Gallery (bottom center) displays the works of artists from all over the world and is a cultural highlight for the University and community. For more information about EMU, visit www.emich. edu. To schedule a tour, call (800) GO.TO.EMU.


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The U-M stadium (left) is known as ”The Big House®” for good reason. It’s the largest football stadium in the country. Opportunities to enjoy exciting athletic competition extend through all seasons thanks to the University’s 25 intercollegiate sports for both men and women.

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The expanded Museum of Art’s (right) galleries display works from its 18,000-piece collection. The U-M Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (top center) is a popular destination for researchers as well as the curious – of all ages. For more information about all aspects of the University, go to www.umich.edu.

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The William W. Cook Law Quadrangle (top), the “Quad,” was the first self-contained law school in the country with living facilities, classrooms, faculty offices, practice courtrooms, and dining facilities in the same complex. The buildings’ exteriors were modeled after the Tudor-Gothic style of Cambridge and Oxford.

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Main Street Downtown Ann Arbor (www.mainstreetannarbor.org), is a haven for art and collectibles as well as a variety of boutiques and bookstores. Galleries featuring unique imports and original pieces are interspersed with fine restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife. Rock, Paper, Scissors (bottom row) is a one-of-a-kind gift shop specializing in stationery items.

Kerrytown A few blocks northeast of downtown is Kerrytown (top row) (www.kerrytown.org), home of one-of-a-kind shops featuring clothing, home décor, art supplies, and gifts. You'll find a great grocery (left), a fish market, Zingerman’s Deli, and much more. It’s also home to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the Sunday Artisan Market. These open-air markets offer high quality products: home-grown or hand-made.

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es, we have very nice malls with familiar stores

galore, but shopping here is more about the unexpected: unique boutiques, galleries, antique stores, artisans markets, and specialty shops. Step in and you’re likely to find something that catches your eye.

State Street

South University

The State Street Area (www.a2state.com) is the “entertainment hub” of Ann Arbor with its performance venues, movie theaters, and several museums. You’ll also find a diverse mix of clothing stores, bookstores, and great casual eateries (above). Nickels Arcade (center), one of the first indoor shopping plazas in Michigan, contains a corridor of quaint little shops.

Across “The Diag,” an intersection of walkways in the heart of U-M’s campus, is South University (www.a2southu.com) with blocks of casual restaurants and assorted shops that students frequent.

Shopping Malls

Ypsilanti

Briarwood Mall is the area’s premier enclosed mall anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, and Von Maur with more than 110 other retailers including Apple, Sephora, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. Consult www.shopbriarwood.com for a store directory.

Ypsilanti, about five miles east of Ann Arbor, has two unique shopping areas. Depot Town (www.visitypsinow.com) is a gloriously restored 19th century shopping and dining destination. Downtown Ypsilanti features boutiques, gift shops, and venues with live music. Mix (above) offers an artistically, hand-picked collection of clothing, accessories, and more. Materials Unlimited is a “don’t miss” for the antique lover or do-it-yourselfer with its incredible assortment of architectural antiques.

Arborland Center, on Washtenaw Avenue at US-23, includes nearly 30 national, regional, and local stores and businesses including these favorites: Starbucks, Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack, DSW, and Noodles & Company. You’ll find the entire list at www.arborlandcenter.com. The recently opened Arbor Hills, located on Washtenaw Avenue and Platt Rd., adds an upscale shopping experience to the area. High-end retailers – Anthropologie, lululemon, Brooks Brothers, The North Face, and Madewell – together with a dozen other stores and restaurants make this a destination for sophisticated shoppers.


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16 Hands 410 N. Fourth Ave., (second floor), Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1110. www.16handsgallery.com. Features a wide selection of jewelry and accessories, green gift items, and creations from local crafters. Arbor Art Center 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.org. One of the oldest and most respected community arts organizations in Michigan. Gallery shop features original artwork, jewelry, paintings, and ceramics from local and regional artists, classes, exhibitions, events, and more. Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-9622. www.artisanmarket.org. See listing under Attractions, page14. Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery 1 Ave Maria Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-7512. www.avemariaart.com. Features vibrant works, as well as softer paintings. 200 works extend throughout the corridors of Domino’s Farms. Crave color. Live life. Collect art.

Carol Roeda Studio 319 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3389. www.carolroedastudio.com. Gift and home décor gallery featuring the whimsical artwork of Carol Roeda, local artists, and more. Gallery also carries the Sticks line of hand-painted furniture and art objects.

METAL Off Main 220 Felch, Ann Arbor, (800) 613-6385. www.metaloffmain.com. Offering an eclectic mix of art pieces ranging from vintage industrial items to sculptural metal pieces.

Motawi Tileworks 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-0017. Clay Gallery 335 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7927. www.motawi.com. A gallery and workshop www.claygallery.org. This cooperative gallery, specializing in Arts & Crafts-period and Midcentury Modern art tile. The Tileworks crafts run by area artists, offers decorative, sculptural, and functional clay art and pottery. tiles as individual works of art and for installation projects. Free tours Thu 11am. Gallery One at Washtenaw Community Motawi tiles are also available for purchase inside the Ann Arbor Art Center at College - Student Activity Center 117 W. Liberty St. 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-5267. Nonpareil Studio www.wccnet.org/galleryone. Presenting exhibitions that are enjoyable, educational, and 208 1/2 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, challenging. Free and open to the public. Many (734) 327-1837. exhibitions are accompanied by workshops and www.nonpareilstudioa2.com. Apparel and textile design studio offering wearable art lectures from artists and experts. garments, original designs, custom clothing, sewing and textile art classes. Gallery Project 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, Pierre Paul Art Gallery (734) 997-7012. 3370 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, www.thegalleryproject.com. A fine-art collaborative showcasing thought-provoking, (734) 975-1050. www.pierrepauldesign.com. Gallery features contemporary art. Its nine multi-media paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastels, annual exhibits feature local, regional, and hand-blown art glass, and stone sculptures national artists. ranging from traditional to contemporary in a style created by local and national artists.

Potter’s Guild 201 Hill St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4970. www.pottersguild.net. A cooperative nonprofit organization consisting of forty-five members producing functional pottery, sculpture, tile work, and wearable art. Red Shoes Home Goods 332 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 358-0150. www.redshoeshomegoods.com. Featuring works by artists Catherine Thursby, Samantha Misiak, and Mary Buchanan as well as handmade, one-of-a-kind items. Work Gallery 306 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-6178. www.art-design.umich.edu/galleries. U-M’s first dedicated gallery on central campus since art became a department in 1926. Work provides an exhibition venue primarily for undergraduate students. WSG Gallery 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2287. www.wsg-art.com. Original fine art by contemporary regional artists, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, and art glass. Hosts exhibits that include two- and three-dimensional media.


Yourist Studio Gallery 1133 Broadway St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4914. www.youristpottery.com. Exhibits the works of celebrated clay artists, potters, sculptors, printmakers, and painters including owner Kay Yourist. Also offers ceramics and sculpting classes/workshops for students of all levels.

SculptureWalk Chelsea Various locations throughout downtown Chelsea, (734) 433-0826. This annual exhibition features a variety of sculptures – all available for purchase. Additional information at River Gallery in Chelsea or www.chelsearivergallery.com.

Chelsea

Artistica 3203 Broad St., Dexter, (734) 426-1500. www.artisticagallery.net. Fine gift and art gallery with all items created by local artisans in many different mediums.

The Chelsea Center for the Arts Gallery 400 Congdon St., Chelsea, (734) 433-ARTS (2797). www.chelseacenterforthearts.org. Located inside the historic St. Mary's building, the CCA Gallery provides a venue for local talent to showcase their artwork through curated shows and artists’ receptions. Visit website for hours and exhibit information. River Gallery Fine Art 120 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-0826. www.chelsearivergallery.com. Offering a full on-site and off-site exhibition schedule featuring mid-career and emerging talent. Features fine art in all mediums. Offers a full spectrum of art services.

Dexter

The Side Door Gallery 8063 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1581. www.thesidedoorgallery.com. Located in the Dexter Picture Frame Company. Showcases interesting local and regional artists.

Grass Lake Dale Fisher Gallery 1916 Norvell, Grass Lake, (517) 522-3705. www.dalefisherphoto.com. Photography taken by helicopter photographer Dale Fisher. Custom frame shop and digital photography center.

A curated collection of artistically chic clothing, accessories and footwear. Comfy USA, Chalet, Dress to Kill, Krista Larson, Transparente Tr Krista and more.

mix

128 -130 w. mich. ave. downtown ypsilanti, mi.

(734) 961-8704 coolpeoplemix.com facebook: mix ypsilanti

Manchester Manchester Station 117 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 212-3012. Featuring artwork from various Michigan and Midwest artists, photography by artist/ owner Peter Katka, and custom framing. The Wild Acorn 110 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-1293. www.thewildacorn.com. Displays more than 30 artists in watercolor, oils, pastels, colored pencils, photography, and more. Offers items made of a wide variety of media.

Saline Two Twelve Arts Center 216 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-ARTS. www.twotwelvearts.org. Offers classes, programs, and performances. Exhibits and shows highlight local artists' work. Home to the Saline Potters Guild.

Ypsilanti Baron Glassworks, Inc. 838 Railroad St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-8829. www.baronglassworks.com. Offers classes, corporate outings, and tours. Gallery features items using glass as the primary medium.

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Nelson Amos Studio 23 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-2787. www.nelsonamosstudio.com. Specializes in portraits, landscapes, still life, and cityscapes depicting the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas. Riverside Arts Gallery 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2787. www.riversidearts.org. Large space where exhibits change monthly.

Bookstores Ann Arbor Aunt Agatha’s 213 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1114. www.auntagathas.com. Independent bookstore featuring nearly 25,000 new and used mystery and true crime books and other genres. Will buy/sell/trade books. Barnes & Noble 3235 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-0846. www.bn.com. Knowledgeable, personalized service. Book, music, and movie lovers find thousands of titles/authors at great discounts. More available to order. Children's events and adult book groups.


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Common Language 317 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-0036. www.glbtbooks.com. A bookstore serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2757. www.crazywisdom.net. A center of information on holistic health, body/mind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, and spiritual practices since 1982. Tea Room offers tea, coffee, appetizers, entrées, and desserts. The Dawn Treader Book Shop 514 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1008. www.dawntreaderbooks.com. Selling used and rare books for 22 years, including over 70,000 titles. Booklover’s Guide to the Midwest describes it as “An absolutely fabulous book shop, with something for everyone.” Jewel Heart Temple Bookstore 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3387. www.jewelheart.org. Features a large selection of Buddhist books, meditation supplies, and Tibetan handicrafts. Specializes in handmade Tibetan carpets. Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles 200 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-9887. Stocks over 30,000 books and 5,000 postcards, with modern first editions, sci-fi, comic books, mysteries, and children's literature. Also features vintage memorabilia, toys, albums, movie/music posters, and sheet music. Literati Bookstore 124 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5567. An independent, quirky, fun, and hip general bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor. Motte & Bailey Used & Rare Books 212 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-0451. www.mottebooks.com. Offering common and antiquarian books with a focus on American and European history, books about books, children's books, and scholarly titles. Nicola’s Books 2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0600. www.nicolasbooks.com. One of the largest independent book stores in Michigan. Offers books in several genres, magazines, cards, and gifts. Our Lady of Grace Bookstore 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor, (734) 930-3747. Specializing in Catholic books, religious objects, art, and gifts.

West Side Book Shop 113 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1891. www.westsidebookshop.com. Since 1975, offering quality used and rare books in fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, poetry, sci-fi, and other genres. Friendly and professional staff.

Chelsea Just Imagine 108 E. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 562-2040. www.justimaginechelsea.net. Locally-owned book and toy store. Serendipity Books 113 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-7148. A selection of more than 16,000 used paperbacks at half-price. Some new books available.

Ypsilanti White Raven Books Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3770. By appointment only. General out-of-print shop with emphasis on obscure, scholarly, and collectible material.

Antique and Vintage Shops

Treasure Mart 529 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1363. www.treasuremart.com. With nearly 8,500 sq. ft., this local favorite specializes in the resale consignment of antiques, collectibles, and quality household furnishings.

Chelsea Chelsea Antiques Mall 1178 S. Main, Chelsea, (734) 389-8851. www.chelseaantiquemall.com. A variety of antiques and collectibles including furniture, jewelry, estate sale items, seasonal collectibles, quilts, linens, clothing, and much more. The Chelsea Collection 6065 Sibley Rd., Chelsea, (734) 433-3300. www.thechelseacollection.net. Carefully selected antique furnishings, estate jewelry, and art. Darwin’s Stained Glass Studio & Old Time Slots 9080 Beeman Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-9730. www.darwinstudio.com. Features beautiful original works of art in stained glass. Custom pieces available. One of the largest vintage slot machine companies in Michigan. The artist buys, sells, and restores the slot machines.

Manchester Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia and Magic Shop 255 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9000. Vintage memorabilia focusing on U-M and Detroit sports. Large movie poster collection. Antelope Antiques 255 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-2828. www.antelopeantiques.com. Offers antiques, coins, jewelry, books, pottery, glassware, paintings, postcards, posters, magic memorabilia, U-M collectibles, and more. Arcadian Antiques 13 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3433. 838 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8856. Offers a fine selection of Victorian jewelry, quilts, inkwells, Depression glass, beaded handbags, perfume bottles, lamps, china, and furniture. The Get Up Vintage 215 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-4300. ww.thegetup.com. Vintage clothing from the 1940s to 1970s. Gibbons Antiques 5135 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-2277. www.gibbons-shop.com. A large selection of vintage antiques, collectibles, buttons, and classic bicycles (with a full-service repair and restoration center).

Limpert Antiques 901 City Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-7400/(734) 657-3720. By appointment or by chance. Civil War, GAR-UCV collectibles, early advertising, and primitive furniture. Unusual items. Manchester Antique Mall 116 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-9357. Three stories of merchandise from numerous dealers in 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, glass, jewelry, and collectibles.

Ypsilanti Apple Annie's Vintage and Jim McDonald's Antiques 29 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-0555. Sells vintage clothing, jewelry, photos, quilts, antique furnishings, glassware, and books. Bowerbird Mongo 210 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-4595. www.bowerbirdmongo.com. Wonderful treasures that have many years left in them. Open Fri and Sat eves. or by appointment.

Café Racer 10 E. Cross St. ,Ypsilanti, (734) 879-1201. Vintage motorcycle and scooter shop servicing contemporary motorcycles and scooters. Custom builds. Fabrication, modification, and restoration are also available. Host of weekly Bike Night on Tuesdays in Depot Town. Materials Unlimited 2 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-6980. www.materialsunlimited.com. One of the nation’s oldest architectural salvage companies. Its 15,000 sq. ft. feature restored period lighting, fireplace mantels, antique furniture, doors, stained and beveled glass windows, and more. Featured on HGTV’s “Cash & Cari” show. Salt City Antiques 115 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1259. Dealers of quality furniture, primitives, fine glassware, linens, jewelry, gift and seasonal items, and home décor. Schmidt’s Antiques 5138 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-2660. www.schmidtsantiques.com. Specializing in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century furniture, accessories, and art. Offers quality garden material. Complete auction and appraisal services.

Specialty Stores Ann Arbor Abracadabra 205 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4848. www.abracadabrajewelry.com. A unique custom jewelry store with a vast selection of loose gemstones and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Adorn Me 311 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-9218. Sells jewelry made by the shop’s staff and features hand-selected handbags, shoes, clothing, and accessories. Alex Gulko Custom Jewelry 337 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-0652. www.alexgulko.com. Designs and hand-crafts one-of-a-kind fine jewelry. Has an extensive collection of unique pieces. The Bead Gallery 311 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-6800. www.bga2.com. Offers an extensive selection of beads and findings to make your own jewelry or to have it custom designed. Hosts a variety of classes. Check website for schedule.


American Art Tile

Hollander’s Hollander’s Kitchen Store 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7531. www.hollanders.com. Nationally recognized source for specialty papers, with over 1,500 in stock. Features bookbinding tools and supplies, and a wide variety of stationary and gift items. Offers workshops. Hollander's Kitchen Store features cookware, cooking utensils, electrics, table linens, and classes.

MADE IN ANN ARBOR SINCE 1992

Motawi Downtown

117 W. Liberty, in the Ann Arbor Art Center

Motawi Tileworks 170 Enterprise Drive

Free factory tour 11am every Thursday. 734.213.0017 | motawi.com |

Busy Hands 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8020. Offers extraordinary knitting yarns and gifts. Featuring Edgar Berebi frames and accessories, reproduction jewelry, Russian folk crafts, and items from around the world. The Caravan Shop 1-3 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6047. www.thecaravanshop.net. Beautiful gifts for over 85 years: Russian lacquer boxes and nesting dolls, hand-carved Santas, jewelry boxes, hand-blown glass, German nutcrackers, ornaments, and foreign language boxes. Collected Works 303 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-4222. www.collectedworksannarbor.com. Beautiful clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts since 1977. Features small, handmade lines. C.W. Petersen Jewelry 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1369. www.cwpetersen.com. Designing custom pieces that are unique and stand-alone. Dixboro General Store 5260 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-5558. www.dixboro.com. This historic building houses a fabulous selection of country furniture and accessories. Selected the “Best General Store in Michigan” by AAA Magazine and voted “Best Gift Store in Southeast Michigan” by Channel 4. Dogma Catmantoo 208 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0022. www.dogmacatmantoo.com. Where pets and their people can find great stuff. Specializing in quality foods and unique pet products. Encore Records 417 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-6776. www.encorerecordsa2.com. Buying and selling records (33.3, 45, and 78 rpm), sheet music, books about music, CDs, and DVDs. Also stocks needles for standard phonograph players. Falling Water 213 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-9810. www.fallingwatermi.com. Courteous service and unique products. Many selections from small companies and independent artists.

Findings 3925 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9751. www.beadseekers.com. This bead store includes a wide variety of unusual, custom, handcrafted findings, and one-of-a-kind treasurers. Found 407 N. Fifth Ave., (Kerrytown), Ann Arbor, (734) 302-3060. www.foundgallery.com. A mix of whimsical art and jewelry from recycled materials; vintage, retro, and antique treasures; great candles; artsy doodads; holiday and home decor. Four Directions 211 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9250. www.fourdirectionsa2.com. Semi-precious stone jewelry, silver, metal art, fossils, pottery, Native American jewelry, and unusual gifts and collectibles from around the world. Harmony Hollow Bell Works 263 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8522. www.harmonyhollow.com. By appointment only. Featuring handcrafted garden art: bronze wind bells, wind chimes, garden stakes, mobiles, and more, all made in the U.S. Sold nationwide. Heavenly Metal 207 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4247. www.heavenlymetal.com. Located inside Vicki’s Wash & Wear Haircuts. Features unique accessories and art by artists worldwide including purses, jewelry, home goods, and more. Himalayan Bazaar 218 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7229. www.thehimalayanbazaar.com. A Fair Trade store featuring a wide variety of gift items, Singing Bowls, Thangka, statues, prayer flags, and clothing from Nepal, Tibet, and India.

La Belle Maison 333 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0065. www.labelle-maison.com. Find elegant gifts and products for the bath, nursery, and dining room. From glassware and linens to antiques. Lexi's Toy Box 328 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1101. www.lexistoybox.com. Independently owned. Offers high quality toys including infant toys with organic cotton, wooden toys, and dolls. M-Den 315 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-8000. 656 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7457. 303 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 686-3002. www.mden.com. Offering a unique selection of clothing and gifts to U-M fans online, in stores, and on game day around the stadium. mix 326 S. State St., Nichols Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 369-6559. www.mixthestore.com. Artistically chic clothing – Comfy USA, Dress to Kill, Chalet Clothing – accessories, gifts, and more. Parrish Fine Framing & Art 328 S. State St., #9 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8253. Downtown’s finest custom picture framing and gallery displaying fine art and antique maps. Peaceable Kingdom 210 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-7886. www.theaapk.com. Features folk and whimsical works of art, jewelry, toys, and Thymes products. Lovely artisan goods by fine artists and skilled craftspeople. Little fun items too. Renaissance 201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-8511. www.renaissanceannarbor.com. Carries the world’s finest gentlemen's and ladies' clothing. Provides "made to measure” service for suits, sport jackets, trousers, vests, shirts, and more. Rock, Paper, Scissors 216 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 531-6264. Features a variety of personalized stationary and note cards, invitations, and hostess, baby, bride, and mom-to-be gifts.

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Ten Thousand Villages 303 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1270. www.annarbor.tenthousandvillages.com. Artisan-made gifts, decor, jewelry, accessories and a collection of handcrafted musical instruments from around the world. Vault of Midnight 219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-1413. www.vaultofmidnight.com. Carries comics, graphic novels, toys, board games, kid robots, Toy2R, and t-shirts. Regularly hosts events supporting local artists. The Vintage Twin 1112 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 757-8191. www.thevintagetwin.com. Uniquely remodeled vintage clothing for all. One-of-a-kind, handpicked, remodeled, and original designs. Almost the entire inventory is more than 20 years old.

Chelsea Chelsea Farmers Supply 122 Jackson St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1777. This historic store offers bird seed and bird feeders, pet food, pet supplies, farm supplies, lawn and garden tools, and landscaping materials. The Garden Mill 110 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-3539. www.thegardenmill.com. Featuring unique and hand-crafted artifacts for the garden or home: wind chimes, fountains, garden sculptures, birdhouses, wrought iron and rustic pieces. Global Marketplace 115 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-7604. www.globalmarketplacechelsea.com. A familyowned community marketplace that sells freetrade handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys, and more made by impoverished people in developing regions of the world. Mule Skinner Boots and Western Wear 118 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0342. www.muleskinnerboots.com. Offers a large selection of Lucchese Classics boots, 1883, Tony Lama, Nocona, Justin, Double H, and Chippewa boots, Coronado Leather concealment vests, and leather belts and holsters. The Potting Shed 112 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-8086. 108 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0200. http://stores.thepottingshedchelsea.com. Features vintage linens, antique furnishings, garden ware, birdhouses, handmade bath and body items, clothing, jewelry, and more.


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Dexter Picture Frame Company 8063 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1581. www.dexterpictureframe.com. Complete, expert, and affordable custom framing, readymade frames, art, gifts, and supplies. Jewelry Box Boutique 7045 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-9787. Offers handmade necklaces, pendants, bracelets, scarves, and purses.

Saline

Puffer Red’s 113 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-7050. www.pufferreds.com. Fashion outlet offering a wide selection of the hottest brand-name fashions, hard-to-find media, and accessories. The Rocket 122 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-2291. www.therocketypsi.com. Large selection of novelty, nostalgic, and traditional candies, novelty toys, kits, and books. Find great conversation pieces, vintage t-shirts, jewelry, key chains, and other accessories.

Cobblestone Rose 101 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-6202. www.cobbestonerose.com. Specializing in exclusive, hard-to-find items that will make your home a special place.

Schultz Outfitters 4 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-1761. www.schultzoutfitters.com. Full-time, fourseason fly-fishing guide service and comprehensive fly fishing shop.

Pineapple House 101 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-1174. www.pineapplehousesaline.com. Furniture and fabrics, pillows, plates, art, lamps, gifts, and accessories at affordable prices. Exclusive resources and foundation antiques.

Stony Creek Bead & Gallery 2060 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-0904. A full-service bead store offering classes, patterns, and special events.

Saline Picture Frame Company 7641 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 429-3352. www.salinepictureframe.com. A large frame shop where we combine the craft of custom framing with the art of personal service.

Ypsilanti The Eyrie 50 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-9286. www.theeyrie.net. Features local and Michiganmade artwork and accessories, unique home décor, and garden ornaments. Fun4All Comics & Games 3773 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 477-9994. www.f4ahobbies.com. Wide selection of comic books, graphic novels, games, collectible figures, and more. Also hosts gaming tournaments. mix 128 & 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8704. www.mixthestore.com. Artistically chic clothing – Comfy USA, Dress to Kill, Chalet Clothing – accessories, gifts, and more. Model Cave Hobby Shop 103 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 316-2281. www.facebook.com/modelcave. Offers 6,500 new and one-of-a-kind models, science fiction models, Marvel models, alien models, supplies, accessories, and new and vintage oneof-a-kind kits.

World of Rocks 42 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-9981. www.worldofrocks.com. Featuring crystals, minerals, fossils, and beads from all parts of the world. Specialty rocks and cabs for wire wrapping, weaving, and jewelry pieces.

Food Specialty Stores Ann Arbor babo (a market by Sava) 403 Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-8495. www.baboannarbor.com. An eclectic array of prepared and packaged local and international foods, produce, housewares, and more. Biercamp Artisan Sausage and Jerky 1643 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-2437. www.bier-camp.com. Offering seasonal varieties and family-recipe bratwurst and sausage, many varieties of jerky, pulled pork, brisket, cheeses, as well as featured sandwiches. Cherry Republic 223 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5231. www.cherryrepublic.com/ann-arbor-cherryrepublic. Over 170 cherry-made products. Kerrytown Market & Shops 415 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, • Durham's Trackelments and Smokery (800) 844-7853. www.trackelments.com. Smoked salmon specialists. Offering both cold-smoked and warm-smoked varieties of rainbow trout, finnan haddie, gravlax, and bluefish among seasonal specialties.

• Everyday Wines (734) 827-9463. www.everyday-wines.com. Offering a selection of wines from around the world, most under $25. • Fustini's Oils & Vinegars (734) 213-1110. www.fustinis.com. Offers a broad selection of aged balsamic vinegars and the freshest extra virgin olive oils you can find in Michigan. • Monahan's Seafood Market (734) 662-5118. www.monahansseafood.com. Offers a huge variety of high-quality fresh fish, smoked fish, and sushi items made-to-order or to go. • Sparrow Meats & Produce (734) 761-8175. sparrowmeat.getwebnet.com. Offers freerange, organic meats including: poultry, lamb, pork, beef, sausages, and more. • Spice Merchants (734) 332-5500. www.spicemerchants.biz. Offers over 150 single spices, 85 blends, loose-leaf teas, accessories, gifts, and more. Morgan & York Fine Wines 1928 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0798. www.morganandyork.com. Ann Arbor's leader for fine estate-bottled wine and specialty foods. Roos Roast Coffee Works 1155 Rosewood St., Suite B, Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9202. www.roosroast.com. Artisan roasted coffee made from the finest green coffee. Organic when possible, almost always fair trade, shade grown and bird friendly farms. Roasted in small batches so it is always fresh. TeaHaus 204-206 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0460. www.teahaus-annarbor.com. Carries a wide variety of approximately 200 loose teas, unique tea ware, and tea preparation tools. Tea Room offers soups, sandwiches, teas, scones, and more. Zingerman's Southside Bakehouse – 3711 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2095. www.bakewithzing.com. Coffee Company – 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-6060. www.zingermanscoffee.com. Creamery – 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0500. www.zingermanscreamery.com. Passionate food producers offering breads, bagels, pastries, real gelato, live coffee roasting, coffee drinks, classes, tours and more. Indoor and outdoor seating. Free Wi-Fi.

Chelsea True North Jerky Co. 12855 E. Old US 12, Chelsea, (734) 475-1300. www.truenorthjerky.com. Family-owned, award-winning business. Offers a wide variety of high quality jerky, sauces, cheeses, and more. Ugly Dog Distillery 14495 N. Territorial Rd., Chelsea, (734) 443-0433. www.uglydogvodka.com. Local handmade vodka and rum. Purchase products on-site or at stores throughout Ann Arbor.

Saline Spotted Dog Winery 108 E. Michigan Ave., Saline., (734) 944-9463. www.spotteddogwinery.com. A micro-winery offering a variety of wine products from juices and musts from around the world. Customdesigned labels available.

U-Picks, Farmers Markets, and F all A ctivities Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Farmers Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6255. www.a2gov.org/market. See listing under Attractions page 14. Westside Farmer’s Market 2501 Jackson Ave., (Zingerman’s Roadhouse parking lot) Ann Arbor, (269) 370-7029. Held on Thu, 3pm – 7pm, June to Sep.

Chelsea Chelsea Bushel Basket Farmers Market Chelsea Community Hospital, (607) 664-6333. Held seasonally Wed afternoons. Chelsea Farmers Market Municipal Lot, Park Street, Chelsea, (734) 475-1145. www.chelseafarmersmkt.org. Held on Sat mornings from May through Oct.

Dexter The Blast Corn Maze 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. www.blastcornmaze.com. Seasonal 3.5 mile corn maze with various activities. Patrons can ride their horses through it for a fee. Sells pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and more. Dexter Blueberry Farm 11024 Beach Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-2900. www.dexterblueberry.com. U-pick blueberries in season.


Dexter Cider Mill 3685 Central St., Dexter, (734) 426-8531. www.dextercidermill.com. On the banks of the Huron River. Features wood-press blended cider, pastry mixes, homemade apple desserts, and its award-winning apple cookbook. Open late Aug to mid Nov. Dexter Farmer’s Market Alpine St. off Main St., downtown Dexter, (734) 426-8303. www.villageofdexter.org. Held Tue evenings and Sat mornings, May through Oct. Jenny's Farm Market 8366 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-3431. www.jennysdextermarket.com. Offers seasonal produce, homemade canned goods, hayrides, cider, donuts, and petting farm.

Manchester Alber Orchard & Cider Mill 13011 Bethel Church Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-9310. www.alberorchard.com. Offers horse-drawn hayrides, apple cider, seven-acre corn maze, u-pick pumpkins, cider press tours, fall events and entertainment, and crisp heirloom apples. Open Labor Day through Nov. Fusilier Family Farm & Greenhouse 16400 Herman Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-8982. http://fusilierfamilyfarms.com. Offers a seasonal selection of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, fresh produce, pumpkins, and gourds. Manchester Farmer's Market Adrian St., Manchester, (989) 413-5137. Held Thu afternoons from May until Oct. McLennan Maple Syrup Farm 10950 M-52, Manchester, (734) 216-7005. www.mclennangardens.com. In March, see how maple syrup is made and take some home. October features hayrides, pumpkins, squash, flowers, and decor.

Milan Talladay Farms Corn Maze 6270 Judd Rd., Milan, (734) 439-2313. www.talladayfarms.com. One of the largest corn mazes in Michigan with 25 acres of winding paths and dead-ends. Wasem Fruit Farm 6580 Judd Rd., Milan, (734) 482-2342. www.wasemfruitfarm.com. Offering highquality products, pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries; also homemade cider and donuts.

Saline Saline Farmers Market S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 429-3518. www.ci.saline.mi.us. Sat mornings, May – Oct, plus Tue evenings, June – Sep, at the library. Nov – Apr at Liberty School.

Ypsilanti Makielski Berry Farm 7130 Platt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 572-0060. http://makielskiberryfarm.com. Offers u-pick blackberries, fall red, amber, and yellow raspberries. Raw raspberry honey also available. Open Jul 15 to Nov 1. Rowe’s Produce Farm 10570 Martz Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-8538. www.rowesproducefarm.com. The largest number of acres of u-pick strawberries in Michigan. Also offers u-pick peas and raspberries. Sells fruits, vegetables, sweet corn, and specialty foods. Wiard’s Orchards 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 390-9211. www.wiards.com. Open Sep through Oct. Features a cider mill, u-pick apples and pumpkins, corn maze, giant inflatables, pony rides, hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, Country Store and Bakery, hot food, and six haunted attractions. A favorite venue for groups. Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market 100 Rice St., (Freight House Market Plaza), Ypsilanti, (734) 484-4481. Open Sat mornings May through Oct. Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market (Downtown) Corner of Michigan Ave. and Hamilton St., Ypsilanti, (734) 786-8401. Operates Tue afternoons, May through Oct.

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37 Calendar of Events

SUM M E R June, July, August

African American Downtown Festival Held in June, the AADF annually pays tribute to the Historic Black Business District of Ann Arbor through music, art, theatre, dance, poetry, crafts, merchandise, food, and kids' activities.

Ann Arbor Art Fair

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same – to draw people together for a good time. As the range of fairs

This renowned event is composed of four awardwinning, juried art fairs held simultaneously throughout the streets of Ann Arbor in mid-July. The event features 1,100 artists and a half-million visitors. Attracting the finest artists from across the country and an unsurpassed variety of artwork in every price range, it has earned a stellar reputation nationwide.

enjoy rallying around an event and they welcome visitors wholeheartedly. The hospitality almost

Cinetopia International Film Festival Launched in 2012, this celebration of independent, foreign, and documentary cinema presents more than 50 movies to local audiences in multiple locations in downtown Ann Arbor.

The Color Run Michigan Eastside Are you ready for the craziest, colorful 5k of your life? Be prepared as The Color Run takes over Ypsilanti and Riverside Park with the happiest 5k on the planet!

Michigan Elvis Festival Held in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, this July event is sanctioned by Graceland and features professional Elvis tribute artists, merchandise, food, a social tent, and more.

Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Truck Muster Held in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti where a diverse collection of fire rigs from the 1920s through the late 1970s are on display.

Milan Bluegrass Festival This event features three days of bluegrass music performed by 15 to 20 regional and national entertainers. Held in August at the KC Campground.

Dexter Daze Held in August, this celebration includes arts and crafts booths, a parade, children’s activities, a social tent, food, and more.

Milan Community Fair

Ann Arbor in Concert (A2IC)

DIYpsi Indie Art Fair

Picnic at German Park

A performing arts organization that performs a musical show at The Michigan Theater each summer.

A handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti's Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery every August.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Manchester Chicken Broil

German food and libations. Performances by the German Park Dancers. Held the last Sat in June, July, and August. Dance band begins at 4pm. No one under 21 admitted without parent/guardian. Cash only. No outside food or beverages.

Held in both January and June. Diners enjoy threecourse dinner menus and prix fixe lunch menus at Ann Arbor’s best restaurants.

July brings the Midwest’s oldest and largest singleday Chicken Broil to Alumni Field in Manchester. Entertainment and carriage rides are provided while crowds dine on broiled chicken and secret-recipe German coleslaw.

always includes food,

Chelsea Community Fair

music, and family

Held in August at the Chelsea Fairgrounds.

entertainment. Is the fun

Held in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park, this show boasts the longest running all-Camaro show in the U. S.

A celebration of the written word with a commitment to promoting reading and improving literacy in Southeastern Michigan. Held downtown each June.

This three-week festival beginning in June celebrates the best in theatre, dance, music, and comedy for all ages. Top of the Park offers local and regional bands, food stands, and classic and contemporary movies screened outdoors. Ticketed concerts are held in the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.

the area communities

Michigan Camaro Superfest

Held in June, rain or shine. The event draws visitors from neighboring states and highlights the awardwinning work of member artists. Also includes entertainment and children’s art activities.

Ann Arbor Book Festival

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

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Chelsea Painters Art Fair

Held in June. Offers carnival rides, entertainment, and fireworks.

Rolling Sculpture Car Show Held in July, this top-quality show features more than 400 antique, classic, concept, and art cars throughout the streets of downtown Ann Arbor.

Mayor’s Green Fair

Saline Celtic Festival

Free entertainment, food, and over 120 exhibits with environmental information, a Clean Energy Expo, BikeFest, green commute options, and more. Held in June on Ann Arbor’s Main Street, rain or shine.

This must-see family event is held in July. Festival-goers enjoy a parade, Highland athletic events, pipe-band performances and competitions, Celtic entertainment on several stages, and even Celtic cows.

Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival Each July, visitors sample hundreds of beers prepared by breweries throughout Michigan. Held outdoors in Ypsilanti’s historic beautiful Riverside Park.

Saline Community Fair Held at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds late August.

really contagious? Join the crowd and find out.

(Top) Moving to the music at a Sonic Lunch concert. (Above, clockwise) The annual Festifools parade, Rolling Sculpture Car Show on the streets of downtown, Art Fair shopping, kids join the fun at Top of the Park.

For a complete and up-to-the-minute listing of area events, call the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (734) 995-7281, or visit its website at www.visitannarbor.org; the Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (734) 483-4444, or visit its website at www.visitypsinow.com.


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Saline’s Summerfest Annual “Picnic in the Park” held in August featuring food, music, a juried art and craft show, trolley tours of Saline, 5K run/walk, and more.

Sonic Lunch Annual summer long weekly concert series put on by Bank of Ann Arbor in downtown Ann Arbor on Thursdays during lunch.

Sounds & Sights Festival This two-day, three-night event in Chelsea features live music, a social tent, children’s entertainment and activities, a classic car show, open-air art market, and much more.

Taste of Ann Arbor An exciting outdoor event where numerous restaurants from the Ann Arbor area share bite-size tastes of their distinctive cuisine. Complete with live music. Held in June.

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show The Yankee Air Museum presents this annual air show at Willow Run Airport. This 2-day event has exciting live performances of modern and vintage aircraft, battle reenactments, aviation displays, and family fun.

YA’SSOO Greek Festival of Ann Arbor Features authentic Greek food, homemade pastries, entertainment, Agora Marketplace, church tours, and more. Held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival A whole summer of fun in one event, all centered in Riverside Park and Depot Town. It includes a living history encampment, a parade, historic tours, food, and entertainment.

Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade The community salutes America in one of the oldest parades in Michigan.

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December, January, February

Annual Ann Arbor Russian Festival

Ann Arbor Folk Festival

Held each fall, the event features Russian Ukrainian folk music, Slavic cuisine, and Russian beer. A puppet show is among the fun events geared toward children.

Each January for more than 33 years, folk music fans have warmed their spirits at this lively gathering. National and international acoustic performers, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and singer/songwriters take the stage.

Apple Daze

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Enjoy the Huron River and Metro Parks as well as Dexter's 100-year-old cider mill. At Monument Park, buy apples and apple products, enter an apple pie-eating contest, take a hayride, or browse the craft booths.

Held in January and June. Diners enjoy three-course dinner menus and prix fixe lunch menus at Ann Arbor’s best restaurants.

Manchester’s Christmas in the Village and Home Tour An annual holiday celebration featuring a parade, cookie walk, and craft show.

A fun event in downtown Ann Arbor where children of all ages can march in a parade with music provided by area high school bands. Live reindeer pull Santa and Mrs. Claus in a sleigh.

Saline Community Education Fall Craft Show

Chelsea Hometown Holiday & Light Parade

Over 135 crafters from throughout the Midwest showcase their work including a broad range of crafts. Show offers other events and activities.

A fun-filled weekend celebration including a treelighting ceremony, visits with Santa, entertainment, and many other activities.

Webster Fall Festival

Chocolate Extravaganza in Chelsea

This annual event offers pioneer craft demonstrations, a giant rummage/antique sale, crafts, live music, antique cars and tractors, a children’s zoo, hayrides, and games. Held in Dexter in September.

Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show The largest show of its kind in the Midwest. Held in September, this exhibition is a salute to automobiles, trucks, and motor scooters that are no longer manufactured. Features a drive-by narration of vehicles.

Annual Children’s Holiday Parade

Numerous shops offer sales, discounts, freebies, and of course, chocolate in many delicious forms. Held in February.

Dexter “Home for the Holidays” and Holiday Hustle A celebration in early December with various events in downtown including a 5K run/walk and a one-mile fun run.

DIYpsi Indie Art Fair A handmade art fair that takes place in Ypsilanti's Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery every December.

Holiday Week in Saline The week includes a variety of activities including a parade, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, juried craft show, museum tours, and more.

SPR I N G

KindleFest Market Held the first weekend in December at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. A German festival featuring artisans, farmers, and retailers selling holiday wares, as well as German food, mulled wine, and beer.

March, April, May

Ann Arbor Antiques Market For more than 40 years, the Market has offered quality antiques and collectibles ranging from early Americana to Art Deco. Held at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds on select weekends from April to October.

Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

Midnight Madness on Main Street Join Ann Arbor area businesses for a fun-filled evening of holiday sales, strolling carolers, live music, and more! Entertainment runs from 7pm-9pm, with participating stores staying open until midnight. Held in December.

Saline's WinterFest Held in various locations in downtown Saline at the end of January. Activities include snowman building, ice-skating, 5K run, ice-carving, kid's games and crafts, various winter sports, and more.

Ypsilanti Holiday Home Tour Enjoy touring turn-of-the-century homes that have been lovingly restored, preserved, and decorated for the holidays. Held in December.

Held the beginning of April. Attracts American Indian dancers, singers, and drummers from throughout the U.S. who compete in several styles of dance wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Showcases American Indian culture expressed through arts, crafts, music, and food.

Ann Arbor Film Festival Held each March at the Michigan Theater, this internationally recognized festival features the latest in experimental and independent 16mm films. It is the oldest event of its kind.

Billetproof "Motor City Mania" Features 1964 and earlier traditional hot rods and custom cars, traditional-style choppers and bobbers, a swap meet, and live entertainment. Held at the Milan Dragway.

FestiFools An Ann Arbor twist on Mardi Gras. A fusion of giant, hand-made puppets, live music, jugglers, and costumes. Held the first weekend in April.

Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival Over 300 vintage Volkswagens converge on Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park in mid-May to continue the city’s tradition of hosting world-class automobile shows.

Saline Community Education Spring Craft Show See description under fall events.

Ypsi Area Show & Shine Car Show Each May, over 400 cars – antique, custom, and hot rod – fill Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. This show is fun for the novice as well as the serious auto buff.

For a complete and up-to-the-minute listing of area events, call the Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (734) 995-7281, or visit its website at www.visitannarbor.org; the Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at (734) 483-4444, or visit its website at www.visitypsinow.com.


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Area Communities

Dexter – Picturesque in Every Direction CLAIM TO FAME

The Huron River runs through downtown and is a unique backdrop for the area’s most scenic parks, including Hudson Mills Metropark. SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

There are miles of scenic biking trails along the banks of the Huron River and through the Metropark. Stopping for cider and doughnuts at the Dexter Cider Mill is a fall tradition. Families love the variety of activities and entertainment that Dexter Daze offers each August. Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce: (734) 426-0887, www.dexterchamber.org

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from bustling college town to quieter small communities linked by open road. Forget suburbia. Each has its own identity revealed in its historic buildings

has unique attractions – live theater, gorgeous parkland, motor sports,

The Milan Dragway hosts 75 races (including the IHRAsponsored events) from April to October.

Home to actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theater, regarded as one of the finest regional theaters in the nation.

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SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

Home to the Henry Ford Old Grist Mill and the Milan Village Industrial Mill. Other historical attractions include the Old Fire Barn and the Hack House Museum, both built in the late 1890s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Original Gravity Brewing Company is one of the area’s renowned microbreweries. Milan Area Chamber of Commerce: (734) 439-7932, www.milanchamber.org

The Waterloo Recreation Area is the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula and includes the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center. The Chelsea Milling Company hosts tours of its Jiffy Mix plant. Visitors can choose a one-of-a-kind teddy bear at the Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory. Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce: (734) 475-1145, www.chelseamich.com

Manchester – Authentic and Quaint CLAIM TO FAME

museums, and festivals –

Home to the Midwest’s oldest and largest single-day Chicken Broil.

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Milan – Historic Architecture

Chelsea – Simplicity with Sophistication

Sharon Mills is a recently renovated historic park that dates back to 1834 and was the site of one of Henry Ford’s “Village Industry” plants. Riverfolk Festival & Jam Camp presents live music in an array of genres combined with a juried art show. Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce: (734) 476-4565, www.manchestermi.org

Ypsilanti – Proud Automotive Heritage

Saline – Where History Meets Vitality

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SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

Home to Eastern Michigan University and the world’s last Hudson dealership—part of the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. It’s a city of fun festivals: Michigan Elvis Festival, the Summer Beer Festival, and various automobile shows throughout the year. The Rolling Hills Water Park is open seasonally. Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau: (734) 483-4444, www.visitypsinow.com

Saline is the only small city in the U.S. to be named three consecutive times as one of the best cities to live in according to CNN Money Magazine. The Saline Celtic Festival is highlighted by a parade, athletic events, and entertainment for the whole family. Also, the Farmer’s Market, the Saline Summerfest, the Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest, and the Summer Music Series are held in the streets of downtown Saline. Saline Area Chamber of Commerce: (734) 429-4494, www.salinechamber.org www.besaline.com


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Recreation Outdoor Play Visitors are often surprised by the quantity and caliber of outdoor sports available an easy distance from downtown. There are more than 15 public golf courses within a 25-mile radius of the city. Within the same distance there are dozens of beautiful, impeccably maintained parks for biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking – the largest being the Waterloo Recreation Area with more than 20,000 acres. The “Argo Cascades” (far left, bottom row) add excitement to kayaking on the Huron River. Runners don creative outfits for the annual Color Run (left). Many areas are also havens for winter sports such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice skating.

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or your surfboard. The greater Ann Arbor area’s recreational opportunities take advantage of its diverse environments: urban amenities, open spaces, and lakes and rivers. Whether you are in the mood to try something new or enjoy your favorite forms of recreation, count on having a wealth of options.

Cheer ‘Em On! In Ann Arbor, fall means football. The legendary Big House (above), seats up to 109,901 for each home game with thousands of fans gathering for pre-game tailgating. In addition, U-M and EMU sports teams engage spectators year-round with schedules that span almost 50 varsity teams. Add to that the 40-game season of USA Hockey and you have many opportunities to watch young talent compete. If you are into professional sports, you can join Detroit’s enthusiastic fans for baseball, football, hockey, and basketball. Those stadiums are located approximately 45 minutes from Ann Arbor. “Fast is fun!” claim auto racing enthusiasts who fill the stands at the Michigan International Speedway (MIS) or Milan Dragway. It’s a chance to enjoy the spectacle and camaraderie that go with auto racing.

Year-Round Activities Inclement weather can be an opportunity to test your skill at rock climbing (bottom center) or Whirly Ball. There are many fitness centers with classes and facilities open to the public for a walk-in fee where you can satisfy your yearning for a challenging workout, a yoga class, indoor swimming, or court sports. Best to check on-line for more information on area fitness centers.


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College Sports Concordia University Athletic Department (616) 902-3563. Eastern Michigan University Ticket office (734) 487-2282. Sports information (734) 487-0317. University of Michigan Ticket office (734) 764-0247. Athletic Media Relations (734) 763-4423.

Pro Sports

ArborBike http://arborbike.org/ Ann Arbor's bike share program for the downtown and campus areas. Check out a bike at any of six stations, ride to your destination, explore the city and drop off the bike. No hassle, no maintenance, and no worry.

Bowling Bel-Mark Lanes 3530 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8433. www.belmarklanes.com

A variety of professional sports teams is located just 45 minutes away. Go to ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

Chelsea Lanes 1180 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-8141. www.chelseabowling.com

Detroit Lions football (313) 262-2222. www.detroitlions.com Detroit Pistons basketball (248) 377-0100. www.nba.com/pistons Detroit Tigers baseball (313) 962-4000. www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com Detroit Red Wings hockey (313) 471-7575. www.redwings.nhl.com

Colonial Lanes 1950 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-4474. www.coloniallanescubsac.com.

USA Hockey National Team Development Program (734) 327-0190. Watch the nation’s top 16- and 17-year-old hockey players in a 40-game home schedule at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

Auto Racing Michigan International Speedway US-12, Brooklyn, (517) 592-6666. www.mispeedway.com. A venerable NASCAR national park where fans can get away and enjoy the very best in racing and camaraderie. Milan Dragway 10860 Plank Rd., Milan, (734) 439-7368. www.milandragway.com. An NHRAsanctioned ¼ mile drag strip. Family fun and fast cars. Events throughout the season. Call or visit website for schedule.

Bicycle Rental Campus Student Bike Shop 336 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6949. www.campusstudentbikeshop.com. Casual, mountain, and road bikes for rent by the hour, day, and week.

Maplewood Lanes 830 Woodland Dr., Saline, (734) 429-5457. www.maplewoodlanes.com.

Rock Climbing fun for the whole family! Great family outing Adult workout area Birthday parties

www.planet-rock.com Ann Arbor 734.827.2680 Madison Hts 248.397.8354

Campgrounds

Canoe & Kayak Rental

Please refer to the grid on page 48 to see a list of area parks and the features and activities they offer.

Argo Canoe Livery 1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6241. Provides canoe and kayak rentals. Transportation available to Gallup Park or area metroparks and back. Call for reservations.

Detroit-Greenfield RV Park 6680 Bunton Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7722. www.detroitgreenfield.com. Featuring 212 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, Wi-Fi, miniature golf, playground, swimming, fishing, and laundry facility. Pet friendly. Cabin and trailer rental available. KC Campgrounds 14048 Sherman Rd., Milan, (734) 439-1076. www.kccampgroundmilan.com. Offers 100 campsites, swimming pond, outdoor pavilion, arcade, and playground. Near canoeing and water parks. Open Apr-Oct. Pinckney State Recreation Area 8555 Silver Hill Rd., Pinckney, (734) 426-4913. Waterloo Recreation Area 16345 McClure Rd., Chelsea, (800) 44-PARKS or (734) 475-8307. www.michigan.gov/dnr. With 20,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula. Offers campgrounds and cabins plus a wide range of features and activities. Refer to grid on page 48 for more details.

Programs for kids of all ages Summer camp

Gallup Park 3000 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6240. Offers canoe, kayak, paddleboat, and rowboat rentals. Voted "Ann Arbor’s Best Community Park." Includes coffee shop, hiking trails, fishing, and playgrounds. Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery 3780 Delhi Ct. (Delhi Metropark), Ann Arbor, (734) 769-8686. www.skipshuronrivercanoeliveryllc.com Full-service canoe and kayak rental serving Delhi, Dexter-Huron, and Hudson Mills Metroparks. Located on a scenic stretch of the Huron River.

Golfing Ann Arbor Country Club 4699 E. Loch Alpine Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 426-4693. Brae Burn Golf Club 10860 W. Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, (734) 453-1900.

Brookside Golf Course 6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline, (734) 429-4276. Eagle Crest Golf Club 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-2441. Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center 8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth, (734) 453-7272. Georgetown Country Club 1365 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5500. Green Oaks 1775 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-0881. Hickory Creek 3625 Napier Rd., Plymouth, (734) 454-1850. Hudson Mills Golf Course 4800 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-0466. Huron Hills Golf Course 3465 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6246. Indian Trail Golf Center 5440 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0807. Outdoor driving range. Lake Forest Golf Club & Practice Center 2110 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8580. Leslie Park Golf Course 2120 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6245.


More reasons to book our bus. The Links at Whitmore Lake 1111 Six Mile Rd., Whitmore Lake, (734) 449-4653. Miles of Golf 3113 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 973-9004. www.milesofgolf.com. Outdoor driving range, practice greens, heated/sheltered tees, pro shop. Open year-round. Pierce Lake Golf Course 1175 South Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-5858. Pine View Golf Course 5820 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-0500. Putterz 2675 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-2838. www.putterz.com. Family entertainment center featuring three outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses, outdoor batting cages, arcade games, and snack bar. Open Apr–Oct. Reddeman Farms Golf Club 555 S. Dancer Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3020. Rolling Meadows Golf Course 6484 Sutton Rd., Whitmore Lake, (734) 662-5144. Rustic Glen Golf Club 12090 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-7679. Stonebridge Golf Club by Arthur Hills 1825 Clubhouse Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 429-8383. Yorktown Golf Driving Range 3560 Willis Rd., Milan, (734) 429-3691. Zeeb Golf Driving Range 2735 S. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4005.

Hiking Among the many area parks that are suitable for hiking, the following two are exceptional hiking locations. Border-To-Border Trail http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. A 35-mile walking/biking trail connecting Washtenaw to Livingston and Wayne Counties. Visit website for printable trail map. Waterloo-Pinckney Trail www.waterloopinckneytrail.org. A 36-mile multi-use trail connecting Waterloo State Recreation Area to Pinckney State Recreation area. Often used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing.

See “hiking” on the Area Parks grid on page 48 for the location and features of additional hiking locations.

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Marshall Nature Area Corner of Dixboro Rd. and Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6234.

Ice-Skating Ann Arbor Ice Cube 2121 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1600. www.a2ice3.com. Provides three superior skating surfaces and year-round recreation and training for all ages and skill levels. A unique combination of ice sports center, pro shop, physical therapy, public fitness center, cafe and deli, arcade, vending, and more. Arctic Coliseum Ice Arena 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea, (734) 433-4444. www.arcticcoliseum.net. Two NHL-size rinks, pro shop, drop-in hockey, open ice-skating, figure skating, party package, arcade, restaurant/bar/banquet facility, professional hockey instruction, and weight training.

800-292-3831 indiantrails.com

Miscellaneous Ann Arbor Skate Park Veterans Memorial Park 2150 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor. http://a2skatepark.org/. A 30,000 sf, worldclass skate park that is free for public use. Enjoy features such as kidney pools from 5’ to 9.5’ deep, a snake run, clover and flow bowls, and a rock ride. Eastern Michigan University REC/IM Building 100 Olds-Robb, EMU Campus, Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1338. www.emich.edu/recim. Offers facility rentals, club sports, pro shop, pool events, fitness and aerobic classes, University Park, and multipurpose lighted field complex.

Buhr Park 2751 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230. www.a2gov.org. This outdoor, covered NHL- Geocaching in Washtenaw County size rink is open from Nov-Mar, except during Some of the most popular park systems that unseasonably warm weather. offer geocaching include: Washtenaw County Parks Monument Park ewashtenaw.org, (734) 222-4357. Main Street, Dexter, (734) 426-0887. City of Ann Arbor Parks www.villageofdexter.org. Seasonal rink for a2gov.org, (734) 794-6627. ice-skating only; weather permitting. Bring City of Ypsilanti Parks your own equipment. No attendant is on duty. cityofypsilanti.com, (734) 483-1100. Huron-Clinton MetroParks Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena metroparks.com, (810) 277-2757. 2150 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6235. Village of Dexter Parks www.a2gov.org. Indoor, NHL-size rink with villageofdexter.org, (734) 426-8303. seating for 1,000 spectators. Complete snack bar, vending machines, skate and locker rental. Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3170. Yost Ice Arena www.michigan.gov/dnr. The Center 1116 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4600. introduces visitors to the fascinating geology www.umich.edu/yost. Offers public skating, and diverse natural habitats within Waterloo concessions, skate rental, pro shop (featuring Recreation Area. Features interactive displays, U-M apparel), classes, and birthday party interesting exhibits, self-guided trails, school space. Home to U-M hockey. programs, and special events. Open yearround.

Lazer Planet 3219 Broad St., Dexter, (734) 253-2189. www.lazerplanet.net. Locally owned and operated. Features laser tag and various arcade games. Quality family entertainment. Rolling Hills Park 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-9676. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. Provides year-round recreation. Come splash in the waves, float the lazy river, and ride slides in the water park. Hike the nature trails, fish in the pond, or have a picnic. Enjoy disc golf, softball, or horseshoes. During winter, try sledding and cross-country skiing. Spring Valley Trout Farm 12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4772. www.springvalleytroutfarm.com. See listing under Attractions, page 16. Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor 750 Phoenix Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-6909. www.whirlyballannarbor.com. A great party game for family get-togethers, company outings, and church groups. A combination of basketball and Jai-Alai played from electric bumper cars. Call for reservations. WideWorld Sports Center 2140 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-4625. www.wideworld-sports.com. One of the best soccer venues in the area; offering three indoor fields and six outdoor fields. Fields are well maintained and available for rental for practice, games, parties, or corporate events. Zap Zone Laser Tag 4177 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 930-6670. www.zap-zone.com. The most advanced laser game system in the world. For the experienced player or novice, the Zap Zone is like a real-life video game for up to 48 players and three teams. Fun for all ages. Also features a wide selection of arcade games.


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For a complete listing of all area parks and their features and activities, visit www.a2gov.org.parks or www.ewashtenaw.org.

Rock Climbing Planet Rock 82 Aprill Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2680. www.planet-rock.com. See description under Attractions, page 15. U-M Outdoor Adventures – MRock 606 E. Hoover Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3967. www.recsports.umich.edu. This 20-foot climbing wall is open to the public. Available for private rentals as well. Call for fees and times.

Nearby Downhill Skiing Alpine Valley (248) 887-2180. Mt. Brighton (810) 229-9581. Mt. Holly (248) 634-8269.

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State Parks Waterloo Recreation Area Pinckney State Recreation Area

16345 McClure Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-8307

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6535 Huron River Dr., Dexter, (734) 426-8211

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Hudson Mills Metropark

8801 N. Territorial Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-8211

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Washtenaw County and Other Area Parks Cavanaugh Lake

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County Farm Park Ford Lake Park Frog Island Park Fuller Park

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Rice St. at Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1141

1519 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6236

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Independence Lake

Eastern Michigan University Olds-Robb Student Recreation Complex, EMU Campus, Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1338. www.emich.edu/recim. Club Pool is ideal for young swimmers, water aerobics, and events. Jones Pool, home to EMU Swimming and Diving, is an Olympic-sized 50M pool with spring (1M and 3M) and platform (5M, 7M, and 10M) diving boards. Must have valid Eagle One Card or Rec/IM ID to gain access.

Mill Pond Park

Mack Pool 715 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6237. www.a2gov.org. 25-yard pool with attached children’s pool.

Riverside Park

Huron St. at Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1141

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7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-9676

Sharon Mills Park

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Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center 2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6355. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. A 25-yard pool with adult lap swimming and leisure areas. Pool is wheelchair accessible. Saline Recreation Complex 1866 Woodland Dr., Saline, (734) 429-3502. www.city-saline.org/parks. Features 25-yard lap and swimming pool, spa, and children’s swimming pool with barrier-free ramps.

Lilley Park Montibeller Park North Bay Park

Platt at Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 822-2120

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Parker Mill County Park Recreation Park

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Osborne Mill Preserve

Veterans Memorial Park

1033 Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-3800

North Hydro Park Park Lyndon

4305 Ellsworth., Ann Arbor, (734) 822-2120

4650 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6337 1017 Congress St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1141

2150 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6235

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Ann Arbor City Parks Argo Nature Area

1055 Longshore Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6240

Bandemer Park

1352 Lake Shore Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230

Barton Nature Area

Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230

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Off Newport Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230

Buhr Park

2751 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor (734) 794-6234 

Dolph Nature Area Furstenburg Nature Area Gallup Park Mary Beth Doyle Park

Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor (734) 794-6234 2626 Fuller Rd., next to Gallup Park, Ann Arbor (734) 794-6234

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Area Golf Guide Lake Forest Golf Club & Practice Center

Leslie Park Golf Course

Pierce Lake Golf Course

Pine View Golf Course

3110 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, 734-994-8580. Email: golf@lkforest.com www.lakeforestgc.com

2120 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6245. www.a2golf.org

1175 South Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-5858. Email: plgc@ewashtenaw.org www.piercelakegolf.com

5820 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-0500. www.pineviewgc.com

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the greater Ann Arbor area, golf courses are accessible. These green, rolling, treed havens have golfers counting down the weeks of winter. With the various terrains, configurations, and degrees of difficulty represented by the long list of courses, you’ll discover many options that suit your game.

Eagle Crest Golf Club

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center

Huron Hills Golf Course

Reddeman Farms Golf Club

Stonebridge Golf Club by Arthur Hills

1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-2441. www.eaglecrestresort.com

8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth, (734) 453-7272. www.foxhills.com

3465 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6246. www.a2golf.org

555 S. Dancer Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3020. Email: reddemanfarms@netzero.net www.reddemanfarms.com

1825 Clubhouse Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 429-8383. www.stonebridgegolfclub.net

Eagle Crest features a championship 18-hole golf course rated four stars by Golf Digest Magazine since 2004. Our awe-inspiring scenic par-72 course is considered a fair yet challenging course and suits both the novice and seasoned player. Fine tune your game on our new Short Game Practice Area that includes a 6,000 sq. ft. putting green and a 3,000 sq. ft. chipping green with bentgrass fairways and bluegrass roughs. Corporate golf outings are just one of our specialties, and we’ll strive to exceed your expectations, so please call our Director of Golf for additional information.

Fox Hills is a 63-hole public course and banquet center featuring three distinctly different courses – an 18-hole championship course, the Golden Fox, a 27-hole course, the Fox Classic, and an 18-hole championship par three course, the Strategic Fox. It features a state-of-the art Learning Center with PGA professionals and an expanded driving range and practice areas. Winner of “MGCOA’s Best Public Golf Course of the Year!”

Historic Huron Hills Golf Course is a par 67 course, designed by Thomas Bendelow and opened in 1922. This scenic course with its vast topography and mature trees offers magnificent views of the Huron River from some of the highest points in Ann Arbor. We’re proud of the new 7-hole Wee-Tee course for kids and beginners. In addition, we’re host to the annual Herb Fowler Memorial Junior Amateur Championship. Beginning in 2015, we’ll offer FootGolf for all ages (no experience necessary).

Reddeman Farms Golf Club features a scenic, player-friendly layout in a peaceful country setting just west of Ann Arbor. It has a full-service restaurant, pro shop, and practice range. Its staff will gladly coordinate your golf outing and banquet needs. The Club is also available for events with a seating capacity of 180.

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Eagle Crest Golf Club Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center Huron Hills Golf Course Lake Forest Golf Club & Practice Center Leslie Park Golf Course Pierce Lake Golf Course Pine View Golf Course Reddeman Farms Golf Club Stonebridge Golf Club by Arthur Hills

North Territorial

Stonebridge Golf Club, a daily-fee, 18-hole championship golf course, offers varying terrain, strategically placed bunkers, and natural use of existing wetlands and wooded areas – a challenge for any golfer. A driving range, practice green, pro shop, lessons, and a full-service bar and grille complete your golfing experience. Stonebridge offers a banquet space and outdoor patio and bar for your next event.

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Conveniently located between US-23 and I-94, Pine View’s 27-hole golf course gives players the enjoyable experience and beautiful illusion of playing on a traditional Northern Michigan course. Open to the public, it also offers two practice greens, a driving range, and a spacious snack bar and banquet room that can accommodate the needs of individual golfers as well as large groups.

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Rated four stars by Golf Digest, Pierce Lake is a challenging, 18-hole championship layout that combines woods, water, wetlands, and rolling terrain. Five tee options accommodate all levels of golfers, measuring 6,914 yards from the tips. Hole #18 is featured in 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die, by Jeff Barr. Pierce Lake Golf Course was also featured on the Golf Channel’s Destination Golf.

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The award-winning course is rated 4.5 stars (out of 5) from Golf Digest and has received its top honor as the “Best Municipal Course in Michigan.” In 2014, LPGC was voted for the fourth time the “Best Public Golf Course in Washtenaw County” by the readers of e-Current magazine. LPGC is a beautiful championship course set on the rolling hills of northeast Ann Arbor and a “must play” in southeast Michigan.  

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Lake Forest is located in a natural setting minutes from downtown. We offer an excellent experience to every guest both on the golf course and in our charming clubhouse. Our golf course winds through 170 acres featuring a links-style course on the front nine, and woodlands and wetlands on our back nine. Complementing our golf course is our 5-acre Practice Facility, Grille & Bar, and Pro Shop. Call us about booking your next golf outing or special event.

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The Joy of Beer You don’t have to be passionate about beer to search out our popular microbreweries. What comes out of the kitchen attracts just as many patrons as what comes out of the tap. Whether preparing food or beer, these establishments treat it as an art. How well do our local beers stack up? When four beer connoisseurs from NYC performed a blind taste test of Belgian-style ales, the Oro de Calabaza from Ann Arbor’s Jolly Pumpkin came in number one.

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s you should expect of a city that has

as its slogan “Doing Life Different,” the area’s restaurant options include many imaginative venues and menus. One reason is the abundance of independently owned dining spots. As a result, chefs are able to create inspired classic dishes with modern twists and mouth watering one-of-a-kind specialties.

Restaurants with on-site breweries are listed under “Microbreweries,” page 19.

National Recognition Fodor’s Travel identified Ann Arbor as one of the “Top 5 College Towns for Foodies” in 2013, citing Zingerman’s Deli, Bakehouse, and Creamery as top destinations for tasty treats. In 2014, the Huffington Post highlighted the “Nine Top Reasons You Must Eat in Ann Arbor” which included the craft beer breweries, ethnic eateries, sweet treats, and bars for adults. Vellum was featured as Michigan’s “Top Restaurant Worth Traveling For” by Trip Advisor. It’s extensive, well-crafted wine list has also received the “Best Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator.

Photos Top left to right: Al fresco dining on Main Street, Bill's Beer Garden. Center left to right: Lena, Frita Batidos. Bottom left to right: Last Word, Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Aventura.

Zingerman’s: Foodies’ Top Attraction What started as a corner deli in Kerrytown has grown into a family of food-related businesses that continues to receive abundant awards from celebrities and the media. Zingerman’s Deli’s huge sandwiches are as legendary as its exceptional array of deli products and bakery items. Zingerman’s Roadhouse features “real American food” made with the best ingredients possible, sourcing many items on the menu from Chef Alex Young’s own farm. The menu includes a separate category for its creative varieties of mac n’ cheese.


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Alphabetical Listing of Restaurants A&W All-American Food/Dx . . . . 68 Abe’s Coney Island/Y . . . . . . . . . . 70 Achatz Handmade Pie Co./N . . . . . . 65 Achilles Coney Restaurant/E . . . . . . 63 Afternoon Delight/D . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli/D/E/W . . . . . 63 Alpha Coney Island/Dx . . . . . . . . . 68 aMa Bistro/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Amadeus/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Amer's Mediterranean Deli/C . . . . . 59 Angelo’s Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . . 57 Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Argiero's Italian Restaurant/D . . . . . 61 Arirang/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi Tap Pub/C . . . . . . . . 65 Asia City/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Asian Legend/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill /Y . . . . . . . 70 Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill/Dx . . . . . . 68 Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks/Y . . . . . . . . 70 Aventura/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Ayaka Sushi/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Ayse's Café/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 B-24s/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 babo/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Bagger Dave’s/S/E . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bandito's/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Banfield’s Bar & Grill/E . . . . . . . . . 65 Bar Louie/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 BD's Mongolian Grill/D . . . . . . . . . 64 BearClaw Coffee Company/E . . . . . . 58 Beezy’s Coffee & Café/Y . . . . . . . . . 70 Bell's Diner/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bella Italia Pizza & Pasta/S . . . . . . . 65 Belly Deli/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Bentley’s American Grille/Y . . . . . . 70 BeWon Korean Cuisine/N . . . . . . . . 63 Biercamp/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina/S . . . . . 65 Big Boy-Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The Big Salad/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Bill's Hot Dog Stand/Y . . . . . . . . . 60 Biwako Sushi/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 The Black Pearl/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Blimpy Burger/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Blue Leprechaun/C . . . . . . . . . 61 Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant/D . . . 61 Blank Slate Creamery/D . . . . . . . . 67 The Blue Tractor/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Blue Wolf Grill/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 The Bomber Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . 71 Bona Sera Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Boneheads Bar-B-Que/Y . . . . . . . . 71 Bravo Cucina Italiana/S . . . . . . . . . 61 The Bread Basket Deli/Y . . . . . . . . 71 Brecon Grille/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Brewed Awakenings Café/Sa . . . . . 70 Bridgewater Bank Tavern/Sa . . . . . . 70 The Broken Egg/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Brown Jug/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 BTB Burrito/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Buffalo Wild Wings/C . . . . . . . . . . 55 Buffalo Wild Wings/Y . . . . . . . . . . 71 BurgerFi/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 C & C Pizza/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Café Felix/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Café Marie/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Café Ollie/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Café Verde/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Café Zola/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cake Nouveau/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 California Pizza Kitchen/S . . . . . . . 65

Cardamom/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Carlyle Bar & Grill/W . . . . . . . . . . 55 Carrigan Café/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Carson's American Bistro/N . . . . . . 55 Casey’s Tavern/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Chan’s Garden/W . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria/W . . 64 Chelsea Alehouse Brewery/Ch . . . . . 67 Chelsea Grille/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Chia Shiang Restaurant/E . . . . . . . 58 Chick-Inn/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Chili’s Grill & Bar/E . . . . . . . . . . . 64 China Gate Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . 58 China One/M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 China One/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Chinese Tonite/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Chipotle Mexican Grill/E/S/D . . . . . 64 The Chop House/D . . . . . . . . . . . 55 City Limits Diner and Pancake House/Sa . . . . . . . . . 70 Classic Cup Café/W . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Classic Pizza/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cleary’s Pub/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cloverleaf Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . 55 Coffee House Creamery/W . . . . . . . 67 Coffee Mill Café/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Comet Coffee/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 The Common Cup/E . . . . . . . . . . . 55 The Common Grill/Ch . . . . . . . . . . 68 Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Creekside Grill & Bar/W . . . . . . . . . 65 Cub’s AC/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Cupcake Station/D . . . . . . . . . 67 Dalat/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Damas/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dan's Downtown Tavern/Sa . . . . . . 70 Detroit Hot Dog Company/Sa . . . . . 70 Dexter Bakery/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Dexter's Coney Island/Dx . . . . . . . . 68 Dexter's Pub/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Di Bella’s Old Fashioned Submarines/S . . . . . 59 DKY Sushi & Thai/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 71 DKY Sushi/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Dom Bakeries/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Dominick's/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill/W . . . 64 The Earle/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Earthen Jar/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 eat/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Elevation Burger/S . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Ellie's Chocolate Café/Ch . . . . . . . . 68 Emerald City/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Espresso Royale/E/D/C/S/N . . . . . . 58 Evergreen Restaurant/N . . . . . . . . 64 Five Guys Burgers and Fries/C/E . 56 Fleetwood Diner/D . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Foggy Bottom Coffee House/Dx . . . . 68 Food Zone/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Frank's Place/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Frank's Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . . . 56 Fraser’s Pub Sports Bar & Eatery/E . . 65 Frita Batidos/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 The Full House/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Gabriel's Hoagies/Sa . . . . . . . . 70 Gabriel's Hoagies/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 71 The Gandy Dancer/N . . . . . . . . . . 56 Giardino's Sandwich Creations and Pizza/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Ginger Deli/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Glass House Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Godaiko/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 The Golden Egg/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Good Time Charley’s/C . . . . . . . . . 65 Gourmet Garden/W . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Graham’s Steakhouse/S . . . . . . . . 56 Grand Traverse Pie Co./W . . . . . . . . 56 Grange Kitchen & Bar/D . . . . . . . . 56 Gratzi Ristorante/D . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co./W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Great Plains Burger Company/N . . . . 56 Great Wall/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Grizzly Peak Brewing Co./D . . . . . . 65 Guy Hollerin’s/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Haab’s Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . 71 Habana Cellar Lounge/D . . . . . . . . 58 Haifa Falafel/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Hana Korean Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . 71 Happy Wok/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Harvest Kitchen/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Harvest Moon Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . 71 Heidelberg/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Holiday’s/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Hommus Express/C . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Hungry Wolf/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hunter House Hamburgers/C . . . . . 56 Hut-K Chaats/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar/E . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 IHOP/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Insomnia Cookies/C . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Insomnia Cookies/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Iorio's Gelateria/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Isalita Cantina Mexicana/D . . . . . . 64 Izzy's Hoagie Shop/E . . . . . . . . . . 59 Jamaican Jerk Pit/C . . . . . . . . 58 Jazzy Veggie/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Jefferson Market & Cakery/D . . . . . 67 Jersey Mike's/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Jerusalem Garden/D . . . . . . . . . . 63 Joe and Rosie's Coffee and Tea/Dx . . 69 Joe's Crab Shack/S . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Café & Brewery/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Joyful House/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Juicy Kitchen/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Just Baked/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Kai Garden/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Kang's Korean Restaurant/C . . . . . . 63 Katie's/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Kilwin's/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Knight’s Steak House/W/C . . . . . . . 56 Kosmo/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 La Casita Taqueria/Y . . . . . . . . 71 La Fiesta Mexicana/Y . . . . . . . . . . 71 La Fuente/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine/C . . 63 Lab Cafe/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Lai Lai Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lena/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Leo’s Coney Island/S . . . . . . . . . . 56 Leo’s Coney Island/Sa . . . . . . . . . . 70 Leo’s Coney Island/Y . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lighthouse Coffee Co./M . . . . . . . . 69 Linda's Diner/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Logan/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Los Amigos/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Los Amigos/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lotus Thai Restaurant/S . . . . . . . . 67 Lucky 7/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lucky Kitchen/N/C . . . . . . . . . . . 59 The Lunch Room/D . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack/Sa 70 Madras Masala/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Maiz Mexican Cantina/E . . . . . . . . 72 Makkara Sushi & Noodle Company/E . 63 Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/E/W/W . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/Sa . . . 70 Mangiamo Italian Grill/Sa . . . . . . . 70 Mani Osteria & Bar/D . . . . . . . . . . 61 Mark’s Carts & Bill's Beer Garden/D . . 56 Marnee Thai Restaurant/D . . . . . . . 67 Max & Erma’s/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Mediterrano Restaurant/S . . . . . . . 63 Mélange /D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Melting Pot/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Menna’s Joint/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Metzger’s German Restaurant/W . . . 61 Mezzevino/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co./D . . 58 Mike’s Deli/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Miki/Sushi Zen/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Milan Coney Island/M . . . . . . . . . 70 Miya/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Moe’s Southwest Grill/S . . . . . . . . 64 Monahan’s Seafood Market/D . . . . . 56 Moonwinks Café/N . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Mr. Pita/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Neopapalis Pizza/D . . . . . . . . . 65 New York Pizza Depot/C/W . . . . . . 65 New York Pizza Depot/Y . . . . . . . . 72 Nick's Original House of Pancakes/S . 58 Nirmal Indian Cuisine/Y . . . . . . . . 72 No Thai!/C/C/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Noodles & Company/C/E/W . . . . . . 57 Northside Grill/N . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Oasis Deli/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Old Carolina Barbecue/S . . . . . . . . 57 Old German/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Old Town Tavern/D . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Olive Garden/S . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Oscar’s Sports & Grill/S . . . . . . . . . 70 Orange Leaf/S/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The Original Cottage Inn/D . . . . . . . 65 Outback Steakhouse/S . . . . . . . . . 57 Pacific Rim by Kana/D . . . . . . . 64 Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar/E . 61 Palio/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Palm Palace/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Panchero's Mexican Grill/C . . . . . . . 64 Panda Korean & Chinese Restaurant/E . . . . . . . . 63 Paradise Asian Cuisine/S . . . . . . . . 64 Pea Pod Inn/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Peet’s Coffee and Tea/E . . . . . . . . . 58 P.F. Chang’s/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 PHO House/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Pita-Pit/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill/Y . . . . 72 Pizza House/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Plaid Mellon/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Pleasant Lake Inn/Ma . . . . . . . . . . 69 Prickly Pear Southwest Café/D . . . . . 64 Qdoba Mexican Grill/E/S/N . . . . 64 Quarter Bistro/W . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 R.U.B. BBQ Pub/S . . . . . . . . . . 57 Raja Rani Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . 61 The Ravens Club/D . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Real Seafood Co./D . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Red Hawk Bar and Grill/C . . . . . . . 65 Red Rock Downtown Barbeque/Y . . . 72 Redbrick Kitchen & Bar/Dx . . . . . . . 69 Rendez Vous Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Rich J.C./C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill/Y . . . . 72 Rod’s Diner/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Roger Monk's/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Romano’s Macaroni Grill/S . . . . . . . 53 Roy's Squeeze Inn and Roy's Squeeze Inn Bar & Grill/Y . 72 Ruby Tuesday/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Ruth’s Chris Steak House/S . . . . . . . 57

Sabor Latino Restaurant/D . . . . 64 Sadako/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Saica/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Saigon Garden/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Salads UP/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Saline Downtown Diner/Sa . . . . . . 70 Saline Inn/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 San Fu/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Satchel's BBQ/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Sava's /C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Schakolad Chocolate Factory/D . . . . 67 Seoul Garden/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Seoul Street/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Seva Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Shalimar Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . 61 Share Small Plate Bistro and Wine Lounge/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Siam Cuisine Thai Restaurant/D . . . . 67 Siam Square Thai Cuisine/E . . . . . . 67 Sidetrack Bar & Grill/Y . . . . . . . . . 72 Silvio's Organic Pizza/C . . . . . . . . . 65 Slurping Turtle/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Smokehouse 52 BBQ/Ch . . . . . . . . 68 Sottini's Sub Shop/D . . . . . . . . . . 59 Sottini's Sub Shop/Y . . . . . . . . . . 72 Star’s Cafe/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Stivers Restaurant/Ch . . . . . . . . . . 68 Stucchi's/D/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Stucchi's/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 STUFD/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea/D/D/N . 58 Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea/Y . . . . 72 T.G.I. Friday’s/S . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Tap Room/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Taqueria La Fiesta/E . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Taste of India - Suvai/C . . . . . . . . . 61 TeaHaus/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Terry B's Restaurant and Bar/Dx . . . . 69 Terry's Bakery/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Tios Mexican Café/D . . . . . . . . . . 64 TK Wu/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Tomukun Noodlebar/C . . . . . . . . . 65 Tony Saccos/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Totoro/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Tower Inn Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Tuptim Thai Cuisine/E . . . . . . . . . . 67 Ugly Mug Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . 72 University Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Uptown Coney Island/W . . . . . . . . 57 Uptown Coney Island/Ch . . . . . . . . 68 Vellum/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Victors in the Campus Inn/C . . . . . . 57 Village Kitchen/W . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Village Pub/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Village Tap/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Washtenaw Dairy/D . . . . . . . . 67 Weber’s Restaurant/W . . . . . . . . . 57 West End Grill/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 What Crepe?/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Wolverine Food & Spirits/Ch . . . . . . 68 Wolverine Grill/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 World of Beer/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 The Wurst Bar/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Yoggie's Frozen Yogurt/D . . . . . 67 Yotsuba Japanese Restaurant/E . . . . 63 Zamaan Café/S/N . . . . . . . . . . 63 Zingerman’s Delicatessen/ D . . . . . . 59 Zingerman’s Roadhouse/W . . . . . . 57 Zola Bistro/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 ZouZou’s Café & Coffee Bar/Ch . . . . . 68


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American aMa Bistro/C 213 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 780-7202. www.amabistro.com. Extensive menu featuring American classics and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $-$$ Bagger Dave’s/S 859 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 944-3283. www.baggerdaves.com. Offers single, double, turkey, or build-your-own burger, black-bean turkey chili, and sweet potato fries. Beer and wine. $-$$ Bell's Diner/W 2167 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0226. American breakfast served anytime. Lunch includes homemade soups, specialty sandwiches, and Korean specials. $ The Big Salad/N 2793 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8300. www.thebigsalad.net. Build your own salad or order salads, soup, and sandwiches from the menu. $ The Black Pearl/D 302 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0400. www.blackpearlonmain.com. Extensive martini, wine, and beer selections. Fresh seafood, beef, poultry, and vegetarian dishes, award-winning fish tacos, and homemade desserts. Outdoor seating. Live music Tue and Wed evenings. $$-$$$

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Blimpy Burger/D 304 S Ashley St., Ann Arbor. www.blimpyburger.com. A favorite burger joint since 1953. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives." Fresh burgers made from choice Western chuck. Be sure to follow the rules when ordering! $-$$

Café Verde/N 216 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 302-7032. www.peoplesfood.coop. Fair trade organic coffees, home-baked pastries, deli, fabulous food bar with hot entrees, three soups, fresh salad bar. Take-out available. $-$$

The Blue Tractor/D 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4095. www.bluetractor.net. This microbrew focuses on American-style lagers and specializes in barbeque favorites. Also features non-barbeque fare like salads, sandwiches, fish, and desserts. $-$$

Café Zola/D 112 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2020. www.cafezola.com. Offers casual elegance and a menu with French, Mediterranean, Italian, and Turkish influences. Uses fresh ingredients to create sweet and savory crepes, waffles, omelets, salads, French toast, Kobe beef burgers, and smoked salmon platter. $-$$$

Buffalo Wild Wings/S 205 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9143. www.buffalowildwings.com. Full menu. Full bar and carryout available. Features 51 TVs, including 11 big screens. $-$$ BurgerFi/C 1235 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5605. www.burgerfi.com. All-natural, grass-fed beef burgers, hot dogs, delectable desserts, and craft beer and wine. $-$$ Café Felix/D 204 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8650. www.cafefelix.com. Offers French-inspired well-prepared foods, small plates, thin crust pizzas, salads, and soups, along with elegant dinners. Brunch on Sunday. Extensive wine and martini list. $$-$$$

Carlyle Bar & Grill/W 3660 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-9800. www.carlylegrill.com. An upscale, casual restaurant featuring Certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, house-smoked ribs, burgers, sandwiches, and hand-tossed pizzas. $-$$$ Carson's American Bistro/N 2000 Commonwealth Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0533. www.carsonsamericanbistro.com. Uses the finest, freshest local products whenever possible. Menu ranges from filet mignon to crab cakes to classic burgers and elegant salads. Gluten-free options. $$-$$$

The Chop House/D 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-5960. www.thechophouseannarbor.com. Features the finest Midwestern grain-fed USDA prime beef, a world-class wine list, and impeccable service in an elegant setting. $$$-$$$$ Classic Cup Café/W 4389 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4411. www.classiccupcafe.com. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specialties include eggs benedict, prime rib, pastas, specialty coffees, and homemade desserts. $-$$ Cloverleaf Restaurant/D 201 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1266. A family diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for over 35 years. $-$$ The Common Cup/E 1511 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com. Offers locally roasted coffees, teas, and frozen drinks. Occasional live music and entertainment. $ eat/S 1906 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-7011. www.eatannarbor.com. Offers a carry-out menu, with limited seating in-house. Menu features locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Elevation Burger/S 3365 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-0467. www.elevationburger.com. Offers authentic, sustainable prepared foods that are better for you and better for the environment. $


Holiday’s/W 2080 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-1292. www.holidaysrestaurant.com. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu features steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta, and Mexican and Greek dishes. $-$$

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734.476.4880 www.roumanisgroup.com Five Guys Burgers and Fries/C/E 311 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-3483. 3601 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5050. www.fiveguys.com. Offering over 250,000 ways to order a burger, variety of hot dogs, sandwiches, and fresh-made fries. $ Fleetwood Diner/D 300 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5502. www.thefleetwooddiner.com. An Ann Arbor institution. Home to the famous Hippie Hash - homemade hash browns topped with grilled tomato, green pepper, onion, mushroom, broccoli, and feta cheese. Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetarian options available. $-$$ Frank's Restaurant/C 334 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-5699. Comfortable, no-frills diner. Good food and your coffee is refilled before you ask. $-$$ The Gandy Dancer/N 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-0592. www.muer.com. An elegant restaurant in the beautifully restored Michigan Central Depot. Known for great service and creative preparations of seafood, steaks, and pasta. Reservations recommended. $$$-$$$$

Graham’s Steakhouse/S 610 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-7800. www.kcourtaa.com. Located in the Kensington Court Hotel. Casual setting. Menu includes small plates, unique entrées, and homemade desserts. Features a popular lounge with full bar. $$-$$$ Grand Traverse Pie Co./W 291 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9702. www.gtpie.com. Offering made-to-order lunches with the finest ingredients. Catering and call-ahead ordering available. $ Grange Kitchen & Bar/D 118 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-2107. www.grangekitchenandbar.com. Uses fresh, sustainably grown ingredients. Serving seasonal menus inspired by the flavors of local farms and markets. $$$-$$$$ Great Plains Burger Company/N 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-6900. www.greatplainsburger.com. Simple, authentic, made-to-order burgers, fresh-cut fries, and thick milkshakes. A portion of sales goes to the Nature Conservancy. $

Hunter House Hamburgers/C 609 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 368-9592. www.hunterhousehamburgers.com. Sliders, malts, milkshakes, and hot dogs. $ Joe's Crab Shack/S 3020 Lohr Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7091. www.joescrabshack.com. Great service and food. Playground for kids. Wait staff that will break into dance once in a while. $$-$$$ Juicy Kitchen/W 1506 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5562. www.juicykitchen-a2.com. Catering and prepared meals for the health conscious. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. $-$$ Knight’s Steak House/W/C 2324 Dexter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-8644. 600 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 887-6899. www.knightsrestaurants.com. This familyowned local favorite offers traditional American cuisine: steaks, fresh fish, seafood, and prime rib. $-$$ Leo’s Coney Island/S 3644 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2388. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$ Logan/D 115 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-2312. www.logan-restaurant.com. New American cuisine with influences from Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Excellent menu, wine and spirits, and service. Voted one of the "Top Ten Restaurants in Metro Detroit" by Zagat. $$$-$$$$ The Lunch Room/D 407 N. 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor, (734) 224-8859. www.thelunchrooma2.com. Prepares high-quality, nutritious vegan food. $-$$

Mark’s Carts & Bill's Beer Garden/D 211 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-8001. www.markscartsannarbor.com. A unique courtyard featuring multiple food trucks that offer fresh ethnic dishes daily 8am to 10pm, May to Nov. Bill's Beer Garden offers local craft beers and a geographically diverse wine list in the parking lot of Downtown Home & Garden. $-$$ Max & Erma’s/S 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0505. www.maxandermas.com. Gourmet burgers, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. $-$$ Mélange /D 312 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0202. www.melangebistro.com. European and Asian cuisine in an intimate setting. Over 1500 European and California wines. Live entertainment Thu–Fri. $$$-$$$$ The Melting Pot/D 309 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0055. www.themeltingpot.com. Experience fondue and fine wines. Great for groups. Nightly specials. $$-$$$ Menna’s Joint/C 607 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-3827. www.mennasjoint.com. It’s the “Home of the Dub,” obscenely delicious and wildly addictive grilled wrap sandwiches. $ Monahan’s Seafood Market/D 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5118. www.monahansseafood.com. Huge variety of fresh and smoked fish, shellfish, and appetizers including soft-shell crab and wild Alaskan salmon. Serves lunch. $-$$ Moonwinks Café/N 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-5151. www.moonwinkscafe.com. Family-owned and operated. Offers breakfast and bagel sandwiches, pastries, soups, salads, wraps, coffee drinks, and more. Kids menu. $


57 Noodles & Company/C/E/W 320 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-9041. 3601 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-5700. 2245 W. Stadium Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 418-7930. www.noodles.com. Serves Asian, European, and American cuisine, sautéed and grilled-toorder. Dine-in or carryout. $-$$ Old Carolina Barbecue/S 980 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, (734) 389-7100. www.oldcarolina.com. Serving authentic, slow-cooked Carolina-style barbecue. $-$$

Salads Up/C 611 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Offering a variety of seasonal salad mixes and homemade dressings, and 40 local, organic fruits and vegetables to add to the salads. $ Satchel's BBQ/E 3035 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5100. www.satchelsbbq.com. Offering southern style BBQ: pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs, choice of sauce and a variety of sides. Good value and courteous service. $$-$$$

Sava's/C 216 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-2233. www.savasrestaurant.com. Serving a variety Outback Steakhouse/S of tasty appetizers, salads, sandwiches, 3173 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, burgers, pasta, and beef entrées. Breakfast (734) 662-7400. www.outbacksteakhouse.com. Hearty Aussie served daily until 3pm. Room available for traditions. Steaks, prime rib, seafood, and kids’ private parties. $-$$ menu. Curbside, take-away service, and call Share Small Plate Bistro ahead seating available. $$-$$$ and Wine Lounge/S 3200 Boardwalk St., Ann Arbor, The Ravens Club/D (734) 929-3463. 207 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-0400. A welcoming restaurant with a focus on wine, www.theravensclub.com. Innovative craft a seasonal menu, and a setting that fosters cocktails and delectable cuisine in a fun, connections. $$-$$$ sophisticated environment. $-$$$ Real Seafood Co./D 341 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-5960. www.msventures.com. Enjoy fresh seafood from Boston, Florida, and the Great Lakes. Featuring a raw bar and spectacular atrium seating. Serves lunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$

Uptown Coney Island/W 3917 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-5909. www.uptownconey.com. More than hot dogs, Uptown offers a tasty breakfast menu and Coney Island favorites. $-$$

Roger Monk's/N 5400 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1647. www.rogermonks.com. Casual dining in an historic restaurant space. Serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. $-$$

Vellum/D 209 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-4929. www.vellumrestaurant.com. Showcases modern and traditional American food made with local ingredients, a unique cocktail list, and a warm atmosphere. $$-$$$

Ruth’s Chris Steak House/S 314 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor. Serves the finest USDA Prime beef, New Orleans inspired appetizers, fresh seafood, signature side dishes, and homemade desserts. $$$$

Victors in the Campus Inn/C 615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2282. www.campusinncom. Features a vast selection of wines and exceptional service in a cozy atmosphere. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Known for fresh seafood and USDA prime beef. $$-$$$$

R.U.B. BBQ Pub/S 640 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7000. www.rubbbqpub.com. Uses local Michigan suppliers to bring you the best BBQ along with micro brews and liquors. $-$$

Village Kitchen/W 241 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0054. Popular west-side family dining for over 30 years. Featuring homemade breakfast and lunch specials. $-$$

Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant/D 110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9841. www.vinowinebars.net. More than 150 wines. Uses fresh and unique ingredients. Small plates, artisan cheese, entrées with a nouveau twist, and house-made desserts. Serves lunch and dinner. $$-$$$ Weber’s Restaurant/W 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-3636. www.webersinn.com. Featuring the finest prime rib, steaks, and seafood since 1937. Offers an award-winning wine list, moderate prices, and relaxed upscale decor. $$-$$$$ West End Grill/D 120 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-6260. www.westendgrillannarbor.com. New American cuisine prepared in unexpected ways, including fresh seafood and steaks accented with Asian influences. Vast selection of wines. $$$-$$$$

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Zola Bistro/S 3030 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-8088. An eastside eatery in the Arbor Hills shopping center. A secondary venture from the founders of Café Zola. $$-$$$

Breakfast Specialties & Coffee Afternoon Delight/D 251 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7513. www.afternoondelightcafe.com. Offers enormous pancakes, homemade bran muffins, three-egg omelets, salad bar, and deli sandwiches made-to-order. A favorite for breakfast and lunch. $-$$

Angelo’s Restaurant/C 1100 E. Catherine St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8996. www.angelosa2.com. Popular diner since 1956. Breakfast options include homemade French toast, waffles, omelets, lox benedict, Zingerman’s Roadhouse/W and varieties of pancakes. Lunch menu 2501 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3663. includes soups, salads, burgers, and www.zingermansroadhouse.com. Features sandwiches. Vegetarian, chicken, and fish traditional American foods: fresh fish, BBQ options also available. $ straight from the pit, Niman Ranch steaks, fried chicken, mac 'n’ cheese, crab cakes, and classic cocktails. Vegetarian and kids' choices. $$-$$$$

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BearClaw Coffee Company/E 2460 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 548-9018. www.bearclawcoffee.com. Serving bagged and freshly brewed coffee and related items. Drive-thru. $-$$

Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co./D 217 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4514. mightygoodcoffee.com. Cozy, downtown coffee store serving fresh-brewed coffee and related items. $

The Broken Egg/D 221 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-5340. Full breakfast and lunch; soups and salads. Home-style cooking. $-$$

Nick's Original House of Pancakes/S 3030 Lohr Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 622-6425. Offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options: omelets, soups, waffles, burgers, wraps, and a dozen varieties of pancakes. $

Café Marie/N 1759 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-2272. www.cafemariea2.com. Popular breakfast and lunch café serving traditional and specialty items, espresso drinks, teas, and smoothies. Great patio and Wi-Fi. $-$$ Comet Coffee/D 16 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0579. Named one of the "Coolest Coffee Houses in the U.S." by Travel + Leisure. They brew each cup to order. $-$$ Espresso Royale/E/C/D/S/N 324 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-2770. 1101 S. University, Ann Arbor, (734) 327-0740. 214 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8863. 2264 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8326. 2603 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8278. www.espressoroyale.com. Offering freshly brewed coffees, teas, and select food items in a relaxed atmosphere. $-$$ Glass House Café/C 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 647-3777. glasshousecafe.net. Located in the U-M School of Public Health, this casual café offers globally influenced American fare that uses local ingredients whenever possible. $-$$ Lab Cafe/D 505 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2233. labannarbor.com. An urban café offering coffee and espresso from the best roasters in the country. Locally baked pastries, loose teas, and rotating yogurt bar. $

Northside Grill/N 1015 Broadway, Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0965. www.northsidegrill.com. Specialties include pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and a diverse lunch menu. Specialty coffees. $-$$ Peet’s Coffee and Tea/E 1423 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 680-8086. www.peets.com. Offers high-quality fresh coffee and related items. $ Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea/D/D/D/N 604 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-2398. 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0084. 123 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2331. 3393 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6330. www.sweetwaterscafe.com. Serves coffees, espresso drinks, loose teas, frozen Ice Dragons, desserts, and pastries. Wi-Fi available. $-$$ TeaHaus/D 204 N. 4th Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0460. www.teahaus-annarbor.com. Offering over 200 classic black and green, oolong white, herbal, Ayurvedic, Rooibos and seasonal teas. Can order teas to go. Light meal options. $-$$

Caribbean/Cuban Frita Batidos/D 117 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2882. www.fritabatidos.com. Started by Chef Eve Aronoff, a previous contestant on Top Chef. Serving a variety of Cuban burgers known as fritas, soups and salads, and batidos (tropical milkshakes made with fresh fruit). Casual atmosphere with picnic table seating. $-$$

Habana Cellar Lounge/D 226 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-2773. www.cafehabanas.com. Serving craft cocktails, Chopp beer, wine, and a full bar. Thursday is Salsa Night, with DJs on the weekends. Opens at 5pm daily. Serves classic Cuban dishes and Latin street food. Located below Lena. $$-$$$ Jamaican Jerk Pit/C 314 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5278. www.jamaicanjerkpit.com. Serving Jamaican jerk meats and vegetables, sandwiches, breads, and island specialties. $-$$ Lena/D 226 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-2773. www.lena-annarbor.com. Inspired by the foods and traditions of Latin America and the flavors and techniques of new world cuisine. Serves Brazilian Chopp beer, specialty cocktails, and a unique wine list. Serves as an entrance to Habana, located downstairs. $$$

Chinese Asian Legend/D 516 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0750. www.asianlegendannarbor.com. Taiwanese, Szechuan, and Japanese cuisine. $-$$

Chan's Garden/W 2265 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8098. chansgardenannarbor.com. Offering good prices and great Chinese food at lunch and dinner. Dine-in or delivery. $-$$ Chia Shiang Restaurant/E 2016 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-0778. Chinese cuisine from the Hunan and Szechuan regions and traditional dishes from Malaysia and Singapore. $-$$ China Gate Restaurant/C 1201 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-2445. chinagaterestaurant.com. Features Szechuan, Hunan, and Peking cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Jan. Voted "Best Chinese Food" by The Michigan Daily. $-$$ Emerald City/E 4905 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 434-7978. www.emeraldcityannarbor.com. Full menu of Chinese cuisine, including house specialty Peking duck. $$-$$$


59 Gourmet Garden/W 2255 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8389. www.gourmetgardenmi.com. Dine-in or carry-out. Serving traditional Chinese cuisine with a contemporary touch. Vegetarian, lowcal, and brown rice options. $-$$ Happy Wok/W 1916 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6888. www.happywokfood.com. Quality Chinese food with great prices. $-$$ Kai Garden/D 116 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1786. www.kaigarden.com. The new-line Chinese cuisine. Specializing in Hong-Kong, Taiwanese, Szechuan, and Hunan style. Beer, wine, and cocktails. $$-$$$ Lucky Kitchen/N/C 1753 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-9968. 611 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8888. www.luckykitchen.net. Serving authentic Chinese dishes. Stir-fry options available with no oil, MSG, salt, and sugar. Offers vegetarian and healthy options. $-$$

Delis and Sub Shops Amer's Mediterranean Deli/C/C/C 312 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-6000. 530 S. State St., (U-M Union), Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6770. 611 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1210. www.amersdeli.com. All products – the coffee, tea, chocolate, pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, over 30 freshly made salads, and the finest produce – have been perfected. $-$$ babo (a market by Sava)/C 403 Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-8495. www.baboannarbor.com. Offering an eclectic array of sandwiches, prepared and packaged local and international foods, wine, coffee, juice bar, produce, housewares, and more. $-$$$ Belly Deli/C 1317 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-8888. www.a2bellydeli.com. Located in the heart of U-M campus. Honest food with an Asian flair to satisfy your tummy. $-$$

Jersey Mike's/E 3650 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-9930. jerseymikes.com. Part of the popular New Jersey chain offering a variety of cold and hot subs and wraps made fresh to order. $-$$ Oasis Deli/C 1106 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2244. Deli sandwiches, falafel, hummus, gyros, shawarmas, and more. Vegetarian or meatlovers platters. Catering available. $

Restaurants

Zingerman’s Delicatessen/D 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3354. www.zingermansdeli.com. One of America’s best-known delis. Serving made-to-order sandwiches with ingredients like corned beef, pastrami, free-range chicken and turkey, homemade chopped liver, and chicken salad. Its famous Reuben sandwich was named one of Food & Wine's "Best Sandwiches in America" in 2012. Stocks an array of cheeses, olive oils, vinegars, smoked fish, salami, coffee, tea, and more. $-$$

Sottini's Sub Shop/D 205 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7827. Choose from a variety of subs for a quick bite to eat. Catering available. $-$$

Best Pizza in the Midwest - Food & Wine Magazine, 2011

Best Italian in the US - Travel + Leisure Magazine, 2012

Best Pizza in Michigan - mLive, 2013

P. F. Chang’s/S Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, Opening early 2015 www.pfchangs.com. Popular national chain serving Asian food. $$-$$$ San Fu/D 625 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-4787. www.everydaychinesefood.com. Features healthy Oriental cuisine including General Tsao's chicken, hot and sour soup, and more. $ TK Wu/D 510 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-6662. www.tkwu.com. Emphasizes the exquisite tastes, presentation, and aromas of classic Chinese dishes. $-$$

Creole/Cajun Quarter Bistro/W 300 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9200. www.thequarterbistro.com. European Bistro dining with a Cajun/Creole twist. Great food, service, and surroundings. $$-$$$

Biercamp/S 1643 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-2437. www.bier-camp.com. A specialty retail shop that serves pulled pork and beef brisket sandwiches, and craft beers. $-$$ Di Bella’s Old Fashioned Submarines/S 904 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9011. www.dibellas.com. 1940s-style deli with fresh-baked bread. Great portions and great service has earned DiBella's "Best Sub" five years running. Catering available. $-$$ Izzy's Hoagie Shop/E 1924 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-1235. Known for its cheese steak hoagie. Also offers other varieties of sandwiches in this locally owned deli. $-$$

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Ethiopian Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant/D 221 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-4746. www.bluenilemi.com. Offering western tables as well as Mesob (traditional woven tables) where diners can enjoy traditional Ethiopia food such as Injera (bread) and other indigenous dishes. Full bar. $$-$$$

European Amadeus/D 122 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-8767. www.amadeusrestaurant.com. Offers awardwinning dishes from Poland, Hungary, and Austria, European wines and beers, and homemade desserts and tortes. Live classical music Fri and Sat evenings. $$-$$$ The Earle/D 121 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-0211. www.theearle.com. Award-winning French and Italian cuisine and over 1,000 wines. It has received the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" for 20 years. Jazz five nights a week. Open for dinner. $$$-$$$$

Indian Cardamom/N 1739 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-2877. www.cardamoma2.com. Offering modern fusion and traditional dishes from all regions of India. $-$$ Earthen Jar/D 311 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-9464. www.earthenjar.com. A mostly vegan and gluten free Indian buffet. $

Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant/D 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2968. www.conoroneills.com. Offers Guinness or Harp, traditional Irish dishes, generous sandwiches, tasty appetizers, soups, and salads. Hosts trivia nights, live music, DJ, and traditional Irish jam sessions. Visit website for calendar. $$-$$$

Italian

Argiero's Italian Restaurant/D 300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-0444. Hut-K Chaats/E www.argieros.net. Family-owned for more 3022 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, than 33 years. Sauce prepared daily and the (734) 786-8312. www.hut-k.com. Traditional Indian dishes in a best pizza in town. Italian wine. Covered patio and cozy ambience. $$ different, healthy way – "nutrilicious." They also operate a food cart at Mark's Carts in Bravo Cucina Italiana/S downtown Ann Arbor. $-$$ Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, Opening early 2015 Madras Masala/D www.bravoitalian.com. National chain 328 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, serving Italian food in a Roman-ruin décor. (734) 222-9006. $$-$$$$ www.madrasmasala.com. Serves South Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Moghlai dishes. Daily lunch buffet. Offers over 170 items, including 101 vegetarian dishes. $$-$$$

Dominick's/C 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5414. What Crêpe?/D Located near the U-M Law Quad. A popular Raja Rani Restaurant/D 241 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-3207. 400 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, student hangout. Relax on the outdoor patio www.whatcrepe.com. Brings a whole new with a glass of sangria or a local brew served (734) 995-1545. concept to crêpes where exceptional taste www.rajarani-restaurant.com. Was voted “Best in a mason jar. Serves pizza, pasta, and style come together. $$-$$$ sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as pub Indian Restaurant” by Current and The grub. Closed late Nov – Mar. $-$$ Michigan Daily. $$-$$$ German Heidelberg/D 215 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-7758. www.heidelbergannarbor.com. The Rathskeller serves German lagers, wine, beer, and liquor. The main floor features a well-stocked bar, authentic German food, American and vegetarian items. The Poker Room hosts many charity poker events. $$-$$$

Shalimar Restaurant/D 307 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-1500. www.shalimarrestaurant.com. Specializing in North Indian, Tandoori, Mughali dishes, and biryanis. Full bar with Indian beers. $$-$$$ Taste of India - Suvai/C 217 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6500. www.tasteofindiaaa.com. Offering a varied lunch and dinner buffet of authentic Indian cuisines. $-$$

Metzger’s German Restaurant/W 305 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8987. www.metzgers.net. Serving authentic German food, lagers, and wines in a Irish delightful European setting. Daily specials, great steaks, prime rib, seafood, entrée The Blue Leprechaun/C salads, homemade soups, and more. $$-$$$ 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7777. Old German/D www.theblueleprechaun.com. Features Irish 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, favorites such as corned beef and Sheppard’s (734) 741-7325. pie. Multiple beers on tap. Popular student www.oldgerman.net. Offers 14 beers on nightspot. $-$$ draft and German-style entrées. $$-$$$

Gratzi Ristorante/D 326 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (888) 456-3463. www.gratzirestaurant.com. This upscale contemporary restaurant offers Italian food and wine rooted in the northern provincial tradition. Housed in the former Orpheum Theater, the elegant ambience makes Gratzi a diner's delight. $$$-$$$$ Mani Osteria & Bar/D 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-6700. www.maniosteria.com. This independently owned, family-friendly restaurant specializes in artisanal pizzas and other creative Italian tappas-style dishes prepared in woodburning ovens. Cited as one of Food & Wine's "Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S." in 2012. $$-$$$

Restaurants

The Olive Garden/S 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-6875. www.olivegarden.com. Serving Italian food in a home-like setting. Extensive wine list, full bar, and luscious desserts. Takeout available. Large groups welcome. $-$$ Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar/E 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-0484. www.paesanosannarbor.com. Family-owned since 1984, it features a seasonal menu of authentic rustic Italian dishes with an emphasis on regional preparations and an influence from Italian wines. $$-$$$ Palio/D 347 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-6100. www.paliorestaurant.com. This countrystyle, Italian restaurant features authentic Tuscan dishes. During warmer months, it has a popular outdoor gathering spot – Palio Del Sole. $$-$$$ Romano’s Macaroni Grill/S 3010 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4433. www.macaronigrill.com. Serves authentic Italian cuisine. Family-style and specialevent menus available. Reservations accepted. Home of Curbside To-Go. $$-$$$$

Japanese Ayaka Sushi/C 1205 S. University St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-1212. http://ayakasushi.wordpress.com. Offers traditional and custom sushi rolls, noodles, teriyaki, katsu, and tempura. $-$$ DKY Sushi/W 283 S. Zeeb Rd., Suite H, Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9197. www.dkysushi.com. Offers traditional and specialty sushi rolls, teriyaki and tempura dishes traditionally prepared. $$-$$$ Godaiko/S 3115 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-2880. www.mygodaiko.com. Authentic Japanese cuisine; traditionally prepared and presented. $$-$$$


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63 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar/E 4641 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-0989. www.ichibanannarbor.com. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine in teppanyakistyle where customers watch the chef prepare their selections. Also offers sushi, tempura, udon, and soba. $$-$$$ Makkara Sushi & Noodle Company/E 3014 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-0980. www.makkarasushi.com. Sushi and noodle dishes. $-$$ Miki/ Sushi Zen/D 106 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-8226. www.sushizenusa.com. Serving a vast selection of sushi (70+ rolls), teriyaki, and tempura, as well as Korean favorites. $$-$$$ Miya/C 715 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-3044. This Japanese restaurant and sushi bar offers dozens of sushi rolls, sushi combinations, and sashimi. $-$$ Sadako/C 1321 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-0057. www.sadakojapaneserestaurant.com. Offering sushi and other Japanese dishes in a casual setting. $-$$ Saica/N 1733 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1212. www.saicasushi.com. Boasts the best sushi in town; made fresh daily. Also serves wine and domestic and imported beers. $$-$$$ Totoro/C 215 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 302-3511. www.totoroannarbor.com. Authentic traditional sushi bar serving bento box, shrimp tempura, teriyaki, and a variety of sushi and sashimi selections. $$-$$$ Yotsuba Japanese Restaurant/E 2222 Hogback Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5168. www.yotsuba-restaurant.com. Fine dining offering traditional Japanese dishes and sushi bar. $$-$$$

Korean Arirang/S 3135 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-5959. Serving authentic Korean dishes including bi bim bop, several barbecued dishes, numerous soups, and other entrées. $-$$ BeWon Korean Cuisine/N 3574 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1004. Korean dishes including charbroiled bulko gi, spicy pork and chicken, and bi bim bop. $ Kang's Korean Restaurant/C 1327 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1327. www.kangsrestaurant.com. Serving Korean dishes including bi bim bop, bulko gi, kalbi, hotstone, and more. $-$$ Kosmo/D 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-4070. www.kerrytown.com/kosmo. Located in Kerrytown. Serves flavorful Korean dishes such as bi bim bop, bulgogi, and twigim. Huge eggrolls. Kids love the burgers, fries, and grilled cheese sandwiches. $-$$ Panda Korean & Chinese Restaurant/E 3020 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6442. Fine Korean and Chinese food. $-$$ Rich J.C. Korean Restaurant/C 1313 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2288. Korean diner near the U-M campus serving bulko gi, bi bim bop, and other favorites. $ Rod’s Diner/C 812 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-5650. A Korean menu specializing in bi bim bop and teriyaki bowls. Known for its colliders: frozen yogurt blended with candy, fruit, and cereal for a delicious frozen treat. $-$$ Seoul Garden/S 3125 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-2120. www.aaseoulgarden.com. Authentic Korean and Japanese food, plus full sushi bar. Barbecue and hot pot dishes cooked at the table. Full bar with Korean and Japanese selections. $$-$$$

Seoul Street/N Suite 101, 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 719-0085. www.eatseoulstreet.com. Uses fresh, natural ingredients in authentic Korean dishes like fried chicken, mandoo, kimbop rolls, bi bim bop, and kimchee jun. $-$$ University Café/C 621 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7162. www.theuniversitycafe.com. Casual dining; specializing in homemade and spicy Korean dishes. Carry-out available. $-$$

Mediterranean Achilles Coney Restaurant/E 3075 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2020. www.achillesdiner.com. American, Greek, Italian, and Mexican dishes. Homemade soups. Daily specials. Breakfast all day. $ Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli/D/E/W 341 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4445. 4001 Stone School Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5552. 2505 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-4445. www.ahmosdeli.com. Serving its popular chicken gyro. Menu ranges from grilled cheese, hot dogs, and chicken salad to hummus, grape-leaf rolls, and fattoush. $-$$ Damas/S 2276 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8353. Serving kebabs, chicken, and eggplant fattoush, and other Mediterranean classics. $ Haifa Falafel/E 4585 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-4410. www.haifafalafel.com. Serving up a variety of Middle Eastern delights including custom-prepared pita sandwiches, hummus, lentil soup, and falafels. $

Restaurants

La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine/C 301 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0200. www.lamarsacuisine.com. Serves authentic Middle Eastern cuisine ranging from fattoush to Greek tawook to mousaka. $$-$$$ Mediterrano Restaurant/S 2900 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-9700. www.mediterrano.com. Serving awardwinning rack of lamb, complimentary tapenade, and extra virgin olive oil from Greece. Professional service and vibrant atmosphere. $$-$$$ Mezzevino/D 120 E. Libery St., Ann Arbor, (888) 456-3463. A Mediterranean restaurant serving imaginative cuisine, wine, and cocktails influenced by the traditions of the Mediterranean. $$-$$$ Palm Palace/E 2370 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5700. www.palmpalace.com. Known for its legendary flavor, healthy goodness, timeless recipes, and generous portions. $-$$ Pita-Pit/C 615 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-7482. www.pitapitusa.com. Offering Lebanese-style pitas filled with savory meats grilled to perfection, topped with flavorful cheeses, fresh veggies, and signature sauces. $ Rendez Vous Café/C 1110 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8600. www.rendezvouscafe.com. A coffee house with deli-style Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices. Free internet. $-$$

Star’s Cafe/W 2575 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0299. Hommus Express/C Serving Middle Eastern dishes, gourmet 529 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7482. pastries, soups, smoothies, coffees, and www.hommusexpressannarbor.com. Offers sandwiches. $ popular Middle Eastern cuisine such as chicken shwarma, kabons, tabouli, fattoush, Zamaan Café/S/N salads, and pita sandwiches. Fresh, fast, 865 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, affordable food. $ (734) 769-1113. Jerusalem Garden/D 307 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5060. www.jerusalemgarden.net. Ann Arbor landmark serving fresh and affordable fare since 1987. Specialties include falafel, lentil soup, and more. $$-$$$

3580 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-3350. Serving Middle Eastern dishes like fattoush, chicken shawarma, tabouleh, falafel, and beef shawarma. $


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Restaurants

Mexican/ Southwestern/Latin American Aventura/D 216 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-3153. Aventuraannarbor.com. Sophisticated Spanish tapas restaurant focusing on enlightened hospitality. $$-$$$ Bandito's/D 216 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0234. www.banditosmexican.com. Mexican cuisine made fresh daily: burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas, in beef, chicken, bean, and seafood options. Also offers Mexican beer and margaritas. $-$$ BTB Burrito/C 810 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4822. www.btbburrito.com. A counter-service restaurant providing healthy and inexpensive burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chimichangas, and nachos. Vegetarian options and catering available. $ Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria/W 693 Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-6055. www.chelas.co. Delicious, authentic, Mexican fare. Unassuming décor and reasonable prices.

Chili’s Grill & Bar/E 3795 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6772. www.chilis.com. Popular franchise featuring a variety of Southwestern-flavored items. $-$$

Los Amigos/S 625 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-0500. www.losamigosmexrest.com. Familyfriendly restaurant serving authentic Mexican fare using homemade seasonings and salsa. $-$$

Chipotle Mexican Grill/E/S/D 3354 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-9912. 858 Briarwood Cir., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-0600. 235 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-0800. www.chipotle.com. $

Moe’s Southwest Grill/S 875 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0900. www.moes.com. A quick-service restaurant serving Mexican favorites: burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos. $-$$

Don Juan Mexican Bar & Grill/W 2131 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1650. Mexican restaurant with a large menu that includes nachos, salads, burritos, and seafood dishes, all made from scratch. $-$$ Isalita/D 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-7400. www.Isalita.com. Features a variety of regional Mexican dishes, paying particular attention to the food found in Mexico City markets and street stalls. $$-$$$

Panchero's Mexican Grill/C 1208 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9580. www.pancheros.com. Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared quickly in a casual atmosphere. $-$$ Prickly Pear Southwest Café/D 328 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-0047. www.pricklypearcafe.com. Features many Southwest-inspired specialties and Mexican favorites with a unique twist including vegetarian options. $$-$$$ Qdoba Mexican Grill/E/S/N 3279 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6393. 2252 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1489. 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-9200. www.qdoba.com. $-$$ Sabor Latino Restaurant/D 211 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-7775. www.annarborsabor.com. Serves authentic Mexican and Latin American favorites like enmoladas, shrimp a la diabla, Latin-inspired espresso drinks as well as South American yerba mate tea. Weekend brunch features pupusas, huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and more. $-$$ Taqueria La Fiesta/E 4060 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-9240. taquerialafiestaannarbor.com. Authentic Mexican cuisine like birria Jalisco, guisados de puerco, huaraches de nopal, along with favorites like tacos, tamales, and breakfast items like huevos rancheros. $-$$

Tios Mexican Café/D 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-6650. www.tiosmexicancafe.com. Mexican dishes made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. Home to the Mount Nacheesmo challenge featured on "Man vs Food" with Adam Richman. At a whopping 5 pounds, this plate has foiled many a challenger. $-$$

Pan Asian BD's Mongolian Grill/D 200 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-0999. www.gomongo.com. Create your own stirfry from a variety of choice meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, and flavorful sauces, cooked while you watch on a large, flat grill. Great service and fun atmosphere. $-$$ Evergreen Restaurant/N 2771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2899. Evergreen-restaurant.com. Offers Szechuan, Mandarin, and Hunan cuisine. $-$$ Pacific Rim by Kana/D 114 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9303. www.pacificrimbykana.com. Food that is authentically Asian in its use of traditional ingredients, flavors, and cooking styles. Yet, it is decidedly western in its use of the finest, fresh, seasonal ingredients and basic French techniques. The result is a menu that represents the best of both worlds. $$$-$$$$ Paradise Asian Cuisine/S 883 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-1988. paradise-asiancuisine.com. Serving Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai food. Dine-in or carry-out. Delivery and catering. Beer, wine, and cocktails. $-$$ Slurping Turtle/C 608 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 887-6868. www.slurpingturtle.com/annarbor. Started in Chicago. Serving Japanese comfort food including noodles, cold and hot tapas, and sashimi and maki rolls. $$-$$$


65 Tomukun Noodlebar & Korean Barbeque/C 505 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, Noodlebar: (734) 995-8668. Korean BBQ: (734) 369-2602. www.tomukun.com. Serving cuisine from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam including dumplings, lo mein, bi-bim-bop, curry udon, ramen, and more. The Korean BBQ features table-top grills and Korean soul food. $-$$

Pizzerias Bella Italia Pizza & Pasta/S 895 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9993. www.annarborpizza.com. Offers numerous kinds of pizza and pasta, including New York style pizza. Appetizers include fried calamari and mussels marinara. $ Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina/S 3050 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 734-971-2442. Michigan's authentic Italian pizzeria offers fresh, handcrafted pizzas, Italian antipasti, pastas, salads, and desserts. $$-$$$

New York Pizza Depot/C/W 605 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-NYPD. 3901 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-5555. www.newyorkpizza-annarbor.com. Serving pizza by the slice, salads, hot and cold subs, pasta, oven-baked dishes, Italian specialties, desserts, and more. $-$$ The Original Cottage Inn/C 512 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3379. www.originalcottageinn.com. Ann Arbor’s first pizzeria offering Italian favorites. $-$$ Pizza House/C 618 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5095. www.pizzahouse.com. Serving Chicago-style and traditional pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and chipatis. Full bar. Private rooms available. Delivery and dining until 4 a.m. daily. $-$$ Silvio's Organic Pizza/C 715 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-6666. wwww.silviosorganicpizza.com. Authentic Italian pizza. Uses fine olive oil, organic flour, fresh organic herbs, and tomatoes. Also serves gluten-free pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, soups, salads, and desserts. $-$$

California Pizza Kitchen/S 870 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 222-6320. www.cpk.com. Specialties include a unique variety of pizzas, pastas, and salads. All pizzas Tony Saccos/S baked in hearth oven. Full bar. $-$$ 980 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-2625. Giardino's Sandwich Creations www.tonysaccos.com. Serving delicious coaland Pizza/W oven baked pizzas, salads, and appetizers. 5060 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, $-$$ (734) 585-5070. www.GiardinoPizzaria.com. Offers a variety of Pubs and Eateries homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and pizzas in a family-friendly environment. $ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery/D 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/E/W/W (734) 213-1393. 2883 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, www.arborbrewing.com. A full-service (734) 677-3655. restaurant offering American cuisine using 355 S. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, local and sustainable ingredients. The bar (734) 994-9151. offers a large selection of wine in addition to 5060 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, ABC's award-winning beers. Wi-Fi and (734) 994-9151. outdoor seating available. $-$$ Provides hot Eastern-style grinders (subs), pizzas, and pastas, baked fresh daily. $-$$ Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi Tap Pub/C Neopapalis Pizza/C 338 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9191. 500 E. William St., Ann Arbor, www.ashleys.com. Offers a world-class (734) 929-2227. selection of beers and made-to-order menu www.neopapalis.com. Affordable, made-to- items using the freshest ingredients. See full order pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. $-$$ listing under Nightlife, page XX. $-$$

Banfield’s Bar & Grill/E 3140 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-3300. Fresh soups, sandwiches, and burgers. $-$$ Bar Louie/D 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-3000. www.barlouieamerica.com. An eclectic, urban bar known for its signature martinis, quality wines, imported and microbrew beers, and cocktails made from fresh fruit and juices. Exceptional American food including small plates, burgers, and sandwiches. $$-$$$

Restaurants

Guy Hollerin’s Restaurant and Bar/N 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-4323. www.hiannarbor.com/dining. See listing under Nightlife, page 17. $-$$ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Café & Brewery/D 311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2730. www.jollypumpkin.com. See listing under Microbreweries, page 19. $-$$

Old Town Tavern/D 122 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9291. Brown Jug/C www.oldtownaa.com. Offers a casual 1204 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, atmosphere and homemade soups and (734) 761-3355. sandwiches, Southwestern entrées, daily www.brownjug-annarbor.com. This eclectic specials, and burgers. Daily happy hour. Live restaurant serves breakfast all day, Uncle Pat’s music on Sundays. $$-$$$ pizza, roast turkey, Mama’s spinach pie, and Dad’s lasagna. Offers full bar, kids’ menu, TVs, Red Hawk Bar and Grill/C CD jukebox, and daily specials. $-$$ 316 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4004. www.redhawkannarbor.com. Located in the Casey’s Tavern/N middle of U-M's campus. Known for its quality 304 Depot St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6775. American food, eclectic bar food, house-made www.caseys-tavern.com. A relaxed and soups, salads, and sandwiches. $-$$ friendly neighborhood tavern featuring an eclectic menu and weekly specials. $$-$$$ T.G.I. Friday’s/S 3015 Lohr Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7050. Creekside Grill & Bar/W www.tgifridays.com. Offers appetizers, fresh 5827 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, pasta, salads, juicy steaks, and world-famous (734) 827-2737. burgers. $-$$ Menu includes hickory grilled steaks, flavorful pasta, fresh fish specials, soups, salads, Village Pub/E sandwiches, and barbeque. $$-$$$ 3452 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5370. Cub’s AC/S Casual setting serving pub grub favorites. 1950 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, Happy hour 3pm-6pm daily. $-$$ (734) 665-4474. www.cubsac.com. Pizza, burritos, burgers, World of Beer/C and weekly specials. Located in Colonial Lanes 1300 South University Ave., Ann Arbor, Bowling Center. $-$$ (734) 913-2430. www.wobusa.com. A bar serving more than Fraser’s Pub Sports Bar & Eatery/E 500 of the greatest craft beers. $-$$ 2045 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-1955. www.fraserspubaa.com. $-$$ Sweet Treats Good Time Charley’s/C 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8411. See listing under Nightlife, page XX. $-$$ Grizzly Peak Brewing Co./D 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7325. www.grizzlypeak.net. See listing under Microbreweries, page 17. $$-$$$

Achatz Handmade Pie Co./N 2643 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-2460. www.achatzpies.com. Pies made from recipes handed down through generations with pure and natural ingredients. Numerous varieties of fruit and cream pies, traditional pies, and savory pies. Scratch-made soups and vegetarian options. The pies have been featured on the Food Network, the "Rachel Ray Show", and "Good Morning America Weekend" and have won numerous awards.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Guide

Creating Memorable Dining Experiences in Our Distinctive Eateries

THE CHOP HOUSE

GRATZI

322 S. Main St.

A PRIME American Steakhouse. Savor exceptional cuts of USDA prime beef that are the perfect combination of flavor and tenderness. Prepare to be pampered. La Dolce Vita Dessert & Cigar Lounge - Located in The Chop House.

326 S. Main St.

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GratziRestaurant.com

An Elegant Italian Restaurant. Formerly the Orpheum Theater, the dramatic history is preserved in the décor and ambience. Indulge in the purely pleasurable atmosphere and savor regional Italian cuisine and wine.

PALIO

REAL SEAFOOD CO.

347 S. Main St.

341 S. Main St.

Quite Simply, Seafood As It Should Be. Premium fresh fish and seafood from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.

Rustic Italian Cuisine. Named for the famous horse race that runs yearly through Siena, Italy, Palio offers rustic Italian cuisine. During summer, enjoy rooftop dining at the popular Palio del Sole.

RealSeafoodCoAnnArbor.com

PalioAnnArbor.com

MEZZEVINO

120 East Liberty St.

CARSON’S

Contemporary American Cuisine. Prime Rib, USDA Black Angus steaks, chicken, pork, fish, seafood and a variety of fresh salads.

Small Bites With Big Mediterranean Flavors! Serving imaginative cuisine, wine and cocktails influenced by the traditions of the Mediterranean. Enjoy mezze and wines served “a la ficelle.”

CarsonsAmericanBistro.com

Mezzevino.com

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67 Blank Slate Creamery/D 300 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 922-5383. www.blankslatecreamery.com. Serving deliciously creamy, homemade, all-natural ice cream in a relaxed, friendly, and creative space. Cake Nouveau/S 1924 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4033. www.cakenouveau.com. Open daily. Offering four cupcake flavors and cake by the slice. Cake artist Courtney Clark has appeared on "Food Network Challenges". Coffee House Creamery/W 3780 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0555. www.coffeehousecreamery.com. Serves Italian-style espresso and coffee and 24 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream. Enjoy an ice cream themed latte or an espresso shake. The Cupcake Station/D 116 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-1801. www.cupcakestation.com. Features a variety of cupcakes, baked fresh daily. Most flavors are available in full size or mini. Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co./W 2891 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 302-2450. www.myglcc.com. Assorted chocolates, baked goods, coffees, lattes, mochas, teas, and Sprecher sodas. Insomnia Cookies/C 1229 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (877) 632-6654. www.insomniacookies.com. Offers brownies, ice cream, and 12 varieties of cookies made to order for pick up or delivery. Open 1pm - 3am. Iorio's Gelateria/C 522 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (202) 643-5286. www.loriosgelato.com. Authentic Italian gelateria offering up to 24 different varieties of gelatos and sorbettos. Jefferson Market & Cakery/D 609 W. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6666. www.jeffersonmarketandcakery.com. An old-fashioned market that offers delectable pastries, sandwiches, and coffees.

Just Baked/W 2463 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5354. www.justbakedshop.com. Offers over 50 different gourmet, jumbo cupcakes and many mini-cupcakes. All made fresh daily. Also features homemade brownies, cookies, scones, munchie mix, granola, and cakes. Kilwin's/D 107 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7759. www.kilwins.com/annarbor. Features fine chocolates and original recipe ice cream served in old-fashioned ambiance in downtown. Orange Leaf/S/N 2216 South Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-4362. 2613 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 531-6686. www.orangeleafyogurt.com. A self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination. Schakolad Chocolate Factory/D 110 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1700. www.schakolad.com. A tempting variety of chocolate confections. Rich textures and exquisite flavors. Stucchi's/D/C 302 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1716. 1121 S. University, Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1716. www.stucchis.com. Locally made super premium ice cream and frozen yogurt. Everything from milkshakes to flurries. Homemade waffle cones. Washtenaw Dairy/D 602 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-3244. www.washtenawdairy.com. Serving the finest dairy products for over 75 years. Over 30 varieties of ice cream and donuts made from scratch. Yoggie's Frozen Yogurt/D 535 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5826. Offers a variety of yogurts and toppings. Serve yourself and pay by weight.

Thai Lotus Thai Restaurant/S 2803 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-2828. www.lotusthai-restaurant.com. First US location of a Bangkok restaurant chain. Offering authentic Thai cuisine. $-$$ Marnee Thai Restaurant/D 414 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9933. www.marneethai-restaurant.com. Offering authentic Thai cuisine in downtown. $-$$ No Thai!/C/C/N 226 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-0808. 1300 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8080. 1745 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-8080. www.nothai.com. Fast, fresh Thai food. $ Siam Cuisine Thai Restaurant/D 313 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4083. www.siam-cuisine.com. Offers authentic Thai dishes ranging from mild to hot. $$-$$$ Siam Square Thai Cuisine/E 3750 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-4541. www.siamsquare.us. Located in A Victory Inn and Suites. Offers American, Chinese, and Thai dishes. $$-$$$ Tuptim Thai Cuisine/E 4896 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 528-5588. www.tuptim.com. Voted the best in Ann Arbor. Menu includes crispy duck, steamed opakapaka, seared scallops, papaya salad, and pad thai. Open daily. $-$$

Turkish Ayse's Turkish Café/N 1703 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1711. www.aysesturkishcafe.com. Chef Ayse Uras offers a menu of Middle Eastern/Turkish delights such as lamb, beef or vegetable stews, stuffed eggplant and peppers, boreks (filled pastry), and a variety of soups. $-$$

Restaurants

Vegetarian Jazzy Veggie/D 108 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0203. www.jazzyveggie.com. This casual vegetarian restaurant offers soups, entrée salads, burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. $ Seva Restaurant/W 2541 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1111. www.sevarestaurant.com. Offering awardwinning vegetarian cuisine, full bar, a fresh juice bar, coffee bar, and a casual atmosphere. Sunday brunch, kids menu, and gluten-free options. $$-$$$

Vietnamese Ginger Deli/C 303 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, (734) 786-1331. www.gingerdeli.com. A small Vietnamese deli offering pho, banh mi, goi cuon, summer rolls, Thai iced tea, shaved ice, and more. $ Saigon Garden/C 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-7006. www.saigongardenannarbor.com. Offers delicious, authentic, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. $$-$$$

Chelsea Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea, (734) 475-9999. www.articcoliseum.net/breakaway.html. Menu includes pizza, steaks, blue cheese fries, burgers, grinders, and Italian dishes. Watch one of the 20 TVs, play pool or Golden Tee, or watch the action on the ice. $-$$ Big Boy 1610 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-8603. www.bigboy.com. $-$$ Chelsea Alehouse Brewery 420 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-5500. www.chelseaalehouse.com. Features American and English style ales as well as delicious entrées. $-$$ Chelsea Grille 1120 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-7714. www.thechelseagrille.com Serving American classics and regional specialties using the freshest ingredients. $$


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Ellie's Chocolate Café 312 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1457. Serving a variety of chocolates, ice cream, coffee, and espresso, as well as burgers, grinders, homemade soup, fresh pastries, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches.$ Las Fuentes Authentic Mexican Restaurant 350 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-6092. Featuring authentic old-style Mexican classics and family favorites. $-$$

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Chinese Tonite 1127 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-3797. One of the busiest carry-out counters. $-$$ Cleary’s Pub 113 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1922. www.clearyspubchelsea.com. Offers Guinness or Harp along with traditional Irish dishes, sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and salads. Live music on Fri and Sat nights and Irish jam sessions on select Sundays. Visit facebook.com/clearyspub for details. $-$$ The Common Grill 112 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0470. www.commongrill.com. An upscale bistro offering fresh, imaginative American dishes and superb service. Zagat recently named it one of "America's Top Restaurants." Specialties include grilled Black Angus sirloin steak, grilled Ahi tuna salad, smoked chicken pasta, seafood chowder, and homemade rolls. Executive Chef and owner Craig Common has earned accolades in Gourmet, and Bon Apetit. $$-$$$

Mike’s Deli 114 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-5980. 72 different sandwiches using Zingerman’s bread. Salads, soups, gourmet cheesecakes, and mini melts ice cream. $-$$ Plaid Melon 312 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1457. www.plaidmelon.com. Serving comfortable food, with a few twists. Open for breakfast and lunch. $ Smokehouse 52 BBQ 125 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 562-2565. A real pit BBQ restaurant. $-$$ Stivers Restaurant 11 S. Fletcher Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3610. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily specials. Food made from scratch daily. Serving Chelsea for over 50 years. $-$$ Uptown Coney Island 1555 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-1012. www.uptownconey.com. More than hot dogs, Uptown offers a tasty breakfast menu and Coney Island favorites. $-$$ Wolverine Food & Spirits 20460 Old US 12, Chelsea, (734) 475-9014. Offering delicious, affordable meals. Serving steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and pub grub. Three big-screen TVs. A favorite spot to take in the big game. $-$$ ZouZou’s Café & Coffee Bar 101 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-4226. www.zouzouscafe.com. Providing salads, homemade soups, sandwiches, fresh baked goods, ice cream, and specialty drinks. $-$$

Dexter A&W All-American Food 8220 Dexter Chelsea Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4427. www.awrestaurants.com. A true slice of Americana. Serves up all-American classics complete with car hops. Be sure to sample the root beer. Open seasonally. $ Alpha Coney Island 7049 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-0900. Offering Coney fare along with sandwiches, salads, and breakfast favorites. $-$$ Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill 8031 Main St., Dexter, (734) 424-1400. www.aubrees.com. An elegant tavern in a state-of-the-art sports bar. Great pizza, reasonable prices, and friendly service. $-$$ Classic Pizza 8015 Huron St., Dexter, (734) 426-1900. www.eatclassicpizza.com. Menu includes pizza, subs, salads, pita sandwiches, and more. $-$$

Dexter Bakery 8101 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-3848. wwww.thedexterbakery.com. Offers cakes, baked goods, sandwiches, soups, and beverages. $-$$ Dexter's Coney Island 8124 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-2255. Offering homemade Greek and American food. $-$$ Dexter's Pub 8114 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1234. www.dexterspub.com Great food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Featuring steaks, seafood, burgers, 20 beers on tap, and a great wine selection. $-$$ Foggy Bottom Coffee House 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-9630. www.foggybottomcoffee.com. Creates its own coffee, roasts, and blends it in the shop. Serving unique sandwiches, soups, and salads. $


Food Zone 7023 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-3410. foodzonedexter.com. Traditional Chinese cuisine. $-$$

Redbrick Kitchen & Bar 8093 Main St., Dexter, (734) 424-0420. www.redbrickkitchen.com. Features pubstyle appetizers and entrĂŠes along with house-made desserts. $$-$$$

Joe and Rosie's Coffee and Tea 8074 Main St., Dexter, (734) 253-2344. www.joeandrosie.com Offering specialty coffee drinks, loose-leaf teas, smoothies, dessert, soups, and sandwiches. $

Stucchi's 7050 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-0525. www.stucchis.com. Locally made super premium ice cream and frozen yogurt. Everything from milkshakes to flurries. Homemade waffle cones. $-$$

Katie's 2830 Baker Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4707. Family-friendly neighborhood restaurant featuring sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and children's menu. $-$$ Mr. Pita 7050 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-0525. www.mrpita.com. Offers a wide variety of pita sandwiches, salads, and soups. Serving up healthy and delicious deli favorites. $

Terry B's Restaurant and Bar 7954 Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-3727. www.terrybs.com. This upscale bistro offers new American fare with an eclectic twist. Serving dinner only. $$$-$$$$

Manchester C & C Pizza 327 W. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-9000. Pizza, salads, subs, and other Italian favorites. $-$$

Coffee Mill CafĂŠ 115 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-8972. Offering full breakfast and lunch menu including omelets, pancakes, homemade soups, burgers, and a variety of sandwiches. Free Wi-Fi. Open daily. $

Pleasant Lake Inn 11273 Pleasant Lake Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-7993. Sports bar with big-screen TVs, pool tables, darts, and outdoor dining overlooking Pleasant Lake. Serving American classics and pub grub. Happy hour. Daily specials. $-$$

Frank's Place 104 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-8003. Enjoy old world Italian recipes in a casual European atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Over 25 years of tradition. $$

The Village Tap 237 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-7032. Burgers, sandwiches, and pub grub. $-$$

Hungry Wolf 20400 E. Austin Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-9380. Burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pork chops, and more. $-$$

China One 29 E. Main St., Milan, (734) 439-8401. Specializes in New York-style Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. $-$$

Linda's Diner 9610 Chelsea-Manchester Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-1248. Serving hearty, homemade breakfast and lunch. Menu ranges from barbeque ribs and lasagna, to rhubarb pie and carrot cake. $-$$

Milan

Lighthouse Coffee Co. 9 W. Main St., Milan, (734) 439-3623. www.lighthousecoffeeco.com. Variety of bagels, sandwiches, pastries, soups, salads, full espresso bar, and Hershey's ice creams. $


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Milan Coney Island 1152 Dexter St., Milan, (734) 439-3503. Serving Coney Island favorites. $-$$

Saline

City Limits Diner and Pancake House 220 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-0009. Breakfasts are the house specialty and are served from 7am - 3pm every day. $-$$

Biwako Sushi 1355 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-6301. Offering a large selection of custom rolls including the Las Vegas Roll and Volcano Roll. Also offers non-sushi dishes. $-$$

Dan's Downtown Tavern 103 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-3159. Sports bar offering a variety of burgers and other pub grub favorites. Occasional live music with karaoke. $-$$

Brecon Grille 101 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-4868. www.brecongrillsaline.com. English-style pub and grill offering burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and famous seafood chowder. Full bar with extensive wine list and English beers and ales. $$-$$$

Detroit Hot Dog Company 103 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 323-7927. Offers handcrafted hot dogs with legendary local ingredients. $

Brewed Awakenings Café 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 681-0078. www.brewedawakeningscafe.com. Tasty brewed coffees, made-from-scratch baked goods, espresso, lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, panini sandwiches, salads, and soups. $ Bridgewater Bank Tavern 8452 Boettner Rd., Saline, (734) 429-5875. Offers the best pub grub, a variety of sandwiches, and daily specials. $-$$ Carrigan Café 101 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 316-7633 Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, sweet roll, a tasty dessert, or a delicious sandwich; also serving ice cream desserts. Wi-Fi available. $

Gabriel's Hoagies 972 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 316-2651. www.gabrielshoagies.com. Known for its cheese steak hoagie. Also serves a lunchmeat special, ham and cheese, and salads. A mainstay for over 50 years. $ Joyful House 515 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-3197. www.joyfulhouserestaurant.com. Offering traditional Chinese dishes. Carry-out or sit down. $ Leo’s Coney Island 6889 State St., Saline, (734) 944-7100. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$

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Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack 104 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-6227. www.macsinsaline.com. Featuring seafood dishes with a Cajun flare. Serves a wide selection of fish (delivered daily), oysters, and traditional fish-n-chips as well as freshly made gumbo, Cajun shrimp, jambalaya, and homemade key lime pie. $$-$$$ Mancino's Pizza and Grinders 1323 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-2838. www.mancinossaline.com. Provides hot Eastern-style grinders (subs), pizzas, and pastas, baked fresh daily. $-$$ Mangiamo Italian Grill 107 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-0060. Enjoy pizza, pasta, salads, and other Italian dishes, Michigan-made wines, and a variety of beers. Desserts feature Mickey's Downtown ice creams. $-$$ Oscar's Sports & Grill 6877 State Rd., Saline, (734) 429-7700. www.oscarssportsgrill.com. Serving great tasting food that's prepared fresh with quality ingredients. Extensive menu including specialty pizzas. HD screens throughout, great atmosphere, outdoor patio, and friendly service. $-$$

Ypsilanti Abe’s Coney Island 402 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-2008. Offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Coney Island specialties. $ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2739. www.arborbrewing.com. See listing under Microbreweries, page 19. $-$$ Asia City 2905 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 829-0999. www.asiacityrestaurant.com. Authentic Chinese cooking; buffet with over 100 different entrées including seafood, chicken, vegetables, beef, and a dessert bar. $-$$ Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill 2122 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1525. www.aubrees.com. An elegant tavern in a state-of-the-art sports bar. Great pizza, reasonable prices, and friendly service. $-$$ Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks 39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-2015. See listing under Nightlife, page 18. $-$$$ B-24s 217 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-5143. www.b-24s.com. Serving premium coffee, Guernsey ice creams, fresh baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. $

Ruby Tuesday 1375 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-3873. www.rubytuesday.com. Thirty different burger selections and seventy-seven salad bar items, plus a complete entrée menu. Curbside Beezy’s Coffee & Café 20 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, service available. $-$$ (734) 485-9625. www.beezyscafe.com. Menu features Saline Downtown Diner breakfast items, espresso, sweets, homemade 131 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, soups, salads, and sandwiches. $ (734) 316-2343. www.salinedowntowndiner.com. Offering an eclectic menu including Ahi tuna sandwiches, Bentley’s American Grille 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-2000. pulled pork and beef brisket, homemade www.annarbormarriott.com. Located in the coffee cake, Kahlua and cinnamon crème Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti. Casual dining for French toast, and mixed berry crepes. $ breakfast and early lunch. Bountiful buffets, delicious daily specials, and generous Saline Inn portions. $$-$$$ 434 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-2004. Family-style restaurant featuring breakfast anytime, lunch, and dinner; daily specials. Children’s menu available. $-$$


Bill's Hot Dog Stand 1292 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-2831. A mainstay serving hotdogs with or without chili, topped with a choice of onions, cheese, or mustard. Loose burgers also served along with fresh-made root beer. $ Blue Wolf Grill 2333 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 879-1507. www.bluewolfgrill.com. American cuisine featuring local ingredients and Michigan products. $-$$ The Bomber Restaurant 306 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-0550. www.bomberrestaurant.net. Features the Bomber Breakfast: four eggs, a pound of potatoes, and a pound of meat as featured on Food Network’s "Top 5 Over-Indulgences." Open for lunch. $-$$ Bona Sera Café 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-6335. www.eatypsi.com. Eclectic-menu offers a variety of sandwiches including a Vietnamese Porchetta Banh Mi, and assorted soups, salads, desserts, and flatbreads. $-$$ Boneheads Bar-B-Que 10256 Willis Rd., Willis, (734) 461-9250. www.boneheadsinc.com. Specializes in barbeque. Features ribs, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, burgers, salads, and “pickle chips.” $$-$$$ The Bread Basket Deli 4003 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 677-7717. www.breadbasketdelis.com. Serving generous portions of deli favorites, including a popular corned beef sandwich. $-$$ Buffalo Wild Wings 216 James L. Hart Pkwy., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-7410. www.buffalowildwings.com. Full menu. Full bar. Carryout available. Features 51 TVs, including 11 big screens. $-$$ Café Ollie 42 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-8050. Sandwiches, simple comfort food, coffees, espressos, ice cream. Menu features items for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans. $

Chick-Inn 501 Holmes Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-3639. An Ypsilanti landmark since 1953. This authentic drive-in, complete with carhops, serves classics like burgers, fries, hot dogs, onion rings, and milkshakes. $-$$ China One 1047 Emerick St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-3333. Menu specializes in New York-style Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. $-$$ Dalat 100 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-7600. www.dalatcorestaurant.com. Serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Lunch specials. $-$$ DKY Sushi & Thai 1828 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-9888. www.dkysushiandthai.com. Offering a variety of specialty and traditional sushi, tempura, and Thai dishes. $$-$$$ Dom Bakeries 1305 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3175. This family-owned bakery offers fresh-made donuts, rolls, muffins, brownies, and cookies. Also features custom-made cakes with rich buttercream frosting. $ The Full House 57 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5920. www.fulhouserestaurant.info. Boasts “the only burgers in town.” $-$$ Gabriel's Hoagies 2585 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-5846. www.gabrielshoagies.net. Known for its cheese steak hoagie, a lunchmeat special, ham and cheese, and salads. The original Ypsilanti location has been a mainstay for over 50 years. $ The Golden Egg 2660 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-0100. Family restaurant with emphasis on good food, good service, and great prices. $ Great Wall 2128 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-9040. Offers New York-style Chinese food. Eat-in or carry-out. $-$$

Haab’s Restaurant 18 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-8200. www.haabsrestaurant.com. An Ypsilanti tradition since 1934. A commitment to fresh quality ingredients served in a traditional manner. Features New York strip steak, prime London broil, and seafood. Full bar. $-$$$ Hana Korean Restaurant 1346 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-2455. Traditional Korean dishes like barbecued short ribs, bi bim bop, and others. $-$$ Harvest Kitchen 32 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 395-7782. www.harvest-kitchen.com. Perfect for the always busy. Offers ready-to-go meals prepared organically and locally. $-$$ Harvest Moon Cafe 5484 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-8100. www.harvestmooncafe.biz. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, numerous daily specials, and home-style favorites. Serves beer and wine. Great kids meals. Outdoor patio. $-$$

IHOP 4221 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-4467. www.ihop.com. An American classic serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $-$$ Insomnia Cookies 733 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (877)-632-6654. www.Insomniacookies.com. Offers many varieties of fresh-baked, delicious cookies delivered warm from the oven right to your door. $-$$ La Casita Taqueria 2866 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-0857. Serves homemade, authentic Mexican specialties. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available. Dine in or carry out. $-$$ La Fiesta Mexicana 529 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1666. lafiestamexicana.net. Serves home-cooked flavor in its authentic Mexican dishes. $-$$


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La Fuente 1930 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-6644. Family-owned restaurant that serves Mexican food prepared daily from scratch using recipes that have been handed down from generations. $-$$

Lucky 7 1777 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7770. lucky7chinesefood.com. Menu includes General Tso’s chicken, creamy corn chicken soup, and beef noodle soup. Take-out diner. Limited seating. $-$$

Lai Lai Restaurant 4023 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 677-0790. lailaiypsilanti.com. Szechuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese dishes. Dim sum available daily. $-$$

MAIZ Mexican Cantina 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-6010. www.maizmexican.com A fresh approach to traditional favorites and Tex-Mex specialties. Food prepared from scratch daily using local purveyors and ingredients. $-$$

Leo’s Coney Island 1342 Anna J. Stepp Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-9203. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$

New York Pizza Depot 308 Perrin St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-1941. www.pizza-ypsilanti.com. Serving pizza by the slice, salads, hot and cold subs, pasta, oven-baked dishes, Italian specialties, desserts, and more. $-$$ Nirmal Indian Cuisine 2874 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-4709. www.nirmalindiancuisine.com. Serving traditional Indian classics like samsos and tandoori chicken, along with unexpected dishes. $-$$

Los Amigos 2851 Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-3084. www.losamigosmexrest.com. Serving a variety of classic Mexican dishes. Live Mariachi band on Sundays. $

Pea Pod Inn 330 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-7280. Menu includes sesame chicken, hunan beef, soups, egg rolls, and more. $-$$ Pho House 2224 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, 734-961-8253. Serving up Vietnamese cuisine including pho and other Vietnamese favorites. $-$$ Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill 2649 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-3333. www.pitapitaonline.com. Home-style Middle Eastern food and homemade pastries. $-$$ Red Rock Downtown Barbeque 207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-2381. www.redrockypsi.com. Offering in-house smoked barbecue pulled pork, beef brisket, Saint Louis style ribs, and chicken with housemade sides. House-made barbecue sauces. Full bar with 20 beers on tap. $-$$$ Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill 1334 Anna J. Stepp St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-9727. www.riowraps.com. A fresh food alternative offering a variety of tacos, nachos, Quesa Rio’s, salads, and classic and deli wraps. $-$$ Roy's Squeeze Inn and Roy's Squeeze Inn Bar & Grill 1315 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3999. 2283 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-8989. www.royssqueezeinn.com. Serving delicious burgers, BBQ sandwiches, fries, shakes, and more. Full bar at the Ellsworth Road location. Family-friendly. Dine-in or carryout. $-$$ Sidetrack Bar & Grill 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1035. www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com. Its burgers were rated in the top 20 by GQ Magazine. Extensive menu. 16 microbrews on tap. Outdoor seating. $-$$ Sottini's Sub Shop 1525 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-1111. Choose from a variety of subs for a quick bite to eat. Catering available. $-$$

STUFD 505 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, 734-340-6952. The latest restaurant to arrive in Ypsilanti. Serving up high quality, inexpensive burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and more. $ Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea 735 W. Cross St. Ypsilanti, (734) 340-6865. www.sweetwatercafe.com. Classic café fare and globally influenced coffees and teas in a tasteful environment. $-$$ The Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5320. www.taproomypsi.com. See listing under Nightlife, page 19. $-$$ Terry's Bakery 119 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-9511. Offering fresh muffins, cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and specialty items. Gluten-free mixes. Wholesale and special orders welcome. $-$$ Tower Inn Cafe 701 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-4000. www.towerinncafe.com. Serves pub grub, stone-baked pizza, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. Voted one of the best Greek restaurants in the Detroit area. $-$$ Ugly Mug Café 317 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-4684. www.uglymugcafeandroastery.com. One of the first small batch artisan roasteries in Michigan and among the first to introduce the art of third-wave specialty coffee. Serves a variety of coffees, brownies, muffins, scones, and bagel sandwiches. $-$$ Wolverine Grill 228 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1727. www.thewolverinegrill.com. Delicious and reasonably priced menu includes house specialties and customer favorites in a relaxed atmosphere. $-$$ The Wurst Bar 705 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6720. www.wurstbarypsi.com. Serving gourmet brats and burgers including Rattlesnake Chorizo, Rabbit & Fig Sausage as well as freshly prepared and locally sourced traditional items. Offers Michigan craft beer and vegetarian options. $-$$


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Bed & Breakfasts $ = $45–$70 $$ = $70–$100 $$$ = $100+ Ann Arbor Bed and Breakfast 921 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-9100. www.annarborbedandbreakfast.com. This mid-century modern chalet overlooks U-M’s central campus. Each uniquely decorated room has pillow-top king or queen beds, private en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and TV/DVD. Amenities include a hearty, hot breakfast, covered parking, a/c, snacks, and a computer for guest use. Non-smoking. Innkeeper: Pat Materka. Nine rooms. $$-$$$ Avalyn Garden Bed and Breakfast 1930 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5986. www.avalyngarden.com. Close to U-M’s campus and downtown. The home was refurbished in 2005, adding a gourmet kitchen, sunroom, and dining room while maintaining the original 1920’s Arts and Crafts architectural style. Innkeepers: Lee and Donna Perry. Three rooms. $$$ Baxter House Bed and Breakfast 719 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 474-5021. www.baxterhousebandb.com. A newly renovated turn-of-the-century home in a quiet neighborhood close to downtown, U-M hospitals, Kerrytown, and the Amtrak Station. A blend of craftsman and modern architecture. Amenities include all-cotton linens, natural food, a/c, Wi-Fi, cable TV, bikes, and parking. Innkeeper: Kathleen Baxter. Three rooms. A full first floor apartment that sleeps six is also available. $$-$$$ Burnt Toast Inn 415 W. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 395-4114. www.burnttoastinn.com. A unique, comfortable home on the Old West Side. Walking distance to the U-M campus and downtown. Serving organic, tasty breakfasts. Resident dogs on-site. Internet available, non-smoking, eclectic décor. Innkeeper: Sarah Okuyama. Five rooms. $$-$$$ Cadgwith Too Bed & Breakfast 706 Third St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1657. www.cadgwithtoo.com. A comfortable home on the Old West Side, a short walk to downtown or the stadium. Wi-Fi, a/c, and off-street parking. King, queen, or twin accommodations. Breakfasts are planned with guests upon arrival. No smoking or pets. Innkeepers: Kathy Wirstrom and Jeff Taggart. Two rooms. $$-$$$

Casa Del Sol Bed and Breakfast 1234 Creal Crescent, Ann Arbor, (734) 945-4077. www.casadelsolbb.com. A comfortable place without the bustle of the city, yet close to downtown. Offers a/c, Wi-Fi, DVD and CD players, and basic cable. Enjoy the front porch or the backyard sitting spaces. Your host speaks English and Spanish. No smoking. Innkeeper: Marta Schonfeld. Four rooms. $-$$ Chelsea House Victorian Inn 118 E. Middle St., Chelsea, (877) 618-4935 / (734) 475-2244. www.chelseahouseinn.com. Private baths, free Wi-Fi, TV, queen beds, robes and slippers, and a hot breakfast including fruit crepes. Located near Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theater, the Common Grill restaurant, a day spa, golf courses, lakes, and parks. 15 minutes from Ann Arbor. Innkeepers: Jim and Kim Myles. Five rooms. $$-$$$ Davies House Inn Georgetown 1355 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-1722. www.davieshouseinn.com. Located on the Georgetown Golf Club. Known for scrumptious breakfasts, killer U-M tailgates, and personalized service. Offers whole house rental; extended stay efficiency apartments; cozy queen-bed suites with en suite bath; and standard rooms with shared bath. Amenities: cable TV, Wi-Fi, robes and slippers, and ample parking. Innkeeper: Jan Davies McDermott. Five rooms. $$-$$$ First Street Garden Inn 549 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 223-5653. www.firststreetgardeninn.com. A quiet, turnof-the-century home close to downtown, main campus, and U-M stadium. The master suite offers a queen bed, sitting room, cable TV, and private bath. The Art Deco bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. Offers full breakfasts with homemade pastries, free Wi-Fi, and a piano. Innkeepers: Kathy Clark and Michael Anglin. Two rooms. $$-$$$ Gotta Scrap Inn 427 Riverside Dr., Manchester, (734) 428-9248. www.gotta-scrapinn.com. This scrapbooking B&B is the perfect place for girlfriend getaways, slumber parties, retreats, and more. Offers spa services at an additional charge. Innkeeper: Amy Kozlowski. Eight rooms. $$-$$$ The Homestead Bed & Breakfast 9279 Macon Rd., Saline, (734) 429-9625. www.homesteadsaline.com. Located in an 1851 brick farmhouse on 35 acres. Offering a library, living room, and parlor. Decorated with a mix of Victorian, country, and comfort. Full breakfast on weekends; continental breakfast weekdays. Friendly house cats on the premises. Innkeepers: Ike and Martha Furbush. Five rooms. $-$$

The Library Bed & Breakfast 808 Mary St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6815. Choose from the poetry, fiction/mystery, and miniature/pop-up bedrooms. Rare Books Living Room is full of special collections. Full service with kitchen and shared bathroom. Walk to campus, sports arenas, and downtown. Full breakfast. Wi-Fi and walking maps available. Parking. Visa/ MasterCard accepted. Pets in owner's lodging. Innkeeper: Joan Knoertzer. Three rooms. $$ Parish House Inn 103 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-4800 / (800) 480-4866. www.parishhouseinn.com Victorian charm with modern amenities. Rooms have cozy quilts, private baths, TV's, DVD player, a video library, and phones. Free Wi-Fi, a full breakfast, cookies, popcorn, tea, coffee and a/c. Walking distance to EMU, restaurants, and shops. 20-minute drive to U-M, Detroit Metro airport, and train station. Innkeeper: Chris Mason. Five rooms. $$-$$$ Queen’s Residence Bed & Breakfast 220 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8435. www.queensresidence.com. This spacious 1870 Victorian home is 20 minutes from Detroit airport and 15 minutes from Ann Arbor. Rooms have period antiques, quality bedding, cable TV, DVD, a/c, and Wi-Fi. Offers a 17th century tavern (for guest use) and a private outdoor hot tub. Includes a full breakfast and snacks. Innkeepers: Joe and Marla Queen. Five rooms. $$-$$$

Bellanina Guest House - Kerrytown 409 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com. This secondfloor suite offers a full bath, kitchenette, LR, office with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV/DVD, stereo, and king-sized bed. Parking available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps 4. $$$ Bellanina Guest House - On-The-Park 1530 Siller Terrace, Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com. A spacious, contemporary duplex on Virginia Park. Bathroom with dual sinks and fully equipped kitchen. Pet friendly. High chair/pack-n-play/WD/TV/DVD, and stereo. Parking available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps 5. $$$ Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House 227 Orchard Hills Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 414-0811. www.flwpalmerhouse.com. A brick and cypress late period Frank Lloyd Wright house whose design is based on the equilateral triangle. Exemplifies Wright’s American organic architecture in which all parts relate to the whole and link to the environment. A tea house sits on the two acres of woods surrounding the home. Rental of full home only. Sue and Gary Cox. Three rooms. $$$

Hartman House Lodging and Event Center 2510 Hartman Rd., Saline, (734) 429-7823 / (734) 260-4080. Located next to a small brook and woods where deer and wild turkeys cross the property. The master bedroom has a private bathroom. Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers: Taylor and Charlene Jacobsen. Four 1917 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 417-7223. rooms; additional beds available. $$-$$$ www.stonechalet.com. A serene and welcoming 1917 authentic Swiss Chalet made of solid granite Himalayan Lodge block and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The 120 Eighth St., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-3107. four-building complex is in a quiet neighborhood www.himalayanlodge.com. Located in the historic close to U-M campus. Rooms for one to six people. Old West Side, just west of downtown, the Lodge Wi-Fi, private baths, great breakfasts. Innkeepers: is a 10-minute walk from the vibrant Main Street. Lana Hawkins and Mike Soltis. Ten rooms. $$$ Two guest rooms and two full baths. Sleeps 4. Innkeeper: Heather O’Neal. $$$ Waterloo Gardens Bed and Breakfast 7600 Werkner Rd., Chelsea, (877) 433-1612. www.waterloogardensbb.com. A family-friendly inn serving full breakfast daily. Enjoy the solarium with hot tub, billiards, Wi-Fi, fitness center, and video library. Near Waterloo Recreation Area, Common Grill, and Purple Rose Theatre. Pets welcome. Innkeepers: Lourdean and Gary Offenbacher. Three rooms. $$-$$$

Other Accommodations Bellanina Guest House – Central Downtown 336 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com. This twobedroom duplex includes a full kitchen, private parking, and a fully-equipped workstation with Wi-Fi, printer/fax/ scanner/monitor. High-chair and pack-n-play available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps five. $$$


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A Victory Inn & Suites

3750 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 971-2000, (866) 971-6717

www.avictoryhotels.com 102 

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, 48197, (734) 487-2000, (888) 236-2427

www.annarbormarriott.com 243 

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites

2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 973-6100, (800) 973-6101

www.annarborregent.com

Bell Tower Hotel

300 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 769-3010, (800) 562-3559

www.belltowerhotel.com 66

Campus Inn

615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 769-2200, (800) 666-8693

www.campusinn.com 208 

Candlewood Suites

701 Waymarket Way, Ann Arbor, 48103, (734) 663-2818, (888) CANDLEWO

www.candlewoodsuites.com 122 

Chelsea Comfort Inn & Village Conference Center 1645 Commerce Park Dr., Chelsea, 48118, (734) 433-8000, (800) 424-6423

www.comfortinnchelsea.com 82

Comfort Inn & Suites

2376 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 477-9977

www.comfortinn.com 91 

Comfort Inn & Suites University South

3501 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 761-8838

www.comfortinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor

3205 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 995-5900, (800) 321-2211

www.marriott.com/arbch 160  

Days Inn

2380 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 971-0700, (888) 440-2021

www.daysinn.com 127  

Embassy Hotel

200 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 662-7100

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Executive Learning and Conference Center

710 E. University, Ann Arbor, 48109, (734) 764-7677

www.acc-elandconferencecenter.com 105

Extended Stay America University South

1501 Briarwood Circle Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 332-1980, (800) 804-3724 www.extendedstayamerica.com 112

Extended Stay America Detroit-Ann Arbor

3265 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 997-7623, (800) 804-3724

www.extendedstayamerica.com 71 

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

3285 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 995-5200, (800) 407-3395

www.marriott.com/arbfi 109 

Hampton Inn – North

2300 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 996-4444, (800) HAMPTON

www.hamptoninnannarbor.com 129 

Hampton Inn – South

925 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 665-5000, (800) HAMPTON

www.annarborsouth.hamptoninn.com 149

Harmony House Motel

615 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 48198, (734) 485-4200

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Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor

1401 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 327-6400, (877) STAY-HGI www.annarbor.hgi.com 130    

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

600 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 761-2929, (888) HOLIDAY

www.hiexpressaa.com 107 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ann Arbor West

323 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103, (734) 827-1100

www.hiexpress.com 120 

Holiday Inn Express – Chelsea

1540 Commerce Park Dr., Chelsea, 48118, (734) 433-1600, (888) 465-4329

www.hiexpress.com 65  

Holiday Inn & Suites, University of MI Area

3155 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 213-1900

www.holidayinn.com

Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan

3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 769-9800, (800) 800-5560

www.hiannarbor.com 225  

Inn at the Michigan League

911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, 48109, (734) 764-3177

http://uunions.umich.edu/league 21 

Kensington Court Ann Arbor

610 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 761-7800, (800) 344-7829

www.kcourtaa.com 198  

Lamp Post Inn

2424 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, 48104, (734) 971-8000 , (877) 971-8001

www.lamppostinn.com 54

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

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3764 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 665-9900

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Red Roof Inn University of Michigan North

3621 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 996-5800, (800) RED-ROOF

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Red Roof Inn University of Michigan South

3505 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 665-3500, (800) RED-ROOF

www.redroof.com 119

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Residence Inn by Marriott

800 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 996-5666, (888) 236-2427

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Residence Inn by Marriott Ann Arbor North

3535 Green Ct., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 327-0011

www.mariott.com/arbrn 82  

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Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

3200 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108, (734) 996-0600, (800) 848-2770

www.sheraton.com/annarbor 197 

Sleep Inn & Suites

1230 Dexter St., Milan, 48160, (734) 439-1400

www.sleepinn.com 63 

Star Motel

335 E. Lewis St., Milan, 48160, (734) 439-2448

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

1301 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, (734) 327-5900

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Weber‘s Inn

3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103, (734) 769-2500, (800) 443-3050

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2900 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, 48103, (734) 665-4444

www.wyndham.com/hotels/36846

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AirRide (734) 707-7AIR (7247) www.myairride.com. Convenient, frequent public transit service Detroit Metropolitan Airport connecting Ann Arbor with Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Daily Located off I-94, about 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. For flight reservations and confirmations call or consult website: round trips serve downtown Ann Arbor, Briarwood Mall area, Air Canada . . . . . . . . . (888) 247-2262, www.aircanada.com U-M campus, and both DTW terminals. See website for schedule. Air France . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 237-2747, www.airfrance.us AirTran Airways . . . . . . . (800) 247-8726, www.airtran.com Ann Arbor Transportation Authority American Airlines . . . . . . . . (800) 433-7300, www.aa.com (734) 996-0400 (Routes and schedules) Delta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 221-1212, www.delta.com www.theride.org. Offers convenient, reliable public transit Frontier Airlines . (800) 432-1359, www.frontierairlines.com service as well as paratransit, carpool, and vanpool services for Lufthansa Airlines . . . .(800) 645-3880, www.lufthansa.com commuters into and within the greater Ann Arbor area. Royal Jordanian . . . . . . . . . . (212) 949-0050, www.rj.com Southwest Airlines . . (800) 435-9792, www.southwest.com Blue Lakes Charters & Tours . . . . . . . . . . (800) 282-4BUS Spirit Airlines . . . . . . . . . . (800) 772-7117, www.spirit.com Greyhound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 662-5773 United Airlines . . . . . . . . (800) 864-8331, www.united.com 116 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor. US Airways . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 428-4322, www.usair.com Indian Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 292-3831 Megabus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 462-6342 Ann Arbor Airport State St. commuter lot, Ann Arbor. 801 Airport Dr. (S. State St., near I-94), (734) 994-2841. Metro Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 456-1701 www.a2gov.org. A municipal facility handling business, charter, Trinity Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 284-4200 and private flights. Taxi, limousine, and rental car services are available. Car Rental Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6666. www.willowrunairport.com. Occupies 2,600 acres and serves cargo, corporate, and general aviation clients.

Airport Transportation/Taxi Airtran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 646-2020 Amazing Blue Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 846-0007 Ann Arbor Yellow Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 663-3355 Blue Cab Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 547-2222 Golden Limo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 249-6007 Metro Cabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 997-6500 Skoot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(313) 230-2331 Stadium Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 695-0800

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Alamo Car Rental/National Car Rental 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 769-8437 Auto Key Vehicle Rentals 2850 S. Main St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 930-2886 Avis Rent-A-Car 3600 Plymouth Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 663-9513 Enterprise Rent-A-Car 438 W. Huron St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 327-2600 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 769-1144 3880 Jackson Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 930-4900 4555 Washtenaw Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 971-1221 Hertz Rent-A-Car 3200 Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 761-1176 3900 Jackson Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 913-0233 4663 Washtenaw Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 528-9692 National Car Rental 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 769-8437 Zipcar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(866) 494-7227

Limo/Car Service Several airport transportation companies may also provide limousine service. 1-Airport Transportation Detroit . . . . . . .(877) 389-7332 A&J Travel Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 665-3878 A-1 Airport Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 642-0010

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A2Y Regional Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 AirRide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Ann Arbor Art Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . inside front cover Annodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Arbor Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Arbor Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Big 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Charles Reinhart Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Chelsea Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Chelsea Comfort Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Comfort Inn & Suites University South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Conor O'Neill’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Cornman Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Detroit Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Eagle Crest Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Eastern Michigan University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Gandy Dancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Gerald Ford Presidential Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Golden Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hampton Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Holiday Inn Express & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Holiday Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Indian Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Isalita Cantina Mexicana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Jolly Pumpkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Kerrytown Market & Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mainstreet Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Mani Osteria and Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Matthaei Botanical Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Metro Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Michigan Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Mission Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Mix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Motawi Tileworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

A2 Area MetroRide Taxi Service . . . . . . . .(734) 709-1204 A2 Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 434-8000 Ann Arbor Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 418-9072 Ann Arbor Metro Airport Service . . . . . . .(734) 507-9220 Arbor Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 663-5959 D&D Executive Transportation . . . . . . . . .(734) 398-3333 Easy Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 975-6898 Golden Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 668-8282 Kerby's Kurb Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 741-7154 Kids Kruiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 255-3556 Metro Airport Transporation . . . . . . . . . .(800) 880-5199 Metro Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-1701 Metro Quick Pick Car Service . . . . . . . . . .(734) 218-1883 Trinity Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(877) 248-4200

Rail Amtrak 325 Depot St., Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 994-4906

Important Numbers Emergency Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Travel Michigan / Pure Michigan . . . . . . .(888) 784-7328

Chambers of Commerce Ann Arbor /Ypsilanti Regional . . . . . . . . .(734) 665-4433 Chelsea Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 475-1145 Dexter Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 426-0887 Manchester Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 476-4565 Milan Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 439-7932 Saline Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 429-4494

Colleges/Universities Cleary University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 686-1883 Concordia University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(888) 282-2338 Eastern Michigan University . . . . . . . . . . (734) 487-1849 University of Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 764-INFO Washtenaw Community College . . . . . . . (734) 973-3300

Hospitals St. Joseph Mercy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 712-3456 University of Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 936-4000 Veteran’s Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . .(734) 769-7100

Oscar's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Planet Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 The Ravens Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Red Roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Renaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Residence Inn Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Residence Inn Marriott North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The Roumanis Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Sheraton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 SideTrack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Slurping Turtle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 U-M Conference Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 University of Michigan Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 UMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Village Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Washtenaw Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Webers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover Wyndham Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . inside back cover


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