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Food & Restaurant Guide FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS


Welcome! I have been lucky enough to spend the last four years of my life in Ann Arbor - a city of great food and discoveries. Within that time I have been able to explore and experience the many restaurants Ann Arbor has to offer. I have learned so much about each one and wanted to share this information with other college students. You won’t find the restaurants broken up by cuisine, but instead through categories seen through the lense of a college student. You also won’t see many chain restaurants in this guide, as Ann Arbor is a hub for local businesses. Lack of knowledge, a car, and money should no longer be an issue. This guide has been created with those issues in mind. It is with this guide that I hope you find a restaurant (or ten) that you either did not know about or really want to try in the near future. Enjoy & Let’s Eat! Sincerely,

Diane Thach Editor & UofM BFA 2014


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THE CLASSICS The must-go-tos of AA

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY Restaurants new to the area

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LATE NIGHT A look at what’s available past midnight

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YOUR PARENTS ARE IN TOWN Code for upscale

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EARLY RISER Breakfast and coffee shops

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IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE The bars of AA

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CULTURE SHOCK Try something a little different

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UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN Dives and small shops

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SPARKS FLY Best places for dates

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Street Eats: Food Carts of AA Birthday Freebies Map/Index of restaurants

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EXTRAS (Out of AA restaurants, grocery stores, foodies, and student orgs!


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USING THE GUIDE

Using the Guide RESTAURANT NAME (B) 1817 Address St. / (734) 777-1817 restaurantwebsite.com This is the description of the restaurant which includes information that makes it different than the next. This ranges from what the restaurant specializes in, what the popular dish is, to a unique fact about the place. DIANE’S TIP: This section is where I, Diane, give extra knowledge not included in the description section above. This can include deals/happy hours to tips about the service or anything else you’d need to know when you go.

Photo of a food item when applicable.

Next to the name of each restaurant is the type of cuisine it is generally considered. Here is a key of all the abbreviations used. (A) (AF) (B) (BR) (CC) (CH) (CO) (D) (E) (ET)

= American = Asian Fusion = Bars & Pubs = Breakfast = Caribbean & Cuban = Chinese = Coffee/Tea = Dessert = European = Ethiopian

(I) (J) (M) (ME) (P) (PA) (S) (TH) (V) (VE)

= Indian = Japanese = Mexican = Middle Eastern = Pizza = Pan Asian = Sandwiches = Thai = Vietnamese = Vegetarian


USING THE GUIDE

Walking distance from the Central Campus Diag. 5 min = 1/4 mi

Meals/Time the restaurant is open.

B = Breakfast (5-9am) BR = Brunch (9-11am) L = Lunch (12-4pm) D = Dinner (5-10pm) LN = Late Night (11-4am)

= 5 min = 5-10 min = 10-15 min = 15 min + *From Bursley Mbus stop on North Campus

Birthday deal is offered: arborwiki.org/Birthday_Deals

Take-Out Available

$-$$ B,L,D CLOSEST BUS STOP NAME (BUS ROUTE) 12A, 12B

Approximate costs of menu items.

$ $$ $$$ $$$$

= $10 & below = $10-15 = $15-20 = $20 & above

Closest AAATA bus route to restaurant. The service is free with your MCard!

Can order online

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Use your Flocktag card here, get rewards. More info on page 4.

The restaurant is frequently on EatBlue. This means there are often deals on eatblue. com that can help you save money. More info on EatBlue page 5.

Sign-up for an email subscription to get deals/coupons! Delivery available and the minimum purchasing amount or the delivery fee.

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WAYS TO SAVE

Ways to Save

Most restaurants want to draw you in and one way they do that is to offer deals that help you save money. Here are different things you can look at to save a couple bucks when eating out.

Flock Tag

Flocktag is basically a plastic card that holds all the punch cards you’d normally get at different places in one. So, that buy ten get one drink free card at the coffee shop is on there along with that buy ten sandwiches get one free card at the local deli. They also have deals such as pay $10 for 6 smoothies. flocktag.com

Groupon One tactic some restaurants try is to offer a deal on Groupon. Groupon is a site where you essentially buy gift certificates to specific restaurants for usually about half the price. For example, What CrĂŞpe? offered one where you pay $10 for a certificate towards $20 worth of food. groupon.com

Grub Hub Grub Hub is a site that focuses on the idea of helping you order online. All the restaurants they feature will let you order online and will let you know if they also offer delivery (for a specified charge). A nice feature they have is the lunch specials section. Check it out! grubhub.com


WAYS TO SAVE

Email Subscriptions This option might get annoying, but if you’re really looking for some deals - the best way is to sign up for the emails. Most restaurants will email you weekly or twice a week. A lot of them give you something free for your birthday! Some places like Biggby Coffee frequently or always send coupons as well.

Social Media It may sound like a given, but a lot of restaurants do offer special deals if you follow them on their social media outlets. They advertise weekly deals and sometimes have contests for freebies! twitter.com, facebook.com, foursquare.com

EatBlue.com Started by two University of Michigan students, EatBlue is a site that allows you to choose from delivery, take out, and dine-in options all at low prices. Different deals only offered through the site are featured daily and you can view menus to almost any of the restaurants. They also offer meal plans. A cool feature they have is their study buddy deals during exams where they offer specials if you order for two people. eatblue.com

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Photo Credit: Whitney Paris


The Classics

Some of Ann Arbor’s restaurants are almost as famous as Michigan Football. To start, here are many of the iconic places that have found their way onto numerous bucket lists.


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CLASSICS

ANGELO’S (B) 100 Catherine St. / (734) 761-8996 angelosa2.com Open as early as 6 am, Angelo’s has been a breakfast hot spot since it opened. Because of their popularity, you should generally expect to have to wait before getting seated. A crowd favorite is the raisin toast they bake themselves and the eggs benedict.

$-$$ B,BR,L GLEN/CATHERINE (BURS-BAITS, NORTHWOOD) 1U, 3

DIANE’S TIP: You can get 50% off the less expensive of two entrées on your birthday. They also have a lunch menu if you’re not in the mood for breakfast.

BIG TEN BURRITO - BTB (M) 810 S. State St. / (734) 222-3642 btbburrito.com BTB is one of the most well-known late night food options. They’re open until 4 am every night and pride themselves on speed and huge portions. They also have a Cantina location above Charley’s on South University that is closed at 2 am everyday. DIANE’S TIP: If you think you’ll frequent BTB enough, use a Flocktag card. For every $5, you get 1 point. For every 10 points you get $6.50 off any burrito.

$ L,D,LN IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH) 6, 36, 5


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ESPRESSO ROYALE (CO) DOWNTOWN: 214 S. Main St. / (734) 668-1838 711, 13, 17 NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

CENTRAL: 1101 S. University Ave. #2 / (734) 327-0740

CENTRAL: 324 S. State St. / (734) 662-2770

6, 36 NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

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Even though Espresso Royale didn’t originate in Ann Arbor, the large study spaces and fair trade coffee has made it popular. Espresso Royale has three locations and carries baked goods from local Ann Arbor businesses.

espressoroyale.com

$ B,BR,L,D

DIANE’S TIP: There are monthly ad booklets that get mailed to off campus housing. Espresso Royale always puts coupons in those ranging from a free drink to BOGO to discounts.

MAIZE & BLUE DELI (S) 1329 S. University Ave. / (734) 996-0009 maizeandbluedeli.com Maize & Blue has said to be the “college version” of Zingerman’s. It’s within central campus and has similarly portioned sandwiches for a more college friendly budget. It was featured on the Travel Channel in the Man vs. Food Ann Arbor edition with Adam Richman. DIANE’S TIP: Inside there is a wall full of Michigan athlete signatures. See if you can recognize any of them.

$-$$ L,D THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH) 4

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PIZZA HOUSE (P) 618 Church St. / (734) 995-5095 pizzahouse.com Pizza House is one of those staples in Ann Arbor where it delivers a wide variety of options in food and atmosphere. They offer pizzas, chicken tenders, pasta, subs, burgers, and even alcoholic milkshakes. They have a lot of seating which can seat large groups. It is great for that late night cheesy bread craving, a nice lunch with your parents, or even a date.

$-$$ L,D,LN EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH) 36

DIANE’S TIP: Check out their coupon specials that they run all the time. You can get a personal pizza and a drink or milkshake for $5.50!

QUICKIE BURGER (A) 800 S. State St. / (734) 222-4555 quickie-burger.com Quickie Burger is a staple to Football Saturdays. It’s located closer to South Campus on State Street, making it one of the prime establishments to eat at before a game at the Big House. They serve up hot burgers that are both filling and friendly to the college budget. DIANE’S TIP: Check out EatBlue.com for even better deals.

$ L,D,LN IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH) 6, 36, 5


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THE ORIGINAL COTTAGE INN (P) 512 E. William St. / (734) 663-3379 originalcottageinn.com This famous chain started right here in Ann Arbor in 1948. Unlike the other Cottage Inn locations, this one is meant for more than just getting delivery. At night it has a cozy atmosphere of dim lighting and smaller booths. There is also a large hanging grape sculpture above one of the areas of the dining room!

$-$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 5

DIANE’S TIP: They have 1/2 deep dish pizzas on Tuesdays, and $6 burgers and French fries on Wednesdays. For $9 you can do the lunch buffet from 11 am-2 pm.

TIO’S MEXICAN CAFÉ 401 E. Liberty St. / (734) 761-6650 tiosmexicancafe.com Like Maize & Blue Deli, Tio’s was featured on Man vs. Food with Adam Richman. Tio’s has a Mt. Nacheesmo challenge where if you eat the entire 5 lb platter of nachos in 45 minutes you get your picture on their hall of fame. If you fail, your picture is instead put on the wall of shame. DIANE’S TIP: I’ve heard a lot about how good the margaritas there are. If you’re looking for food on the more authentic side, head to Tio’s.

$-$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 6

$10 MIN

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WASHTENAW DAIRY (D) 602 S. Ashley St. / (734) 662-3244 washtenawdairy.com

$ B,BR,L,D THE UNION (COMM. SOUTH)

Washtenaw Dairy sits on the more residential side of Ann Arbor, but isn’t a bad walk if it’s a nice day/night. They give you generous portions of ice cream and in the summer it’s always busy, especially after dinner time. Watch out for the long lines of youth soccer teams though! DIANE’S TIP: Great spot to get a little bit away from campus. If you’re close to South Quad it is not a far walk from there. They also make delicious freshly made donuts and are open at 5 am.

ZINGERMAN’S DELI (S) 422 Detroit St. / (734) 663-3354 zingermansdeli.com Zingerman’s is probably the most talked about and well known place in Ann Arbor. This deli is known for it’s freshly baked in-house breads, aged cheeses, and large sandwiches. It’s been on the Food Network and is on a lot of University of Michigan students’ bucket lists. DIANE’S TIP: You can get 15% off on your birthday. I’ve also heard that the desserts are just as delicious and in the summertime there are plenty of places to sit outside.

$-$$ B,L,D FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 12A, 12B

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EVENTS

Events!

Two of the best events to go to when you get the chance. They let you sample a lot of restaurants for a steal.

Taste of Ann Arbor One day in the summer restaurants set up booths all down Main Street. They serve bite sized (or sometimes bigger!) samples of their food for the price of a ticket. A ticket costs only 50¢, so it is a great way to try different foods you were not sure of before. For more information: facebook.com/TasteOfAnnArbor.

Restaurant Week Two weeks out of the year (once in the January and once in June) it is Restaurant Week. This means the restaurants participating offer lunch for $15 (often times two for), and $28 (also sometimes two for). The deals generally yield 3 course meals, making it a steal compared to it’s original cost. For more information: annarborrestaurantweek.com.

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Photo Credit: www.clovereat.com


New & Noteworthy

Ann Arbor has a lot of restaurants that come and go. In this section you’ll find Ann Arbor’s newest places to eat. Take a look at what makes them unique.


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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

AVENTURA (M,B) 216 E. Washington St. / (734) 369-3153 aventuraannarbor.com Aventura is a Spanish tapas restaurant and bar. Tapas are a variety of appetizers that can be combined to make full meals. The purpose of tapas is to encourage conversation between people because there is less focus on finishing an entire meal set before them.

$$-$$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 2, 2C, 3, 4, 17, 710, 711

BELLY DELI (PA,S) 1317 S. University Ave. / (734) 669-8888 a2bellydeli.com Belly Deli is a fusion of Asian and American classics into delicious sandwiches. A prime example of this is their bulgogi cheesesteak, taro chips, and chicken katsu salads. They also do a take on the classic Vietnamese sandwich Banh Mi. DIANE’S TIP: Check out their bulgogi cheesesteak sammy. Another unique aspect is that instead of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, this shop has a Puck’s soda fountain (Puck’s is a sugar cane based soda from New Jersey).

$ L,D THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH) 6, 36, 5


NEW & NOTEWORTHY

CARDAMOM (I) 1739 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 662-2877 cardamoma2.com

$-$$ L,D BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

This Indian restaurant joined the North Campus restaurant scene recently after remodeling what was once a hamburger place. Cardamom places emphasis on fresh Indian food and a modern take on classic traditions. DIANE’S TIP: If you want to stretch your buck, most of the entrées are big enough to share or to make into two meals.

FRITA BATIDOS (B,CC) 117 W. Washington St. / (734) 761-2882 fritabatidos.com Frita Batidos offers unique burgers, or as they call them: Fritas. A frita is a burger that traditionally is made from spicy chorizo served with shoestring fries on top in a soft egg bun. And batidos are tropical milkshakes made with fresh fruit, crushed ice, and sweetened milk – with or without rum. If you're looking for a different take on a burger, try this cute little shop that serves Cuban inspired street food.

$-$$ L,D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 711

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

GLASSBOX COFFEE (CO) 1335 S. University Ave. / (734) 276-1918 glassboxcoffee.com

$ B,BR

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TROTTER HOUSE (OXFORD)

True to its name, when you’re at this coffee shop you feel as if you are in a glass box because of the floor to ceiling windows. The sunshine let through the windows warms the place and is a perfect place to study or read with coffee. DIANE’S TIP: There isn’t a ton of seating here, so don’t bring large groups. There is also outdoor seating available.

MANI OSTERIA (P,E) & ISALITA (M) 341 E. Liberty St. / (734) 769-6700 maniosteria.com / isalita.com Mani Osteria specializes in artisan pizzas and other Italian dishes that they make in their wood-burning ovens. It’s a family friendly restaurant and their menu is designed to share food with friends and family. Isalita is their sister restaurant and has the same intentions, but with Mexican food. The portion are a bit small in comparison, but just as delicious and fresh. DIANE’S TIP: Mani also serves brunch now which includes items such as a seasonal ricotta pancake dish and truffled toast. As for Isalita, don’t come when you want to eat a buffet. Their dishes are small and meant to be shared, so be cautious if you’re looking to feast.

$$-$$$ L,D

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

NEOPAPALIS (P) 500 E. William St. / (734) 929-2227 neopapalis.com

$-$$ L,D

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NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

NeoPapalis is a new addition that you can find under one of Ann Arbor’s skyrise apartments, Zaragon. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Mani, but a step above delivery pizza, this is the place you’re looking for. Each pizza is made right after you order and they use a stone hearth oven to cook your pizza in a matter of minutes. They also serve large pita bread sandwiches, breadsticks, salads, and sweet potato fries.

SEOUL STREET (AF,K) 1733 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 769-1212 eatseoulstreet.com Seoul Street is famous for their very unique fried chicken. They combine the flavors of traditional Korean cooking with American classics such as Kimchi Fries and Bulgogi hot dogs. It’s not your typical Korean restaurant, but they also have a few classics such as bibimbop and budae jigae. DIANE’S TIP: Place your order about 40 minutes before you want it. The chicken takes a while to cook.

$-$$ L,D BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

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$17.50 MIN, $2.50 FEE ($17.50 $20), NO FEE ($20 & UP)

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SONGBIRD CAFÉ (A,BR,CO) 2707 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 761-1555 thesongbirdcafeannarbor.com Songbird is a rustic café hidden up on North Campus. It’s near the Kroger, so you can take the AAATA bus to get there or walk on a nice day. This place is perfect for a meet up with a friend or just to do your homework. They serve sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee/ teas.

$-$$ B,BR,L,D

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NORTHWOOD FIRE STATION (NORTHWOOD)

DIANE’S TIP: You can sign up for their drink rewards system. If you buy ten drinks, you get the next one free.

TAMAKI (J,V) 521 E. Liberty St. / (734) 369-4241 tamakiroll.com Tamaki’s focus is on letting the customer create their own sushi rolls and wraps. While they have a couple of preset combinations, they want to give more freedom in picking what you eat from what is inside to what sauce goes on top. In addition, they serve rice bowls and Vietnamese pho soup for those that do not like sushi. DIANE’S TIP: They currently have some great lunch specials. Pho and a drink or the Wolverine Roll and a drink for $5.60.

$$-$$$ L,D

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY

THE WAFEL SHOP (BR) 113 E. Liberty St. / (734) 369-4734 thewafelshop.com The Wafel Shop is a simple shop where you get to pick from two different Belgian wafels and then whatever toppings that you want. In addition to the make your own route, they have a selection of both savory and sweet wafel combinations and sandwiches. DIANE’S TIP: Follow them on Facebook, they do contests and tell you about events for free wafels.

COMING SOON... Some restaurants had to go, but now new ones are coming to take their place. Here’s a list of restaurants that will be taking their place in the city within the next two years. THE SLURPING TURTLE (J) 612 E. Liberty St. KNIGHT’S STEAKHOUSE (A) 612 E. Liberty St. TOMUKUN KOREAN BBQ (K) 505 E. Liberty St. MENNA’S JOINT (M,S) 607 E. William St. HUNTER HOUSE HAMBURGERS (A) 609 E. William St.

$-$$ L,D

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FOOD CARTS

Street Eats

Ann Arbor is home to several food carts that stay open all year long. The carts give you tasty options that are quick and reasonably priced. M = Mark’s Carts (E. Washington) E = Eat the Hub (S. University)

A2 Pizza Pi (M) Made-to-order wood-fired pizza. Their pizzas feature quality locally sourced ingredients.

Cheese Dream (M,E) Warm and melty artisan grilled cheese sandwiches.

F = Farmer’s Market (Kerrytown) B = Braun Ct. (Kerrytown)

The Beet Box (M,E) UofM students focused on providing healthy street-food that supports and rewards a healthy lifestyle.

El Manantial A2 (M,E) Authentic Mexican family recipes prepared locally by the Rodriguez family.


FOOD CARTS

Hut-K Chaats (M, E) Traditional Indian street-food with a healthy all-natural twist.

Sottini’s Sub Shop (E) Affordable made-to-order hot grilled Italian sub sandwiches.

San Street (M,B,F) A fusion of home cooking and market treats to create fresh Asian street-food.

Darcy’s Cart (M,F) Locally sourced street-food focused on being affordable and accessible.

COMING SOON... Old Carolina Barbecue Ohio based barbecue restaurant turned food cart.

Simply Spanish Authentic Spanish food made with fresh ingredients.

Great Grilled Sandwiches Healthy sandwiches.

Mighty Good Coffee Main Street favorite in mobile form.

Xdelica Pot stickers and Vietnamese pho.

Hello! Ice Cream Italian-style ice cream.

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Photo Credit: Arbor Wiki: Fleetwood Diner


Late Night

Being in a college town has it’s perks. A big perk is that restaurants are open past 10 pm. Here is a list of the best of the late night options so next time you are hungry at 2 am, you’ll know what is available.


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Late Night Decisions IT’S PAST MIDNIGHT AND...

CAFFEINNEEE.

I JUST NEED A SNACK

COFFEE OR TEA? SAVORY OR SWEET? TEA SAVORY

COFFEE

GO TO... WHAT ABOUT...

WHAT TIME IS IT?

BEFORE MIDNIGHT NO WORRIES

AFTER MIDNIGHT

BUBBLE ISLAND (2 AM)

SWEET TRY...

INSOMNIA COOKIES (3 AM)

YOUR OPTIONS

MOST CENTRAL CAMPUS COFFEE SHOPS ARE OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT (STARBUCKS, ESPRESSO ROYALE, SWEETWATERS)

MEXICAN TIM HORTONS (OPEN 24 HRS) BERT’S CAFÉ IN THE UGLI (OPEN 24 HRS MWF)

GO TO...

PANCHERO’S (4 AM)

BTB CANTINA (2 AM)


LATE NIGHT

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I’M STARVING.

WHERE ARE YOU? SOUTH U NEAR LIBERTY & STATE

I’M HUNGRY FOR

SOMEWHERE NEAR SOUTH CAMPUS HOW ABOUT?

WELL, YOUR OPTIONS ARE

PIZZA A SANDWICH OR A BURGER I HAVE

I DON’T WANT TO GO OUTSIDE

NYPD (4 AM)

QUICKIE BURGER (4 AM)

NEAR MAIN ST.

THESE GUYS DELIVER

BTB (4 AM)

ONLY $5 GO TO... OKAY, THERE’S

MORE THAN SOUTH U PIZZA $5 (2 AM) PIZZA HOUSE (4 AM)

MR. SPOTS (12-1 AM) BURGERFI (3 AM)

BACKROOM PIZZA (3 AM)

DOMINO’S PIZZA (3-4 AM)

YOU COULD GO TO...

JIMMY JOHN’S (4 AM)

FLEETWOOD DINER EASTERN (OPEN 24 FLAME HOURS) (4 AM)


The Late Night Quick Overview Pizza

Mexican

BACKROOM PIZZA (CLOSES: 3 am) 605 Church St. / (734) 741-8296 Pizza by the slice, about $1.25 a slice.

BTB (CLOSES: 4 am) 810 S. State St. / (734) 222-4822 btbburrito.com Large burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos, chimichangas, and churros.

DOMINO’S (CLOSES: ~4 am) 2601 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 663-3333 2282 S. Main St. / (734) 332-1111 dominos.com Not within walking distance, but they deliver and you can order online. *coupons available NYPD (CLOSES: 4 am) 605 E. William St. / (734) 669-6973 newyorkpizza-annarbor.com Pizza, subs, burgers, Mexican, salads, shakes, wings. They deliver and you can order online. *Coupons available

BTB CANTINA (CLOSES: 2 am) 1140 S. University Ave. / (734) 222-3715 PANCHERO’S (CLOSES: ~4 am) 1208 S. University Ave. / (734) 996-9580 pancheros.com Freshly made tortillas, burritos, salads, quesadillas, tacos, chips and salsa.

Subs

Something Sweet

JIMMY JOHN’S (CLOSES: 4 am) 929 E. Ann St. / (734) 913-9200 342 State St. / (734) 222-7000 1207 S. University Ave. / (734) 827-2600 600 Packard St. / (734) 741-9200 jimmyjohns.com Quick sub sandwiches, around $6. Chips, soda, and 50¢ day old bread.

INSOMNIA COOKIES (CLOSES: 3 am) 1229 S. University Ave. / (877) 632-6654 insomniacookies.com Fresh baked warm cookies & ice cream. They deliver and you can order online.

MR. SPOTS (CLOSES: 1 am) 808 S. State St. / (734) 747-7768 mrspotsannarbor.com Cheesesteak subs and chicken wings. You can order online and they deliver.

SOUTH U PIZZA (CLOSES: 2 am) 1104 S. University Ave. / (734) 761-4500 Pizza by the slice, about $2-4 a slice. Also serves salads, calzones, and subs.


Burgers

Something Else

BURGERFI (CLOSES: 3 am) 1235 S. University Ave. / (734) 929-5605 burgerfi.com Locally grown, all natural beef. They also do veggie burgers, natural cut fries, onion rings, & frozen custard.

FLEETWOOD DINER (Open 24 hours) 300 S. Ashley St. / (734) 995-5502 thefleetwooddiner.com Breakfast, salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and most things fried. You can order online and they deliver.

QUICKIE BURGER (CLOSES: 4 am) 800 S. State St. / (734) 222-4555 quickie-burger.com Quick burgers, hot dogs, fried nachos, chicken sandwiches, shakes, mozzarella sticks, onion rings, fries, and breakfast sandwiches.

EASTERN FLAME (CLOSES: 4 am) 304 S. Ashley St. / (734) 864-5236 easternflame.com Mainly Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food. But, they also have burgers, chicken strips, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeno poppers. You can order online and they deliver. .

Coffee/Tea BUBBLE ISLAND (CLOSES: 2 am) 1220 S University Ave #110 (734) 222-9013 Bubble tea, some drinks have coffee. Also serves curly fries, popcorn chicken, mochi ice cream, and wontons. TIM HORTONS (Open 24 hours) 1300 S. University Ave. / (734) 913-2653 timhortons.com Hot chocolate, coffee, donuts, baked goods, soups, and sandwiches.


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LATE NIGHT

BUBBLE ISLAND (CO,PA) 1220 S University Ave #110 (734) 222-9013 Bubble Island is one of the few places on campus you can go to get boba. There’s always a different special on the board that is catered to the season or an upcoming holiday. The employees there are trained to make drinks under a minute - so it won’t take long to get it. The only wait you’ll have is if you decided to order their curly fries, wontons, or popcorn chicken.

$ L,D,LN NORTHWOOD FIRE STATION (NORTHWOOD) 4

DIANE’S TIP: Get a Flocktag, after 5 drinks, you get a free one. Also, go before 1 pm when you want a bubble tea. Their mediums are $2 at that time. On your birthday just show your id for a free drink!

EASTERN FLAME (I,ME) 304 S. Ashley St. / (734) 864-5236 easternflame.com Eastern Flame is the only place to get Indian/Middle Eastern food late at night. Even though they are on the outskirts of Downtown, (west of campus) they deliver. They also have a couple American options on their menu like jalapeño poppers, mozzarella sticks, chicken strips, and fries.

$-$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 12B

$11 MIN


LATE NIGHT

FLEETWOOD DINER (A,BR) 300 S. Ashley St. / (734) 995-5502 thefleetwooddiner.com This is one of the few places that is open 24 HOURS. It is a little small on the inside, is covered in stickers, and has that cozy diner feel. Their hippie hash is one of the most popular items: hash browns topped with a medley of vegetables and a generous frosting of feta cheese.

$-$$ B,BR,L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 711

$13.49 MIN

DIANE’S TIP: Is another restaurant that is generally found on the bucket lists of University of Michigan students.

MR. SPOTS (A,S) 808 S. State St. / (734) 747-7768 mrspotsannarbor.com Mr. Spots is most known for their cheesesteak sandwiches and buffalo chicken wings. They’re located towards South Campus on State Street near BTB. It’s a favorite stop before or after any sporting event. DIANE’S TIP: On EatBlue, there are some good deals like $3 Thursdays where you can get 1/2 a dozen of wings for only $3.

$ L,D,LN IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH) 12B

$8 MIN

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Your Parents are in Town This is basically code for: this restaurant is expensive (at least for most college students). The restaurants in this category are great for those special occasions and/or have a more mature atmosphere that parents can enjoy.


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BLUE TRACTOR BBQ (A,B) 205 E. Washington St. / (734) 222-4095 bluetractor.net The Blue Tractor has a great pairing: barbecue and beer. As a brewery, this restaurant has a unique selection of craft beers. As far as atmosphere goes, it has a southern and rustic flair that they combine with the modern seating.

$-$$ L,D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 1, 2C, 9, 12B, 13, 17, 18

Happy Hours: Monday – Friday: 3-6 pm Sunday – Thursday: 10 pm-Close Get 1/2 off draft beers

CAFÉ FELIX (E) 204 Main St. / (734) 662-8650 cafefelix.com Café Felix is found on Main Street next to the majority of the upscale restaurants on campus. They offer the French bistro atmosphere with locally sourced and organic ingredients. Because of their focus on locally sourced ingredients, they change up their menu to the seasons. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 3-6 pm 1/2 off specialty pizzas 1/2 off select glasses of wine cocktail & draught specials

$$-$$$ L,D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 13, 17, 711


PARENTS IN TOWN

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CAFÉ ZOLA (BR,ME) 112 W. Washington St. / (734) 769-2020 cafezola.com

$-$$$ BR,L,D

711

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Café Zola is more known to be a brunch hot spot with the variety of crêpes, omelettes, and waffles. Scattered in their menu are a few Turkish items such as the eggs. DIANE’S TIP: It is a very popular place for brunch, dinner, and special occasions. On weekend brunch days they only accept reservations for parties of 6 or more. For weekday dinner/brunch they accept for reservations for parties of 2 or more.

CHOP HOUSE (A) 322 S. Main St. / (734) 669-8826 thechophouseannarbor.com The Chop House is a steakhouse and is perfect if you’re looking for a fine dining experience. Although they are the one of the most expensive restaurants listed in this guide - they make sure to give you nothing less than a perfect experience. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. Also, their menu is on a tablet. If you tap on the menu items the tablet gives you a more in depth description and picture! DIANE’S TIP: Go for your birthday and with one other person. They give 50% off the bill, meaning you basically get one of the meals for free.

$$$-$$$$ D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 13, 17, 8, 12A


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PARENTS IN TOWN

GANDY DANCER (A,BR) 401 Depot St. / (734) 769-0592 muer.com/gandy-dancer Live jazz, the Amtrak train, and courtyard/balcony dining - The Gandy Dancer is a popular destination for any special occasion. Large windows line the side of the building where the tracks lie, allowing you to watch the train go by everyday. They serve a full brunch buffet that includes everything from waffles and eggs benedict to roasted chicken and carved prime rib.

$$$-$$$$ BR,L,D GLEN/CATHERINE (MULTIPLE) 17

DIANE’S TIP: Make a reservation if you plan on going there. Also, they do valet parking if you plan on driving. Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:30-6:30 pm.

GRIZZLY PEAK (A,B) 120 W. Washington St. / (734) 741-7325 grizzlypeak.net Wood flooring and exposed brick walls give this microbrewery a warm and more casual atmosphere. They serve a wide variety of American food, which includes steak, fish, barbecue, sandwiches, pizza, and burgers. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 4-6 pm $2 off pints and 22 oz. $5 off pitchers $1 off well drinks, house wine, pizzas and appetizers.

$$-$$$ L,D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 711


PARENTS IN TOWN

JOLLY PUMPKIN (A,BR) 311 S. Main St. / (734) 913-2730 jollypumpkin.com The Jolly Pumpkin is one of the more affordable restaurants on Main Street. In general, they have a casual upscale atmosphere. However, they have three different kinds of seating options available including patio seating upstairs, which is great in the summertime.

$-$$ BR,L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 711

DIANE’S TIP: Try their truffle fries. The fries come with a very tasty truffled sea salt and rosemary aioli dipping sauce. Happy Hour: Monday: 11-1 am Monday – Friday: 4-7 pm Sunday: 8 pm-Midnight

PACIFIC RIM (PA) 114 W. Liberty St. / (734) 662-9303 pacificrimbykana.com Pacific Rim has a focus on drawing the best flavors of all the different Asian cuisines. The food served is an infusion of Asian flavors into upscale American dishes. DIANE’S TIP: If you don’t think you can afford this place regularly, a great option is to go during Restaurant Week. You get to try a good range of the food and for a better price than normal.

$$$-$$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 17, 711

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REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY (A) 341 S. Main St. / (734) 769-7738 realseafoodcoannarbor.com This is the only upscale restaurant in Ann Arbor whose focus is solely on seafood. The menu does include a few non-seafood dishes for those who do not like seafood.

$$$-$$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 17

DIANE’S TIP: Like The Chop House, Real Seafood Company offers the same birthday deal of the bill being cut based on number of people in your party. 2 people = 50% off each bill, 3 people = 33%, and so forth.)

RED HAWK (A,B) 316 S. State St. / (734) 994-4004 redhawkannarbor.com Red Hawk generally draws in the older crowd. It has a warmer atmosphere than the South University bars, but still with a decent selection of beer, wine, and mixed drinks. It is still very close to campus and has reasonable prices and good American food. DIANE’S TIP: They have a sandwich named after the Michigan Theater and Burton Tower. If you order one of them, part of the proceeds is donated to The Michigan Theater and University Musical Society.

$-$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 6, 36


PARENTS IN TOWN

THE EARLE (E) 121 W. Washington St. / (734) 994-0211 theearle.com The Earle has a classy and relaxed atmosphere about it. They serve award winning French and Italian cuisines. A unique element that The Earle provides is their live jazz music five nights of the week. In addition, the Earle has a few private dining rooms that can hold up to fifty people. So if you’re looking for a place to hold a classy event, The Earle might be a restaurant to look into. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 5-8 pm 20% off items on the wine bar menu, as well as most beverages by the glass. Monday – Friday: 5:30-6:30 pm Mussels steamed in white wine, with garlic and tomatoes for $2.75 Monday – Wednesday: All Night All gins $3 off regular price, all draft beers $3 off regular price, and the Whitefish entrée is $12.

$$$-$$$$ D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 9, 18, 609, 710

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BIRTHDAY FREEBIES

Birthday Freebies

Ann Arbor is one of the best places to be when it is your birthday. A majority of the restaurants offer a deal or even free goodies just for showing your I.D. Here’s a list of the best deals out there!

Breakfast ANGELO’S: 50% less expensive of two entrées. BIGGBY: Free any-sized drink the month of your birthday if you sign up for emails. BRUEGGER’S BAGELS: Free bagel and cream cheese if you sign up for emails. CAFÉ MARIE: 50% of an entrée with purchase of another. CAFÉ ZOLA: Free Nutella-Banana Crêpe with purchase of an entrée. NORTHSIDE GRILL: Free breakfast/lunch entrée until 3 pm. ROOSROAST: Free coffee. STARBUCKS: Free drink of any size if you’re a member of their club and sign up for emails.


BIRTHDAY FREEBIES

Lunch

Dessert

PITA PIT: Free pita good for one week after birthday if you sign up for e-mails. NOODLES & COMPANY: Free meal if you sign up for e-mails. ZINGERMAN’S DELI: 15% discount on everything you buy.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT, ARGIERO’S, BLUE TRACTOR BBQ, BUFFALO WILD WINGS, GRANGE, PIZZA HOUSE, SABOR LATINO, VINOLOGY: Free dessert with purchase of entrée and/or any purchase. CAFÉ HABANA, JOLLY PUMPKIN: Free dessert plus $10 gift card, with purchase of entrée. CAFÉ ZOLA: Free dessert crêpe with purchase of entrée. CUPCAKE STATION: Free mini cupcake. FRITA BATIDOS: Free churro. IORIO’S GELATORIA: Free small gelato. PACIFIC RIM: Free dessert. PANERA: Free pastry if you sign up for their rewards card ahead of time. SAVA’S: Free chocolate mousse. SCHAKOLAD CHOCOLATE FACTORY: Free truffle. SILVIO’S: Free sweet dream (nutella) pizza) with minimum purchase of $10. STUCCHI’S: 50% off a scoop. THE LUNCH ROOM: Free cookie with candles.

Dinner CHOP HOUSE, GRATZI, THE EARLE, PALIO, & REAL SEAFOOD COMPANY: Discount based on number of guests in your party. Ex. 2 people = 50% off everyones bill, 3 people = 33%, 4 people = 25%, etc. JAZZY VEGGIE: Free entrée if you sign up for emails. MARNEE THAI: 50% off entrée. ORIGINAL COTTAGE INN: Buy one get one free entrée. WHAT CRÊPE?: Free sweet crêpe w/ purchase of an entrée if dining alone. Or spend at least $25 and receive a free dessert crêpe up to $15 value.

Drinks BAR LOUIE: Free drink. BUBBLE ISLAND: Free bubble tea. BTB CANTINA: Buy one get one free shot on your 21st. CHARLEY’S: Free shot. MO MO TEA: 50% off bubble tea. THE ARENA: Free shot with purchase. THE BLUE LEPRECHAUN: Buy one get one free shot. THE BROWN JUG: Free shot.

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Early Riser

Ann Arbor has a great selection of breakfast places and coffee shops. Traditional to modern, you’ll be sure to find a morning favorite or two in this section.


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EARLY RISER

AFTERNOON DELIGHT (A,BR) 251 E. Liberty St. / (734) 665-7513 afternoondelightcafe.com Afternoon Delight has more of that diner feel that you’d expect when getting your morning meal. They offer both breakfast and lunch items which include omelettes, pancakes, bagels, sandwiches, soups, salad, and dessert. Their frozen yogurt desserts are a unique part of their menu.

$-$$ B,BR,L NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 13, 17

DIANE’S TIP: They have a rewards card where you can earn to a free meal. I’ve heard the bonanza bagel is great: a toasted raisin bagel spread with peanut butter and topped with bananas, sunflower seeds, and honey.

THE BROKEN EGG (A,BR) 223 N. Main St. / (734) 665-5340 The Broken Egg is infamous for serving large meals such as their four egg omelettes. The restaurant is decked out with Michigan gear as well as gear from other colleges like Michigan State and Northwestern. Check out the variety of egg dishes and pancakes that they have on the menu. DIANE’S TIP: Take a look at the blackboard specials for something different.

$-$$ B,BR,L FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 12A, 12B


EARLY RISER

COMMON CUP COFFEE (BR,CO) 1511 Washtenaw Ave. / (734) 327-6914 commoncupcoffee.com

$ B,L,D

711

HENDERSON HOUSE (OXFORD)

Common Cup is a unique coffee shop that considers themselves to be a ministry for college students. It is located within the University Lutheran Chapel and offers comfortable seating for studying or group meetings. They get their goods and coffee from local businesses. For example, their coffee is roasted by the Ugly Mug and their baked goods are from Terry’s Bakery, both businesses in Ypsilanti.

ELIXIR VITAE COFFEE (BR,CO) 117 E. Liberty St. / (734) 585-0045 326 Maynard St. / (734) 929-9979 Elixir Vitae has two locations and is an epitome of the local businesses in Ann Arbor. The staff is friendly and most of their coffee is from Roos Roast in Ann Arbor (a favorite of many is the Lobster Butter Love). If you’re looking for a unique coffee shop that isn’t always bustling with people or is reasonably priced, go here. DIANE’S TIP: They have weekday deals: Mon: $1 Hot Tea, Tues: $2.25 Chai Latte, Wed: $2.25 Café Latte, Thurs: $2.25 Café Mocha, Fridays: Free Flavor Shot.

$ B,L,D

6, 36

NORTH U @ THAYER OR THE UNION (COMM. NORTH)

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EARLY RISER

LAB CAFÉ (BR,CO,D) 505 E. Liberty St. #300 / (734) 827-2233 labannarbor.com

$ B,L,D

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Lab Café is a popular destination for the hipsters of Ann Arbor. This isn't the best place to sit for extended periods of time or study, but their drinks are unique and their baked goods are delicious and local. DIANE’S TIP: They rotate their coffees, macarons, and frozen yogurt flavors frequently so don't always go expecting to find the same thing you had last month.

NORTHSIDE GRILL (A,BR) 1015 Broadway St. / (734) 995-0965 northsidegrill.com Northside is a breakfast favorite that is located more or less in between Central and North Campus. Although a far trek, it is one of the cheaper and lesser known of the breakfast joints. That being said, it certainly isn't as crowded or full as the others - so consider that in you want a more relaxed dining experience. DIANE’S TIP: They have a different featured drink, baked good, and specials each month.

$-$$ B,BR,L EAST MEDICAL CENTER DR. (COMM. SOUTH, MED EXPRESS, RESEARCH LINK) 1, 2C


EARLY RISER

SWEETWATERS (BR,CO,D) 123 W. Washington St. / (734) 769-2331

407 N. Fifth Ave. / (734) 622-0084

FLETCHER (MULTIPLE)

GLEN/CATHERINE (MULTIPLE)

711

1, 2C, 17

Each Sweetwaters location has a fair amount of seating and baked goods that go with their specialty coffees. They have their own brand of ginger lemon tea and their take on frozen coffee drinks, also known as Ice Dragons.

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$ B,BR,L,D,LN COMING SOON: 604 Liberty St.

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It ’s 5 o’clock Somewhere

Ann Arbor has a wide assortment and an abundance of bars scattered across the city. From bars for the beer enthusiasts to those with a great dance floor, hopefully you’ll find a bar that suits your mood for a night out.


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5 O’CLOCK

8-BALL SALOON (A,B) 208 S. 1st St. / (734) 996-8555 blindpigmusic.com/8ball.html‎

$-$$ L,D,LN

12B

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

8-Ball Saloon is a dive bar that is located underneath the Blind Pig. They sell cheap drinks and give away free popcorn. In addition, they have a few pool tables, dart boards, and a jukebox for entertainment. Don't go here expecting anything fancy, but instead a place with a lot of personality and fun.

ASHLEY’S (A,B) 338 S. State St. / (734) 996-9191 ashleys.com An Ann Arbor favorite. Known for a large selection of beer (great for that beer enthusiast) and their pesto fries. DIANE’S TIP: Make an account and join the “Beer Tour”, where the goal is to try 100 different beers. With different increments you earn rewards (look at the chart below). 5

A snack hour pub bite

10

An individual pizza

20

Ashley’s pint glass

30

Ashley’s bottle opener

40

Ashley’s ping pong balls

50

Ultimate beer tour t-shirt

75

Ashley’s baseball cap

100

Personalized “Certified Beer Hunter” hooded sweatshirt

$-$$ L,D,LN

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


5 O’CLOCK

\’AÜT \ BAR (B,M) 315 Braun Ct. / (734) 994-3677 autbar.com

$-$$ BR,D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 12A, 12B

It’s known for being a LGBTQ hot spot and they hold fundraisers to support the LGBTQ community. In addition to being a bar, it is a restaurant that serves brunch (with a few Mexican inspired dishes) on Saturday and Sunday. It is located in Kerrytown on Braun court, a cute mini street with other small businesses. DIANE’S TIP: Their brunch is popular, so expect it to be busy. If you can, eat a meal on their patio.

BAB'S UNDERGROUND (B) 213 S. Ashley St. / (734) 997-0800 babsundergroundlounge.com Bab's Underground likes to consider themselves "Ann Arbor's Best Kept Secret." They have a photobooth, pool tables, and televisions to feed their lounge feel. Every Tuesday they show a movie and offer free pool. DIANE’S TIP: Happy Hours: All Day Wednesday: $12 specialty drink pitchers. All Day Thursday: $2 PBR and Miller High Life, and $5 vodka and Red Bull.

$-$$ D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 9, 18, 609, 710

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5 O’CLOCK

BLUE LEPRECHAUN (A,B) 1220 S. University Ave. #109 (734) 665-7777 / theblueleprechaun.com The Blue Leprechaun is one of the most popular bars on campus. The food or drinks aren't especially unique or to die for, but it is inexpensive.

$-$$ L,D,LN THE UGLI OR EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH) 6

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 2-8 pm $2 domestic bottles, $2 shot specials, $4 bombs, $5 pitchers of Miller Lite. All Day Sunday: 1/2 off all drinks. Tuesdays: Grad night: 50% everything

BROWN JUG (A,B) 1204 S. University Ave. / (734) 761-3355 brownjug-annarbor.com Named after the Michigan vs. Minnesota football trophy, the Brown Jug has been a long standing bar favorite. They have a large food menu in addition to drink menu - so there's always something new to try there. It's a good place to watch a game with the number of tvs they have including the ones they put outside in the summertime. Happy Hour: Monday – Saturday: 7-10 pm Sunday: Noon - 10 pm $3.75 long island iced teas $3.75 premium pints $3.75 22 oz. Miller Light

$-$$ L,D,LN SHAPIRO OR EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH) 4, 36


5 O’CLOCK

CIRCUS BAR & BILLIARDS (A,B) 210 S. 1st St. / (734) 913-8890 cavernclubannarbor.com

$-$$ LN

12B

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Circus is one of those hidden gems that offer really cheap beer (~75¢ PBRs) and free popcorn. The inside is circus themed and if you go on Wednesdays it is Bluegrass Night. Fridays are Karaoke Night. DIANE’S TIP: There is a $10 credit card minimum and if you start a tab that exceeds $20 you pay a 20% tip.

CHARLEY’S (A,B) 1140 S. University Ave. / (734) 668-8411 good–time–charleys.com Charley's is one of the University's most legendary bars. It's a right of passage to get their most well-known drink, a fishbowl (a 64 oz mason jar filled with a mixed drink) and drink it. They have karaoke on Tuesdays and trivia on Wednesdays and it is one of the most popular 21st birthday destinations. In the summer they open up their outdoor patio seating, a great place to sit and hang out with friends. Charley's is the bar that you would most likely run into someone you know. DIANE’S TIP: They do $5 pitchers and $5 long islands from 10 pm - 2 am. They also have a $4 burger, fries, and drink special on Thursdays.

$-$$ L,D,LN THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH) 4, 36

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5 O’CLOCK

DOMINICK’S (B,E) 812 Monroe St. / (734) 662-5414 This bar is seasonal, being closed from November - March, and is a popular spot when it’s warm. Like Charley's, they're famous for their drinks served in mason jars. This includes their sangria and the 'Constant Buzz' (a frozen pink mix of tropical fruits and hard liquor). They also serve Italian food!

$-$$ L,D,LN THE UGLI OR EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH) 6

Happy Hour: Monday – Friday: 6-10 pm

MASH (A,B) 211 E. Washington St. / (734) 332-6046 mashbar.net Mash is the bar that is connected to the Blue Tractor. They're best known for their whiskey drinks and is a good bar to go to if you want to escape the South U. bar scene. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4pm - 6pm, & Sunday – Thursday 10pm - Close 1/2 off draft beer, 1/2 off craft beer cocktails, $5 select bourbon and cocktails lists, $5 BT nachos.

$-$$ D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 1, 2C, 9, 12B, 13, 17, 18


5 O’CLOCK

RAVEN’S CLUB (A,B,E) 207 S. Main St. / (734) 214-0400 theravensclub.com

$-$$$ D,LN

17, 711

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

The Raven's Club is one of the more classy bars on campus. Located on Main Street you wouldn't expect anything less, but they focus on sophistication with their French and Italian influences. Every Sunday the Raven's Club has a live performance from local artist, Heather Schwartz. Heather's music is inspired by soul, hip-hop, R&B, gospel, and jazz. Happy Hour: Weekdays 5-6 pm $4 craft cocktails, draft beer, and small plates

RICK’S (A,B) 611 Church St. / (734) 996-2747 ricksamericancafe.com Rick’s is infamous for being that last stop of the night after a lot of drinks (what people call “Rick’s Ready”), so keep that in mind if you plan on going. Check out their Shark Bowls if you want a large mixed drink. Also, STR = Straight to Rick’s. DIANE’S TIP: It's usually not suggested to go to Rick's unless you're really drunk or just want to dance. Thursday is ladies night, so you get in free if you're a girl!

$ LN

4

EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH)

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5 O’CLOCK

RUSH STREET (B,E) 312 S. Main St. / (734) 913-0330 Rush Street is a bar that hosts a younger crowd, but beware: the drinks are a bit more expensive than what you'd find on South U. or even Liberty. Some say this is the more upscale version of Rick's as it has a busy dance floor. They have live jazz, and DJ sets every week.

$$-$$$ LN

6, 36

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

DIANE’S TIP: Happy Hour: All Day, Every Day $5 well Drinks, $10 martinis, $3.50 bottled beers

SCOREKEEPERS (A,B) 310 Maynard St. / (734) 995-0100 Also known as “Skeeps," it is known to be a sports bar during the day and then more of a club at night. This bar generally attracts the younger crowd and is generally the host bar for a few Dance Marathon events throughout the year.

$-$$ L,D,LN

6, 36

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


5 O’CLOCK

THE LAST WORD (A,B) 301 W. Huron St. / thelastwordbar.com The Last Word doesn't look like much on the outside, but the interior is nothing but classy and intimate. However, it may be a bit of a walk from central campus. Their focus is on craft cocktails, but they also have a good selection of wine, beer, and whiskey.

$-$$$$ D,LN

9

FLETCHER (MULTIPLE)

WORLD OF BEER (B) 1300 S. University Ave. / (734) 913-2430 wobusa.com/locations/ann-arbor The perfect bar for the beer enthusiast. There are 500 bottles/cans and 40 rotating taps from all around the world. Unfortunately, they do not sell food, but they encourage you to bring your own. DIANE’S TIP: Like Ashley’s, World of Beer is known for their selection of beer. Similarly, WOB has a loyalty program where you can get anything from gift cards, t-shirts, embroidered polo shirts, plaques, mugs, etc! They also have live entertainment on the weekends.

$-$$ LN

6

EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH)

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Culture Shock One of the best things about Ann Arbor is that it is a hub for ethnic cuisine. Restaurants range from Ethiopian and Jamaican to all kinds of Asian and everything else in between. So, if you’re looking for something new to try consider one of these restaurants.


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CULTURE SHOCK

AMADEUS (E) 122 E. Washington St. / (734) 665-8767 amadeusrestaurant.com Amadeus is a family owned and operated restaurant that focuses on creating dishes from the Central Europe region (Hungary, Poland, and Austria). Amadeus is upscale, but also comfortable. They offer classical piano on Saturday evenings and classical acoustic guitar on Friday evenings.

$$-$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 2, 2C, 3, 4, 17, 710, 711

DIANE’S TIP: Amadeus is one of the restaurants that participate in restaurant week.

THE BLUE NILE (ET,VE) 221 E. Washington St. / (734) 998-4746 bluenilemi.com The Blue Nile is one of the most exotic offerings in Ann Arbor as they specialize in authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The style of their dishes is communal, so it's best to go with someone else or with a group. The Blue Nile is also one of the few restaurants that does not expect you to eat with a fork and a knife. In fact, eating with your hands is most encouraged.

$$-$$$ L,D FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 2, 2C, 3, 4, 17, 710, 711


CULTURE SHOCK

CONOR O’NEILL’S (B,E) 318 S. Main St. / (734) 665-2968 conoroneills.com/annarbor Conor O'Neill's is your best stop for a classic Irish Pub. Their menu contains many Irish favorites including fish and chips and shepard's pie. Check out their calendar to hear local musicians play while you eat or drink. On Sundays they have traditional Irish music!

$$-$$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 12A, 7, 8, 15, 16

DIANE’S TIP: Go for Monday and/ or Wednesday trivia (8:30-10:30 pm). You can get a meal and a beer for just $8. They also have one of the best restaurant week deals.

HEIDELBERG (B,E) 215 N. Main St. / (734) 663-7758 heidelbergannarbor.com Das Boot! This is the best place in Ann Arbor to get authentic German food. DIANE’S TIP: The only place you can drink beer out of a boot glass that you can keep! This bar is great for groups with their banquet style seating. Happy Hour: Thursday & Friday: 5-7 pm (unlimited taco bar on Thursday and hot wings and nachos on Friday with a minimum two drink purchase). Everyday there is a different special - check them out when you’re there.

$$-$$$ D,LN FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 12A, 12B

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CULTURE SHOCK

JAMAICAN JERK PIT (CC) 314 S. Thayer St. / (734) 585-5278 jamaicanjerkpit.com This is the only Jamaican restaurant on campus. In addition, the restaurant offers meals based on other carribean countries such as Trinidad, Tobago, and the Bahamas. They're best known for their jerk chicken, but they also can make a great plate of plantains. The interior is eclecticly decorated with Jamaican decor, especially related to the colors on the flag.

$-$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 2, 4

DIANE’S TIP: They offer lunch specials that you can take advantage of.

KANG’S (K) 1327 S. University Ave. / (734) 761-1327 kangskoreanrestaurant.com

$-$$ L,D

Kang's originally started as a small coffee shop called "The Coffee Break." One day the owners, the Kangs, added another menu item: Bi Bim Bop. That began the demand for Korean dishes instead of coffee - launching Kang's into the Korean restaurant it is today. Service is generally very quick and there is free hot barley tea available if you dine in.

4, 36

THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH)


CULTURE SHOCK

LA MARSA (ME) 301 S. State St. / (734) 622-0200 lamarsacuisine.com La Marsa specializes in authentic Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. They have a casual dining environment, and try to offer a wide variety of healthy items. In addition to the meals, they have a selction of raw and freshly sqeezed juices. If you're gluten intolerant they have a special menu listing your options.

$$-$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 6, 36 $13.49 MIN

DIANE’S TIP: They have offered deals on Groupon before - so keep a look out.

MADRAS MASALA (I) 328 Maynard St. / (734) 222-9006 madrasmasala.com Madras Masala is one of the best options available if you're looking to try Indian food. Specifically, the focus on South Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Moghlai dishes. They offer a large amount of vegetarian dishes and have a daily lunch buffet. DIANE’S TIP: If you check-in on Yelp, and are a student, you receive a 10% discount.

$$-$$$ L,D

6, 36

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

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64

CULTURE SHOCK

MARNEE THAI (TH) 414 S. Main St #130 / (734) 929-9933 marneethai–restaurant.com Marnee Thai is a little bit hidden due to it's location south of the majority of the Main Street restaurants (you have to venture past Palio and Gratzi). If you're looking to taste authentic Thai food go here instead of No Thai! The restaurant as a whole is clean, bright, and fun.

$-$$ B,BR,L NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) THE UNION (COMM. SOUTH) 7, 8, 15, 16

DIANE’S TIP: The Thai iced coffee is amazing - if you like sweet coffee drinks. They also participate in restaurant week.

MO MO TEA (CO,PA) 1213 S. University Ave. / (734) 213-3300 mymomotea.com When you compare Mo Mo Tea to Bubble Island, Mo Mo fares more on the traditional/authentic side. Bubble has a more Americanized style to it. There are more options at Mo Mo and the food they serve is also authentic. Inside Mo Mo there is a whole section devoted to cute toys and trinkets that is directly related to Asian pop culture. They also have a variety of Asian magazines available to read.

$ L,D,LN EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH) 4, 36


CULTURE SHOCK

RAJA RANI (I) 400 S. Division St. / (734) 995-1545 rajarani-restaurant.com

$-$$ L,D

711

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Raja Rani is the Indian restaurant generally associated with it's large stature. Like the other Indian restaurants, Raja Rani offers a lunch buffet and for the cheapest price. However, there is less available/a smaller selection. DIANE’S TIP: The layout of the restaurant is a little cramped, especially during their buffet time. Also, check out the coupons they have available on their website.

RICH J.C. (K) 1313 S. University Ave. / (734) 761-1327 Rich J.C. is the other Korean restaurant on South U, as it is a few storefronts away from Kang's. The style of seating is more bar like, versus the typical dining set up that Kang's has. The J.C. of the restaurant's name stands for Jesus Christ. Inside are signs about Jesus and Christian music plays while you eat. In addition, they are closed on Sundays.

$-$$ L,D

4, 36

THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH)

65


66

CULTURE SHOCK

SADAKO (J) 1321 S. University Ave. / (734) 913-0057 sadakojapaneserestaurant.com

$-$$ L,D

Sadako is one of the most popular Japanese places on campus. It has an open layout, therefore it is a great location for larger groups. The atmosphere of this Japanese restaurant is very comfortable with a slight twinge of an upscale feel.

4, 36

THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH)

DIANE’S TIP: Sadako is generally very busy during dinner time, so be conscious of that when deciding what time to go.

SAIGON GARDEN (CH,V) 1220 S. University Ave. / (734) 747-7006 saigongardenannarbor.com

$-$$ L,D

Saigon Garden offers a half Chinese and half Vietnamese menu. It is a small establishment run by a family who hires a few college students as waiters/waitresses. The inside isn't very fancy, but the service is very quick.

4, 36

DIANE’S TIP: My favorite meal to have is the Vietnamese Pho. This restaurant's pho has been most similar to the pho that I've tried at many Vietnamese restaurants across the United States.

$2 FEE

THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH)


CULTURE SHOCK

SHALIMAR (I) 307 S. Main St. / (734) 663-1500 shalimarrestaurant.com

$$-$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 13, 17

Shalimar is the most authentic of the Indian restaurants, but also the priciest. However, given the portion size and quality many believe that the prices are reasonable. During lunch time they offer lunch combinations and a buffet. DIANE’S TIP: Some say that the service is a little off at times. In addition, the basement doesn't have the same vibe as the rest of the restaurant.

SUVAI/TASTE OF INDIA (I) 217 S. State St. / (734) 327-6500 tasteofindiaaa.com Taste of India is an Indian restaurant that focuses on providing Indo-Chinese inspired food. Their casual dining environment makes it a good location to meet up with others. Like Raja Rani and Madras Masala, they also offer a daily lunch buffet. The buffet is most similar in size and variety with Madras Masala, but the dishes are very different.

$-$$ L,D

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) OR FLETCHER (MULTIPLE)

67


68

CULTURE SHOCK

THE LUNCH ROOM (A,VE) 407 N. 5th Ave. / (734) 224-8859 thelunchrooma2.tumblr.com The Lunch Room started as a cute little food truck that was known for their vegan concentrated menu. Recently, they moved into one fot the buildings in the heart of Kerrytown. Most of their food is made from scratch and with local and organic ingredients. They also have a bakery in which you can make custom orders for cupcakes, pies, and fancy cakes. They’ve created delicious vegan dishes that are just as good as their meaty counterpart such as Mac n’ “Cheese” and Pad Thai. DIANE’S TIP: They have a special each night after 5 pm. Monday: sushi night Tuesday: taco night Wednesday: Mediterranean/Italian night Thursday: Asian night/ Indian night Friday: pasties night Saturday: pizza night

$-$$ B,BR,L,D GLEN & CATHERINE (MULTIPLE) 1, 17


CULTURE SHOCK

TK WU (CH) 510 E. Liberty St. / (734) 747-6662 tkwu.com

$-$$ L,D

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

TK WU fares on the more authentic side of the Chinese restaurants on campus. The menu items at TK WU provide large portions which balance out the more expensive price it may have to the other restaurants. In addition to food, TK WU has a large selection of bubble tea. DIANE’S TIP: Get their lunch special. It's $6.50 for an entrée, soup, a spring roll, and white or fried rice.

TOTORO (J) 215 S. State St. / (734) 302-3511 totoroannarbor.com Totoro has a very cute and quiet atmosphere. It is hidden on State Street, so make sure to look for the light blue awning between the Vintage Apparel and RJ's Coney Island. As the name suggests, you will find a lot of plushes, puzzles, and pictures of Totoro, a creature from the classic children's story, My Neighborhood Totoro by famous Japanese animator, Hayao Miyazaki. DIANE’S TIP: I like their mini udons. Half the size of the normal udon, but still filling and also for a good price.

$$-$$$ L,D

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

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Unknown & Underrated

There are many restaurants that just don’t get the recognition that they deserve. Some places you wouldn’t know about unless you heard about them from someone else. Here are just a handful.


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UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

BAGEL FRAGEL (A,BR) 1760 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 332-1020 mdbagelfragel.com

$ B,BR,L

2

BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

Bagel Fragel is a breakfast and lunch spot on North Campus serving bagels, bagel sandwiches, and their specialty, fragels. A fragel is a raisin bagel that has been deep-fried and rolled in sugar. The fragel has been a part of the Ann Arbor food scene for 30+ years, and this is the only place left to get one. DIANE’S TIP: Try a fragel if you get the chance. It's a unique item if you have a sweet tooth.

BANDITO’S (M) 216 S. 4th Ave. / (734) 996-0234 banditosmexican.com Bandito’s is an authentic Mexican restaurant, with some American inspired options (or as they also call it, "California Style"). With all of the bright colors and patterns, you will not soon forget coming here. For that one friend who thinks Taco Bell is where it’s at, Bandito’s has them covered as well. Bandito’s is closed on Sunday, so don’t panic if you think it’s closed forever. DIANE’S TIP: If you're not sure what to get, try their combos to get a little taste of everything.

$-$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 17

$13.49 MIN


UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

73

BIERCAMP (A,S) 1643 S. State St. / (734) 995-2437 bier-camp.com

$-$$ L,D

36

CRISLER CENTER (COMM. SOUTH)

This maybe a farther walk than the other places, but take the bus to the IM building or one of the AAATA buses. It’s a great small place to go in the summertime and you can also buy jerky, sausage, bacon, and beer to take home and make yourself. They only offer a few sandwiches, but they are very tasty. You can also purchase Michigan potato chips and handcrafted Michigan sodas to enjoy with your meal. It is also next door to the Salvation Army and Produce Station. DIANE’S TIP: They do not have a lot of seating available. There are a few picnic tables outside and a few stools indoors.

CAFÉ MARIE (BR,CO) 1759 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 662-2272 cafemariea2.com Café Marie is located in the Courtyard Shops of North Campus. It is a simple and casual establishment. Out of the breakfast places in Ann Arbor it is one of the largest. In addition, they also have a patio that makes dining in the summer months a great option. If you're looking for a nice breakfast away from the hustle and bustle of central campus, this would be a great place to go.

$-$$ B,BR,L BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

2


74

UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

CHINA GATE (CH) 1201 S. University Ave. / (734) 668-2445 China Gate is a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant that serves all of your favorite Chinese dishes. It’s humble environment and small restaurant space might not seem fancy, but that just means you will get more food for your buck. The back wall shows photos of all of their food options, which helps those friends that cite Panda Express as the only “Chinese food” they’ve ever had.

$-$$ L,D

36

THE UGLI (COMM. SOUTH)

DIANE’S TIP: Check out their lunch combination specials. You get a dish, fried or white rice, and soup for $7.25

CRAZY WISDOM TEA ROOM (BR,CO) 114 S. Main St. / (734) 665-2757 crazywisdom.net Crazy Wisdom is a cozy bookstore in the heart of downtown on Main Street. In addition to the selection of books they have, on the second floor they have a tea room. This tea room is one of those hidden gems that is nice for studying or reading a good book. They have live music every Friday and Saturday nights as well as special events like fairy teas for kids. DIANE’S TIP: Even if you're not interested in the tea or coffee they serve, the store has a nice selection of books, jewelry, and other unique gifts.

$ BR,L,D FLETCHER (MULTIPLE)

711


UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

75

GREAT PLAINS BURGER CO. (A) 1771 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 769-6900 greatplainsburger.com

$ L,D

36

BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

Everyone knows about Five Guys and Quickie Burger on Central Campus, but when you're looking for a good burger on North Campus, Great Plains is the way to go. They give you large burgers and a generous portion of fries to complete your meal. For the patty, they have turkey, chicken, beef, buffalo, and black bean available. DIANE’S TIP: If you sign up for their emails they automatically give you a coupon for free fries.

JERUSALEM GARDEN (ME,VE) 307 S. 5th Ave. / (734) 995-5060 jerusalemgarden.net Jerusalem Garden is known for their takeout, but sitting in this small space is just as nice. Because of it’s small appearance, the service is fast and the Middle Eastern food is great. There are also many vegetarian entrées to choose from. DIANE’S TIP: In the summer, try and sit outside for dinner. It’s quieter and usually very nice by the time you arrive.

$$-$$$ L,D

17

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


76

UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

KITCHEN OF INDIA (I) 1143 Broadway St. / (734) 332-0500 kitchenofindiaannarbor.eat24hour.com

$-$$ L,D

2

BAITS II (BURS-BAITS)

Kitchen of India is a very small establishment as it is a part of an Indian grocery store. Even if it doesn't look like much, the food is on the same level as the other Indian restaurants on campus, if not better. The restaurant is run by one guy in a little kitchen, showing the scale of the place. The only drawback for some is that it is located in a small strip mall on Broadway, in between North and Central Campus. Therefore, it might be a little bit of a trek to get there!

LE DOG (A,S) 410 E. Liberty St. / (734) 665-2114 Le Dog is known best for their soups and bread from Zingerman’s. Their Lobster Bisque (only available on Thursdays and Fridays) has the highest rating and is said to have large chunks of lobster included. This little stand only accepts cash and is open from a short window of 11 am-2:30 pm every weekday. DIANE’S TIP: In the winter months they're located indoors on 306 S. Main St. #1G.

$ L

5, 6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

MONOHAN’S (A) 407 N. 5th Ave. / (734) 662-5118 monahansseafood.com

$ BR,L

1, 17

GLEN/CATHERINE (MULTIPLE)

Monohan’s is the seafood market that you can find in Kerrytown. They not only sell raw fish for you to cook at home, they have a few dishes that they serve up, such as their fish and chips. They also serve bagels and lox on Sundays. However, they only serve food from 11 am - 3 pm. DIANE’S TIP: The fish and chips is a popular item - so try them out.

NAGOMI SUSHI (J) 1754 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 761-5800 nagomia2.com Although it's on North Campus, Nagomi is one of the cheaper options when it comes to sushi. They also offer a variety of entrées including udon, ramen, donburi, and terriyaki. Their restaurant is newly renovated, so there is more seating than they previously had. With that being said, the service is a little slower than when it was half the size. DIANE’S TIP: Definitely go for lunch. They have filling yet cheap specials.

$-$$ L,D BURSLEY (BURS-BAITS)

2

77


78

UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

OLD GERMAN (B,E) 117 S. Ashley St. / (734) 741-7554 oldgerman.net

$-$$ D,LN

711

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Old German is a bar that is found in the cellar of Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. From the moment you step in you feel as if you've stepped back into history with the old German artifacts and combination of wooden tables and exposed walls. They also serve German favorites including schnitzel, bratwurst, and potato pancakes. DIANE’S TIP: They do an interesting take on the Vietnamese banh mi sandwich, but with bratwurst. I've also heard the baked soft prezels are great and come with a beer cheese dipping sauce.

PASTRY PEDDLER (BR,CO,E) 619 Packard Rd. / (734) 929-2976 pastrypeddlers.com The Pastry Peddler is a small bakery and coffee shop located on the University's South Campus. The pastries are baked fresh, which include scones, muffins, danishes, and crossiants. In addition, they make pasties if you're feeling something more on the savory side. Their coffee menu is fairly standard, but a great pairing with the baked goods that they offer.

$ B,BR

5, 6, 36

IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH)


UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

ROD’S DINER (K) 812 S. State St. / (734) 769-5650 Rod’s Diner is a microcosm of Ann Arbor food identity crises. Some will tell you that you have to try their Colliders, while the other half will tell you about the Korean food. This odd combination makes for a great place to get a dessert you’ve never had before, while the people next to you eat dinner. In addition, the walls are covered in printed photos of past customers from many years ago - so there's always something to look at. Overall, it is a casual place and is a good option if you’re hungry after a game, whether you were playing volleyball at Elbel or watching football at the Big House.

$-$$ L,D

6

IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH)

SOTTINI’S SUB SHOP (S) 205 S 4th Ave. / (734) 769-7827 Sottini’s Sub Shop is a great place to get a hot sub sandwich. Often overlooked by those going to and from Main Street for “local” food, this place is loved by those who know it. The meat is sliced in front of you, the chips are Better-Made, and the soft drinks come in a styrofoam cup. Sottini’s is all about the food, and the food is all you need to convince you to come back.

$-$$ L,D

17

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

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80

UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

SUSHI TOWN (J) 740 Packard St. / (734) 327-8646 sushitown.org

$-$$ L,D

5

IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH)

Sushi Town is definitely a dive restaurant. It’s located on South Campus and is oddly next to a hardware store. On the outside it doesn't look that big, but there is a seating area in the back of the restaurant. The owner is polite and will deliver your order to you personally. A drawback of this place is that they only serve sushi. They do not have other entrées like the other Japanese restaurants on campus.

THE ARENA (A,B) 203 E. Washington St. / (734) 222-9999 thearena-a2.com The Arena isn't exactly the popular bar destination on campus for students, but they have great deals and a lot of options if you want to watch a sporting event of any sort. They even have televisions in the bathroom! In addition, there is a wide assortment of games like pool and darts to keep you entertained during commercials. DIANE’S TIP: Check out their daily specials. On Monday for dinner you can get 5 boneless wings and fries for $1.99. On Wednesday for dinner they have a 1/4 pound burger and fries also for $1.99.

$-$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 2, 2C, 3, 4, 17, 710, 711


UNDERRATED & UNKNOWN

THE EARTHEN JAR (I,VE) 311 S. 5th Ave. / (734) 327-9464 earthenjar.com

$-$$ L,D

6

IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH)

If you're looking for a good vegan/vegetarian restaurant to go to, The Earthen Jar is just the place. It's buffet style and priced by the pound, but at a reasonable price of $7. Also near their checkout is a selection of supplements and healthcare and beauty supplies. All of those items are natural and organic. DIANE’S TIP: Pierpont Commons on North Campus has The Earthen Jar as one of their visiting vendors if you're looking to get a small sampling of their food.

UNIVERSITY CAFÉ (K) 621 Church St. / (734) 662-7162 theuniversitycafe.com University Café is tucked away on Church Street, away from the rest of the Asian food places on South U. They have a good selection of traditional Korean dishes to choose from and sometimes offer a seasonal special dish. If you're looking to get away from the busy nature of the South U restaurants, try University Café on for size. DIANE’S TIP: They have a buy 10, get one free stamp card. Also, above the restaurant are karaoke rooms (Friends Karaoke), open until 2 am on the weekend!

$-$$ L,D

36

EAST QUAD (COMM. SOUTH)

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Sparks Fly

You can go on a date almost anywhere, but here is a suggested list of places that have just the right atmosphere. The places in this section aren’t all expensive either and range anywhere from dinner to dessert afterwards.


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SPARKS FLY

Dinner GRATZI (E) 326 S. Main St. / (734) 663-6387 gratzirestaurant.com If you're looking to impress, Gratzi is a great place to take someone on a date. It is your classic Italian restaurant and has a nice, yet comfortable upscale atmosphere to it. The retaurant is elegantly decorated with an old world charm due to a large european mural on the wall and statues at the bar.

$$$-$$$$ L,D NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 12A, 17

DIANE’S TIP: Go for a birthday as they give a percentage off the bill based on how many people are there. If it's only you and another guest, one of the entrées is basically free.

LENA (CC) 226 S. Main St. / (734) 994-2773 lena-annarbor.com Lena has a very modern and sleek elegance to it, making it a hip date spot. Their menu has South American influences and in the summer nights they set up tables outside next to little fireplaces. DIANE’S TIP: They have some great specials like the $10 sandwich (with fries or chips) and a drink deal. Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 4-6 pm

$$$ L,D,LN NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH) 2, 2C, 4, 36


85

SPARKS FLY

SAVA’S (A) 216 S. State St. / (734) 623-2233 savasrestaurant.com

$-$$ BR,L,D

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Sava’s is everyone’s go-to for a date night. It's not too expensive for a meal, but it's not cheap either. It’s close to the State and Michigan Theaters, and the food is definitely a cut above the other options nearby. The atmosphere is lively, warm, and can be intimate at night when they light the small tealight candles. DIANE’S TIP: Sava's can get a bit loud sometimes, so more reason to get close to the one you're with!

SILVIO’S (E,VE) 715 N. University Ave. / (734) 214-6666 silviosorganicpizza.com

$-$$ L,D,LN

If you're looking for the more casual (and cheaper) Italian date spot, Silvio's offers that but in a fun and quirky way. They serve authentic pizzas that can be catered to any dietary restriction. The owner focuses on the idea of organic and fresh ingredients to provide top notch food. They also host the occasional poetry slam and live jazz, bringing the experience to another level.

2, 2C, 4, 36

DIANE’S TIP: Look at the daily specials.

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


86

SPARKS FLY

Dinner THE MELTING POT (A) 309 S. Main St. / (734) 622-0055 meltingpot.com

$$-$$$ L,D

17

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

What's more romantic than fondue? The Melting Pot is a classic date night restaurant, and has a classy and intimate atmosphere. Fondue is a fun and interactive way of eating dinner and they have both cheese and chocolate varieties. DIANE’S TIP: Going during restaurant week is a great way to experience The Melting Pot without spending a fortune.

TOMUKUN (PA) 505 E. Liberty St. / (734) 995-8668 tomukun.com Tomukun is a modern Asian noodle restaurant that is always lively and full of people. It is so popular that they don’t take reservations. However, most of their seating is set up for two people, which says that it’s a good place to take that special someone. If you want a casual and classy atmosphere, this is a good place to go, even if you can’t figure out how to use chopsticks. DIANE’S TIP: Everyday they have a different menu item as their special. At night it turns into a modern bar!

$-$$ L,D

5

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


SPARKS FLY

WEST END GRILL (A) 120 W. Liberty St. / (734)747-6260 westendgrillannarbor.com

$$$-$$$$ D

12B, 711

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

The West End Grill is a small intimate restaurant that is found on the West side of the Downtown area. It's not as wellknown as the other high end/upscale restaurants on Main Street, making it a unique suggestion for a date night. DIANE’S TIP: This place is not the greatest spot for vegetarians. The menu is small and there isn't lot of options available.

WHAT CRÊPE? (E) 241 E. Liberty St. / (734) 369-3207 whatcrepe.com When you think crêpes you probably only think of the sweet ones: nutella and bananas/fruit. What Crêpe? also offers a variety of savory options as well as sweet. If you don't like their premade options, you are able to customize one to your own tastes (salads are also available if you're not in the mood for a crêpe.) It's a great date night location because it has a modern and sophisticated atmosphere. DIANE’S TIP: They frequently have deals offered on Groupon.

$$-$$$ B,BR IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH)

5, 6, 36

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88

SPARKS FLY

Coffee & Tea COMET COFFEE (BR,CO) 16 Nickels Arcade / (734) 222-0579 Comet Coffee already wins points for being romantic because they are located in Nickel's Arcade. The atmosphere of the arcade makes it feel as if you have transported into another quiet, cute, and secluded place. Comet is also a great place to just get a cup of coffee in general. The baristas know how to make a perfect and delicious cup, done right (even for those coffee snobs out there).

$-$$ B,L,D

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

DIANE’S TIP: They've made the list of the 26 notable coffeeshops in the United States by Travel Magazine.

TEAHAUS (A,BR,CO) 204 N. 4th Ave. / (734) 622-0460 teahaus.myshopify.com This cute little tea shop has over 180 teas available from just about 10 countries. They have a binder with the expansive list of teas they have available and a little more information about them. If you want, you can ask to just smell the teas, which can be fun and informative to the taste. In addition to tea, they have a good selection of French macarons and a weekly menu that changes because everything is made fresh and seasonally.

5

$-$$ BR,L,D FLETCHER (MULTIPLE) 12A, 12B


SPARKS FLY

Dessert IORIO’S GELATORIA (DE) 522 E. William St. / (734) 399-4844 ioriosgelato.com

$ L,D,LN

5

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

If you're looking for a little bit of a different frozen treat, Iorio's has a unique selection of gelato to choose from. It was started by University of Michigan students who wanted to share their family's culture. They always have seasonal flavors as well as very unique options you can't get at the ice cream shop. In addition, if you're so inclined you can get as many flavors as you want no matter what size cup you get.

KILWIN’S (DE) 107 E. Liberty St. / (734) 769-7759 kilwins.com Kilwin’s is an old-time ice cream parlor that serves all of your favorite flavors. You enter to the smell of freshly made waffle cones, and a bunch of Annarborites taste testing their ice cream. They have two "store fronts," one for their chocolate shop and the other for the ice cream (so be aware of that when getting there). In their chocolate shop they also have a good selection of caramels, truffles, covered apples, and salt water taffy to share as well!

$ L,D

13, 17

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

89


90

SPARKS FLY

Dessert LA DOLCE VITA (DE) 322 S. Main St. / (734) 669-9977 thechophouseannarbor.com/la-dolce-vita

$$-$$$ D,LN

12A

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

La Dolce Vita is located under the Chop House on Main Street. That should be a dead giveaway when it comes to their prices, and also the quality. The atmosphere matches that of the Chop House: dimly lit and intimate. It may cost you $10 for a dessert, but it’s well worth trying it, even if it’s just for one date.

STUCCHI’S (DE) 302 S. State St. / (734) 662-1716 stucchisicecream.com While Ben and Jerry's may be right next door, Stucchi's supports the local businesses of Michigan. You can't get the ice cream they sell in the grocery store and their coffee comes from Ann Arbor's Bearclaw coffee shop. Check out their specials. Currently they have a buy one get one for 99¢ deal on Sunday for sundaes and cup/cones on Tuesday (perfect for dates.) DIANE’S TIP: When it rains they give out free sprinkles! Check the sign in the window.

$ L,D,LN

6

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)


SPARKS FLY

YOGGIE’S (DE) 535 E. Liberty St. / (734) 929-5826 cupcakestation.com

$ L,D,LN

5

NORTH U @ THAYER (COMM. NORTH)

Yoggie's is the best place in Ann Arbor to go if you're in the mood for some fro-yo. This little shop has more flavors than you can handle and toppings to add to that. It's very clean, bright, and open on the inside and usually isn't crowded. DIANE’S TIP: Like any fro-yo place, they price it by weight. So, be careful not to load too heavily to avoid sticker shock!

Something Else CAFÉ HABANA (B,M) 226 S. Main St. / (734) 994-2773 cafehabanas.com Café Habana makes this list because it's a little bit different than the other bars in Ann Arbor. Take your date out for some salsa dancing, an activity that is unique and fun. DIANE’S TIP: Happy Hours is 4-6 pm during the week for select drinks/food. Check this place out for Salsa dancing on Thursdays.

$$-$$$ D,LN IM BUILDING (COMM. SOUTH) 2, 2C, 3, 4, 17, 18, 710, 711

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Restaurant Index North Campus BAGEL FRAGEL ............................. CAFÉ MARIE ................................. CARDAMOM ................................. GREAT PLAINS BURGER ............. KITCHEN OF INDIA ...................... NAGOMI ........................................ NORTHSIDE GRILL ....................... SEOUL STREET .............................. SONGBIRD CAFE .........................

South U. Area 72 73 17 75 76 77 46 19 20

Kerrytown ANGELO’S ...................................... \'AÜT\ BAR ..................................... AVENTURA .................................... HEIDELBERG .................................. MONAHAN’S ................................. TEAHAUS ....................................... THE BROKEN EGG ........................ THE GANDY DANCER .................. THE LUNCH ROOM ....................... ZINGERMAN’S DELI ....................

8 51 16 61 77 88 44 36 68 12

South Campus BIERCAMP ..................................... BTB ................................................. DOMINICK’S ................................. JIMMY JOHN'S ............................. MR. SPOTS .................................... PASTRY PEDDLER ........................ QUICKIE BURGER ........................ ROD’S DINER ................................ SUSHI TOWN ................................ WASHTENAW DAIRY ..................

73 8 54 28 31 78 10 78 80 12

BACKROOM .................................. BELLY DELI ..................................... BLUE LEPRECHAUN ..................... BROWN JUG ................................ BUBBLE ISLAND .......................... BURGERFI ...................................... CHARLEY’S .................................... CHINA GATE .................................. COMMON CUP CAFÉ ................... ESPRESSO ROYALE ..................... GLASSBOX COFFEE ..................... INSOMNIA COOKIES ................... JIMMY JOHN'S ............................ KANG'S .......................................... MAIZE & BLUE DELI .................... MO MO TEA .................................. PANCHERO'S ................................ PIZZA HOUSE ................................ RICH J.C. ........................................ RICK’S ............................................. SADAKO ......................................... SAIGON GARDEN ......................... SOUTH U PIZZA ............................ TIM HORTONS .............................. UNIVERSITY CAFÉ ........................ WORLD OF BEER ..........................

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Liberty St. Area AFTERNOON DELIGHT.................. ASHLEY’S ....................................... BLUE NILE ..................................... COMET COFFEE ............................ ELIXIR VITAE ................................. ESPRESSO ROYALE ..................... FRITA BATIDOS ............................. IORIO'S GELATORIA .................... JAMAICAN JERK PIT .................. JERUSALEM GARDEN ................ JIMMY JOHN'S ............................ LA MARSA .................................... LAB CAFÉ ....................................... LE DOG ........................................... MADRAS MASALA ...................... MANI OSTERIA & ISALITA ......... MASH ............................................. NEOPAPALIS ................................. NYPD ............................................... RAJA RANI .................................... RED HAWK .................................... SAVA'S ........................................... SILVIO'S .......................................... SCOREKEEPER'S ........................... STUCCHI'S ..................................... SWEETWATERS ............................ TAMAKI .......................................... TASTE OF INDIA/SUVAI ............... THE EARTHEN JAR ...................... ORIGINAL COTTAGE INN ............ TIO'S MEXICAN CAFÉ ................. TK WU ............................................. TOMUKUN ..................................... TOTORO .......................................... WHAT CRÊPE? ............................... YOGGIE'S .......................................

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8 BALL ............................................ AMADEUS ..................................... BAB'S UNDERGROUND ............... BANDITOS ..................................... BLUE TRACTOR ............................ CAFÉ FELIX .................................... CAFÉ HABANA .............................. CAFÉ ZOLA .................................... CHOP HOUSE ................................ CIRCUS ........................................... CONOR O’NEILL’S ......................... CRAZY WISDOM .......................... EASTERN FLAME ......................... ESPRESSO ROYALE ..................... FLEETWOOD DINER ..................... GRATZI ........................................... GRIZZLY PEAK ............................... JOLLY PUMPKIN .......................... KILWIN’S ....................................... LA DOLCE VITA ............................. LENA ............................................. MARNEE THAI .............................. OLD GERMAN ............................... PACIFIC RIM .................................. RAVEN’S CLUB ............................. REAL SEAFOOD CO. ..................... RUSH STREET ................................ SHALIMAR .................................... SOTTINI'S ...................................... SWEETWATER'S ........................... THE ARENA ................................... THE EARLE .................................... THE LAST WORD .......................... THE MELTING POT ....................... THE WAFEL SHOP ......................... WEST END GRILL .........................

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You’d Need a Car or Figure out the Bus System Some of the surrounding areas of Ann Arbor also has some great eats. Here’s a few of them that are within a half an hour drive of campus.

Asia City Restaurant Two words: Dim Sum. This restaurant is the closest place to Ann Arbor that you can get this classic Cantonese brunch. The dim sum is only served on Sundays. In addition, they’re also known for their large buffet. It’s not hard to spot either because the outside looks like a pagoda and in the entrance they have koi fish. 2905 Washtenaw Ave. / (734) 829-0999 / asiacityrestaurant.com

Bomber Restaurant The restaurant’s theme is tied to the B-24 bombers that were made during WWII at the nearby Willow Run bomber plant. It’s eclectically decorated with model planes, war memorabilia, and old furniture you’d find in your grandmother’s house. Try their Bomber breakfast omelet or Captain Crunch French Toast. 306 E. Michigan Ave. / (734) 482-0550 / bomberrestaurant.net

Dom’s Bakery The best place in the Ann Arbor area to get donuts (as voted for by readers of the Ann Arbor News). They make their donuts fresh and they’re open 24 hours of the day. They also have other baked goods such as danishes, bagels, cookies, muffins, and cinnamon rolls. But try out their red velvet donut! 1305 Washtenaw Ave. / (734) 485-3175


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Neehee’s Neehee’s is a family owned and operated restaurant in Canton. It’s a great place to get authentic Indian street food. The portions are large and it’s a great place to share meals with friends or family. Also, make sure to take a look at their exotic ice cream flavors. 45656 Ford Rd., Canton, MI / (734) 737-977 / neehees.com

Nick’s Original House of Pancakes NOHOP is one of the better places to get breakfast outside of actual campus. Still located in Ann Arbor, but south near the Meijer on Ann Arbor - Saline road. On the outside it looks like a dive, but it is far from that. They serve up large breakfasts so be prepared if you decide to go there! 3030 Lohr Cir. / (734) 622-6425

The Wurst Bar The Wurst Bar as the name suggests serves up different kinds of gourmet bratwurst. Their brats contain a range of beef, pork, rattlesnake, lamb, and bison. Instead of fries they serve tater tots and because it is a bar they have a large selection of beer and happy hour deals to go with those drinks. 705 W. Cross St. / (734) 485-6720 / wurstbarypsi.com

Seva Restaurant Seva is an all vegetarian restaurant that just moved from downtown Ann Arbor to west of Ann Arbor. It was a veggie lover’s favorite and even carnivore-diehards enjoyed this restaurant. They also have a special gluten-free menu for those who have gluten allergies. 2541 Jackson Ave. / (734) 662-1111 / sevarestaurant.com

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Milk, Bread & Spices Even if you don’t have a car there are a lot of options available to get the basic necessities, fresh groceries, and extras that you might be looking for from the bigger grocery stores off campus.

The Farmer’s Market Held every Wednesday and Saturday (even in the Winter), this is the prime place to go to get a good deal on your fresh goods as well as support local farmers/businesses. 315 Detroit St. / (734) 794-6255 / a2gov.org People’s Food Co-op If you can’t go to the Farmer’s Market, the People’s Food Co-op prides themselves on pairing up with local farmers and focusing on organic and fair trade goods. They also have a café and food bar if you’re just looking for a bite to eat. 216 N. 4th Ave. / (734) 994-9174 / a2gov.org Babo Babo is a bit closer to central campus and has a decent selection of fresh produce. They also have butchered meat/fish, cheese, wine, and other various food items. Something unique about this market is their coffee bar and fresh bottles of juice made at their juicery. 403 E. Washington St. / (734) 794-6255 / baboannarbor.com Replenish Replenish is the grocery store side, Revive is the café. They have fresh produce, beer/wine, cheeses, Zingerman’s bread, dairy items, and even emergency paper good items. This is the closest grocery store to Central Campus very close to East Quad. 619 E. University Ave. / (734) 332-3355 / revive-replenish.com


GROCERIES Sparrow Produce & Meats Found within the Kerrytown Shops, this small area is jam packed with produce, spices, meats, drinks, and other goods that you might need. While you’re there, check out the other shops within the same building or grab a bite to eat at Monahan’s Seafood Market or The Lunch Room. 407 N. 5th Ave. / (734) 761-8175 / sparrowmarket.com AA Spice Merchants The Spice Merchants carry tea, spices, and herbs from all around the world. Chances are if you need one of those things they will have what you’re looking for. 407 N. 5th Ave. / (734) 332-5500 / spicemerchants.biz By the Pound As the name suggests, By the Pound lets you buy a variety of goods by the pound. This includes candies, coffee, tea, noodles, granola, nuts, oils, spices, flour, sugar, beans, grains and much more. 615 S. Main St. / (734) 665-8884 If you’re just looking for bread or milk within walking distance, think about going to these places. Warning: items can get a lot pricier than Meijer or Kroger. State Street: CVS, Walgreens, 7-Eleven S. University: Champions, The Village Apothecary, 7-Eleven South Campus: Sgt. Peppers, Campus Corner

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Ethnic Grocery Stores The unique thing about Ann Arbor is the diversity. Because of the wide range of individuals that live here, there are many grocery stores that also sell cuisine specific ingredients. Disclaimer: most of these you have to take the bus or need a car for.

Asian Hua Xing Asian Market All different kinds of Asian cuisine ingredients. One of the larger ethnic grocery stores near campus (technically in Ypsilanti) Next to Asia City Retaurant, a large chinese restaurant that looks like a pagoda. 2867 Washtenaw Ave. / (734) 528-3388 / huaxingasia.com Way 1 Supermarket Way 1 also has ingredients for all kinds of Asian cuisine. It is located on North Campus close to where the Kroger is. 2789 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 669-8821 groceryasianannarbormi.com Manna International Foods

Tsai Grocery

Manna is most known for their Korean ingredients. They’re located on Broadway, sort of an in-between of Central and North campus.

Tsai is mainly a Chinese and Japanese grocery store, but they do carry some Korean and Thai goods.

1149 Broadway St. / (734) 663-6868

3115 Oak Valley Dr. / (734) 995-0422


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Indian Bombay Grocers A smaller grocery store on Packard that packs a lot of Indian cusine ingredients in once place. They also carry some fresh vegetables. 3010 Packard St. / (734) 971-7707 / cmtemplates.com/Bombay OM Market

Patel Brothers

OM Market has both Indian and Pakistani ingredients available in the store. It is also located on North Campus in the shops near Kroger.

Patel Brothers is located near Arborland towards Ypsilanti. It is a chain in which you can order ingredients online and sign up to see their weekly ads.

2713 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 883-9995

3426 Washtenaw Ave. / (734) 834-0222 patelbros.com

Mexican

Middle Eastern

Tienda La Libertad

Jerusalem International Market

The place to get Latin American groceries located on the west side of Ann Arbor. They also sell hot meals like tacos, burritos, and nachos.

A very small Middle Eastern market located in the Courtyard shops up on North Campus. They have a range of frozen and fresh groceries as well as baked goods.

2231 W. Liberty St. / (734) 585-5796 tiendalalibertad.com

1713 Plymouth Rd. / (734) 668-7773

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Foodies & Bloggers

Food·ie: /'foode/ noun informal 1. a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet For those interested in getting honest reviews or just looking at pictures of food take a look at these food blogs of individuals who love Ann Arbor restaurants.

Meggoesnomnom Megan is an alum of the University of Michigan with a degree in Brain, Behavior, & Cognitive Science and a minor in Biological Anthropology. She started her blog when she was 24 in efforts towards a new hobby and to combine her love of food and photography. She’s been to almost all the restaurants in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas with her husband. If you want a review (and pictures) of a specific place don’t hesitate to check her blog out! It’s rated #1 on UrbanSpoon’s top Detroit Food Blogs. meggoesnomnom.com Instagram: meggoesnomnom


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Clover Eats Clover is currently a med student at the University of Michigan. She loves taking pictures of food and created a blog to share her eating experiences in and around Ann Arbor. Her blog is ranked #5 on UrbanSpoon’s top Detroit food blogs. clovereats.com *A lot of her photography can be seen in this guide.

Omaspatch Kate is an Ann Arbor native that now works at the Med School. She loves to explore food and the everchanging restaurants. However, the line she draws is at fried liver. In addition to her love for food, she also makes dolls in her spare time like the one on the right. a2lebowsky.blogspot.com Instagram: omaspatch

Metro Detroit Foodie This Instagram profile was started by two sisters and they aren’t Ann Arbor exclusive. Every other day there is a food picture posted from a different restaurant in the south eastern Michigan area. Instagram: Metrodetroitfoodie

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Food Student Orgs

You’ve probably heard that they have a student organization for just about anything at the University of Michigan. If you love to cook, are a foodie, or just want to learn how to cook these are a few groups that you might be interested in joining.

1. Student Food Co.

The Student Food Co. is a nonprofit, student-run produce stand that sells fresh, affordable and consciously sourced produce at the University of Michigan. They sell seasonal fruits and vegetables on campus to help students reduce their carbon footprints from buying groceries outside of walking distance. You can find them in Mason Hall where they sell their fresh goodies every Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. They also run an online pre-order system where you place your order before Wednesday night to pick up on Fridays. studentfoodco.com / aastudentfoodco.tumblr.com

2. Project Flavor

Project Flavor is an organization that comes together to cook for a good cause. The students of this group are focused on preparing and serving gourmet meals for those at the Ozone House and Ronald McDonald House on campus. The cookdates are held on Fridays from 3-7 pm. In addition, they volunteer at the local food bank, Food Gatherers. sitemaker.umich.edu/projectflavor/home

3. Wolverine CuiZine

Wolvering CuiZine is a student run food-related online publication on campus. Just like other publications, they have editors, columnists, and marketers. If you’re a foodie and want to share your knowledge with others, this is an organization to consider joining. wolverinecuizine.com


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Thank You This is the part where I say all my "Thank Yous" to everyone that helped me in the creating of this project. I really couldn't have done it without them! A HUGE Thank You and photo credit(s) to my photographers and foodie friends: Brianne Bowen (majority of store front photos), Dan Chern, Clover of clovereats.com, Megan Halvorson, Kate Lebowsky, Lucy Zhang, Emily Thomas, Amanda Lee, and the Yelp-ers of Ann Arbor. This is the Thank You to those that helped keep me sane. Thank You for the moral support and/or proof reading: Alex Becker, Megan Reina, Cori Lewis, Rachel Junker, Katie Rulkowski, Jennifer Thach, Minji Lee, Kirsten Bray, Ynessa Tran, Audrey Stanton, Holly Paxton, Anna Brown, Paige Moreno, Stephanie Nixon, Tarah Douglas, Lisa Bartlett, and my parents. Thank you to design professors Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo (and his wife Maria), Beth Hay, Dwayne Overmeyer, Seth Ellis, and Hannah Smotrich for everything they have taught me over the years. And last but not least, thank you to the restaurants of Ann Arbor for fueling this project and leaving me hungry for more!


Let's Eat!  

Let's Eat is an Ann Arbor food and restaurant guide for college students. This publication is inspired by my love for food and Ann Arbor, a...

Let's Eat!  

Let's Eat is an Ann Arbor food and restaurant guide for college students. This publication is inspired by my love for food and Ann Arbor, a...

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