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Visitors Guide Ann Arbor CHELSEA DEXTER m a n cheste r m i la n sal i n e y p s i la n t i

www.visitannarbor.org

2013


Welcome

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t takes more than glowing adjectives to describe the

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

Ranked among the best Ann Arbor has been singled out as a high-ranking American City year after year in numerous categories. Here are a few examples: “10 Great Cities for Raising Families,” Ann Arbor #2, Kiplinger “5 Great Places to Retire,” Ann Arbor #5, Fortune ”75 Best College Towns and Cities,” Ann Arbor #2, American Institute for Economic Research “100 America’s Best Small Cities,” Ann Arbor #46, CNN Money

Arts and culture in abundance Although geographically small, the area is renowned for its cultural offerings. Its art galleries; variety of museums; and music, dance, and theatrical performances deliver a depth and breadth of experiences on par with large metropolitan areas. The Michigan Firehouse Museum (top right) is dedicated to preserving the history of firefighting. One of the many galleries in the University of Michigan Museum of Art (center), considered one of the finest university art museums in the U.S.


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Fine dining to simple favorites Those who enjoy eating out will appreciate the nearly 300 restaurants within a 20-mile radius of the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. You’ll find whatever dining experience you are seeking—from townie-frequented eateries like Back to the Roots (top center) to nationally known restaurants. Alfresco dining, popular in the warmer months, turns city streets into outdoor cafes.

For the fun of it The award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fair (center bottom) draws an annual crowd of nearly 500,000, transforming the streets of downtown into a gigantic outdoor art gallery. In Ypsilanti, the popular ElvisFest (lower left) attracts professional tribute artists from across the country for this Graceland-sanctioned event. Fall’s football Saturdays start with massive tailgating, as more than 100,000 people flock to “The Big House” (left) to watch the Wolverines.


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WELCOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

AREA GOLF GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

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

RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 ALPHABETICAL LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 ANN ARBOR RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 AMERICAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 BREAKFAST SPECIALTIES AND COFFEE . . . . . 49 CARIBBEAN/CUBAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 CHINESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 CREOLE/CAJUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 DELIS & SUB SHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ETHIOPIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 EUROPEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 GERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 INDIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 IRISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 ITALIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 JAPANESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 KOREAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 MEDITERRANEAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 MEXICAN/SOUTHWEST/LATIN AMERICAN . . 52 PAN ASIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 PIZZERIAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 PUBS AND EATERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 SWEET TREATS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 THAI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 TURKISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 VEGETARIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 VIETNAMESE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 CHELSEA RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 DEXTER RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 MANCHESTER RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 MILAN RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 SALINE RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 YPSILANTI RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MOVIE THEATERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 NIGHTLIFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 MICROBREWERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 COMEDY CLUBS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY . . . . . . . . 17 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 SHOPPING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ART GALLERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 BOOKSTORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ANTIQUE and VINTAGE SHOPS . . . . . . . . . . . 24 SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 FOOD SPECIALTY STORES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 U-PICKS, FARMERS MARKETS, FALL ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 DAY TRIPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 CALENDAR OF EVENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 RECREATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 COLLEGE SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 PRO SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 AUTO RACING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 BICYCLE RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 BOWLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 CAMPGROUNDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 CANOE AND KAYAK RENTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 GOLFING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 HIKING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ICE SKATING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 MISCELLANEOUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ROCK CLIMBING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 NEARBY DOWNHILL SKIING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 SWIMMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 GUIDE TO AREA PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

BED AND BREAKFASTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 HOTELS/MOTELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 MAPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 TRANSPORTATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 ADVERTISERS’ INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Events and Visitor Information Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 120 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 995-7281 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 888-9487 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 995-7283 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.visitannarbor.org E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . info@annarbor.org

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

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Arts & Culture

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rts and cultural activities let

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

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


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

Museums and Libraries The area’s museums and libraries come in all sizes and shapes. For a dose of ancient history, seek out the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology (top left and above), and the Natural History Museum (left) if prehistoric life intrigues you. At the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum interactive learning is synonymous with fun. There are many museums devoted to local and automotive history that are the pride of the area’s outlying communities. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (center left) is the centerpiece of the area’s art museums. Its dramatic new galleries highlight works drawn from its collections of more than 18,000 pieces.


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Arts & Culture Museums

Museums may have variable hours based on the season and day of the week. We suggest you visit the website or call ahead for complete information on hours and admission prices. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439. www.aahom.org. Explore nine unique galleries containing more than 250 interactive exhibits. Learning made fun for all ages in an informal environment where hands-on experience is the best teacher. Bixby Marionette Exhibit Saline District Library 555 N. Maple Rd., Saline, (734) 429-5450. One of America's foremost puppeteers toured the South and Midwest for more than 40 years, showcasing his handcrafted puppets in 20,000 performances. Chelsea Area Historical Museum 20650 Old U.S. 12, Chelsea, (734) 476-2010. www.chelseahistory.org. Depicts Chelsea’s history including rare photos, pioneer history, and more. Donation suggested. Dexter Area Historical Museum 3443 Inverness St., Dexter, (734) 426-2519. www.dextermuseum.org. Houses historical collections of everyday items, a military display, a genealogical library and history library. Open Fri and Sat, 1-3pm. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. This National Archives Library makes materials on U.S. domestic issues accessible to the public. The collection includes the 1974-77 presidential papers of Gerald Ford and his staff, additional papers of Gerald and Betty Ford, exhibits, artifacts, and more. Features over 100 documents, photos, and a biographical film. Free admission and free on-site parking. Mon – Fri, 8:45am-4:45pm. Hack House Museum 775 County St., Milan, (734) 439-4007. www.historicmilan.com. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Queen Anne style house was built in 1888 by Olive Friend and was home to the Hack family for 100 years. Open for tours on Sun, May – Nov. Michigan Firehouse Museum 110 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-0663. www.michiganfirehousemuseum.org. Its 26,000 sq. ft. include an original 1898 firehouse, a modern exhibit area, a fire engine steamer replete with horses, 25 exhibits of antique fire vehicles, and the largest collection of fire truck bells in the country.

Rentschler Farm Museum 1265 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-0442. www.salinehistory.org. Features displays of farm implements, a period garden, live animals, and a 12-room farmhouse depicting life in the 1930s. Open seasonally on Sat. Groups of ten or more require reservations. Saline Railroad Depot Museum 402 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-0442. www.salinehistory.org. Visitors will see a station agent's room, freight room, furnished caboose, livery barn, and a restored Eclipse Windmill. Open year-round. Groups of ten or more require reservations. University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library 1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482. www.bentley.umich.edu. The official archives of the U of M, documents the history of the state of Michigan, its people, and organizations. University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304. www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East in its new state-of-the-art wing. University of Michigan Museum of Art 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu. With the addition of the 53,000 sq. ft. wing and the restoration of Alumni Memorial Hall, UMMA ushers in a new era. Its galleries highlight works from the Museum’s more than 18,000 artworks. Features exhibition spaces, “open storage” galleries, and educational and event spaces. University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and Planetarium 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 763-4190. www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum. Features exhibits on dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, and geology. The planetarium offers a 360-degree domed screen that surrounds the audience. Outdoor space features a butterfly garden with over 55 herbaceous perennials on display. University of Michigan Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 763-0767. www.dent.umich.edu/sindecuse. One of a few museums devoted to the history of dentistry. Contains more than 15,000 objects with particular focus on dentistry from the 18th century to today.

University of Michigan Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments 1100 Baits Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4414. Group Tours: (734) 936-2891. www.music.umich.edu/research/stearns_ collection. Holding over 2,500 pieces of historical and contemporary musical instruments from all over the world, it is one of the largest collections of such artifacts in a North American university. The collection is housed in multiple campus locations. Washtenaw County Historical Society Museum on Main Street 500 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9092. www.washtenawhistory.org. This 1830s historic home offers changing exhibits relating to Washtenaw County history. Includes a unique gift shop. Waterloo Historical Society Farm Museum 9998 Waterloo-Munith Rd., Chelsea, (517) 596-2254. www.waterloofarmmuseum.org. Guided tours of the farmhouse, log cabin, barns, blacksmith and woodworking workshop, bake house, ice house, milk cellar, and windmill offered weekends Jun – Sep. Visit website for special events. Yankee Air Museum Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, (734) 483-4030. www.yankeeairmuseum.org. Opened in 2010, the new museum includes military aircraft, aviation displays, flight simulators, restoration projects, and much more. Book a flight on the historic B-17 Yankee Lady and B-25 Yankee Warrior. Open Wed–Sat, 10am to 4pm and Sun, noon to 4pm. Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum & Miller Motors Hudson 100 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5200. www.ypsiautoheritage.org. Ypsilanti had a significant influence on pioneering automobile companies and the men who built them. The Museum tells their stories, preserves an important era in American history, and presents some beautiful machines. Miller Motors, a fully preserved pre-war automobile dealership still serves America's vintage Hudson fleet. Ypsilanti Historical Museum and Archives 220 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-4990. www.ypsilantihistoricalsociety.org. Elegant 12-room, Italianate mansion built in 1860 and furnished in period fashion. Houses one of the best collections of historical and genealogical documents in the area.

Performing Arts

Ann Arbor Civic Theatre 322 W. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2228. www.a2ct.org. Ann Arbor’s oldest community theater group has been fostering a love of theater for more than 80 years, presenting plays, musicals, and Junior Theatre productions. Season runs Sep – Jun. Call or check the website for schedule. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra 220 E. Huron St., Suite 470, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4801. www.a2so.com. This world-class professional orchestra performs six evening concerts and four family concerts Sep-Apr, including an annual Mozart Birthday Bash, U of M student compositions, and works for orchestra and chorus. The Ark 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1800. www.theark.org. Ann Arbor's home for acoustic music is renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming. This 400seat club presents performers in the folk and roots music genres nearly 300 nights a year in one of the best listening rooms anywhere. Visit website for schedule.


9 Dreamland Theater 26 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 657-2337. www.dreamlandtheater.com. Offers a variety of original entertainment including puppetry, live music, experimental theater, comedy, and local independent films. The puppet theater uses innovative techniques as well as traditional puppetry practices from around the world. Visit website for current schedule. Eastern Michigan University – Performing Arts www.emich.edu. Visit website for a list of EMU performing arts venues and organizations. The Encore Musical Theatre Company 3126 Broad Street, Suite A, Dexter, (734) 268-6200. www.theencoretheatre.org. A non-profit musical theatre that showcases Broadway performers and top local talent to create the best in musical theatre. Visit website for current schedule. Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com. Beautiful venue set in an historic Victorian house. This intimate, 110-seat venue is home to diverse offerings in every genre and rotating art exhibits. The Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-TIME. www.michtheater.org. Dedicated to the finest film and live entertainment available. View the restored theater and learn about its history and the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ, one of the only theater organs regularly played in its original home. Tours available. New Theatre Project Mix Studio Theatre, 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 645-9776. www.thenewtheatreproject.org. A theatre company whose mission is to create new plays and restore established plays for a new audience. Committed to ensemble work that uses non-traditional, non-hierarchical ways of organization to produce theatre. Performance Network Theatre 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-0681. www.performancenetwork.org. A seven show professional season offers Broadway quality performances in an intimate 139seat theatre. Children's Theatre offers diverse cultural education to K-6 students. Fireside Festival of New Works is a twice-yearly event featuring new works by established and emerging playwrights. Visit website for schedule.

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Purple Rose Theatre Company 137 Park St., Chelsea, (734) 433-ROSE (7673). www.purplerosetheatre.org. This professional theatre was founded by actor Jeff Daniels in 1991 and is dedicated to producing the New American Play and creating opportunities for Midwest theatre professionals. The theatre's year-round productions include both new plays and established classics. Riverside Arts Center 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2787. www.riversidearts.org. Serves as a multipurpose performing arts facility for PTD Productions, Redbug Productions, and others. Features an art gallery with monthly exhibits. State Theatre 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state.php. Designed by C. Howard Crane (designer of Detroit's Fox Theater), the State Theater was completed in 1942. It is a high-style art deco cinema showing a wide variety of films. University of Michigan – Performing Arts www.umich.edu. The U of M hosts many traditional and original student productions. For more information, contact the Campus Information Center at (734) 764-INFO or call the School of Music, Theater, and Dance (734) 764-0583. University Musical Society 881 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-2538. www.ums.org. One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, UMS connects audiences with performing artists from around the world. UMS presents approximately 60 – 75 music, dance, and theater performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS also commissions new work, sponsors artist residencies, and organizes collaborative projects. Wild Swan Theater (734) 995-0530. www.wildswantheater.org. Thirty-two years of rave reviews have made this one of the most admired professional theaters for families in the nation, garnering praise for its ingenious artistry and innovative audience accessibility program. Season runs Oct – Jun. Ypsilanti Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 970942, Ypsilanti, (734) 507-1451. www.ypsilantisymphony.org. Enjoy an evening of varied musical selections under the direction of Adam Riccinto. Season runs Sep – May.

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

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area has an extensive list of varied attractions. But here the destinations are more accessible; the people are more approachable; the streets are friendlier. And the opportunities to experience something new ... much greater.

Try something new. See something different. Heard the sound of a 12-ton bell? Seen the massiveness of the Big House when it’s practically empty? Discovered what really goes into a Jiffy mix? Heard the roar of fast cars on a dragway? You can. You may need to plan ahead so you won’t miss a scheduled tour or event at these and other attractions.


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Places to play when the sun goes down. Wind down or wind up. Watch sports or heat up the dance floor. Go in search of a new craft cocktail or a favorite beer at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti (left center), one of the areas eight microbreweries. Music lovers won’t want to miss the Ark (above, description p. 8.). Almost 300 nights a year, this premier venue for acoustic music delivers live performances.

Planning to come with the family? With the area’s amazing variety of childcentric activities, you can design a vacation that is perfect for your family. You might zero in on the challenge of Planet Rock (above), one of the nation's largest climbing gyms, or discovering whimsical urban fairy doors (far left), exploring an interactive science museum (left) or a reptile zoo, or the thrill of a water park extravaganza. Find even more to do on the following pages.


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9/11 Memorial Cross St., Eastern Michigan University Campus, (734) 487-INFO. www.emich.edu. Located in Pease Park, the memorial features a 14-foot steel support beam labeled "South" and the number "74." It appears to be from the 74th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. Donated by the New York Port Authority, this memorial serves as a place for quiet reflection. Ann Arbor Farmers Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3276. www.a2gov.org/market. Voted “The best place to buy produce.” Located in Kerrytown in a lovely open-air marketplace, the Market features locally grown food, plants, handcrafts, and prepared food items. A producers-only market, all items are grown, baked, or crafted by the vendors who sell them. Operates May– Dec, Wed and Sat from 7am–3pm; Jun–Sep, Wed evenings 4:30pm –8:30pm; Jan–Apr, Sat only, 8am–3pm. No dogs allowed. Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum 220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5439. www.aahom.org. Explore nine unique galleries containing more than 250 interactive exhibits. Learning made fun for all ages in an informal environment where hands-on experience is the best teacher. Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-9622. www.artisanmarket.org. Located in Kerrytown, this covered, open-air market features handmade items of exceptional quality in a wide range of media. Open Apr–Dec, Sun, 11am–4pm. The Burton Memorial Tower 811 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4414. www.music.umich.edu. This iconic area landmark houses the Charles Baird Carillon and University of Michigan School of Music classes. Carillon can be heard daily when classes are in session. Observation deck is free and open to the public, weather permitting. Charles Baird Carillon 881 N. University Ave., (Burton Memorial Tower), Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0583/(734) 764-4414. www.music.umich.edu A carillon consists of at least two octaves of bells in a series and played from a keyboard. This carillon, third heaviest in the world, contains 55 bells, weighing from 31 pounds to 12 tons. Performances when school is in session.

Chelsea Milling Company – Home of Jiffy Mix 201 W. North St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1361. www.jiffymix.com. Home to the world-famous Jiffy Mix line of baking products. Visitors can take a free one-hour tour which consists of informative videos, refreshments, a product sample, and a guided tour of the packaging plant. Reservations required. Same day tours available as schedule permits. Chelsea Teddy Bear Factory Tour 400 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-5499. www.chelseateddybear.com. Visit the 35,000 sq. ft. teddy bear factory and toy museum. Learn how teddy bears are made and the history of the teddy bear. It's all free. Domino’s Petting Farm 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0182. www.pettingfarm.com. Conveniently located, Domino’s Petting Farm gives visitors a chance to interact with farm animals. Hayrides, group rates, and birthday packages available. Pony rides on weekends. Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library 1000 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-0555. www.fordlibrarymuseum.gov. This National Archives library collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public archival materials on U.S. domestic issues. The 1974-77 presidential papers of Gerald Ford and his staff form the core collection; supplemented by the pre- and postpresidential papers of Gerald Ford, the papers of Betty Ford, exhibits, artifacts, and more. Features over 100 documents, photos, and a biographical film. Free admission and free on-site parking. Mon–Fri, 8:45am–4:45pm. Leslie Science and Nature Center 1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-1553. www.lesliesnc.org. Go eye-to-eye with the raptors that rule the sky. Get nose-to-nose with creatures that crawl, hop, slither and swim, or simply explore a wild Michigan field, forest, and pond. More than 50 acres are yours to investigate. Open dawn to dusk. Michigan Stadium Tour – “The Big House” 1201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4599. www.mgoblue.com. To arrange a guided tour of the nation's largest college-owned stadium, please contact Bill Austin by phone or email baustin@umich.edu. Fees are based on type of tour and number of people.

Motawi Tileworks 170 Enterprise Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-0017. www.motawi.com. Locally owned, nationally known art studio that creates unique handmade tile reflecting the style and craftsmanship of America’s Arts & Crafts potteries. Free tours Thu at 11am. Group tours by appointment. Planet Rock 82 Aprill Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2680. www.planet-rock.com. An adventure for the whole family. One of the biggest indoor climbing gyms in North America. Trained and experienced staff combined with five-story walls make Planet Rock unforgettable. Rolling Hills Park 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-9676. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. Offering yearround recreation and outdoor fun. Come splash in the waves, float the lazy river, and ride the slides in the water park. Hike the nature trails, fish in the pond, or picnic under the oak trees. Play disc golf, softball, or horseshoes. During winter, try sledding and cross-country skiing, then warm-up by the fire. Spring Valley Trout Farm 12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4772. www.springvalleytroutfarm.com. Catch fish from the spring-fed, pollution-free ponds that are stocked weekly. Includes a children’s trout pond for anglers under 10. A catch is guaranteed. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day. Underground Railroad Bus Tour African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County (734) 761-1717. www.aachmuseum.org. Take the "Journey to Freedom” tour that visits area historical stops on the Underground Railroad. Hear the legends, learn the facts, and explore its history. Guided bus tours, from Apr to Oct, are $20 each. University of Michigan Detroit Observatory 1398 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-3482. www.bentley.umich.edu/observatory/. Today the building stands essentially as it was in 1854 with the original astronomical instruments intact and operational. Completely restored in 1998. Open for tours twice a month. University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 434 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-9304. www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey. Houses a collection of nearly 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East in the new state-of-the-art William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing.


13 University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens 1800 N. Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 647-7600. www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg/. Offers a beautiful 10,000 sq. ft. indoor conservatory, walking trails, extensive formal gardens, a children���s garden, displays, exhibits, and a gift shop. University of Michigan Museum of Art 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu. Containing nearly 19,000 works of art, the museum features works by Picasso, Monet, Whistler, and many others. Built in 1909 as a memorial to honor the University’s Civil War fallen, Alumni Hall housed the university’s growing art collection. In 2009, the Museum underwent a $41.9 million expansion and includes 94,000 square feet of exhibit space making it one of the largest university art museums in the U.S. Open Tue– Sat, 10am–5pm, Sun, 12pm–5pm. Closed Mon. Admission free, $5.00 suggested donation. University of Michigan Museum of Natural History and Planetarium 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-0478. www.lsa.umich.edu/exhibitmuseum. Features exhibits on dinosaurs and prehistoric life, Michigan wildlife, anthropology, and geology. The planetarium offers a 360-degree domed screen that surrounds the audience. Outdoor space features a butterfly garden celebrating the life stages of the butterfly with over 55 herbaceous perennials on display. University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Washington Hgts. at Nichols Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 647-7600. www.lsa.umich.edu/mbg. The Arb offers a 123-acre living museum comprised of trails, riverfront, and peony and lilac gardens.

Urban Fairy Doors Throughout downtown Ann Arbor, (734) 995-7281. www.urban-fairies.com. A unique, fanciful attraction. Search out the tiny doors found on the fronts of select businesses throughout the city. Open them to reveal delightful “fairy homes.” Consult website for locations. The Wave Field Hayward Ave., Ann Arbor. Designed by artist Maya Lin (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall), the outdoor waves of earth sculpture is a relaxing place located on the U of M North Campus. Wiard’s Orchards and Country Fairs 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7744. www.wiards.com. Open Sep–Oct. Features a cider mill, u-pick apples and pumpkins, corn maze, giant inflatables, pony rides, hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Mountain, Haunted Barn, Country Store and Bakery, hot food, and six haunted attractions. World of Discovery Conservation & Rescue Center 6885 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1628. www.glzszoo.com. This family-friendly destination is an "indoor zoo" featuring exhibits of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds, and more. Open daily 10am–6pm. Zingerman’s Delicatessen 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-DELI (3354). www.zingermansdeli.com. An Ann Arbor institution. Serves made-to-order sandwiches with ingredients like Black Angus corned beef and pastrami, free-range chicken and turkey, and homemade chopped liver and chicken salad. Also stocks an array of cheeses, estatebottled olive oils, coffee, tea, and more.

Zingerman's Southside Bakehouse - 3711 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2095. www.bakewithzing.com. Coffee Company - 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-6060. www.zingermanscreamery.com. Creamery - 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0500. www.zingermanscoffee.com. A collection of Zingerman's passionate food producers offering crusty breads, chewy bagels, tasty pastries, real gelato, live coffee roasting, tailor-made coffee drinks, classes, and more. Contact zcobtours@zingermans.com for more information on customizing a group tour. Indoor and outdoor seating and free wi-fi available.

Movie Theaters

The Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-TIME. www.michtheater.org. Showing a wide variety of films — from first run to indie. See description page 9. Quality 16 3686 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-7469. www.quality-16.com. 16 theaters showing first-run films. Rave Motion Pictures Ann Arbor 20 + IMAX 4100 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 973-8424. www.ravemotionpictures.com. 20 theaters offering first-run films. State Theatre 233 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8667. www.michtheater.org/state.php. A high-style art deco cinema showing a wide variety of films – from indie, to classic, to first-run.

Nightlife

Alley Bar 112 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8757. www.alleybarannarbor.com. Home of the "Pickle Back." Features a variety of beers, Scotch whiskies, wines, sparkling champagnes, and specialty martinis. Wine tastings and live DJ. Visit website for specifics. The Arena Sports Bar and Grill 203 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9999. www.thearena-a2.com. Voted Ann Arbor’s premier sports bar. Serves all-American fare. Twenty-four draught beers, four HDTVs, and 22 satellite TVs, juke box, Golden Tee, pool table, darts, and the Jagermeister Chiller.

Attractions

Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi Tap Pub 338 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9191. www.ashleys.com. Voted "One of the best beer bars in America" by Draft Magazine, Ashley's offers a world-class selection of beers and ales. Varied menu from steaks to salads and sandwiches. Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks 39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1870. www.aubrees.com. A unique two-story bar and restaurant in Depot Town, offering draught and bottled beers, wines, and specialty drinks. Serves varied American food. \'aüt\BAR 315 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3677. www.autbar.com. Café and bar serving the GLBT community. Menu features Mexican favorites and more. Pool table; outdoor seating weather permitting. Bab's Underground Lounge 213 S. Ashley, Ann Arbor, (734) 997-0800. www.babsundergroundlounge.com. Enjoy a variety of martinis, a fine single malt scotch, or a favorite draught beer in this relaxed atmosphere. Offers two regulation-size pool tables and large HD TVs. The Bar at 327 Braun Court 327 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5440. A self-described upscale dive bar. The Bar, as it's known by locals, specializes in craft cocktails and is a great place to hang out with friends. Outdoor patio seating available, weather permitting. Bar Louie 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-3000. www.barlouieamerica.com. Specializing in oversized sandwiches and artfully concocted cocktails. Offers an extensive selection of appetizers, pastas, entrées, beers, microbrews, and wines. Eclectic urban bar with signature martini list and extensive beer selection. Bill's Beer Garden 210 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8136. www.billsbeergarden.com. Serving a variety of Michigan craft beers and wine, this outdoor beer garden offers visitors live entertainment, and food is available at nearby Mark's Carts. The Black Pearl 302 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0400. www.blackpearlonmain.com. This seafood and martini bar offers live music Tue and Wed evenings. Visit website for current schedule.


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Blind Pig/8 Ball Saloon 208 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8555. www.blindpigmusic.com. Live music Mon–Sat. Cover varies. Downstairs is the 8 Ball Saloon with full bar, pool tables, dartboards, video games, and TVs. No cover. The Blue Leprechaun 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7777. www.theblueleprechaun.com. Offers traditional Irish cuisine, full bar, dance floor, multiple plasma TVs, pool tables, and darts. BTB Cantina 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-3715. www.btbburrito.com. Located above Good Time Charley's. Offers a full bar, late-night food menu, great drink specials, and a variety of entertainment including live bands and DJs. Cavern Club 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. One of four clubs with its own entertainment and distinct scene. Located beneath the Old City Brewery building. Hosts great live bands.

Circus Bar & Billiards 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. Features pool tables, TVs, video games, Pull Tab, and Club Keno games. Bar munchies available. Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2968. www.conoroneills.com/annarbor/. Offers Guinness or Harp along with traditional Irish dishes. Also serves sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and salads. Entertainment includes trivia nights, live music, DJ, and traditional Irish jam sessions. Visit website for calendar. Good Time Charley’s 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8411. www.good-time-charleys.com. Casual dining and sports bar near campus area with drink specials and promotions. Great patio in summer. Gotham City / Millennium Club 210 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-8890. www.cavernclubannarbor.com. Downtown dance club where DJ's spin and music videos play on multiple video screens. Cover varies.

Guy Hollerin’s 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor,(734) 769-4323. www.hiannarbor.com. Located in the Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan. Grab a great meal and catch a sporting event. Blues on Fri and Sat nights. Outdoor volleyball and dining area. Daily specials and happy hour specials. Habitat Ultra Lounge at Weber’s 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-3636. www.webersinn.com. Enjoy Ann Arbor nightlife and dancing with the area’s best live bands six nights a week. Relaxed bar atmosphere and choice of full or light menu. La Dolce Vita 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-9977. www.thechophouserestaurant.com. Offers afterdinner pleasures including gourmet desserts, Madeira ports, cognacs, single malt scotches, and fine, hand-rolled cigars. The Last Word 301 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5691. http://thelastwordbar.com. Named after a 1920's cocktail from the Detroit Athletic Club. The bar serves fine craft cocktails in an intimate atmosphere and frequently hosts solo musicians and small bands. Live 102 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-1443. www.livea2.com. Hosts area DJs, exceptional cocktails, and features two bars and a large sunken dance floor. Visit website for current calendar. Necto 516 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-5436. www.necto.com. Popular nightclub offers multiple dance floors, VIP, Red Room, and reservations available. Details on website. Old Town Tavern 122 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9291. www.oldtownaa.com. A relaxed atmosphere. Full menu with homemade soups and sandwiches, Southwestern entrées, tasty burgers, and daily specials. Live music on Sun. Papi O' Nightclub 2275 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-9648. This nightclub with a Latin flare offers two bar areas, pool tables, dancing. Rick’s American Café 611 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-2747. www.ricksamericancafe.com. Nightclub with DJs, dancing, and nightly drink specials.

Rush Street Martini Lounge 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-0330. Offering a high-end, one-of-a-kind drink menu with DJ and live music. Open Wed–Sat from 7pm–2am. Score Keepers Sports Bar & Grill 310 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0100. Catch the big games on four 100 sq. ft. HDTV screens or 35 monitors. Featuring 27 draft beers, 60 imported beers, and full menu. Sidetrack Bar & Grill 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1035. www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com. Named after its unique setting, this pub is a favorite of locals. Seasonal and weekly drink specials. Full menu of great food. Outdoor seating. The Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5320. www.taproomypsi.com. Downtown nightspot featuring live music, drink specials, and full menu. Visit website for schedule of performers. Woodruff's 36 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti. www.woodruffsbar.com. Offers live music nightly; a menu of creative pub food; varied beer selection, and great atmosphere. Visit website for schedule of performers. The Wurst Bar 705 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6720. www.wurstbarypsi.com. Serving gourmet brats and burgers freshly prepared and locally sourced. Drink specials and theme nights including Bingo, Trivia, College Night, and more. Visit website for schedule.

Microbreweries

Arbor Brewing Company Pub & Eatery 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1393. www.arborbrewing.com. Downtown brew pub featuring local, natural, and sustainable food, award-winning beers, family dining, and great nightlife. Cocktail lounge with real darts, shuffleboard, and several TVs. Group tours and tastings by appointment. The Blue Tractor 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4095. www.bluetractor.net. This microbrew focuses on American-style lagers. Offers barbeque favorites like ribs, pork, brisket, and turkey. Also features non-barbeque fare: salads, sandwiches. and fish.


Chelsea Alehouse Brewery 320 N. Main St., Chelsea, www.chelseaalehouse. com. Fresh beer crafted on-site. Pair your beer with a sandwich, salad, soup, or a warm pub pretzel. Live music and other events make this an exciting new venue. Corner Brewery and Beer Garden 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2739. www.cornerbrewery.com. A microbrewery with a spacious bar and tasting room, outdoor beer garden, and covered deck. Full menu utilizes local sources when possible and the freshest, natural, and sustainable ingredients. The Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7325. www.grizzlypeak.net. Award-winning microbrew with a casual atmosphere. The menu focuses on fresh ingredients and items made from-scratch, including steaks, fish, BBQ ribs, pizzas, sandwiches, and burgers. Watch beer being brewed in its seven-barrel system. Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery 311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2730. www.jollypumpkin.com/annarbor. Features interesting brews along with salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and desserts. Produces a variety of unfiltered and unpasteurized “rustic country beers.” Original Gravity Brewing Company 440 County St., Milan (734) 439-7490. www.ogbrewing.com. Features unique handcrafted beers, sandwiches, and snacks. Great atmosphere with an outdoor beer garden. See website for featured beers.

Nearby Attractions

Automotive Hall of Fame 21400 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, (313) 240-4000. www.automotivehalloffame.org. Featuring the achievements of more than 200 automotive greats chronicled through automobiles, and authentic artifacts. Offers an extensive educational program. A unique event venue.

One man’s vision. An entire nation’s museum. Visit Edison’s Laboratory

America’s Greatest History Destination.

Cabela's 110 Cabela Blvd. East, Dundee, (734) 529-4700. www.cabelas.com. “The World's Foremost Outfitter®” of hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear. Features a wildlife museum, aquariums, indoor mountains, and archery ranges. Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, (313) 833-7900. www.dia.org. Covering 658,000 sq.ft. and more than 100 galleries. Home to more than 60,000 multicultural works from ancient times through the 21st century. The DIA’s collection is known for its quality and depth. Detroit Zoo 8450 W. 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, (248) 541-5717. www.detroitzoo.org. Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo spans 125 acres of naturalistic habitats. Home to more than 3,300 animals of 280 species. The Henry Ford 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, (313) 982-6001. www.thehenryford.org. America’s greatest history attraction! Visit Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and Michigan’s largest IMAX Theater.

It began in 1929 as the campus for Henry Ford’s private Edison Institute schools. This was where his “learning by doing” approach sparked a cando culture that still exists today. Even now, as we celebrate Henry Ford’s 150th birthday, his impact on teaching lives on in a place that continues to redefine innovation and the American Experience.

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Sit in the Rosa Parks Bus

15 Minutes from Detroit Metro Airport thehenryford.org

Every kid needs Vitamin Z. Get it only at the Detroit Zoo.

Wolverine State Brewing Company and Taproom 2019 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-2990. www.wolverinebeer.com. Makes lagers for everyone. Flagship beer is Wolverine Premium Lager – made with all-American ingredients and always on tap. Offers a variety of beers, darts, foosball, and games on the flat screens.

Comedy Clubs

Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9080. www.aacomedy.com. Features national touring comics, local performers, and open-mic nights. Rolling Stone called it “one of the best clubs between the coasts.” Full bar. 18 and over.

Vitamin Z. Part of a complete childhood.® The Detroit Zoo is open 362 days a year!


EMU STUDENT CENTER Open to the public year-round

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A variety of artistic talent in our two art galleries

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At your choice of 6 dining locations, including a full-service Starbucks

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Weekend movies, music, comfortable fireplace lounges and more

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Your next event here for 10 to 1,000+ guests; EMU features a full-service catering team with decades of experience and specialty menus created by Executive Chef Tom Murray Conveniently located off of Oakwood Street, between Washtenaw Ave. and Huron River Drive Information: 734.487.4108 emich.edu/studentcenter


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

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

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

Built in 1896, Welch Hall (center left) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It houses the offices of the President and other executives.

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

miles of jogging paths, its outstanding library, one of the state’s few “green” classroom buildings, a planetarium, historic buildings, and even a lake.

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

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


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a group tour, call (734) 647-5692.

The William W. Cook Law Quadrangle (top), the “Quad,” was the first self-contained law school in the country with living facilities, classrooms, faculty offices, practice courtrooms, and dining facilities in the same complex. The buildings’ exteriors were modeled after the Tudor-Gothic style of Cambridge and Oxford. Located on the Diag, the heart of central campus, is the Burton Memorial Tower (center right). It houses the Baird Carillon, which contains 55 bells, weighing from 21 pounds to 12 tons. The recently expanded Museum of Art’s (right) galleries display works from its 18,000-piece collection. The U-M Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (top center) is a popular destination for researchers as well as the curious – of all ages.

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

The University of Michigan Health System (below) is one of the largest healthcare complexes in the world. It has been the site of many groundbreaking accomplishments and technological advancements since the Medical School first opened its doors in 1850.

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Celebrating its 100th year, Hill Auditorium (bottom left) is treasured for its architectural significance as well as its superb acoustics. Its colorful history includes performances by many of the world's most celebrated artists.

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Between Matthaei Botanical Gardens (above) and the Nichols Arborteum (top left) there are 475 acres of trails through natural plant habitats and flowering gardens. Matthaei includes an indoor conservatory and facilities for classes and events.

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

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


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Main Street Downtown Ann Arbor (www.mainstreetannarbor.org), is a haven for art and collectibles as well as a variety of boutiques and bookstores. Galleries, like Selo-Shevel (far left), featuring unique imports and original pieces are interspersed with fine restaurants, coffee shops, and nightlife.

Kerrytown A few blocks northeast of downtown is Kerrytown (www.kerrytown.org), home of one-of-a-kind shops (Mudpuddles toystore, below and Elephant Ears, bottom, center) featuring clothing, home décor, art supplies, and gifts. There is a great grocery (left) and fish market too, and Zingerman’s Deli. It’s also home to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the Sunday Artisan Market. These open-air markets offer high quality products – home-grown or hand-made.

South University On the other side of “The Diag,” an intersection of walkways in the heart of central campus, is South University (www. a2southu.com) with blocks of casual restaurants and assorted shops that students frequent.

Shopping Malls Briarwood Mall is the area’s premier enclosed mall anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, and Von Maur with more than 110 other retailers including Apple, Sephora, Banana Republic, Williams-Sonoma, and Pottery Barn. Consult www.shopbriarwood.com for a store directory. Arborland Center, on Washtenaw Avenue at US-23, includes nearly 30 national, regional, and local stores and businesses including these favorites: Starbucks, Arhaus, Old Navy, Marshall’s, DSW, and Noodles & Company. You’ll find the entire list at www.arborlandcenter.com.


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Shopping Art Galleries

Ave Maria Fine Art Gallery 1 Ave Maria Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-7514. www.avemariaart.com. Features vibrant works that exude powerful energy, as well as softer paintings that offer stillness. 200 works extend throughout the corridors of Domino’s Farms. Crave color. Live life. Collect art.

Ann Arbor Art Center 117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8004. www.annarborartcenter.org. One of the oldest and most respected community arts organizations in Michigan. Includes a gallery shop featuring original artwork, jewelry, paintings, and ceramics from local and regional artists, classes, exhibitions, special events, and more.

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

16 Hands 410 N. Fourth Ave., (second floor), Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1110. www.16handsgallery.com. Features a wide selection of jewelry and accessories, green gift items, and creations from local crafters.

Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-9622. www.artisanmarket.org. See listing under Attractions, p 12. Artistica 3203 Broad St., Dexter, (734) 426-1500. www.artisticagallery.net. Fine gift and art gallery with all items created by local artisans in many different mediums.

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

Clay Gallery 335 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7927. www.claygallery.org. This cooperative gallery, run by area artists, offers decorative, sculptural, and functional clay art and pottery. Dale Fisher Gallery 1916 Norvell, Grass Lake, (517) 522-3705. www.dalefisherphoto.com. Commercial and fine art photography taken by helicopter photographer Dale Fisher. State-of-the-art custom frame shop and digital photography center. Detroit Street Gallery 417 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-0291. Open during exhibits only. Visitors will find works in a variety of media by local and national artists. Call for current schedule.

Gallery One at Washtenaw Community College The Chelsea Center for the Arts Gallery 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, 400 Congdon St., Chelsea, (734) 433-ARTS. (734) 677-5267. www.chelseacenterforthearts.org. Located www.wccnet.org/galleryone. Located in the inside the historic St. Mary's building, the Student Activities Center. Presenting exhibitions CCA's Gallery provides a venue for local talent that are enjoyable, educational, and to showcase their artwork through curated challenging. Free and open to the public. Many shows and artists’ receptions. Visit website for exhibitions are accompanied by workshops and hours and exhibit information. lectures from artists and experts.

Gallery Project 215 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com. A fine art collaborative providing a venue for contemporary art that is courageous and thought provoking. Nine multi-media exhibits annually featuring local, regional, and national artists. Manchester Station 117 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 212-3012. Featuring artwork from various Michigan and Midwest artists, photography by artist/owner Peter Katka, and custom framing. METAL Off Main 220 Felch, Ann Arbor, (800) 613-6385. www.metaloffmain.com. Offering an eclectic mix of art pieces ranging from vintage industrial items to sculptural metal pieces. Nelson Amos Studio 23 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-2787. www.nelsonamosstudio.com. Specializes in portraits, landscapes, still life, and cityscapes depicting the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti areas.

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Nonpareil Studio 208 1/2 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-1837. www.nonpareilstudioa2.com. Apparel and textile design studio offering wearable art garments, original designs, custom clothing, sewing and textile art classes. Pierre Paul Art Gallery 3370 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-1050. www.pierrepauldesign.com. Gallery features paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastels, hand-blown art glass, and stone sculptures ranging from traditional to contemporary in a style created by local and national artists. Potter’s Guild 201 Hill St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4970. www.pottersguild.net. A cooperative nonprofit organization consisting of forty-five members producing functional pottery, sculpture, tile work, and wearable art. Red Shoes Home Goods 332 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-5554. www.redshoeshomegoods.com. Featuring works by artists Catherine Thursby, Samantha Misiak, and Mary Buchanan as well as handmade, one-of-a-kind items by local and national artists. River Gallery Fine Art 120 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-0826. www.chelsearivergallery.com. Offering a full on-site and off-site exhibition schedule featuring mid-career and emerging talent. Features fine art in all mediums. Offers a full spectrum of art services. SculptureWalk Chelsea Various locations throughout downtown Chelsea, (734) 433-0826. This annual exhibition features a variety of sculptures – all available for purchase. Additional information at River Gallery in Chelsea or www.chelsearivergallery.com.

Selo-Shevel Gallery 301 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-4620. www.seloshevelgallery.com. This awardwinning gallery is known for the extensive collection of fine American crafts and imported folk art from around world. Representing recognized artists in a variety of media including ceramics, hand-blown glass, wood, jewelry, furniture, wearable textiles, and mixed media. Also known for its collection of rare objects acquired by the owners during their world travels. The Side Door Gallery 8063 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1581. www.thesidedoorgallery.com. An exhibition space at the Dexter Picture Frame Company showcasing the talents of interesting local and regional artists. Two Twelve Arts Center 216 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-ARTS. www.twotwelvearts.org. Offers a full schedule of classes, programs, and performances. Exhibits and shows throughout the year highlight local artists' work. Home to the Saline Potters Guild that supports and inspires ceramic artists. The Wild Acorn 110 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-1293. www.thewildacorn.com. Displays more than 30 artists in many different media including watercolor, oils, pastels, colored pencils, and photography. Offers items made of pottery, glass, felt, paper, gourds, bronze, and wood; and one-of-a-kind jewelry. Work Gallery 306 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-6178. www.art-design.umich.edu/galleries. The U of M’s first dedicated gallery on central campus since art became a department in 1926. Work provides an exhibition venue primarily for undergraduate students.

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WSG Gallery 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2287. www.wsg-art.com. Original fine art by contemporary regional artists, including paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, and art glass. Hosts exhibits that include two- and three-dimensional media. Yourist Studio Gallery 1133 Broadway St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4914. www.youristpottery.com. Exhibits the works of celebrated clay artists, potters, printmakers, sculptors, and painters including studio owner Kay Yourist. Also offers inspiring ceramics and sculpting classes/workshops for advanced and introductory level students.

Bookstores

Aunt Agatha’s 213 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1114. www.auntagathas.com. Independent bookstore featuring knowledgeable staff and nearly 25,000 new and used mystery and true crime books as well as other genres. Will buy/sell/trade new and used books. Visit website for dates of book signings.

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Barnes & Noble 3235 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-0846. www.bn.com. Knowledgeable, personalized service. Book, music, and movie lovers find thousands of titles/authors at great discounts. Wide variety of new, unique, and rare; even more available to order. Fun children’s events and adult book groups. Common Language 317 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-0036. www.glbtbooks.com. A bookstore serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and ally communities. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2757. www.crazywisdom.net. Browse 200 book categories. A center of information on holistic health, body/mind therapies, psychology, Buddhism, alternative spiritual practices, and spiritual development since 1982. Tea Room offers more than 100 kinds of tea, coffee, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.


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The Dawn Treader Book Shop 514 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1008. www.dawntreaderbooks.com. Selling used and rare books for 22 years, including over 70,000 titles, from current paperbacks to long-surviving incunabula. Booklover’s Guide to the Midwest describes it as “An absolutely fabulous book shop, with something for everyone.” Jewel Heart Temple Bookstore 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3387. www.jewelheart.org. Located in the Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist Center. Features a large selection of Buddhist books, meditation supplies, and Tibetan handicrafts. Specializes in handmade Tibetan carpets with hundreds in stock or custom made. Just Imagine 108 E. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 562-2040. www.justimaginechelsea.net. Locally-owned and operated book and toy store in downtown Chelsea. A short walk from the Purple Rose Theatre and the Common Grill. Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles 200 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-9887. Stocks over 30,000 books and 5,000 postcards, with modern first editions, sci-fi, comic books, mysteries, and children's literature. Also features vintage memorabilia, toys, albums, movie/music posters, and sheet music. Motte & Bailey Used & Rare Books 212 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-0451. www.mottebooks.com. A used and rare bookshop with common and antiquarian books with a focus on American and European history, books about books, children's books, and scholarly titles. Nicola’s Books 2513 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0600. www.nicolasbooks.com. Located in Westgate Shopping Center. One of the largest independent book stores in Michigan. Specializing in reading for pleasure. Offers a wide variety of books in several genres, magazines, cards, and gifts. Our Lady of Grace Bookstore 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Dr., Domino’s Farms, Ann Arbor, (734) 930-3747. Specializing in Catholic books and gifts, icons, statues, medals, holy cards, art works, rosaries, and crucifixes.

Serendipity Books 113 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-7148. A selection of more than 16,000 used paperbacks at half-price. Some new books available. West Side Book Shop 113 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1891. www.westsidebookshop.com. Since 1975, offering quality used and rare books in fiction, non-fiction, romance, mystery, poetry, sci-fi, and other genres. Friendly and professional staff. White Raven Books Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3770. By appointment only. General out-of-print shop with emphasis on obscure, scholarly, and collectible material.

Antique and Vintage Shops

Ann Arbor Sports Memorabilia and Magic Shop 255 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9000. Vintage sports memorabilia focusing on U of M and Detroit sports. Largest movie poster collection around. Antelope Antiques 255 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-2828. www.antelopeantiques.com. Offers a wide selection of antiques, coins, jewelry, books, pottery, glassware, tools, paintings, postcards, cameras, Mid-Century Modern, vintage movie posters, magic memorabilia, U of M sports collectibles, and much more. Apple Annie's Vintage and Jim McDonald's Antiques 29 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-0555. Try on vintage clothing and jewelry; leaf through photos or admire quilts from over 100 years ago. Browse antique furnishings, glassware, and books. Arcadian Antiques 13 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-3433. 838 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-8856. Offers a fine selection of Victorian jewelry, quilts, inkwells, Depression glass, beaded handbags, perfume bottles, lamps, china, turn-of-thecentury furniture, bookends, and hatpins. Bowerbird Mongo 210 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-4595. www.bowerbirdmongo.com. A collection of wonderful treasures that have many years of beauty and function left in them. Open Fri and Sat evenings, or by appointment.

Chelsea Antiques Mall 1178 South M-52, Chelsea, (734) 389-8851. www.chelseaantiquemall.com. A variety of antiques and collectibles including furniture, jewelry, estate sale items, seasonal collectibles, quilts, linens, clothing, and much more. The Chelsea Collection 6065 Sibley Rd., Chelsea, (734) 433-3300. www.thechelseacollection.net. Carefully selected antique furnishings, estate jewelry, and art. Well worth the short drive to Chelsea. Darwin’s Stained Glass Studio & Old Time Slots 9080 Beeman Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-9730. www.darwinstudio.com. Features beautiful original works of art in stained glass. Most designs feature materials made in the U.S. Custom pieces available. One of the largest vintage slot machine companies in Michigan. The artist buys, sells, and restores the slot machines. The Get Up Vintage 215 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-4300. ww.thegetup.com. Vintage clothing from the 1940s to 1970s. Gibbons Antiques 5135 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-2277. www.gibbons-shop.com. A large selection of vintage antiques, collectibles, buttons, and classic bicycles (with a full-service repair and restoration center). Kims Resale Shop 25 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-4241. www.kimsresaleshop.net. Carrying a wide variety of antiques and collectibles including primitive furniture, advertising items, trinkets, folk art pieces, and retro collectibles. An exclusive distributor of Kida Folkart. Limpert Antiques 901 City Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-7400/(734) 657-3720. By appointment or by chance. Civil War, GAR-UCV collectibles, early advertising, and primitive furniture. Unusual items. Manchester Antique Mall 116 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-9357. Three stories of merchandise from numerous dealers in 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, glass, jewelry, and collectibles.

Materials Unlimited 2 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-6980. www.materialsunlimited.com. One of the nation’s oldest architectural salvage companies. The 15,000 sq. ft. showroom is brimming with restored period lighting, fireplace mantels, antique furniture, salvaged doors, stained and beveled glass windows, and more. Featured on HGTV’s Cash & Cari Show. Salt City Antiques 115 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1259. Dealers of quality furniture, primitives, fine glassware, linens, jewelry, sought-after collections, gift and seasonal items, and home décor. Schmidt’s Antiques 5138 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-2660. www.schmidtsantiques.com. Specializing in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century furniture, select accessories, and art items. Offers quality garden material: statuary figures, fencing, and urns. Complete auction and appraisal services. Treasure Mart 529 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9887. www.treasuremart.com. With nearly 8,500 sq. ft., this local favorite specializes in the resale consignment of antiques, collectibles, and quality household furnishings.

Specialty Stores

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


Busy Hands 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8020. Busy Hands offers extraordinary knitting yarns and gifts. Featuring Edgar Berebi frames and accessories, reproduction jewelry, Russian folk crafts, and items from around the world.

Encore Records 417 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-6776. www.encorerecordsa2.com. Buying and selling records (33.3, 45, and 78 rpm), sheet music, books about music, CDs, and DVDs. Also stocks needles for standard phonograph players.

The Caravan Shop 1-3 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6047. www.netmouse.com/caravan/. Beautiful gifts from around the world for over 85 years including Russian lacquer boxes and nesting dolls, hand-carved Santas, jewelry boxes, handblown glassware, German nutcrackers, ornaments, toys, and foreign language boxes.

Falling Water 213 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-9810. www.fallingwatermi.com. A single-location, independent store. Courteous service and unique products that honor the creative spirit in us and in nature. Many selections come from small companies and independent artists.

Cobblestone Rose 101 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-6202. www.cobbestonerose.com. Specializing in exclusive, hard-to-find items that will make your home a special place. Collected Works 303 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-4222. www.collectedworksannarbor.com. Beautiful clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts since 1977. Features small, handmade lines with an arty flavor. Personal service. C.W. Petersen Jewelry 306 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1369. www.cwpetersen.com. Designing custom pieces that are unique and stand-alone is our trademark. Dexter Picture Frame Company 8063 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1581. www.dexterpictureframe.com. Complete, expert, and affordable custom framing, readymade frames, art, gifts, and supplies. Dixboro General Store 5260 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-5558. www.dixboro.com. This historic building houses a fabulous selection of country furniture and accessories, plus jellies and jams. Selected the “Best General Store in Michigan” by AAA Magazine and voted “Best Gift Store in Southeast Michigan” by Channel 4 TV for four consecutive years - most recently in 2010. Dogma Catmantoo 208 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0022. www.dogmacatmantoo.com. Where pets and their people can find great stuff, hang out, have fun, and learn. Specializing in quality foods and unique pet products.

Findings 3925 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9751. www.beadseekers.com. This bead store includes a wide variety of unusual, custom, handcrafted findings, and one-of-a-kind treasurers. Found 407 N. Fifth Ave., (Kerrytown), Ann Arbor, (734) 302-3060. www.foundgallery.com. A mix of whimsical art and jewelry from recycled materials; vintage, retro, and antique treasures; great selection of candles; artsy doodads; holiday and home decor. Features over a dozen artists who use found and vintage materials. Four Directions 211 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9250. www.fourdirectionsa2.com. Semi-precious stone jewelry, silver, metal art, fossils, pottery, Native American jewelry, foundations, and an unusual array of gifts and collectibles from around the world. Fun4All Comics & Games 2742 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti, (734) 434-7440. www.f4ahobbies.com. Features a wide selection of comic books, graphic novels, card games, miniatures games, board games, collectible figures and statues, and more. Also hosts gaming tournaments such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dungeons and Dragons, and more. Visit website for current game schedule. The Garden Mill 110 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-3539. www.thegardenmill.com. Featuring unique and hand-crafted artifacts to adorn the garden or home: An eclectic mix of wind chimes, bubbling fountains, garden sculptures, whimsical and functional birdhouses, wrought iron and rustic garden pieces.

Global Marketplace 115 W. Middle Street, Chelsea, (734) 475-7604. www.globalmarketplacechelsea.com . A familyowned community marketplace that sells free-trade handcrafted clothing, jewelry, toys and more made by impoverished people in developing region of the world. Harmony Hollow Bell Works 263 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8522. www.harmonyhollow.com. By appointment only. Featuring handcrafted, original garden art including bronze wind bells, brass and aluminum wind chimes, garden stakes, mobiles, and more, all made in the U.S. Sold at art fairs, galleries, and garden centers nationwide. Heavenly Metal 207 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4247. www.heavenlymetal.com. Located inside Vicki’s Wash & Wear Haircuts. Features unique accessories and art by artists worldwide including purses, jewelry, home goods, and more. Himalayan Bazaar 218 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7229. www.thehimalayanbazaar.com. A Fair Trade store featuring a wide variety of gift items, Singing Bowls, Thangka, statues, prayer flags, clothing, and other items from Nepal, Tibet, and India. Hollander’s Hollander’s Kitchen Store 410 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7531. www.hollanders.com. Nationally recognized as a leading source for unique and decorative papers, with over 1,500 specialty papers in stock. A major source of bookbinding tools and supplies. Also features a wide variety of stationary and gift items. School of Book and Paper Arts offers year-round workshops. Hollander's Kitchen Store, located above Hollander's Paper Store, features cookware, cooking utensils, electrics, table linens, and cooking classes. Jewelry Box Boutique 7061 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter (734) 424-9787. Located inside the Dexter Crossing. Offers handmade necklaces, pendants, bracelets, scarves, and purses. La Belle Maison 333 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0065. www.labelle-maison.com. Find elegant gifts and products for the bath, nursery, and dining room. From glassware and linens to antiques, you are sure to find something extraordinary.

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Lexi's Toy Box 328 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1101. www.lexistoybox.com. Independently owned and operated toy store offering high quality toys including infant toys with organic cotton, wooden toys, and dolls. M-Den 315 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-8000. 656 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7457. 303 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 686-3002. www.mden.com. Offering a unique selection of clothing and gifts to U of M fans online, in stores, and on game day around the stadium. Middle Earth 1209 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1488. www.middleearthgifts.com. Harming only the humorless since 1967 with wacky and kitschy gifts. Handcrafted contemporary and fashion jewelry, hundreds of greeting cards, stationery products, T-shirts, and more. mix 130 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8704. Offering a hand-picked collection of new and gently used clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods. Model Cave Hobby Shop 103 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 316-2281. www.facebook.com/modelcave. Offers 6,500 model kits including cars, ships, airplanes, spacecraft, and more. Also stocks science fiction models, Marvel models, alien models, paints, glues, detailing accessories, and more. See new as well as vintage one-of-a-kind kits. Mule Skinner Boots and Western Wear 118 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0342. www.muleskinnerboots.com. Offers a large selection of Lucchese Classics boots, 1883, Tony Lama, Nocona, Justin, Double H, and Chippewa Boots. Carries a fine selection of many types of boots. Also carries Coronado Leather Concealment vests, handcrafted leather belts and holsters. Parrish Fine Framing & Art 328 S. State St., #9 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8253. Downtown’s finest custom picture framing and gallery displaying fine art and antique maps of Michigan and elsewhere.


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Peaceable Kingdom 210 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-7886. www.theaapk.com. Features folk and whimsical works of art, jewelry, toys, and Thymes products. Lovely artisan goods by fine artists and skilled craftspeople. Little fun items, too. Pineapple House 101 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-1174. www.pineapplehousesaline.com. Stylish collection of furniture and fabrics, pillows and plates, art, lamps, gifts, and accessories, all at affordable prices. Many exclusive resources and foundation antiques. The Potting Shed 112 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-8086. 108 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0200. http://stores.thepottingshedchelsea.com. An antique and specialty shop featuring vintage linens, antique furnishings, garden ware, birdhouses, handmade bath and body items, clothing, jewelry, candy, and more. Puffer Red’s 113 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-7050. www.pufferreds.com. A leading fashion outlet providing a wide selection of the hottest brand-name fashions, shoes, hard-to-find media, and accessories. Renaissance 201 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-8511. www.renaissanceannarbor.com. Carries the world’s finest gentlemen's and ladies' clothing. Provides "made to measure” service for suits, sport jackets, trousers, vests, shirts, and more. The Rocket 122 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-2291. www.therocketypsi.com. Large selection of novelty, nostalgic, and traditional candies, novelty toys, kits, and books. Find great conversation pieces, vintage t-shirts, jewelry, key chains, and other accessories. Saline Picture Frame Company 7641 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 429-3352. www.salinepictureframe.com. A large frame shop where we combine the craft of custom framing with the art of personal service. Schultz Outfitters 4 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-1761. www.schultzoutfitters.com. Full-time, fourseason fly-fishing guide service and comprehensive fly fishing shop.

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Ten Thousand Villages 303 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1270. www.annarbor.tenthousandvillages.com. Artisan-made gifts, decor, jewelry, and accessories. Look for new additions to its collection of handcrafted musical instruments from around the world. Vault of Midnight 219 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-1413. www.vaultofmidnight.com. Voted one the best comic shops. Carries comics, graphic novels, toys, board games, kid robots, Toy2R, and t-shirts. Its spacious basement regularly hosts events supporting local artists. The Vintage Twin 1112 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 757-8191. www.thevintagetwin.com. Uniquely remodeled vintage clothing for all. One-of-a-kind, handpicked, remodeled, and original designs. Almost the entire inventory is more than 20 years old. World of Rocks 42 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-9981. www.worldofrocks.com. Featuring crystals, minerals, fossils, and beads from all parts of the world. Specialty rocks and cabs for wire wrapping, weaving, and jewelry pieces.

Food Specialty Stores

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

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• Everyday Wines (734) 827-9463. www.everyday-wines.com. Offering a selection of wines from around the world, most under $25. • Fustini's Oils & Vinegars (734) 213-1110. www.fustinis.com. Offers a broad selection of aged balsamic vinegars and the freshest extra virgin olive oils you can find in Michigan. • Monahan's Seafood Market (734) 662-5118. www.monahansseafood.com. Offers a huge variety of high-quality fresh fish, smoked fish, and sushi items made-to-order or to go. • Sparrow Meats & Produce (734) 761-8175. sparrowmeat.getwebnet.com. Offers freerange, organic meats of most varieties, including poultry, lamb, pork, beef, homemade sausages, and more. • Spice Merchants (734) 332-5500. www.spicemerchants.biz. Offers over 150 single spices, 85 blends, loose-leaf teas, accessories, gifts, and more.

Roos Roast Coffee Works 1155 Rosewood St., Suite B, Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9202. www.roosroast.com. Artisan roasted coffee made from the finest sourced green coffee from producers around the world. Organic when possible, almost always fair trade, shade grown and bird friendly farms. Roasted in small batches so it is always fresh.

MI General Store 44 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8039. www.mi-generalstore.com. Gourmet specialty shop featuring Michigan products such as chocolates, sweets, snacks, and cheese. Extensive selection of Michigan-made wines and beers.

True North Jerky Co. 12855 E. Old US 12, Chelsea, (734) 475-1300. www.truenorthjerky.com. Family-owned, award-winning business offering a wide variety of high quality jerky, specialty sauces, cheeses, and more.

Mix Market Place 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-8704. www.mix-marketplace.com. Features local farmfresh food items, baked goods, tea and coffee bar, flowers and plants, along with vintage, antique, and handmade items. Live entertainment Fri, 5pm-9pm and Sat, noon-5pm. Morgan & York Fine Wines 1928 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0798. www.morganandyork.com. Ann Arbor's leader for fine estate-bottled wine and specialty foods.

Spotted Dog Winery 108 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. (734) 944-9463 www.spotteddogwinery.com. A micro-winery offering a variety of wine products from juices and musts from around the world. Customdesigned labels available. TeaHaus 204-206 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0460. www.teahaus-annarbor.com. Carries approximately 200 loose teas: organic teas, teas by region, teas blended with fruits, herbals, and and natural extract. Unique tea ware and tea preparation tools. Tea Room offers soups, sandwiches, teas, scones, and more.

Ugly Dog Distillery 14495 N. Territorial Rd., Chelsea, (734)443-0433. www.uglydogvodka.com. Local handmade vodka and rum distillery. Products can be purchased at its storefront, or at a number of stores throughout Ann Arbor.


Zingerman's Southside Bakehouse – 3711 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-2095, www.bakewithzing.com. Coffee Company – 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-6060, www.zingermanscoffee.com. Creamery – 3723 Plaza Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0500, www.zingermanscreamery.com. A collection of Zingerman's passionate food producers offering crusty breads, chewy bagels, tasty pastries, real gelato, live coffee roasting, coffee drinks, classes, tours and more. Indoor and outdoor seating and free Wi-Fi.

U-Picks, Farmers Markets, and Fall Activities

Alber Orchard & Cider Mill 13011 Bethel Church Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-9310. www.alberorchard.com. Offers horse-drawn hayrides, apple cider, seven-acre corn maze, u-pick pumpkins, tours of the vintage cider press, fall events and entertainment, and delicious, crisp heirloom apples. Open Labor Day through Nov. Ann Arbor Farmers Market 315 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6255. www.a2gov.org/market. See listing under Attractions page 12. The Blast Corn Maze 6175 Daly Rd., Dexter. www.blastcornmaze.com. Seasonal 3.5 mile corn maze with short, medium, and full maze activities. Patrons can ride their horses through the maze for additional fee. Also offers pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, corn stalks, and hay bales for purchase. Chelsea Bushel Basket Farmers Market Old US-12, Chelsea Fairgrounds. Held seasonally Wed afternoons. Chelsea Farmers Market Municipal Lot, Park Street, Chelsea, (734) 475-1145. www.chelseafarmersmkt.org. Held on Sat mornings from May through Oct. Dexter Blueberry Farm 11024 Beach Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-2900. www.dexterblueberry.com. U-pick blueberries in season. Dexter Cider Mill 3685 Central St., Dexter, (734) 426-8531. www.dextercidermill.com. On the banks of the Huron River, the oldest continuously operating cider mill in Michigan features wood-press blended cider, pastry mixes, homemade apple pies, donuts, caramel apples, apple nut bread, and the award-winning Dexter Cider Mill Apple Cookbook. Open late Aug to mid Nov.

Dexter Farmer’s Market Alpine St. off Main St., Downtown Dexter, (734) 426-8303. www.villageofdexter.org. Held Tue evenings and Sat mornings, May through Oct.

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Wasem Fruit Farm 6580 Judd Rd., Milan, (734) 482-2342. www.wasemfruitfarm.com. Family-owned orchard offering high-quality products, pickyour-own apples, pumpkins, and tart cherries; homemade, unpasteurized cider and, seasonally, house-made, fresh donuts.

Fusilier Family Farm & Greenhouse 16400 Herman Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-8982. http://fusilierfamilyfarms.com. Offers a seasonal Westside Farmer’s Market 2501 Jackson Ave., (Zingerman’s Roadhouse selection of annuals, perennials, hanging parking lot) Ann Arbor, (269) 370-7029. baskets, fresh produce, pumpkins, and gourds. Held on Thu, 3pm – 7pm, June to Sep. Jenny's Farm Market Wiard’s Orchards 8366 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-3431. www.jennysdextermarket.com. Offers seasonal 5565 Merritt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7744. www.wiards.com. Open Sep through Oct. produce, homemade canned goods, hayrides, Features a cider mill, u-pick apples, corn maze, cider, donuts, and petting farm. u-pick pumpkins, giant inflatables, pony rides, hayrides, petting farm, miniature golf, Straw Makielski Berry Farm Mountain, Haunted Barn, Country Store and 7130 Platt Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 572-0060. Bakery, hot food, and Night Terrors featuring six http://makielskiberryfarm.com. Located one haunted attractions. A favorite venue for groups. mile south of Michigan Ave. Offers u-pick blackberries, fall red, amber, and yellow raspberries. Raw raspberry honey also available. Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmers Market 100 Rice St., (Freight House Market Plaza), Open Jul 15 to Nov 1. Ypsilanti, (734) 544-3311. Open Sat mornings May through Oct. Manchester Farmer's Market Adrian St., Manchester, (989) 413-5137. Ypsilanti Farmer’s Market (Downtown) Held Thu afternoons from May until Oct. Corner of Michigan Ave. and Hamilton St., Ypsilanti, (734) 786-8401. McLennan Maple Syrup Farm Operates Tue afternoons. 10950 M-52, Manchester, (734) 216-2343. www.mclennangardens.com. In March, see how maple syrup is made and take some home. In October, features hayrides, pumpkins, squash, and seasonal flowers and decor. Rowe’s Produce Farm 10570 Martz Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-8538. www.rowesproducefarm.com. The most acres of u-pick strawberries in Michigan. Offers u-pick peas and raspberries. Farm market sells fruits, vegetables, sweet corn (bi-color variety) picked daily, and specialty food products. Saline Farmers Market S. Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 429-3518. www.ci.saline.mi.us. Sat mornings, May through Oct plus Tue evenings June through Sep at the library. Nov through Apr at Liberty School. Talladay Farms Corn Maze 6270 Judd Rd., Milan, (734) 645-1791. www.talladayfarms.com. One of the largest corn mazes in Michigan with 25-acres of winding paths and dead-ends.

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Day Trips

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ust outside Ann Arbor, the scene changes

from bustling college town to quieter small communities linked by open road. Forget suburbia. Each has its own identity revealed in its historic buildings and one-of-a kind shops and restaurants. Each

Chelsea – simplicity with sophistication CLAIM TO FAME

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

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

Manchester – authentic and quaint CLAIM TO FAME

has unique attractions

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

– live theater, gorgeous

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

parkland, motor sports, museums, and festivals – the makings of day-long adventures.

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


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Dexter – picturesque in every direction CLAIM TO FAME

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

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

Milan – historic architecture CLAIM TO FAME

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

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

Ypsilanti – proud automotive heritage

Saline – where history meets vitality

CLAIM TO FAME

CLAIM TO FAME

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS

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

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


Calendar of Events

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hese events have many themes, but the

goal is the same – to draw people together for a good time. As the range of fairs and festivals proves, the area communities enjoy rallying around an event and they welcome visitors wholeheartedly. The hospitality almost always includes food, music, and family entertainment. Is the fun really contagious? Join the crowd and find out.

Summer –

Chelsea Community Fair Held in August at the Chelsea Fairgrounds.

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

Chelsea Painters Art Fair Held in June, rain or shine. The event draws visitors from neighboring states and highlights the award-winning work of member artists. Also includes entertainment and children’s art activities.

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

Cinetopia International Film Festival Launched in 2012, this celebration of independent, foreign, and documentary cinema presents more than 30 movies to local audiences in multiple locations in downtown Ann Arbor.

June, July, August

Ann Arbor Book Festival A celebration of the written word with a commitment to promoting reading and improving literacy in Southeastern Michigan. Held downtown each June. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Held in both January and June. Diners enjoy three-course dinner menus and prix fare lunch menus at Ann Arbor’s best restaurants. Ann Arbor Summer Festival This three-week festival beginning in June celebrates the best in theatre, dance, music, and comedy for all ages. Top of the Park offers local and regional bands, food stands, and classic and contemporary movies screened outdoors. Ticketed concerts are held in the Power Center and Hill Auditorium.

Dexter Daze Held in August, this celebration includes arts and crafts booths, a parade, children’s activities, a social tent, food, and more. Manchester Chicken Broil July brings the Midwest’s oldest and largest single-day Chicken Broil to Alumni Field in Manchester. Entertainment provided while crowds dine on broiled chicken and secretrecipe German coleslaw. Carriage rides round out the evening. Mayor’s Green Fair Free entertainment, food, and over 120 exhibits with environmental information, a Clean Energy Expo, BikeFest, green commute options, and more. Held in June on Ann Arbor’s Main Street, rain or shine. Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Beer Festival Each July, visitors sample nearly 100 beers prepared by breweries throughout Michigan. Held outdoors in Ypsilanti’s historic Depot Town.

Michigan Camaro Superfest Held in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park, this show boasts the longest running all-Camaro show in the U. S. Michigan Elvis Festival Held in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, this July event is sanctioned by Graceland and features professional Elvis tribute artists, merchandise, food, a social tent, and more. Michigan Firehouse Museum Fire Truck Muster Held in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti where a diverse collection of fire rigs from the 1920s through the late 1970s are on display. Milan Bluegrass Festival This event features three days of bluegrass music performed by 15 to 20 regional and national entertainers. Held in August at the KC Campground. Milan Community Fair Held in June. Offers carnival rides, entertainment, and fireworks. Picnic at German Park German food and libations. Performances by the German Park Dancers. Held the last Sat in June, July, and August. Dance band begins at 4pm. No one under 21 admitted without parent/guardian. Cash only. No outside food or beverages. Riverfolk Festival & Jam Camp Five days of music including a Cajun and bluegrass Jam Camp and Community Cajun Dance Party held in Manchester at Sharon Mills and Carr Park. A songwriting contest and Finale Concert are held at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Held in Aug.


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

Thunder Over Michigan Air Show The Yankee Air Museum presents this annual air show at Willow Run Airport. This 2-day event has exciting live performances of modern and vintage aircraft, battle reenactments, aviation displays, and family fun. YA’SSOO Greek Festival of Ann Arbor Features authentic Greek food, homemade pastries, entertainment, Agora Marketplace, church tours, and more. Held at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Ypsilanti Heritage Festival A whole summer of fun in one event, all centered in Riverside Park and Depot Town. It includes a living history encampment, a parade, historic tours, food, and entertainment. Ypsilanti’s Independence Day Parade The community salutes America in one of the oldest parades in Michigan.

Fall –

September, October, November

Saline Celtic Festival This must-see family event is held in July. Festival-goers enjoy a parade, Highland athletic events, pipe-band performances and competitions, Celtic entertainment on several stages, and even Celtic cows. Saline Community Fair Held at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds late August. Saline’s Summerfest Annual “Picnic in the Park” features food, music, a juried art and craft show, trolley tours of Saline, 5K run/walk, and more. Shadow Art Fair Held at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti winter and summer. This juried event features local artists exhibiting and selling their work in a comfortable, friendly setting. Event also includes local music, featured brews, and other special activities. Sounds & Sights Festival This two-day, three-night event in Chelsea features live music, a social tent, children’s entertainment and activities, a classic car show, open-air art market, and much more. Taste of Ann Arbor and Rest of the World An exciting outdoor event where numerous restaurants from the Ann Arbor area share bite-size tastes of their distinctive cuisine. Complete with live music. Held in June.

Winter –

December, January, February

Ann Arbor Folk Festival Each January for more than 33 years, folk music fans have warmed their spirits at this lively gathering. National and international acoustic performers, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and singer/songwriters take the stage. Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Held in January and June. Diners enjoy threecourse dinner menus and prix fare lunch menus at Ann Arbor’s best restaurants. Annual Children’s Holiday Parade A fun event in downtown Ann Arbor where children of all ages can march in a parade with music provided by area high school bands. Live reindeer pull Santa and Mrs. Claus in a sleigh. Chelsea Hometown Holiday & Light Parade A fun-filled weekend celebration including a tree-lighting ceremony, visits with Santa, entertainment, and many other activities.

Antique Truck Show Trucks of every kind are on display in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park.

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

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

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

Manchester’s Christmas in the Village and Home Tour An annual holiday celebration held late November featuring a parade, cookie walk, and craft show. Saline Community Education Fall Craft Show Over 135 crafters from throughout the Midwest showcase their work including a broad range of crafts. Show offers other events and activities. Webster Fall Festival This annual event offers pioneer craft demonstrations, a giant rummage/antique sale, crafts, live music, and antique cars and tractors, a children’s zoo, hayrides, and games. Held in Dexter in September. Ypsilanti Orphan Car Show The largest show of its kind in the Midwest. Held in September, this exhibition is a salute to automobiles, trucks, and motor scooters that are no longer manufactured. Features a driveby narration of vehicles.

Holiday Week in Saline The week includes a variety of activities including a parade, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, juried craft show, museum tours, and more. KindleFest Market Held the first weekend in December at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. A German festival featuring artisans, farmers, and retailers selling holiday wares, as well as German food, mulled wine, and beer. Midnight Madness on Main Street Join Ann Arbor area businesses for a fun-filled evening of holiday sales, strolling carolers, live music, and more! Entertainment runs from 7pm-9pm, with participating stores staying open until midnight. Held in December.

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

Spring –

March, April, May

Ann Arbor Antiques Market For more than 40 years, the Market has offered quality antiques and collectibles ranging from early Americana to Art Deco. Held at the Washtenaw Farm Council grounds on select weekends from April to October. Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow Held the beginning of April. Attracts American Indian dancers, singers, and drummers from throughout the U.S. who compete in several styles of dance wearing traditional and contemporary regalia. Showcases American Indian culture expressed through arts, crafts, music, and food. Ann Arbor Film Festival Held each March at the Michigan Theater, this internationally recognized festival features the latest in experimental and independent 16mm films. It is the oldest event of its kind. Billetproof "Motor City Mania" Features 1964 and earlier traditional hot rods and custom cars, traditional-style choppers and bobbers, a swap meet, and live entertainment. Held in Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park in May. FestiFools An Ann Arbor twist on Mardi Gras. A fusion of giant, hand-made puppets, live music, jugglers, and costumes. Held the first weekend in April. Michigan Vintage Volkswagen Festival Over 300 vintage Volkswagens converge on Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park in mid-May to continue the city’s tradition of hosting worldclass automobile shows. Saline Community Education Spring Craft Show See description under fall events. Show & Shine Street Rod Show Each May, over 400 cars – antique, custom, and hot rod – fill Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. This show is fun for the novice as well as the serious auto buff.

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

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


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Recreation

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o need to pack your mountain

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

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


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

Outdoor play Visitors are often surprised by the quantity and caliber of outdoor sports that are available an easy distance from downtown. You’ll have a choice of more than 15 public golf courses within a 25-mile radius of the city. Within the same distance there are dozens of beautiful, impeccably maintained parks for biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and picnicking – the largest being the Waterloo Recreation Area with more than 20,000 acres. Many areas are also havens for winter sports such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and ice-skating.


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Recreation College Sports

Concordia University Athletic Department (734) 995-7432.

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

Eastern Michigan University Ticket office (734) 487-2282. Sports information (734) 487-0317.

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

University of Michigan Ticket office (734) 764-0247. Athletic Media Relations (734) 763-4423.

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

Pro Sports

Campgrounds

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

Please refer to the grid on page 40 to see a list of area parks and the features and activities they offer.

Detroit Lions football (313) 262-2008. www.detroitlions.com Detroit Pistons basketball (248) 377-0100. www.nba.com/pistons. Detroit Tigers baseball (866) 668-4437. www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com Detroit Red Wings hockey (313) 983-6606. www.redwings.nhl.com

Detroit-Greenfield RV Park 6680 Bunton Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7722. www.detroitgreenfield.com. Featuring 212 campsites with picnic tables and fire rings, Wi-Fi, miniature golf, playground, swimming, fishing, and laundry facility. Pet friendly. Cabin and trailer rental available.

USA Hockey National Team Development Program (734) 327-9251. Watch the nation’s top 16- and 17-year-old hockey players in a 40-game home schedule at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.

Auto Racing

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

Bicycle Rental

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

Bowling

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

Hudson Mills Metropark 6535 Huron River Dr., Dexter (734) 426-8211. A 1,549-acre park that accommodates a wide range of activities and sports. See grid on page 40 for details. KC Campgrounds 14048 Sherman Rd., Milan, (734) 439-1076. www.kccampgroundmilan.com. Offers 100 campsites, swimming pond, outdoor pavilion, arcade, and playground. Near canoeing and water parks. Open Apr-Oct. Pinckney State Recreation Area 8555 Silver Hill Rd., Pinckney, (734) 426-4913. Waterloo Recreation Area 16345 McClure Rd., Chelsea, (800) 44-PARKS or (734) 475-8307. www.michigan.gov/dnr. With 20,000 acres, it’s the largest state park in the Lower Peninsula. Offers campgrounds and cabins plus a wide range of features and activities. Refer to grid on page 40 for more details.

Canoe & Kayak Rental

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

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

Programs for kids of all ages Summer camp

www.planet-rock.com Ann Arbor 734.827.2680 Gallup Park 3000 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6240. Offers canoe, kayak, paddleboat, and rowboat rentals. Voted "Ann Arbor’s Best Community Park." Includes coffee shop, hiking trails, fishing, and playgrounds.

Georgetown Country Club 1365 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5500.

Skip’s Huron River Canoe Livery 3780 Delhi Ct. (Delhi Metropark), Ann Arbor, (734) 769-8686. Full-service canoe and kayak rental serving Delhi, Dexter-Huron, and Hudson Mills Metroparks. Located on a scenic stretch of the Huron River.

Hickory Creek 3625 Napier Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 454-1850.

Golf Courses

Ann Arbor Country Club 4699 E. Loch Alpine Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 426-4693. Brae Burn Golf Club 10860 W. Five Mile Rd., Plymouth, (734) 453-1900. Brookside Golf Course 6451 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., Saline, (734) 429-4276.

Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center 8768 North Territorial Rd., Plymouth, (734) 453-7272.

Green Oaks 1775 E. Clark Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-0881.

Hudson Mills Golf Course 4800 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-0466. Indian Trail Golf Center 5440 Earhart Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-0807. Outdoor driving range. The Links at Whitmore Lake 1111 Six Mile Rd., Whitmore Lake, (734) 449-4653. Miles of Golf 3113 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 973-9004. www.milesofgolf.com. Outdoor driving range, practice greens, heated/sheltered tees, pro shop. Open year-round. Rolling Meadows Golf Course 6484 Sutton Rd., Whitmore Lake, (734) 662-5144.


39 Rustic Glen Golf Club 12090 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-7679. Yorktown Golf Driving Range 3560 Willis Rd., Milan, (734) 429-3691. Zeeb Golf Driving Range 2735 S. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4005.

Golf (Miniature)

Waterloo-Pinckney Trail www.waterloopinckneytrail.org. A 36-mile multi-use trail connecting Waterloo State Recreation Area to Pinckney State Recreation area. Often used for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. See “hiking” on the Area Parks grid (p. 40) for the location and features of additional hiking locations.

Putterz 2675 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-2838. www.putterz.com. Family entertainment center featuring three outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses, outdoor batting cages, arcade games, and snack bar. Open Apr--Oct.

Black Pond Woods Nature Area Off Traver Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230.

Hiking

Ann Arbor Ice Cube 2121 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1600. www.a2ice3.com. Provides three superior skating surfaces and year-round recreation and training for all ages and skill levels. A unique combination of ice sports center, pro shop, physical therapy, public fitness center, cafe and deli, arcade, vending, and more.

Among the many area parks that are suitable for hiking, the following two are exceptional hiking locations. Border-To-Border Trail http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. A 35-mile walking/biking trail connecting Washtenaw to Livingston and Wayne Counties. Visit website for printable trail map.

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

Ice-Skating

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Arctic Coliseum Ice Arena 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea, (734) 433-4444. www.arcticcoliseum.net. Two NHL-size rinks, pro shop, drop-in hockey, open ice-skating, figure skating, party package, arcade, restaurant/bar/banquet facility, professional hockey instruction, and weight training. Buhr Park 2751 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6234. www.a2gov.org. This outdoor, covered NHLsize rink is open from Nov-Mar, except during unseasonably warm weather. Monument Park Main Street, Dexter, (734) 426-8303. www.villageofdexter.org. Seasonal ice skating rink for ice-skating only; weather permitting. Skaters must bring their own equipment and no skating attendant is on duty.

Recreation

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center 17030 Bush Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3170. www.michigan.gov/dnr. The Center introduces visitors to the fascinating geology and diverse natural habitats within Waterloo Recreation Area. Features interactive displays, interesting exhibits, self-guided trails, school programs, and special events. Open year-round. Lazer Planet 3219 Broad Street, Dexter, (734) 253-2189. www.lazerplanet.net. This locally owned and operated venue features laser tag and a variety of arcade games. Offers quality family entertainment.

Rolling Hills Park 7660 Stony Creek Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-9676. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. A one-stop park for year-round recreation. Come splash in Veterans Memorial Park Ice Arena the waves, float the lazy river, and ride the slides 2150 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6235. in the water park. Hike the nature trails, fish in www.a2gov.org. Indoor, NHL-size rink with the pond, or have a picnic. Take in a game of disc spectator seating for 1,000. Complete snack golf, softball, or horseshoes. During winter, try bar service, vending machines, and rental sledding and cross-country skiing. lockers. Skate rental available. Spring Valley Trout Farm Yost Ice Arena 12190 Island Lake Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4772. 1000 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-4600. www.springvalleytroutfarm.com. See listing www.umich.edu/yost. Offers public skating, under Attractions, p 12. concessions, skate rental, pro shop (featuring U-M apparel), classes, and birthday party Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor space. Home to U of M hockey. 750 Phoenix Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-6909. www.whirlyballannarbor.com. A great party game for family get-togethers, company Miscellaneous outings, and church groups. A combination of Eastern Michigan University basketball and Jai-Alai played from electric REC/IM Building bumper cars. Call for reservations. 100 Olds-Robb, EMU Campus, Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1338. www.emich.edu/recim. Offers facility rentals, WideWorld Sports Center club sports, pro shop, pool events, fitness and 2140 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-4625. aerobic classes, University Park, and multiwww.wideworld-sports.com. One of the best purpose lighted field complex. soccer venues in the area; offering three indoor fields and six outdoor fields. Fields are Geocaching in Washtenaw County well maintained and available for rental for Some of the most popular park systems that practice, games, parties, or corporate events. offer geocaching include: Washtenaw County Parks ewashtenaw.org, (734) 222-4357. City of Ann Arbor Parks a2gov.org, (734) 794-6627. City of Ypsilanti Parks cityofypsilanti.com, (734) 4831421. Huron-Clinton MetroParks metroparks.com, (800) 477-2757. Village of Dexter Parks villageofdexter.org, (734) 426-5614.

Zap Zone Laser Tag 4177 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 930-6670. www.zap-zone.com. The most advanced laser game entertainment system in the world. For the experienced player or novice, the Zap Zone is like stepping into a real-life video game featuring up to 48 players and three teams. Fun for all ages. Also features a wide selection of arcade games.


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

Rock Climbing

Planet Rock 82 Aprill Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2680. www.planet-rock.com. See description under Attractions, page 12. U-M Outdoor Adventures – MRock 606 E. Hoover Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 764-7625. www.recsports.umich.edu This 20-foot climbing wall is open to the public. Available for private rentals as well. Call for fees and times.

Nearby Downhill Skiing

Alpine Valley (248) 887-4183. Mt. Brighton (810) 229-9581. Mt. Holly (800) 582-7256.

Swimming

Both outdoor lake swimming and outdoor pools are shown on the PARKS grid (right).

Indoor Swimming

Eastern Michigan University Olds-Robb Student Recreation Complex, EMU Campus, Ypsilanti, (734) 487-1338. www.emich.edu/recim. Club Pool is ideal for young swimmers, water aerobics, and events. Jones Pool, home to EMU Swimming and Diving, is an Olympic-sized 50M pool with spring (1M and 3M) and platform (5M, 7M, and 10M) diving boards. Must have valid Eagle One Card or Rec/IM ID to gain access. Mack Pool 715 Brooks St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6237. www.a2gov.org. 25-yard pool with attached children’s pool.

Area Parks

Hiking Walking Trails

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State Parks Waterloo Recreation Area

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

8555 Silver Hill Rd., Pinckney, (734) 426-4913

3780 Delhi Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-8211

Dexter-Huron Metropark

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

Hudson Mills Metropark

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

Pinckney State Recreation Area MetroParks Delhi Metropark

University of Michigan Parks Nichols Arboretum

(734) 647-8986

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

(734) 647-8986

Washtenaw County and Other Area Parks Cananaugh Lake

Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Chelsea, (734) 971-6337

County Farm Park Ford Lake Park Frog Island Park Fuller Park Independence Lake Lilley Park

9075 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-3800

Rice St. at Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1100

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

3200 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake, (734) 449-4437

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

Mill Pond Park Montibeller Park North Bay Park

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

2599 Bridge Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-3800

Osborne Mill Preserve

East of Delhi Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6337 N. Territorial Rd., Lyndon Township (1 mile east of 52), (734) 971-6337

Parker Mill County Park Recreation Park

565 W. Bennett St., Saline, (734) 429-3502 1033 Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-3800

North Hydro Park Park Lyndon

2230 Platt Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6337

4650 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6337

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Riverside Park

Huron St. at Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1100

Rolling Hills County Park and Water Park

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

Sharon Mills Park Veterans Memorial Park West Park

5701 Sharon Hallow Rd., Manchester, (734) 971-6337

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

215 Chapin St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center 2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6355. http://parks.ewashtenaw.org. A 25-yard pool with adult lap swimming and leisure areas. Pool is wheelchair accessible.

Ann Arbor City Parks

Bird Hills Nature Area

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

Saline Recreation Complex 1866 Woodland Dr., Saline, (734) 429-3502. www.city-saline.org/parks. Features 25-yard lap and swimming pool, spa, and children’s swimming pool with barrier-free ramps.

Buhr Park

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

Argo Nature Area

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

Bandemer Park

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

Barton Nature Area

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

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

Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor (734) 794-6234

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

3000 Fuller Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6234

Packard Road at Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor, (734) 794-6230


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Area Golf Guide

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herever you are staying in

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

Eagle Crest Golf Club

Huron Hills Golf Course

Lake Forest Golf Club & Practice Center

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

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

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

Historic Huron Hills Golf Course is a par 67 course, designed by Thomas Bendelow and opened in 1922. This scenic course with its vast topography and mature trees offers magnificent views of the Huron River from some of the highest points in Ann Arbor. We’re proud of the new 7-hole Wee-Tee course for kids and beginners. In addition, we’re host to the annual Herb Fowler Memorial Junior Amateur Championship.

3110 W. Ellsworth Rd., Ann Arbor, 734-994-8580. Email: information@lakeforestgc.com www.lakeforestgc.com Lake Forest is located in a natural setting minutes from downtown. We offer an excellent experience to every guest both on the golf course and in our charming clubhouse. Our golf course winds through 170 acres featuring a links style course on the front nine, and woodlands and wetlands on our back nine. Complementing our golf course is our 5-acre Practice Facility, Grille & Bar, and Pro Shop. Call us about booking your next golf outing or special event.


Leslie Park Golf Course

Pierce Lake Golf Course

Pine View Golf Course

Reddeman Farms Golf Club

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

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

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

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

A challenging championship golf course set in the rolling hills of northeast Ann Arbor. Leslie Park Golf Course has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Ann Arbor” by the People’s Choice Award. It was rated the “2009-10 #1 municipal golf course” in Michigan by Golf Digest. It has also received 4.5 stars by the magazine Best Places to Play.

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

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

1. Eagle Crest Golf Club

5. Pierce Lake Golf Course

2. Huron Hills Golf Course

6. Pine View Golf Course

3. Lake Forest Golf Club & Practice Center

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4. Leslie Park Golf Course

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1825 Clubhouse Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 429-8383. www.stonebridgegolfclub.net Stonebridge Golf Club, a daily-fee, 18-hole championship golf course, offers varying terrain, strategically placed bunkers, and natural use of existing wetlands and wooded areas – a challenge for any golfer. A driving range, practice green, pro shop, lessons, and a full-service bar and grille complete your golfing experience. Stonebridge offers a banquet space and outdoor patio and bar for your next event.

Reddeman Farms Golf Club boasts a 6,525-yard challenging layout in a peaceful country setting just west of Ann Arbor. It features a full-service restaurant, pro shop, and practice range. Its staff will gladly coordinate your golf outing and banquet needs. The Club is also available for events with a seating capacity of 180.

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Restaurants

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s you should expect of a city that has

as its slogan “Doing Life Different,” the area’s restaurant options include many imaginative venues and menus. One reason is the abundance of independently owned dining spots. The owners are free to cook up interesting versions of classic dishes and create specialties that customers will crave.

National Recognition Here is a sampling of the area restaurants that have earned the attention of national media:

• Mani Osteria & Bar made Food & Wine’s list of the "Best Italian Restaurants in the US" in 2012.

• Zingerman’s Roadhouse chef Alex Young won “Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region” from the James Beard Foundation in 2011.

• In the spring of 2011, Food Network’s hit show “Kid in a Candy Store”

explored “the sensationally decadent candy bars at Zingerman’s Candy Manufactory … where gooey handmade nougat is layered with original specialties like muscovado caramel and raspberry chocolate ganache.”

• Adam Richman of “Man v. Food” put Tios in the spotlight when he took

the Mount Nacheesmo Challenge and succeeded by consuming 5 lb of its nachos in just under 45 minutes.

• Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” host Guy Fieri visited the

oldest burger stand in Ann Arbor, Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, where you can order the “Quint” with five meat patties.

Photos Top left to right: Zingerman’s Deli, Gratzi Ristorante, Real Seafood Company, The Original Cottage Inn. Center left to right: Kerrytown Market, Art Fair food court, Zingerman's Reuben sandwich, Sava's outdoor dining. Bottom left to right: Palio's rooftop seating, al fresco dining on Main Street, The Common Grill in Chelsea, Back to the Roots in Chelsea.


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The Joy of Beer You don’t have to be passionate about beer to search out our popular microbreweries. What comes out of the kitchen attracts just as many patrons as what comes out of the tap. Whether preparing food or beer, these establishments treat it as an art. How well do our local beers stack up? When four beer connoisseurs from NYC performed a blind taste test of Belgian-style ales, the Oro de Calabaza from Ann Arbor’s Jolly Pumpkin came in number one. Restaurants with on-site breweries are listed under “Microbreweries,” page 14.

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


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Alphabetical listing of restaurants A&W All-American Food/Dx . . . . . . 55 Abe’s Coney Island/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Achatz Handmade Pie Co./N . . . . . . . . 54 Achilles Coney Restaurant/E . . . . . . . . 52 Afternoon Delight/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli/D/E/W . . . . . . . 52 Alpha Coney Island/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Amadeus/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Amer's Mediterranean Deli/C . . . . . . . 50 Angelo’s Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Applebee's/S/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Applebee's/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Arbor Brewing Company/D . . . . . . . . . 53 Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar/Ch . . 55 Argiero's Italian Restaurant/D . . . . . . . 51 Arirang/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Ashley's Restaurant & Premier Multi Tap Pub/C . . . . . . . . . . 53 Asia City/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Asian Legend/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill /Y . . . . . . . . . 58 Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill /Y/Dx . . . . . . . 55 Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks/Y . . . . . . . . . . 58 Ayse's Café/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 B-24s/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Back to the Roots/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Bagger Dave’s/S/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bandito's/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Banfield’s Bar & Grill/E . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Banfield’s Westside Grill & Tavern/W . . . 53 Bar Louie/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 BD's Mongolian Grill/D . . . . . . . . . . . 53 BearClaw Coffee Company/E . . . . . . . . 49 Beezy’s Coffee & Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bell's Diner/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bella Italia Pizza & Pasta/S . . . . . . . . . 53 Bentley’s American Grille/Y . . . . . . . . . 58 BeWon Korean Cuisine/N . . . . . . . . . . 52 Big Boy-Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Big Boy/M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Big Boy/N/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Big Boy/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Bill's Hot Dog Stand/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Biwako Sushi/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Biwako Sushi/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 The Black Pearl/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Black Sheep Tavern/Ma . . . . . . . . 57 Blimpy Burger/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Blue Leprechaun/C . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant/D . . . . . 50 The Blue Tractor/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Bob Evans/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Bomber Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . 58 Bona Sera Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Boneheads Bar-B-Que/Y . . . . . . . . . . 58 Brahma Steakhouse & Lounge/E . . . . . . 47 The Bread Basket Deli/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Brecon Grille/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Brewed Awakenings Café/Sa . . . . . . . . 57 Bridgewater Bank Tavern/Sa . . . . . . . . 57 The Broken Egg/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Brown Jug/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 BTB Burrito/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Buffalo Wild Wings/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Buffalo Wild Wings/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 C & C Pizza/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Café Felix/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Café Marie/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Café Ollie/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Café Verde/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Café Zola/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Cake Nouveau/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 California Pizza Kitchen/S . . . . . . . . . . 53

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Good Time Charley’s/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Gourmet Garden/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Graham’s Steakhouse/S . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Grand Traverse Pie Co./W/D . . . . . . . . . 47 Grange Kitchen & Bar/D . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Gratzi Ristorante/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Great Lake Chinese Restaurant/E . . . . . 50 Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co./W . . 54 Great Plains Burger Company/N . . . . . . 47 Great Shanghai/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Great Wall/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Grizzly Peak Brewing Co./D . . . . . . . . . 54 Guy Hollerin’s/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Dalat/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Damon’s Grill/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Dan's Downtown Tavern/Sa . . . . . . . . 57 Dexter's Coney Island/Dx . . . . . . . . . . 55 Dexter's Pub/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Di Bella’s Old Fashioned Submarines/S . . 50 DKY Sushi & Thai/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 DKY Sushi/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Dom Bakeries/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Dominick's/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Jamaican Jerk Pit/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Jazzy Veggie/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Jefferson Market & Cakery/D . . . . . . . . 54 Jersey Mike's/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Jerusalem Garden/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Joe and Rosie's Coffee and Tea/Dx . . . . . 55 Joe's Crab Shack/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Café & Brewery/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Joyful House/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Just Baked/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Famous Hamburger Grill & Café/N . . 47 Five Guys Burgers and Fries/C/E . . . . . . 47 Flat Top Grill/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Fleetwood Diner/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Foggy Bottom Coffee House/Dx . . . . . . 55 Food Zone/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Frank's Place/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Frank's Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Fraser’s Pub Sports Bar & Eatery/E . . . . . 54 Frita Batidos/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 The Full House/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Gabriel's Hoagies/Sa . . . . . . . . . . 57 Gabriel's Hoagies/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 The Gandy Dancer/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Giardino's Sandwich Creations and Pizza/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Glass House Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Glee Cake & Pastry Shop/Ch . . . . . . . . 55 Godaiko/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Golden Egg/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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Caribou Coffee/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Carlyle Bar & Grill/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Carson's American Bistro/N . . . . . . . . . 47 Casey’s Tavern/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Chan Garden/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Chelsea Grille-Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chia Shiang Restaurant/E . . . . . . . . . . 49 Chick-Inn/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Chili’s Grill & Bar/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 China Gate Restaurant/C . . . . . . . . . . 49 China One/M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 China One/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Chinese Tonite/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Chipotle Mexican Grill/E/S/D . . . . . . . . 52 The Chop House/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Cupcake Station/D . . . . . . . . . . . 54 City Limits Diner and Pancake House/Sa . 57 Classic Cup Café/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Classic Pizza/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cleary’s Pub/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cloverleaf Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Coffee House Creamery/W . . . . . . . . . 54 Coffee Mill Café/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 College Inn Pizzeria/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Comet Coffee/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 The Common Cup/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 The Common Grill/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Corner Brewery/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Creekside Grill & Bar/W . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Cub’s AC/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Cupcake Station/D . . . . . . . . . . . 54

The Earle/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Eastern Accents/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Eastern Flame/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 eat/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Ellie's Chocolate Café/Ch . . . . . . . . . . 55 Emerald City/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Espresso Royale/E/D/C/S/N . . . . . . . . . 49 Evergreen Restaurant/N . . . . . . . . . . . 53

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Haab’s Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . . 59 Habana Cellar Lounge/D . . . . . . . . . . 49 Haifa Falafel/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Hana Korean Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . 59 Happy Wok/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Harvest Moon Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Heidelberg/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Holiday’s/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hommus Express/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hungry Wolf/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Huron Pizza House/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Hut-K Chaats/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 IHOP/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Insomnia Cookies/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Iorio's Gelateria/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Izzy's Hoagie Shop/E . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Kai Garden/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Kang's Coffee Break/C . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Katie's/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Kilwin's/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Knight’s Steak House/W . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Korey’s Krispy Crunchy Chicken/Y . . . . . 59 Kosmopolitan/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Kuroshio/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 La Casita Taqueria/Y . . . . . . . . . . 59 La Fiesta Mexicana/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 La Fuente/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine/C . . . . 52 Lab Cafe/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lai Lai Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Las Fuentes Authentic Mexican Restaurant/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Lena/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Leo’s Coney Island/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Leo’s Coney Island/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Leo’s Coney Island/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lighthouse Coffee Co./M . . . . . . . . . . 57 Linda's Diner/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Logan/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Los Amigos/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Los Amigos/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lotus Thai Restaurant/S . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Lucky 7/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lucky Kitchen/N/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

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Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack/Sa . . . 57 Madras Masala/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Makkara Sushi & Noodle Company/E . . . 52 Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/E . . . . . . 53 Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/Sa . . . . . 57 Mangiamo Italian Grill/Sa . . . . . . . . . 57 Mani Osteria & Bar/D . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Mark’s Carts & Bill's Beer Garden/D . . . . 48 Marnee Thai Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . 54 Max & Erma’s/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mediterrano Restaurant/S . . . . . . . . . 52 Mélange /D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 The Melting Pot/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Metzger’s German Restaurant/W . . . . . 51 Middle Kingdom/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co./D . . . . 49 Mike’s Deli/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Miki/Sushi Zen/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Milan Coney Island/M . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Milan Grill/M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Moe’s Southwest Grill/S . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Monahan’s Seafood Market/D . . . . . . . 48 Moonwinks Café/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mr. Greek’s Ann Arbor/C . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Mr. Pita/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 My Favorite Café/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Neopapalis Pizza/D . . . . . . . . . . . 53 New York Pizza Depot/C/W . . . . . . . . . 53 New York Pizza Depot/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Nick's Original House of Pancakes/S . . . . 49 No Thai!/C/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Noodles & Company/C/E . . . . . . . . . . 48 Northside Grill/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Oasis Deli/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Old Town Tavern/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Old World Bakery/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Olive Garden/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Original Cottage Inn/D . . . . . . . . . 53 Outback Steakhouse/S . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Pacific Rim by Kana/D . . . . . . . . . 53 Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar/E . . . 51 Palio/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Palm Palace/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Panchero's Mexican Grill/C . . . . . . . . . 53 Panda Korean & Chinese Restaurant/E . . 52 Panera Bread/E/S/W/C/N . . . . . . . . . . 48 Paradise Asian Cuisine/S . . . . . . . . . . 53 Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill/Y . . . . . . 59 Pita-Pit/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Pizza House/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Pleasant Lake Inn/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Potbelly Sandwich Works/C/E/S . . . . . . 50 Prickly Pear Southwest Café/D . . . . . . . 53 Qdoba Mexican Grill/E/S/N . . . . . . 53 Quarter Bistro/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Quiznos/E/N/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Raja Rani Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . 51 The Ravens Club/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Real Seafood Co./D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Red Hawk Bar and Grill/C . . . . . . . . . . 54 Red Lobster/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Red Robin/E/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Red Rock Downtown Barbeque/Y . . . . . 59 Redbrick Kitchen & Bar/Dx . . . . . . . . . 57 Rendez Vous Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Rich J.C./C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill/Y . . . . . . 59 Rocky Mountain Candy Factory/D . . . . . 54 Rod’s Diner/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Roger Monk's/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Romano’s Macaroni Grill/S . . . . . . . . . 51 Roy's Squeeze Inn and Roy's Squeeze Inn Bar & Grill/Y . . . . 59 Ruby Tuesday/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Sabor Latino Restaurant/D . . . . . . 53 Sadako/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Saica/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Saigon Garden/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Saline Downtown Diner/Sa . . . . . . . . . 58 Saline Inn/Sa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Samosa House/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 San Fu/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Satchel's BBQ/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Sava's /C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Schakolad Chocolate Factory/D . . . . . . 54 Seoul Garden/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Seoul Street/N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Seva Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Shalimar Restaurant/D . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Siam Cuisine Thai Restaurant/D . . . . . . 54 Siam Square Thai Cuisine/E . . . . . . . . . 54 Sidetrack Bar & Grill/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Silvio's Organic Pizza/C . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Sottini's Sub Shop/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sottini's Sub Shop/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Star’s Cafe/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Stivers Restaurant/Ch . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Stucchi's/D/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Stucchi's/Dx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Sushi.com/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea/N/D . . . . . 49 T.G.I. Friday’s/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Tap Room/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Taqueria La Fiesta/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Taste of India - Suvai/C . . . . . . . . . . . 51 TeaHaus/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Temptations/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Terry B's Restaurant and Bar/Dx . . . . . . 47 Terry's Bakery/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Tios Mexican Café/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 TK Wu/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tomukun Noodlebar/C . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Totoro/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Tower Inn Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Tuptim Thai Cuisine/E . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Ugly Mug Café/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 University Café/C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Uptown Coney Island/W . . . . . . . . . . 48 Uptown Coney Island/Ch . . . . . . . . . . 55 Vellum/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Victors in the Campus Inn/C . . . . . . . . 48 Village Kitchen/W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Village Pub/E . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Village Tap/Ma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant/D . . . 49 Washtenaw Dairy/D . . . . . . . . . . 54 Weber’s Restaurant/W . . . . . . . . . . . 49 West End Grill/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Wings-Pizza-N-Things/Sa . . . . . . . . . . 58 Wolverine Food & Spirits/Ch . . . . . . . . 55 Wolverine Restaurant/Y . . . . . . . . . . . 59 The Wurst Bar/Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Yoggie's Frozen Yogurt/D . . . . . . . 54 Yotsuba Japanese Restaurant/E . . . . . . 52 Zamaan Café/S/N . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Zingerman’s Delicatessen/ D . . . . . . . . 50 Zingerman’s Roadhouse/W . . . . . . . . . 49 ZouZou’s Café & Coffee Bar/Ch . . . . . . . 55


47 Ann Arbor Restaurants American

Applebee's/S/N 1005 Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-4851. 2310 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-1870. www.applebees.com. $-$$ Bagger Dave’s/S/E 859 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 944-3283. www.baggerdaves.com. Offers legendary burgers and fries. Single, double, and turkey options or build-your-own burger. Also features black-bean turkey chili and sweet potato fries. Beer and wine. $-$$ Bell's Diner/W 2167 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0226. American breakfast served anytime. Lunch includes homemade soups, specialty sandwiches, and Korean specials. $ Big Boy/N/W 3611 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-8336. 497 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9323. www.bigboy.com. $-$$ The Black Pearl/D 302 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0400. www.blackpearlonmain.com. Urban, contemporary dining with extensive martini, wine, and beer selections. Delicious fresh seafood, beef, poultry, and vegetarian dishes, award-winning fish tacos, and homemade desserts. Outdoor seating available in warmer months. Live music Tue and Wed evenings. $$-$$$ Blimpy Burger/D 551 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4590. www.blimpyburger.com. Ann Arbor's favorite burger joint since 1953. Featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive Ins and Dives," diners enjoy fresh beef burgers made from choice Western chuck. Be sure to follow the rules when ordering! $-$$ The Blue Tractor/D 207 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4095. www.bluetractor.net. This microbrew focuses on American-style lagers and specializes in barbeque favorites like ribs, pork, brisket, and turkey. Menu also features nonbarbeque fare like salads, sandwiches, and fish, and a host of desserts. $-$$ Bob Evans/E 2411 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2220. www.bobevans.com. A variety of lunch and dinner options join breakfast favorites. $-$$

Brahma Steakhouse & Lounge/E 4855 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 434-5554. www.brahmasteakhouse.com. Unique steakhouse offering exceptional quality and service at affordable prices. $$-$$$$ Buffalo Wild Wings/C 205 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9143. www.buffalowildwings.com. Full menu. Full bar and carryout available. Both locations feature 51 TVs, including 11 big screens. $-$$ Café Felix/D 204 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8650. www.cafefelix.com. Offers diners a French inspired menu of well-prepared foods; small-plates, thin crust pizzas, salads, and soups along with elegant dinners such as Lobster Cavatappi or Norwegian Salmon. A great spot for Sunday brunch, a special dinner, or a night-cap with a full-bar and extensive wine and martini list. $$-$$$ Café Verde/N 214 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 302-7032. www.peoplesfood.coop. Fair trade organic coffees, home-baked pastries, fabulous food bar with hot entrees, three soups, fresh salad bar, and deli. Take-out available. Families welcome. $-$$ Café Zola/D 112 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2020. www.cafezola.com. Popular with locals for brunch and breakfast, this bistro-style restaurant offers casual elegance and a menu with French, Italian, Mediterranean and Turkish influences. Fresh ingredients are used to create sweet and savory crepes, waffles, omelets, salads and Zola's favorites like French toast, Kobe beef burgers, smoked salmon platter, and more $-$$$ Carlyle Bar & Grill/W 3660 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-9800. www.carlylegrill.com. An upscale, casual American restaurant featuring Certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, house-smoked ribs, burgers, sandwiches, and hand-tossed pizzas. All-American wine list. $-$$$ Carson's American Bistro/N 2000 Commonwealth Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0537. www.carsonsamericanbistro.com. Serving American food in an “American Bistro” setting. Carson’s purchases the finest, freshest quality products from local farms, whenever possible. Menu ranges from filet mignon to crab cakes to classic burgers and elegant salads. Gluten-free menu available. $$-$$$

The Chop House/D 322 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-8826. www.thechophouserestaurant.com. Prepare to be pampered in this elegant destination restaurant. Features the finest Midwestern grain-fed USDA prime beef, a world class wine list, and impeccable service in a refined, elegant setting. $$$-$$$$ Classic Cup Café/W 4389 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4411. www.classiccupcafe.com. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Specialties include eggs benedict, prime rib, pastas, specialty coffees, homemade desserts. $-$$ Cloverleaf Restaurant/D 201 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1266. A family diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for over 35 years. $-$$ The Common Cup/E 1511 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6914. www.commoncupcoffee.com. Offers locally roasted coffees, teas, and frozen drinks. Also features occasional live music and entertainment. $ Damon’s Grill/S 3150 Boardwalk, Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2277. www.damons.com. Serving lunch and dinner including appetizers, entrée salads, seafood and chicken dishes, pastas, prime rib, steaks, sandwiches, and ribs. $$-$$$ eat/S 1906 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-7011. www.eatannarbor.com. Offers a carry-out menu, with limited seating in-house. Menu features locally grown, seasonal ingredients. Famous Hamburger Grill & Café/N 1739 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-6620. www.famoushamburger.com. Offering 19 varieties of burgers including the Swiss mushroom burger, low-carb burger, chicken burger, salmon burger. Also available: appetizers, fresh fruit, desserts, and raw juices. $-$$ Five Guys Burgers and Fries/C/E 311 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-3483. 3601 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5050. www.fiveguys.com. Offering over 250,000 ways to order a burger, variety of hot dogs, sandwiches, and fries made-fresh. $

Restaurants

Fleetwood Diner/D 300 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5502. www.thefleetwooddiner.com. An Ann Arbor institution and home to the famous Hippie Hash dish - homemade hash browns topped with grilled tomato, green pepper, onion, mushroom, and broccoli topped with feta cheese. Open 24 hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetarian options available. $-$$ Frank's Restaurant/C 334 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-5699. Comfortable, no-frills diner. Good food and your coffee is refilled before you ask. $-$$ The Gandy Dancer/N 401 Depot St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-0592. www.muer.com. An elegant restaurant in the beautifully restored Michigan Central Depot. Known for great service and creative preparations of seafood, steaks, and pasta., it is a popular choice for special events. Reservations recommended. $$$-$$$$ Graham’s Steakhouse/S 610 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 761-7800. www.kcourtaa.com. Located in the Kensington Court Hotel. Casual setting, attentive service, and an appealing menu. Featuring small plates, unique entrées, and homemade desserts. Features a popular lounge with full bar. $$-$$$ Grand Traverse Pie Co./W/D 291 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9702. 505 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-8134. www.gtpie.com. Offering made-to-order lunches with the finest ingredients. Catering and call-ahead ordering available. $ Grange Kitchen & Bar/D 118 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-2107. www.grangekitchenandbar.com. Uses the freshest, sustainably grown ingredients from select sources. Serving a variety of seasonal menus inspired by the fresh flavors of local farms and markets. $$$-$$$$ Great Plains Burger Company/N 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-6900. www.greatplainsburger.com. Simple, authentic, made-to-order burgers, fresh-cut fries, and thick milkshakes. A portion of sales goes to the Nature Conservancy. $ Holiday’s/W 2080 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, (734) 668-1292. www.holidaysrestaurant.com. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Menu features steaks, chicken, seafood, pasta, and Mexican and Greek dishes. $-$$


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Restaurants Joe's Crab Shack/S 3020 Lohr Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7091. www.joescrabshack.com. Great service and food. Playground for kids. Wait staff that will break into dance once in a while. $$-$$$

Max & Erma’s/S 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0505. www.maxandermas.com. Gourmet burgers, appetizers, salads, and sandwiches. $-$$

Mr. Greek’s Ann Arbor/C 215 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-6336. www.mrgreeka2.com. Breakfast all day; salads, entrees, pita sandwiches, and Coney dogs. $-$$

Knight’s Steak House/W 2324 Dexter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-8644. www.knightsrestaurants.com. This familyowned local favorite offers traditional American cuisine: steaks, fresh fish, seafood, and prime rib. $-$$

Mélange /D 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0202. www.melangebistro.com. Offering a metropolitan interpretation of European and Asian cuisine in an intimate setting. Its massive glass wine cellar boasts over 1500 bottles of European and California wines. Features live entertainment on Thu and Sat. $$$-$$$$

Noodles & Company/C/E 320 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-9041. 3601 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-5700. www.noodles.com. Serves Asian, European, and American cuisine, sautéed and grilledto-order. Quick service, honest value, and a comfortable atmosphere. Dine-in or carryout. $-$$

The Melting Pot/D 309 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0055. www.themeltingpot.com. Experience fondue and fine wines in the heart of downtown. Great for groups. Nightly specials. $$-$$$

Outback Steakhouse/S 3173 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7400. www.outbacksteakhouse.com. Hearty Aussie traditions. Steaks, prime rib, seafood, and kids’ menu. Curbside, take-away service and call ahead seating available. $$-$$$

Leo’s Coney Island/S 3644 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2388. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$ Logan/D 115 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-2312. www.logan-restaurant.com. New American cuisine with influences from Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. One of Ann Arbor's very best restaurants with acclaim for its passionately prepared menu, excellent selection of wine and spirits, and warm service. Voted one of the "Top Ten Restaurants" in Metro Detroit by Zagat. $$$-$$$$ Mark’s Carts & Bill's Beer Garden/D 211 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-8122. www.markscartsa2.com. A unique courtyard featuring multiple food trucks that offer a variety of fresh ethnic dishes every day from 8am to 10pm. The courtyard is located between First and Ashley, and is open seasonally May - Nov. Bill's Beer Garden offers local craft beer options and a geographically diverse wine list. Located in the parking lot of Downtown Home & Garden, Bill's Beer Garden offers communal outdoor seating. $-$$

Monahan’s Seafood Market/D 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5118. www.monahansseafood.com. Huge variety of fresh and smoked fish, shellfish, and appetizers. Serves lunch. Menu items include soft-shell crab and wild Alaskan salmon. $-$$ Moonwinks Café/N 5151 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-5151. www.moonwinkscafe.com. This familyowned and operated café offers a variety of breakfast and bagel sandwiches, fresh pastries, soups, salads, wrap sandwiches, specialty coffee drinks, and more. Kids menu available. $

Panera Bread/E/S/W/C/N 3205 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-0400. 903 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-5800. 5340 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4944. 777 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-3402. 1773 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-6279. www.panerabread.com. $-$$ The Ravens Club/D 207 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-0400. www.theravensclub.com. Offering innovative craft cocktails and delectable cuisine in a fun, sophisticated environment. Provides guests with superior service. $-$$$

Real Seafood Co./D 341 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7738. www.msventures.com. Enjoy fresh seafood from Boston, Florida, and the Great Lakes. Featuring a raw bar and spectacular atrium seating. Serves lunch and dinner. $$$-$$$$ Red Lobster/E 2420 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-4412. www.redlobster.com. National chain serving fresh seafood. $$-$$$ Red Robin/E/S 3797 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-2000. 575 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9550. www.redrobin.com. $-$$ Roger Monk's/N 5400 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1647. www.rogermonks.com. Formerly The Lord Fox, Roger Monk’s brings casual dining to one of Ann Arbor’s most historic restaurant spaces. Serving burgers, sandwiches, salads, and more. $-$$ Satchel's BBQ/E 3035 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5100. www.satchelsbbq.com. Offering southern style BBQ at a good value with courteous service. Serving pulled pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs with a choice of sauce and a variety of sides. $$-$$$ Sava's /C 216 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 623-2233. www.savasrestaurant.com. Serving a variety of tasty appetizers including black bean cakes and pierogis, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and beef entrées. Breakfast served daily until 3pm. Room available upstairs for private parties. $-$$ Uptown Coney Island/W 3917 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-5909. www.uptownconey.com. More than hot dogs, Uptown offers a tasty breakfast menu and Coney Island favorites. $-$$ Victors in the Campus Inn/C 615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2282. www.campusinncom. Features a vast selection of wines and exceptional service in a cozy atmosphere. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Known for fresh seafood and USDA prime beef. $$-$$$$ Village Kitchen/W 241 N. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0054. Popular west-side family dining for over 30 years. Featuring homemade breakfast and lunch specials. $-$$


49 Angelo’s Restaurant/C 1100 E. Catherine St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8996. www.angelosa2.com. Open since 1956, this diner is wildly popular among the university crowd and visitors alike. Breakfast options range from homemade French toast, waffles, and omelets to crab cake benedict and Vinology Wine Bar and Restaurant/D pumpkin pancakes. Lunch options are as 110 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9841. www.vinowinebars.net. Features more than varied and include soups, salads, burgers, and 150 wines by the bottle and by the glass. Uses a wide selection of sandwiches. Vegetarian, fresh and unique ingredients to create world chicken, and fish options also available. $-$$ cuisines. Small plates, specialty artisan BearClaw Coffee Company/E cheese, traditional entrées with a nouveau twist, and house-made desserts. Serves lunch 2460 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-9660. and dinner. $$-$$$ www.bearclawcoffee.com Specialty coffee store serving bagged and freshly brewed Weber’s Restaurant/W 3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-3636. coffee and related items. Drive-thru is a www.webersinn.com. Its reputation for fine popular option. $-$$ dining began in 1937. It continues to be Ann The Broken Egg/D Arbor's landmark restaurant, featuring the finest prime rib, steaks, and seafood. Offering 221 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-5340. an award-winning wine list, moderate prices, Full breakfast and lunch; soups and salads. Home-style cooking. $-$$ relaxed upscale decor, and friendly service. $$-$$$$ Café Marie/N 1759 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, West End Grill/D (734) 662-2272. 120 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, www.cafemariea2.com. Popular breakfast (734) 747-6260. and lunch café serving traditional and www.westendgrillannarbor.com. New specialty items, espresso drinks, teas, and American cuisine prepared in unexpected smoothies. Great patio and Wi-Fi. $-$$ ways, including fresh seafood and steaks accented with Asian influences. Vast selection Caribou Coffee/E of wines. $$$-$$$$ 1423 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0205. Zingerman’s Roadhouse/W 2501 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3663. cariboucoffee.com. Offers high-quality fresh coffee and related items. $ www.zingermansroadhouse.com. Features traditional American foods: fresh fish, BBQ Comet Coffee/D straight from the pit, Niman Ranch steaks, fried chicken , mac 'n’cheese, crab cakes, and 16 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor, classic cocktails. The menu was developed by (734) 222-0579. Named one of the "Coolest Coffee Houses in Chef Alex Young, a 2011 James Beard award winner. Vegetarian and kids' choices. $$-$$$$ the U.S" by Travel + Leisure, they brew each cup to order. $-$$ Vellum/D 201 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-4929 www.vellumrestaurant.com. Showcases modern and traditional American food made with local ingredients, a unique cocktail list, and a warm, open atmosphere. $$-$$$

Lab Cafe/D 505 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2233. labannarbor.com . An urban café offering coffee and espresso provided by the best roasters in the country. Locally baked pastries, loose leaf teas and rotating yogurt bar available. $ Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Co./D 217 N. Main Street, Ann Arbor, (734)222-4514. mightygoodcoffee.com. Cozy coffee store located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. Freshly brewed coffee and related items available. $ Nick's Original House of Pancakes/S 3030 Lohr Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 622-6425. Offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options: omelets, soups, waffles, burgers, wraps, and a dozen varieties of pancakes. $

Restaurants

Habana Cellar Lounge/D 226 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-6046. www.cafehabanas.com. A Latin-inspired lounge serving craft cocktails, Chopp beer, wine, and a full bar. Thursday is Salsa Night, with DJs on the weekends. Opens at 5pm daily, serving classic Cuban dishes and Latin street food, and is located below Lena. $$-$$$ Jamaican Jerk Pit/C 314 S. Thayer St., Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5278. www.jamaicanjerkpit.com. Serving Jamaican jerk meats and vegetables, sandwiches, breads, and island specialties. $-$$

Lena/D 226 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. (734) 994-2773. www.lena-annarbor.com. A unique culinary experience, inspired by the foods and traditions of Latin America, and influenced by Northside Grill/N the flavors and techniques of new world 1015 Broadway, Ann Arbor, (734) 995-0965. cuisine. In addition to authentic food, Lena northsidegrill.com. Specialties include serves Brazilian Chopp beer and specialty pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, and a diverse cocktails and boasts a unique wine list. Serves lunch menu. Espresso bar and specialty as an entrance to the Habana Cellar Lounge, coffees. $-$$ located downstairs. $$$ Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea/D/D/N 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0084. 123 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2331. 3393 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6330. www.sweetwaterscafe.com. Serves coffees, espresso drinks, elegant loose leaf teas, frozen Ice Dragons, desserts, and pastries. Wi-Fi available. $-$$

TeaHaus/D 204-206 N. 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, (734) 662-0460. www.teahaus-annarbor.com. Offering over 200 classic black and green, oolong white, herbal, Ayurvedic, fruit, aroma, Rooibos and Breakfast Espresso Royale/E/D/C/S/N seasonal teas. Sit in its elegant, cozy tearoom, Specialties& 324 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-2770. or order teas to go. Light meal options also Coffee 1101 S. University, Ann Arbor (734) 327-0740. available. $-$$ Afternoon Delight/D 214 S. Main St., Ann Arbor (734) 668-1838. 251 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7513. 2264 S. Main St., Ann Arbor (734) 761-8326. Caribbean/Cuban www.afternoondelightcafe.com. Offers 2603 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor (734) 222-8278 Frita Batidos/D delicious food, friendly service, and www.espressoroyale.com. Specialty coffee 117 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, reasonable prices. Enormous pancakes, café offering freshly brewed coffees, teas, and (734) 761-2882. homemade bran muffins, three-egg omelets, www.fritabatidos.com. Started by Chef Eve endless salad bar, and deli sandwiches made- select food items in a relaxed atmosphere. $-$$ Aronoff, a previous contestant on Top Chef, to-order. A local favorite for breakfast and Frita Batidos offers a Cuban twist on the lunch. $-$$ Glass House Café/C classic burger and shake. Serving a variety of 100 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, Cuban burgers known as fritas, along with (734) 647-3777. soups and salads, and a variety of batidos glasshousecafe.net. Located in the U-M School (tropical milkshakes made with fresh fruit). of Public Health, this casual, urban café offers The atmosphere is contemporary and casual globally influenced American fare that utilizes with communal picnic table seating. $-$$ local ingredients whenever possible. $-$$

Chinese

Asian Legend/D 516 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0750. www.asianlegendannarbor.com. Serves Taiwanese, Szechuan and Japanese Cuisine. $-$$ Chan's Garden/W 2265 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8098. chansgardenannarbor.com. Offering good prices and great Chinese food at lunch and dinner. Dine-in or delivery. $-$$ Chia Shiang Restaurant/E 2016 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-0778. Chinese cuisine from the Hunan and Szechuan regions and traditional dishes from Malaysia and Singapore. $-$$ China Gate Restaurant/C 1201 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-2445. chinagaterestaurant.com. Features Szechuan, Hunan, and Peking cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Jan. Voted "Best Chinese Food" by The Michigan Daily. $-$$


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Restaurants Emerald City/E 4905 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 434-7978. www.emeraldcityannarbor.com. Full menu of Chinese cuisine, including house specialty Peking duck.$$-$$$

Kai Garden/D 116 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1786. www.kaigarden.com. The new-line Chinese cuisine. Specializing in Hong-Kong, Taiwanese, Szechuan, and Hunan style. Beer, wine, and cocktails. $$-$$$

Gourmet Garden/W 2255 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8389. www.gourmetgardenmi.com. Offers dine-in or carry-out. Serving vegetarian, low-cal, and brown rice options along with traditional Chinese cuisine with a contemporary touch. Uses top quality ingredients prepared with masterful cooking skills. $-$$

Lucky Kitchen/N/C 1753 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-9968. 611 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8888. www.luckykitchen.net. Serving a wide variety of authentic Chinese dishes. Stir-fry options with no oil, MSG, salt, and sugar also available. Offers vegetarian and healthy options. $-$$

Great Lake Chinese Restaurant/E 2910 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6666. Specializing in dim sum, Hong Kong-style live seafood. Banquet room available. $-$$

Middle Kingdom/D 332 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6638. Featuring Mandarin, Cantonese, and Szechuan dishes. MSG-free on-request. $$-$$$

Great Shanghai/E 2541 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0600. Dine-in or take the buffet home. Offers more than 150 items. Specializing in Mandarin, Szechuan, Hunan, and Cantonese style cuisines. Great food; great atmosphere. $-$$ Happy Wok/W 1916 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6888. www.happywokfood.com. Quality Chinese food with great prices. $-$$

San Fu/D 625 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-4787. www.everydaychinesefood.com. Extensive menu featuring fine and healthy Oriental cuisine including General Tsao's Chicken, Hot and Sour Soup, and many others. $ TK Wu/D 510 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 747-6662. www.tkwu.com. Chinese food that emphasizes the exquisite tastes, presentation, and aromas of classic dishes. $-$$

Creole/Cajun

Quarter Bistro/W 300 S. Maple Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9200. www.thequarterbistro.com. Delivering a unique and exciting dining experience by marrying European Bistro dining with a Cajun/Creole twist. Offers great food, great service and great surroundings. $$-$$$

Delis and Sub Shops

Amer's Mediterranean Deli/C/C/C 312 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-6000. 530 S. State St., (U-M Union), Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6770. 611 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1210. www.amersdeli.com. All products–the coffee, tea, chocolate, pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, over 30 freshly made salads, and the finest produce–have been perfected. $-$$ Di Bella’s Old Fashioned Submarines/S 904 W. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9011. www.dibellas.com. 1940s-style deli with fresh-baked bread. Great portions and great service has earned DiBella's "Best Sub" 5 years running. Catering available. $-$$ Izzy's Hoagie Shop/E 1924 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, (734) 994-1235. Known for its Cheese Steak Hoagie. Also offers other varieties of sandwiches in this locally owned deli. $-$$ Jersey Mike's/E 3650 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-9930. jerseymikes.com. Part of the popular New Jersey chain offering a variety of cold and hot subs and wraps, sliced and made fresh to order. $-$$ Oasis Deli/C 1106 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2244. Deli sandwiches, falafel, hummus, gyros, shawarmas, and more. Vegetarian or meatlovers platters. Catering available. $ Potbelly Sandwich Works/C/E/S 300 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 205-7000. 3785 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6201. 980 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2499. www.potbelly.com. $-$$

Quiznos/E/N/N/W 4655 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-0338. 2101 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-9551. 3584 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9762. 2554 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, (734) 214-9600. www.quiznos.com. $ Sottini's Sub Shop/D 205 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7827. Choose from a variety of subs for a quick bite to eat. Catering available. $-$$ Zingerman’s Delicatessen/D 422 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3354. www.zingermansdeli.com. One of America’s best-known delis (and an Ann Arbor institution), it's a must-see, must-eat stop for visitors. Serving made-to-order sandwiches with ingredients like corned beef, pastrami, free-range chicken and turkey, homemade chopped liver, and chicken salad (its famous Reuben sandwich was named one of Food & Wine's "Best Sandwiches in America" in 2012). Stocks an array of cheeses, estate-bottled olive oils, vinegars, smoked fish, salami, coffee, tea, and more. $-$$

Ethopian

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

European

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


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Heidelberg/D 215 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-7758. www.heidelbergannarbor.com. Features three floors. The Rathskeller serves fine German lagers and wine, beer, and liquor. The main floor features a well-stocked bar, authentic German food, American classics and vegetarian items. The Poker Room hosts many charity poker events. $$-$$$ Metzger’s German Restaurant/W 305 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8987. www.metzgers.net. Serving authentic German food, lagers, and wines in a delightful European setting. Menu also includes daily specials, great steaks and prime rib, seafood, entrée salads, homemade soups, and more. $$-$$$

Indian

Eastern Flame/D 304 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 864-5236. www.neweasternflame.com.Offering a variety of Indian, Middle Eastern and American menu items like falafel, chicken curry, tandoori chicken, burgers, salads, tahini and baklava. $-$$ Hut-K Chaats/E 3022 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 786-8312. www.hut-k.com. Traditional Indian dishes in a different, healthy way - "nutrilicious." They also operate a food cart at Mark's Carts in downtown Ann Arbor. $-$$ Madras Masala/D 328 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9006. www.madrasmasala.com. Serves South Indian, Indo-Chinese, and Moghlai dishes. Daily lunch buffet. Offers over 170 items, including 101 vegetarian dishes. $$-$$$ Raja Rani Restaurant/D 400 S. Division St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1545. www.rajarani-restaurant.com. Familyowned and operated. Serves traditional Indian cuisine and was voted “Best Indian Restaurant” by Current and The Michigan Daily. $$-$$$ Shalimar Restaurant/D 307 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-1500. www.shalimarrestaurant.com. Specializing in North Indian, Tandoori, Mughali dishes, and biryanis. Full bar with Indian beers. $$-$$$ Taste of India - Suvai/C 217 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-6500. www.tasteofindiaaa.com. Offering a varied lunch and dinner buffet of authentic Indian cuisines. $-$$

Irish

The Blue Leprechaun/C 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-7777. www.theblueleprechaun.com. Menu features Irish favorites such as corned beef and Sheppard’s pie. Offers multiple beers on tap. Popular student night spot. $-$$ Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant/D 318 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-2968. www.conoroneills.com. Offers pints of Guinness or Harp along with traditional Irish dishes. Also serving generous sandwiches and tasty appetizers, soups, and salads. Entertainment includes trivia nights, live music, DJ, and traditional Irish jam sessions. Visit website for calendar. $$-$$$

Italian

Argiero's Italian Restaurant/D 300 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-0444. www.argieros.net. For more than 33 years, this family-owned restaurant has offered Italian dishes with sauce prepared daily and the best pizza in town. Great Italian wine. Covered patio and cozy ambience. $$ Dominick's/C 812 Monroe St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-5414. Located near the University of Michigan Law Quad, this popular student hangout is a chance to relax on the outdoor patio with a glass of its legendary sangria - or a local brew served in a mason jar. Italian favorites like pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as pub grub favorites like nachos available. Closed late Nov through Mar. $-$$ Gratzi Ristorante/D 326 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-6387. www.gratzirestaurant.com. This urban, upscale contemporary Italian restaurant offers regional Italian food and wine rooted in the northern provincial tradition. Housed in the former Orpheum Theater, the elegant décor and ambience make Gratzi a diner's delight. $$$-$$$$ Mani Osteria & Bar/D 341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-6700. www.maniosteria.com. This independently owned, family-friendly restaurant specializes in artisanal pizzas and other creative Italian tappas-style dishes prepared in wood-burning ovens. Mani was cited as one of Food & Wine's "Best Italian Restaurants in the U.S." in 2012. $$-$$$

The Olive Garden/S 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-6875. www.olivegarden.com. Serving dishes inspired from our culinary institute in Tuscany, Italy in a home-like setting. Extensive wine list, full bar, and luscious desserts. Takeout available. Large groups welcome. $-$$ Paesano Restaurant and Wine Bar/E 3411 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-0484. www.paesanosannarbor.com.Family-owned since 1984, it features a seasonal menu of authentic rustic Italian dishes with an emphasis on regional preparations and an influence from Italian wines. $$-$$$ Palio/D 347 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-6156. www.paliorestaurant.com. This countrystyle, Italian restaurant features authentic Tuscan dishes. During the warmer months, Palio is home to the area's most popular outdoor gathering spot - Palio Del Sole. $$-$$$

Restaurants

Romano’s Macaroni Grill/S 3010 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4433. www.macaronigrill.com. Serves authentic Italian cuisine. Family style and special-event menus available for groups. Reservations accepted. Home of Curbside To-Go. $$-$$$$

Japanese

Biwako Sushi/S 2276 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8353. Offering a large selection of custom rolls including the Las Vegas roll and Volcano roll. Also offers non-sushi dishes. $-$$ DKY Sushi/W 283 S. Zeeb Rd., Suite H, Ann Arbor, (734) 997-9197. www.dkysushi.com. Offering menu of traditional and specialty sushi rolls, teriyaki and tempura dishes prepared in traditional Japanese style. $$-$$$ Godaiko/S 3115 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-2880. www.mygodaiko.com. Authentic Japanese cuisine; traditionally prepared and presented. $$-$$$


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

Korean

Arirang/S 3135 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-5959. Serving authentic Korean dishes including bi bim bop, several barbecued dishes, numerous soups, and other entrées. $-$$

BeWon Korean Cuisine/N 3574 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1004. Korean dishes including charbroiled bulko gi, spicy pork and chicken, and bi bim bop. $ Kang's Coffee Break/C 1327 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-1327. www.kangsrestaurant.com. Serving Korean dishes including bi bim bop, bulko gi, kalbi, hotstone, and more. $-$$

Mediterranean

Achilles Coney Restaurant/E 3075 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-2020. www.achillesdiner.com. American, Greek, Italian, and Mexican dishes including homemade soups. Daily specials. Breakfast all day. $

Ahmo’s Gyros and Deli/D/E/W 341 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-4445. 4001 Stone School Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-5552. 2505 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Ann Arbor, Kosmopolitan/D (734) 998-4445. 407 N. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-4070. www.ahmosdeli.com. Serving its popular www.kerrytown.com/kosmopolitan. Located chicken gyro. Menu ranges from grilled within Kerrytown Market & Shops, 'Kosmo's' cheese, hot dogs, and chicken salad to serves up exceptionally flavorful Korean dishes hummus, grape-leaf rolls, and freshly tossed such as Bi-Bim Bop, Bulgogi, and Twigim. fattoush. $-$$ Huge eggrolls. Kids love Kosmo’s burgers, hand-cut fries, and grilled cheese sandwiches Haifa Falafel/E $-$$ 4585 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-4410. Panda Korean & Chinese Restaurant/E www.haifafalafel.com. Serving up a variety 3020 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-6442. of Middle Eastern delights including customFine Korean and Chinese food. $-$$ prepared pita sandwiches, hummus, lentil soup, and falafels. $ Rich J.C./C 1313 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, Hommus Express/C (734)769-2288. 529 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7482 Korean diner near the U of M campus serving www.hommusexpress.com. Offering a mix bulko gi, bi bim bop, and other favorites. $ of popular Middle Eastern cuisine such as chicken shwarma, kabons, tabouli, fattoush, Rod’s Diner/C salads, and pita sandwiches. Fresh food that 812 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-5650. is fast and affordable. $ A Korean menu specializing in Bi-bim-bop and teriyaki bowls. Known for its Colliders: frozen Jerusalem Garden/D yogurt blended with candy, fruit, and cereal 307 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5060. for a delicious frozen treat. $-$$ www.jerusalemgarden.net. Ann Arbor landmark serving fresh and affordable fare Seoul Garden/S since 1987. Specialties include falafel, lentil 3125 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, soup, and more. $$-$$$ (734) 997-2121. www.aaseoulgarden.com. Authentic Korean La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine/C and Japanese foods, plus full sushi bar. 301 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 622-0200. Barbecue and hot pot dishes cooked at the www.lamarsacuisine.com. Features a variety table. Full bar with Korean and Japanese of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine ranging selections. $$-$$$ from fattoush to Greek tawook to mousaka. $$-$$$ Seoul Street/N 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, Mediterrano Restaurant/S (734) 719-0085. 2990 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-9700. www.eatseoulstreet.com. Using the freshest, www.mediterrano.com. Serving awardnatural ingredients in authentic Korean dishes winning rack of lamb, complimentary like fried chicken, mandoo, kimbop rolls, bi tapenade, and extra virgin olive oil from bim bop, kimchee jun, and more. $-$$ Greece. Professional service and vibrant atmosphere. $$-$$$ University Café/C 621 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-7162. Palm Palace/E www.theuniversitycafe.com. Casual dining; 2370 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, specializing in homemade and spicy Korean (734) 971-5700. dishes. Carry-out available. $-$$ www.palmpalace.com. Known for its legendary flavor, healthy goodness, timeless recipes, and generous portions. $-$$

Pita-Pit/C 615 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-7482. www.pitapitusa.com. Offering Lebanesestyle pitas filled with savory meats grilled to perfection, topped with flavorful cheeses, fresh veggies, and signature sauces. $ Rendez Vous Café/C 1110 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-8600. www.rendezvouscafe.com. A coffee house with deli-style Mediterranean cuisine at affordable prices. Free internet. $-$$ Star’s Cafe/W 2575 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0299. Serving Middle Eastern dishes, gourmet pastries, soups, smoothies, coffees, and sandwiches. $ Zamaan Café/S/N 865 W. Eisenhower, Ann Arbor, (734) 769-1113. 3580 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-3350. Serving Middle Eastern dishes like fattoush, chicken shawarma, tabouleh, falafel, and beef shawarma. $

Mexican/ Southwestern/ Latin American

Bandito's/D 216 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0234. www.banditosmexican.com. Homemade, authentic Mexican cuisine made fresh daily including burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, chimichangas, in beef, chicken, bean and seafood options. Also offers a variety of Mexican beer and margaritas. $-$$ BTB Burrito/C 810 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-4822. www.btbburrito.com. A counter-service restaurant providing healthy and inexpensive burritos, tacos, quesadillas, chimchangas, nachos, in a college-atmosphere. Vegetarian options and catering available. $ Chili’s Grill & Bar/E 3795 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6772. www.chilis.com. Popular franchise featuring a variety of Southwestern-flavored items. $-$$ Chipotle Mexican Grill/E/S/D 3354 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-9912. 858 Briarwood Cir., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-0600. 235 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-0800. www.chipotle.com. $


53 Los Amigos/S 625 Hilton Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 327-0500. www.losamigosmexrest.com. Family-friendly restaurant, serving authentic Mexican fare using homemade seasonings and salsa. $-$$ Moe’s Southwest Grill/S 875 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 998-0900. www.moes.com. A quick-service restaurant serving Mexican favorites including burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and nachos. $-$$ Panchero's Mexican Grill/C 1208 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9580. www.pancheros.com. Authentic Mexican cuisine prepared quickly in a casual atmosphere. $-$$ Prickly Pear Southwest Café/D 328 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-0047. www.pricklypearcafe.com. An Ann Arbor favorite whose menu features many Southwest inspired specialties. Mexican favorites with a unique twist including vegetarian options. $$-$$$ Qdoba Mexican Grill/E/S/N 3279 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 973-6393. 2252 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-1498. 1771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-9200. www.qdoba.com. $-$$ Sabor Latino Restaurant/D 211 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-7775. www.annarborsabor.com. Menu includes many authentic Mexican and Latin American favorites like enmoladas, shrimp a la diabla, Latin-inspired espresso drinks as well as the popular South American yerba mate tea. Weekend brunch features pupusas, huevos rancheros, chilaquiles and more Mexican classics. $-$$ Taqueria La Fiesta/E 4060 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 477-9240. taquerialafiesta.com. Authentic Mexican cuisine like birria Jalisco, guisados de puerco, huaraches de nopal, along with favorites like tacos, tamales, and breakfast items like huevos rancheros. $-$$ Tios Mexican Café/D 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-6650. www.tiosmexicancafe.com. Offers a variety of Mexican dishes made with the highest quality ingredients prepared from scratch. Home to the Mount Nacheesmo challenge featured on Man vs. Food with Adam Richman. At a whopping 5 pounds this epic plate has foiled many a challenger. $-$$

Pan Asian

BD's Mongolian Grill/D 200 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-0999. www.gomongo.com. A unique experience. Create your own stir-fry "feast" from a variety of choice meats and seafood, fresh vegetables, and flavor-packed sauces, cooked while you watch on a large, flat grill. Committed to great service, fresh food, and fun atmosphere. $-$$ Eastern Accents/D 214 S. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 332-8782. Pan-Asian bakery featuring pastries, light lunches, and specialty items. $-$$ Evergreen Restaurant/N 2771 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-2748. Evergreen-restaurant.com. Offers Szechuan, Mandarin, and Hunan cuisine in a casual setting. $-$$ Flat Top Grill/E 3275 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 531-0230. www.flattopgrill.com. A create-your-own stir-fry restaurant featuring fresh ingredients and house-made sauces. $-$$ Kuroshio/D 120 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-2271. www.kuroshiorestaurant.com. A fine-dining downtown restaurant serving East Asian foods with an emphasis on Japanese cuisine. $$$ Pacific Rim by Kana/D 114 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9303. www.pacificrimbykana.com. Featuring food that is authentically Asian in its careful use of traditional ingredients and flavors coupled with the appropriate cooking styles. Yet, it is decidedly western in its commitment to using the finest ingredients, its reliance on basic French techniques, and its emphasis on freshness and seasonality. The result is a distinctive menu that draws from the best of both worlds. $$$-$$$$ Paradise Asian Cuisine/S 883 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 930-1988. paradise-asiancuisine.com. Serving Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, and Thai food. Dine-in or carry-out. Delivery and catering. Beer, wine, and cocktails. $-$$ Tomukun Noodlebar/C 505 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-8668. www.tomukun.com. Serving a variety of cuisine from Japan, Korea, and Vietnam including dumplings, lo mein, bi-bim bop, curry udon, ramen, and more. $-$$

Pizzerias

Bella Italia Pizza & Pasta/S 895 W. Eisenhower Pkwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-9993. www.bellaitaliapizzaandpasta.com. Offers numerous kinds of pizza and pasta, including New York style pizza. Appetizers include fried calamari and mussels marinara. $ California Pizza Kitchen/S 870 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, (734) 222-6320. www.cpk.com. Specialties include a unique variety of pizzas, pastas, and salads. All pizzas baked in hearth oven. Full bar. $-$$

Restaurants

Silvio's Organic Pizza/C 715 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 214-6666. wwww.silviosorganicpizza.com. Authentic Italian pizza. Dough made with fine olive oil and organic flour. The sauce uses fresh organic herbs and tomatoes. Menu also includes gluten-free pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, soups, salads, and desserts. $-$$

Pubs and Eateries

Arbor Brewing Company/D 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1393. www.arborbrewing.com. ABC's original brewpub is also a full-service restaurant Giardino's Sandwich Creations offering a menu of American cuisine that and Pizza/W emphasizes local and sustainable ingredients. 5060 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, The bar offers a large selection of wine in (734) 585-5070. addition to ABC's award-winning beers. www.GiardinoPizzaria.com. Offers a variety of Wi-Fi and outdoor seating available (weather homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, and permitting). $-$$ pizzas in a family-friendly environment. $ Ashley's Restaurant & Mancino's Pizza and Grinders/E Premier Multi Tap Pub/C 2883 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, 338 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 996-9191. (734) 677-3655. www.ashleys.com. Offers a world-class a2mancinos.com. Provides hot Eastern-style selection of beers and made-to-order menu grinders (subs), pizzas, and pastas, baked items using the freshest ingredients. See full fresh daily. $-$$ listing under Nightlife, page 13. $-$$ Neopapalis Pizza/D 500 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-3655. www.neopapalis.com. Affordable made to order gourmet pizzas, salads, and sandwiches. $-$$ New York Pizza Depot/C/W 605 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 669-NYPD. 3901 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-5555. www.newyorkpizzaannarbor.com. Serving pizza by the slice, salads, hot and cold subs, pasta, oven-baked dishes, Italian specialties, desserts, and more. $-$$ The Original Cottage Inn/D 512 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-3379. www.originalcottageinn.com. Ann Arbor’s first pizzeria offering Italian favorites. $-$$ Pizza House/C 618 Church St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-5095. www.pizzahouse.com. Serving Chicago-style and traditional-style pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, and chipatis. Full bar. Private rooms available. Delivery and dining until 4 a.m. daily. $-$$

Banfield’s Bar & Grill/E 3140 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 971-3300. Fresh soups, sandwiches, and burgers at this popular east side spot. $-$$ Banfield’s Westside Grill & Tavern/W 5510 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-7800. www.the-sportsbar.com. Offers traditional American pub-style cuisine and a spacious "sports bar" atmosphere to watch the big game. $-$$ Bar Louie/D 401 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 794-3000. www.barlouieamerica.com. An eclectic, urban bar known for its signature martinis. Exceptional selection of American food including small plates, burgers, and sandwiches. Enjoy a quality selection of wines, imported and microbrew beers, and cocktails made from the highest quality ingredients, fresh fruit, and hand-squeezed juices. $$-$$$ Brown Jug/C 1204 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 761-3355. www.brownjug-annarbor.com. This eclectic restaurant serves breakfast all day, Uncle Pat’s pizza, roast turkey, Mama’s spinach pie, and Dad’s lasagna. Also offers full bar, kids menu, TVs, CD jukebox, and daily specials. $-$$ Casey’s Tavern/N 304 Depot St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6775. www.caseys-tavern.com. A relaxed and friendly neighborhood tavern featuring an eclectic menu and weekly specials. $$-$$$


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Restaurants Creekside Grill & Bar/W 5827 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 827-2737. Menu includes hickory grilled steaks, flavorful pasta, fresh fish specials, soups, salads, sandwiches, and barbeque. $$-$$$ Cub’s AC/S 1950 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-4474. www.cubsac.com. Pizza, burritos, burgers, and weekly specials. Located in Colonial Lanes Bowling Center. $-$$ Fraser’s Pub Sports Bar & Eatery/E 2045 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-1955. www. fraserspubaa.com. Good Time Charley’s/C 1140 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-8411. See listing under Nightlife, page 14. Grizzly Peak Brewing Co./D 120 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-7325. www.grizzlypeak.net. See listing under Microbreweries, page 15. $$-$$$ Guy Hollerin’s/N 3600 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-4323. www.hiannarbor.com. See listing under Nightlife, page 14. $-$$ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor Café & Brewery/D 311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 913-2730. www.jollypumpkin.com. See listing under Microbreweries, page 15. $-$$ Old Town Tavern/D 122 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-9291. www.oldtownaa.com. Offers a casual atmosphere and homemade soups and sandwiches, Southwestern entrées, daily specials, and burgers. Daily happy hour. Live music on Sundays. $$-$$$ Red Hawk Bar and Grill/C 316 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4004. www.redhawkannarbor.com. Located in the middle of U-M's campus area, Red Hawk is known for its high quality American food, eclectic bar food, house-made soups, large salads, and sandwiches. $-$$ T.G.I. Friday’s/S 3015 W. Waters Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7050. www.tgifridays.com. Offers appetizers, fresh pasta, salads, juicy steaks, and world-famous burgers. $-$$

Village Pub/E 3452 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5370. Casual setting serving pub grub favorites. Happy hour 3pm-6pm daily. $-$$

Sweet Treats

Achatz Handmade Pie Co./N 2643 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-2460. www.achatzpies.com. Pies made the oldfashioned way with recipes handed down through generations with pure and natural ingredients. Numerous varieties of fruit and cream pies, traditional pies like pumpkin and pecan as well as savory pies like beef pot pie available. Scratch made soups and vegetarian options also. The pies have been featured on the Food Network, The Rachel Ray Show, and Good Morning America Weekend and have won numerous national and local awards. Cake Nouveau/D 1924 Packard St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-4033. www.cakenouveau.com. Open daily. Offering four cupcake flavors and cake by the slice. Cake artist Courtney Clark has appeared on "Food Network Challenges". Coffee House Creamery/W 3789 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0555. Serves Italian-style espresso and coffee and 24 flavors of Hershey’s ice cream. Enjoy an ice cream themed latte or an espresso shake. The Cupcake Station/D 116 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-1801. www.cupcakestation.com. Features a variety of cupcakes, baked fresh daily. Most flavors are available in full size or mini. Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee Co./W 2891 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 302-2450. www.myglcc.com. Assorted chocolates, baked goods, coffees, lattes, mochas, teas, and Sprecher sodas. Insomnia Cookies/C 1229 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (877) 632-6654. www.insomniacookies.com., Offers brownies, ice cream, and 12 varieties of cookies made to order for pick up or delivery. Open 1pm - 3am. Iorio's Gelateria/C 522 E. William St., Ann Arbor, (202) 643-5286. www.michigangelato.com. Authentic Italian gelateria offering up to 24 different varieties of gelatos and sorbettos.

Jefferson Market & Cakery/D 609 W. Jefferson St., Ann Arbor, (734) 665-6666. www.jeffersonmarketandcakery.com. An old-fashioned market that offers delectable pastries, sandwiches, and coffees.

Yoggie's Frozen Yogurt/D 535 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5826. Offers a variety of yogurts and toppings to choose from. Serve yourself and pay by weight.

Just Baked/W 2463 W. Stadium, Ann Arbor, (734) 585-5354. www.justbakedshop.com. Offers over 50 different flavors of gourmet, jumbo cupcakes. Also offers many mini-cupcakes. All made fresh daily. Also features homemade brownies, cookies, scones, munchie mix, granola, and decorated layer cakes.

Lotus Thai Restaurant/S 2803 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-2828. www.lotusthai-restaurant.com. First US location of a Bangkok restaurant chain. Offering authentic Thai cuisine. $-$$

Kilwin's/D 107 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 769-7759. www.kilwins.com. Features fine chocolates and original recipe ice cream served in old-fashioned ambiance in downtown. Old World Bakery/D 403 Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 417-2121. www.annarborstylecheesecakes.com. Offers a variety of cheesecakes, whole or by-theslice, tortes, coffee cakes, sugar cookies, lemon ice cream, and brownies. Rocky Mountain Candy Factory/D 521 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 997-7100. www.rmcf.com. Offering large handmade chocolates, old-fashioned caramel apples, and fudge. Also sells Washtenaw Dairy ice cream and sugar-free candy. Schakolad Chocolate Factory/D 110 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-1700. www.schakolad.com. A tempting variety of chocolate confections. Rich textures and exquisite flavors. Stucchi's/D/C 302 S. State St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1700. 1121 S. University, Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1716. www.stucchis.com. Locally made super premium ice cream and frozen yogurt. Everything from milkshakes to flurries. Homemade waffle cones. Washtenaw Dairy/D 602 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-3244. www.washtenawdairy.com. Serving the finest dairy products for over 75 years. Over 30 varieties of ice cream and donuts made from scratch.

Thai

Marnee Thai Restaurant/D 414 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-9933. www.marneethai-restaurant.com. Offering fine authentic Thai cuisine in downtown. $-$$ No Thai!/C/C/N 226 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 213-0808. 1317 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-8080. 1745 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-8080. www.nothai.com. Fast, fresh Thai food. $ Siam Cuisine Thai Restaurant/D 313 Braun Ct., Ann Arbor, (734) 663-4083. www.siam-cuisine.com. Offers authentic Thai cuisine with dishes ranging from mild to hot. $$-$$$ Siam Square Thai Cuisine/E 3750 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 975-4541. Located in the A Victory Inn and Suites. Offers American, Chinese and Thai dishes. $$-$$$ Tuptim Thai Cuisine/E 4896 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 528-5588. www.tuptim.com. Voted the best in Ann Arbor. Menu includes crispy duck, steamed opakapaka, seared scallops, papaya salad, and pad thai. Open daily. $-$$

Turkish

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

Ve g e t a r i a n

Jazzy Veggie/D 108 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, (734) 222-0230. www.jazzyveggie.com. This casual vegetarian restaurant offers soups, entrée salads, burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. $


55 Seva Restaurant/D 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, (734) 662-1111. www.sevarestaurant.com. For nearly 40 years, Seva Restaurant has been the area's stop for vegetarian cuisine. Offering an awardwinning menu, full bar, a fresh juice bar, coffee bar, and a casual, friendly atmosphere. Sunday brunch, kids menu, and Gluten free options available. $$-$$$

The Common Grill 112 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-0470. www.commongrill.com. An upscale American bistro offering fresh, imaginative American dishes and superb service. Specialties include grilled Black Angus sirloin steak, grilled Ahi tuna salad, smoked chicken pasta, seafood chowder, and homemade rolls. With exceptional attention to detail, Executive Chef and owner Craig Common has earned accolades in Gourmet, Bon Apetit, and was recently named one of "America's Top Restaurants" in Zagat guide. $$-$$$

ZouZou’s Café & Coffee Bar 101 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-4226. www.zouzouscafe.com. Providing homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, fresh baked goods, ice cream, and specialty drinks. $-$$

Dexter

Restaurants

Dexter's Coney Island 8124 Main St., Dexter, (734)426-2255. Offering homemade Greek and American food. $-$$ Dexter's Pub 8114 Main St., Dexter, (734) 426-1234. Great food and a family-friendly atmosphere. Featuring steaks, seafood, burgers, 20 beers on tap, and a great wine selection. $-$$

A&W All-American Food 8220 Dexter Chelsea Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4427. www.awrestaurants.com. A true slice of Foggy Bottom Coffee House Vietnamese Americana. Serves up all-American classics Saigon Garden/C complete with car hops. Be sure to sample the 7065 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-9630. 1220 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, rootbeer. Open seasonally. $ www.foggybottomcoffee.com. An Ellie's Chocolate Café (734) 747-7006. independent coffee house that creates its 312 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1457. Offers delicious, authentic, Vietnamese and Alpha Coney Island own coffee, roasts, and blends it in the shop. Serving a variety of chocolates, ice cream, Chinese cuisine. $$-$$$ 7049 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, Serving unique sandwiches, soups, and coffee, and espresso for the sweet cravings, as (734) 424-0900. salads. $ well as burgers, grinders, homemade soup, Offering Coney fare along with a variety of Chelsea fresh pastries, and made-to-order breakfast sandwiches, salads, and breakfast favorites. Arctic Breakaway Restaurant & Bar Food Zone sandwiches.$ $-$$ 501 Coliseum Dr., Chelsea, (734) 433-4444. 7023 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, www.articcoliseum.net/breakaway.html. (734) 426-3410. Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill Menu includes pizza, steaks, blue cheese fries, Glee Cake & Pastry Shop foodzonedexter.com. Traditional Chinese 117 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-3000. 8031 Main St., Dexter, (734) 424-1400. burgers, grinders and Italian dishes. Watch cuisine. $-$$ www.gleecakeandpastry.com. Features www.aubrees.com. An elegant tavern in a one of the 20 TVs, play pool or Golden Tee, or quality European-style cakes, cupcakes, and state-of-the-art sports bar. Great pizza, watch the action on the ice. $-$$ individual pastries. Trained under Austrian reasonable prices, and friendly service. $-$$ Joe and Rosie's Coffee and Tea 8074 Main St., Dexter, (734) 253-2344. Chef, Jan Bandula, owner Glee Haven's Back to the Roots Offering a variety of specialty coffee drinks desserts have been enjoyed by many wellClassic Pizza 115 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-2700. like cappuccinos, mochas, loose-leaf teas, 8015 Huron St., Dexter, (734) 426-1900. www.backtotheroots.org. Serving a variety of known individuals like Gerald Ford, Bubba smoothies, and dessert items as well as soups Smith, Ted Copple to name a few, as well as www.eatclassicpizza.com. Menu includes specialty sushi rolls like the Chelsea Roll and sandwiches. $ (California roll topped with scallops and baked being featured in Architectural Digest and Bon pizza, subs, salads, pita sandwiches, and more. $-$$ with teriyaki sauce), Crunchy Veggie, LaJolla, Appetit. and many others. Traditional rolls upon request. Also serves a variety of sandwiches, Las Fuentes Authentic Mexican Restaurant soups, salads, hand-brewed and specialty 305 N. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-6092. coffees. $-$$ Featuring authentic old-style Mexican classics and family favorites. $-$$ Big Boy 1610 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-8603. Mike’s Deli www.bigboy.com. $-$$ 114 W. Middle St., Chelsea, (734) 475-5980. www.mikesdelichelsea.com. Features 72 Chelsea Grille different sandwiches using Zingerman’s 1120 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-7714. bread. Side salads, soups, gourmet Serving American classics and regional specialties using the freshest ingredients. $$ cheesecakes, and mini melts ice cream round out the menu. $-$$ Chinese Tonite Stivers Restaurant 1127 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-3797. 11 S. Fletcher Rd., Chelsea, (734) 475-3610. One of the busiest carry-out counters. $-$$ Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily specials. Food made from scratch daily. Cleary’s Pub Serving Chelsea for over 50 years. $-$$ 113 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 475-1922. www.clearyspubchelsea.com. This Irish pub Uptown Coney Island offers the perfect pint of Guinness or Harp 1555 S. Main St., Chelsea, (734) 433-1012. along with traditional Irish dishes. Also - Click on Detroit www.uptownconey.com. More than hot dogs, serving sandwiches, appetizers, soups, and Uptown offers a tasty breakfast menu and salads. Live music on Fri and Sat nights and Coney Island favorites. $-$$ Irish jam sessions on select Sundays. Visit facebook.com/clearyspub for specials and - Michigan Daily Wolverine Food & Spirits performance information. $-$$ 20460 Old US 12, Chelsea, (734) 475-9014. LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC 1886 CENTRAL www.wolverinefoodandspirits.com. Offering delicious, high quality meals at affordable MICHIGAN RAILROAD DEPOT prices. Serving steaks, burgers, sandwiches, 401 DEPOT STREET • ANN ARBOR, MI and tasty pub grub favorites. With three big734.769.0592 • MUER.COM screen tvs, this is favorite spot among locals to

Savory seafood, aged beef & decadent desserts made fresh daily. “Best Sunday Brunch”

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57 Katie's 2830 Baker Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-4707. Family-friendly neighborhood restaurant featuring sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and children's menu. $-$$

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

Mr. Pita 7050 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-0525. www.mrpita.com. Offers a wide variety of pita sandwiches, salads, and soups. Serving up deli favorites in a healthy and delicious way. $

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

Redbrick Kitchen & Bar 8093 Main St., Dexter, (734) 424-0420. www.redbrickkitchen.com. Unique restaurant featuring gastropub-style appetizers and entrées along with housemade desserts. $$-$$$ Stucchi's 7050 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 424-0525. www.stucchis.com. Locally made super premium ice cream and frozen yogurt. Everything from milkshakes to flurries. Homemade waffle cones. $-$$ Terry B's Restaurant and Bar 7954 Ann Arbor Rd., Dexter, (734) 426-3727. www.terrybs.com. This upscale bistro offers new American fare with an eclectic twist. Serving dinner only. $$$-$$$$

Manchester

The Black Sheep Tavern 115 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-8972. Located in a historic 1860s building. Diverse menu includes: salads, sandwiches, specialty burgers, pasta dishes, house-made pies and cakes. Entrées include seafood, pork chops, steak, and chicken. Made from scratch, authentic specials -- German on Thu and Mexican on Sat. Open evenings, Wed through Sat. $-$$ C & C Pizza 327 W. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-9000. Pizza, salads, subs, and other Italian favorites. $-$$ Coffee Mill Café 115 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-8972. Located in the historic Black Sheep Tavern building, offering full breakfast and lunch menu including omelets, pancakes, homemade soups, burgers, and a variety of sandwiches. Free Wi-Fi. Open daily. $

Linda's Diner 9610 Chelsea-Manchester Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-1248. Serving hearty, homemade portions. Menu ranges from barbeque ribs and lasagna, to rhubarb pie and carrot cake. Serving breakfast and lunch. $-$$ Pleasant Lake Inn 11273 Pleasant Lake Rd., Manchester, (734) 428-7993. A local sports bar with big screen tvs, pool tables, darts, and outdoor dining (weather permitting) overlooking Pleasant Lake. Full menu serving American classics and pub grub favorites. Happy hour and daily specials. $-$$ The Village Tap 235 E. Main St., Manchester, (734) 428-7032. Burgers, sandwiches, and pub grub. $-$$

Milan

Big Boy 1000 Dexter Rd., Milan, (734) 439-8871. www.bigboy.com. $-$$ China One 29 E. Main St., Milan, (734) 439-8401. Menu specializes in New York-style Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. $-$$ Lighthouse Coffee Co. 9 W. Main St., Milan, (734) 439-3623. www.lighthousecoffeeco.com. Variety of bagels, sandwiches, pastries, soups, salads, full espresso bar, and Hershey's ice creams. $

Saline

Biwako Sushi 1355 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-6301. Offering a large selection of custom rolls including the Las Vegas roll and Volcano roll. Also offers non-sushi dishes. $-$$ Brecon Grille 101 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-4868. www.brecongrillsaline.com. Named for the City of Saline's sister city, Brecon, Wales, this English-style pub and grill offers burgers, steaks, sandwiches, and famous seafood chowder. Full bar with extensive wine list, wide selection of English beers and ales. $$-$$$ Brewed Awakenings Café 7025 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 681-0078. www.brewedawakeningscafe.com. Tasty brewed coffees, made-from-scratch baked goods, espresso drinks, lattes, cappuccinos, frappes, cold and grilled panini sandwiches, salads, and soups. $ Bridgewater Bank Tavern 8452 Boettner Rd., Saline, (734) 429-5875. Offers the best pub grub, a variety of sandwiches, and daily specials. $-$$ Dan's Downtown Tavern 103 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-3159. Sports bar offering a variety of burgers and other pub grub favorites. Occasional live music with karaoke. Popular spot to watch sporting events. $-$$ City Limits Diner and Pancake House 220 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-0009. www.brothers4.com. Breakfasts are the house specialty and are served from 7am 3pm every day. $-$$

Restaurants

Gabriel's Hoagies 972 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 316-2651. www.gabrielscheesesteaks.com. Known for its cheese steak hoagie. Also serves a steak hoagie, a lunchmeat special, ham and cheese and salads. The original Ypsilanti location has been a mainstay for over 50 years. $ Joyful House 515 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-3197. www.joyfulhouserestaurant.com. Offering traditional Chinese dishes with carry-out or sit down options. $ Leo’s Coney Island 6889 State St., Saline, (734) 944-7100. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$ Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack 104 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-6227. www.macsinsaline.com. Urban-chic style with a tasty menu featuring East Coast seafood dishes with a Cajun flare. Coastal favorites include a wide selection of fresh fish (delivered daily) oysters, and traditional fish-n-chips as well as freshly made gumbo, spicy Cajun shrimp, and hearty jambala. Dessert options include homemade key lime pie and specialty chocolate items. $$-$$$ Mancino's Pizza and Grinders 1323 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 944-2838. www.mancinossaline.com. Provides hot Eastern-style grinders (subs), pizzas, and pastas, baked fresh daily. $-$$ Mangiamo Italian Grill 105 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-0060. Enjoy pizza, pasta, salads and other Italian dishes. Bar specializes in Michigan-made wines, and offers a wide variety of beers. Desserts feature Mickey's Downtown homemade ice creams. $-$$

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

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Milan Grill 39 E. Main St., Milan, (734) 439-7774. www.milangrill.com. Family-friendly bar and restaurant serving seafood, salads, ribs, and pasta dishes. Large-screen TV. Private banquet hall available for rent. $-$$

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Restaurants My Favorite Café 101 South Ann Arbor St., Saline, (734) 944-4054. Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, sweet roll, a tasty dessert, or a delicious sandwich; also serving ice cream desserts. Wi-Fi available. $ Ruby Tuesday 1375 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-3873. www.rubytuesday.com. Thirty different burger selections and seventy-seven salad bar items, plus a complete entrée menu. Curbside service available. $-$$ Saline Downtown Diner 131 E. Michigan Ave, Saline, (734) 316-2343. www.salinedowntowndiner.com. Specializing in breakfast and lunch. Offering an eclectic menu including Ahi tuna sandwiches, slow roasted pulled pork and beef brisket, homemade coffee cake, Kaluha and cinnamon crème French toast, and mixed berry crepes, to name just a few. $ Saline Inn 434 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, (734) 429-4004. Family-style restaurant featuring breakfast anytime. Lunch and dinner menu; daily specials. Children’s menu available. $-$$

Aubree’s Saloon/Sticks 39 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1870. See listing under Nightlife, page 13. $-$$$ B-24s 217 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-5143. www.b-24s.com. Serving premium coffee, Guernsey ice creams, fresh baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. $ Beezy’s Coffee & Café 20 N. Washington St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-9625. www.beezyscafe.com. Serving simple, honest food. Menu features breakfast items, espresso, sweets, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches. $ Bentley’s American Grille 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-2000. www.annarbormarriott.com. In the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti. Casual dining for breakfast and early lunch. Bountiful buffets, delicious daily specials, and generous portions. $$-$$$ Big Boy 2800 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-2255. www.bigboy.com. $-$$

Wings-Pizza-N-Things 6877 State Rd., Saline, (734) 429-7700. www.wingspizzanthings.com. Menu includes jumbo buffalo wings, 100% Angus Beef burgers, homemade fries, chicken sandwiches, Mexican favorites, salads, and signature fried fruit pies. $-$$

Bill's Hot Dog Stand 1292 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-2831. A mainstay serving hotdogs with or without chili, topped with a choice of onions, cheese or mustard. Loose burgers also served along with the fresh made rootbeer. $

Ypsilanti

The Bomber Restaurant 306 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-0550. www.bomberrestaurant.net. Features the Bomber Breakfast: four eggs, a pound of potatoes, and a pound of meat as featured on Food Network’s "Top 5 Over-Indulgences." Open for lunch. $-$$

Abe’s Coney Island 402 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-2008. Offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Coney Island specialties. $ Applebee's 3819 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 973-7440. www.applebees.com. $-$$ Asia City 2905 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 829-0999. www.asiacityrestaurant.com. Authentic Chinese cooking; buffet with over 100 different entrées including seafood, chicken, vegetables, beef, and a dessert bar. $-$$ Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill 2122 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1525. www.aubrees.com. An elegant tavern in a state-of-the-art sports bar. Great pizza, reasonable prices, and friendly service. $-$$

Bona Sera Café 200 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 751-4458. www.bonaserrasupperclub.com.This eclectic-menu offers a variety of sandwiches including a Vietnamese Porchetta Banh Mi, and an assortment of soups, salads, desserts, and flatbreads. $-$$ Boneheads Bar-B-Que 10256 Willis Rd., Willis, (734) 461-9250. www.boneheadsinc.com. This familyfriendly restaurant specializes in delectable barbeque. Menu features ribs, pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and their popular “pickle chips.” Also serves burgers and salads. $$-$$$

The Bread Basket Deli 4003 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 677-7717. www.breadbasketdelis.com. Serving generous portions of deli favorites, including a popular, fresh corned beef sandwich. $-$$ Buffalo Wild Wings 216 James L. Hart Pkwy., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-7410. www.buffalowildwings.com. Full menu. Full bar and carryout available. Feature 51 TVs, including 11 big screens. $-$$ Café Ollie 42 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-8050. Sandwiches, simple comfort food, coffees, espressos, ice cream. Menu features items for meat lovers, vegetarians, and vegans. $ Chick-Inn 501 Holmes Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-3639. An Ypsilanti landmark since 1953. This authentic drive-in, complete with carhops, serves up American classics like burgers, fries, hot dogs, onion rings, and the creamiest milkshakes around. $-$$ China One 1047 Emerick St., Ypsilanti, (734) 481-3333. Menu specializes in New York-style Cantonese and Szechuan dishes. $-$$ College Inn Pizzeria 505 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 390-5222. www.collegeinnpizza.com. Serves a variety of pizzas, subs, salads, chicken, ribs, burgers and more. Vegan and gluten free options available. Dine-in or carryout. Catering available. $-$$ Corner Brewery 720 Norris St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-2739. www.cornerbrewery.com. See listing under Microbreweries, page 15. $-$$ Dalat 100 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-7600. www.dalatcorestaurant.com. Serving authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Lunch specials. $-$$ DKY Sushi & Thai 1828 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-9888. www.dkysushiandthai.com. Offering a variety of specialty and traditional sushi, tempura, and thai dishes. $$-$$$

Dom Bakeries 1305 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3175. This family-owned, local bakery offers freshmade donuts, rolls, muffins, brownies, and cookies. Also features custom-made cakes with rich buttercream frosting. $ The Full House 57 Ecorse Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5920. www.fulhouserestaurant.info. Boasts “the only burgers in town.” $-$$ Gabriel's Hoagies 2585 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-5846. www.gabrielshoagies.net. Known for its cheese steak hoagie. Also serves a steak hoagie, a lunchmeat special, ham and cheese, and salads. The original Ypsilanti location has been a mainstay for over 50 years. $ The Golden Egg 2660 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-0100. Family restaurant with emphasis on good food, good service, and great prices. $


59 Great Wall 2128 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-4377. Offers New York-style Chinese food. Eat-in or carry-out. $-$$ Haab’s Restaurant 18 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-8200. www.haabsrestaurant.com. An Ypsilanti tradition that began in 1934. A commitment to fresh quality ingredients served in a traditional manner - bread baked from scratch; mayonnaise prepared using fresh eggs; and soup made with dry-aged USDA Prime Beef. Menu features New York Strip Steak, Prime London Broil, and a seafood selection including over 15 fresh and frozen items. Full bar available. $-$$$ Hana Korean Restaurant 1346 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-2455. Traditional Korean dishes like barbecued short ribs, bi bim bop, and others. $-$$ Harvest Moon Cafe 5484 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-8100. www.harvestmooncafe.biz. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, numerous daily specials, and home-style favorites. Serves beer and wine. Great kids meals. Outdoor patio. $-$$ Huron Pizza House 530 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-3300. www.huronpizzahouse.com. Serves a large variety of pizza, subs, sandwiches, soup, salad, and more. $-$$ IHOP 4221 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-4467. www.ihop.com. An American classic serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $-$$ Korey's Krispy Krunchy Chicken 124 Pearl St., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-4443. www.koreyskrispykrunchy.com. Offers Louisiana-style cooked favorites like fried chicken, catfish, and shrimp along with freshmade biscuits, red beans and rice, fried okra, and jambalaya. Carryout available. $-$$ La Casita Taqueria 2866 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-0857. Serves homemade, authentic Mexican specialties. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available. Dine in or carry out. $-$$ La Fiesta Mexicana 529 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1666. lafiestamexicana.net. This small eatery serves large, home-cooked flavor in its authentic Mexican dishes. $-$$

La Fuente 1930 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 961-6644. Family-owned restaurant that has maintained a tradition of serving the finest Mexican food prepared daily from scratch, without preservatives, using recipes that have been handed down from generations. $-$$ Lai Lai Restaurant 4023 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 677-0790. lailaiypsilanti.com. Szechuan, Mandarin, and Cantonese dishes. Dim sum available daily. $-$$ Leo’s Coney Island 1342 Anna J. Stepp Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-9203. www.leosconeyisland.com. Menu includes Greek specialties and breakfast dishes. $-$$ Los Amigos 2851 Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-3084. www.losamigosmexrest.com. Serving a variety of classic Mexican dishes. Live Mariachi band on Sundays. $ Lucky 7 1777 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-7770. lucky7chinesefood.com. Menu includes General Tsao’s chicken, creamy corn chicken soup, and beef noodle soup. Take-out diner. Limited seating. $-$$ New York Pizza Depot 308 Perrin St., Ypsilanti, (734) 544-1941. www.pizza-ypsilanti.com. Serving pizza by the slice, salads, hot and cold subs, pasta, oven-baked dishes, Italian specialties, desserts, and more. $-$$ Pita Pita Mediterranean Grill 2649 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 528-3333. www.pitapitaonline.com. Home-style Middle Eastern food and homemade pastries. $-$$ Red Rock Downtown Barbeque 207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-2381. www.redrockypsi.com. Offering in-house smoked barbecue pulled pork, beef brisket, Saint Louis style ribs, and chicken with housemade sides like mac-n-cheese and apple slaw. Full bar with 20 beers on tap. Housemade barbecue sauces allow diners to pick their sauce. $-$$$

Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill 1334 Anna J. Stepp St., Ypsilanti, (734) 547-9727. www.riowraps.com. A fresh food alternative offering a variety of tacos, nachos, Quesa “Rio’s,” salads, classic and deli wraps. $-$$ Roy's Squeeze Inn and Roy's Squeeze Inn Bar & Grill 1315 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-3999. 2283 Ellsworth Rd., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-8989. www.royssqueezeinn.com. Serving up delicious burgers, BBQ sandwiches, fries, shakes, and more. Full-service bar at the Ellsworth Road location. Both family-friendly restaurants with dine-in and carryout options. $-$$ Samosa House 1785 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-6121. Offering authentic Somalian cuisine like Samosas and Chapti offered with a flavorful, spicy twist. $-$$ Sidetrack Bar & Grill 56 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1035. www.sidetrackbarandgrill.com. Its burgers were rated in the top 20 by GQ Magazine. Extensive menu: gourmet burgers, salads, sandwiches, and deep fried pickles. 16 microbrews on tap. Outdoor seating. $-$$ Sottini's Sub Shop 1525 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-1111. Choose from a variety of subs for a quick bite to eat. Catering available. $-$$ The Tap Room 201 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-5320. www.taproomypsi.com. See listing under Nightlife, page 14. $-$$ Temptations 2876 Washtenaw Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 434-4709. www.mitempt.com. Serving traditional Indian classics like samosas and tandoori chicken, along with unexpected dishes. $-$$ Terry's Bakery 119 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 482-9511. Offering fresh baked goods: muffins, cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and specialty items. Gluten-free mixes. Wholesale and special orders welcome. $-$$

Restaurants

Tower Inn Cafe 701 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 487-2650. www.towerinncafe.com. Near EMU. Serves everything from pub grub to stone-baked pizza, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. Voted one of the best Greek restaurants in the Detroit area. $-$$ Ugly Mug Café 317 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 484-4684. www.uglymugcafeandroastery.com. One of the first small batch artisan roasteries in Michigan and among the first to introduce the art of third-wave specialty coffee. The Ugly Mug serves up a quality product along with an extensive knowledge of coffee. Serves a variety of coffees, brownies, muffins, scones, and bagel sandwiches. $-$$ Wolverine Grill 228 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, (734) 483-1727. thewolverinegrill.com. Specializing in delicious and reasonably priced cuisines, the inventive menu includes house specialties and customer favorites in a relaxed atmosphere. $-$$ The Wurst Bar 705 W. Cross St., Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6720. www.wurstbarypsi.com. Serving a wide selection of gourmet brats and burgers including Rattlesnake Chorizo, Rabbit & Fig Sausage and traditional menu items as well, freshly prepared and locally sourced. Offers a vast selection of Michigan craft beer. Vegetarian options available. $-$$


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B e d a n d B r e a k f a s t s Ann Arbor Bed and Breakfast 921 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, (734) 994-9100. www.annarborbedandbreakfast.com. This mid-century modern chalet overlooks U of M’s central campus. Each uniquely decorated room has pillow-top king or queen beds, private en suite bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and TV/DVD. Amenities include a hearty, hot breakfast, covered parking a/c, snacks, and a computer for guest use. Non-smoking. Innkeeper: Pat Materka. Nine rooms. $$-$$$ Avalyn Garden Bed and Breakfast 1930 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 929-5986. www.avalyngarden.com. Close to the U of M’s campus and downtown. The home was refurbished in 2005, adding a gourmet kitchen, sunroom, and dining room while maintaining the original 1920’s Arts and Crafts architectural style. Innkeepers: Lee and Donna Perry. Three rooms. $$$ Baxter House Bed and Breakfast 719 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 474-5021. www.baxterhousebandb.com. A newly renovated turn-of-the-century home in a quiet neighborhood. Close to downtown, U of M hospitals, Kerrytown, and the Amtrak Station. A blend of craftsman and modern architecture. Amenities include all-cotton linens, natural whole food, a/c, Wi-Fi, cable TV, loaner bikes, and off-street or permit parking. Innkeeper: Kathleen Baxter. Three rooms. $$-$$$ Bellanina Guest House – Central Downtown 336 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com. This 2-BR duplex includes a full kitchen, private parking, and a fully-equipped workstation with Wi-Fi, printer/fax/ scanner/monitor. High-chair and pack-n-play available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps 6. $$$-$$$$ Bellanina Guest House - Kerrytown 409 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com. This second-floor suite offers a full bath, kitchenette, LR, office with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV/DVD, stereo, and king-sized bed. Parking available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps 4. $$$ Bellanina Guest House On-The-Park 1530 Siller Terrace, Ann Arbor, (734) 476-0101. www.bellaninaguesthouses.com A spacious, contemporary duplex on Virginia Park with a patio and yard. Bathroom with dual sinks and fully equipped kitchen. Pet friendly. High chair/pack-n-play/WD/TV/Blu Ray DVD, and stereo. Parking available. Innkeeper: Nina Howard. Sleeps 5. $$$$

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Burnt Toast Inn 415 W. William St., Ann Arbor, (734) 394-4114. www.burnttoastinn.com. A unique, comfortable home on the Old West Side. Walking distance to the U of M campus, downtown. Serving organic, tasty breakfasts. Resident dogs on-site. Internet available, non-smoking, eclectic décor. Inn Keeper: Sarah Okuyama. Four rooms. $$-$$$ Burnt Toast Inn Washington House 516 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor, (734) 395-4114. www.burnttoastinn.com. A more private, self-sufficient B&B option. An inn sitter is on site, and the full kitchen is for guest use. The whole house can be rented (for up to seven people), or single-rooms. There are no phones or computers. Children and pets permitted with whole house rental. Innkeeper: Sarah Okuyama. Two rooms. $$-$$$ Cadgwith Too Bed & Breakfast 706 Third St., Ann Arbor, (734) 995-1657. www.cadgwithtoo.com. A comfortable home on the Old West Side, a short walk to downtown or the stadium. Wi-Fi, a/c, and off-street parking. King, queen, or twin accommodations. Breakfasts are planned with guests upon arrival. No smoking or pets. Innkeepers: Kathy Wirstrom and Jeff Taggart. Two rooms. $$-$$$ Casa Del Sol Bed and Breakfast 1234 Creal Crescent, Ann Arbor, (734) 945-4077. www.casadelsolbb.com. A comfortable place without the bustle of the city, yet close to downtown. Offers a/c, Wi-Fi, DVD and CD players, and basic cable. Enjoy the front porch or the backyard sitting spaces. Your host speaks English and Spanish. No smoking. Innkeeper: Marta Schonfeld. Four rooms. $-$$

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First Street Garden Inn 549 S. First St., Ann Arbor, (734) 223-5653. www.firststreetgardeninn.com. A quiet, turnof-the-century home close to downtown, main campus, and U of M stadium. The master suite offers a queen bed, sitting room, cable TV, and private bath. The Art Deco bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. Offers a unique blend of antiques, full breakfasts with homemade pastries, free Wi-Fi, and a piano. Innkeepers: Kathy Clark and Michael Anglin. Two rooms. $$-$$$

The Library Bed & Breakfast 808 Mary St., Ann Arbor, (734) 668-6815. Choose from the poetry, fiction/mystery, and miniature/pop-up bedrooms. Rare Books Living Room is full of special collections. Full service with Cookbooks Kitchen and shared Go Blue Bathroom. Just steps to campus, sports arenas, and downtown. Full breakfast. Wi-Fi and walking maps available. Parking. Visa/MasterCard accepted. Pets present in owners’ lodging. Innkeeper: Joan Knoertzer. Three rooms. $$

Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House 227 Orchard Hills Dr., Ann Arbor, (734) 414-0811. www.flwpalmerhouse.com. A brick and cypress late period Frank Lloyd Wright house whose design is based on the equilateral triangle. The Palmer House exemplifies Wright’s open, American organic architecture in which all parts relate to the whole and link to the environment. There is also a tea house on the two acres of woodland surrounding the home. Rental of full home only. Sue and Gary Cox. Three rooms. $$$$

Parish House Inn 103 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 480-4800 / (800) 480-4866. This Queen Anne style house offers Victorian charm and modern amenities. All rooms have cozy quilts, private baths, TV's, DVD /VCR players, a video library, and phones. There is free Wi-Fi, a full breakfast, cookies, popcorn, tea, coffee and a/c. Walking distance to EMU, restaurants, and shops. 20-minute drive to U of M, Detroit Metro airport, and train station. Innkeeper: Chris Mason. Six rooms. $$-$$$

Gotta Scrap Inn 427 Riverside Dr., Manchester, (734) 428-9248. www.gotta-scrapinn.com. The perfect place for girlfriend getaways, slumber parties, retreats, and more. The Inn is a scrapbooking B&B. Offers spa services at an additional charge. Innkeeper: Amy Kozlowski. Eight rooms. $$-$$$

Queen’s Residence Bed & Breakfast 220 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, (734) 340-2805. www.queensresidence.com. This spacious 1870 Victorian home is 20 minutes from Detroit airport and 15 minutes from Ann Arbor. Rooms have period antiques, quality bedding, cable TV, DVD, a/c, and Wi-Fi. Offers a 17th century tavern (for guest use) and a private outdoor hot tub. Includes a full breakfast and snacks. Innkeepers: Joe and Marla Queen. Three rooms. $$-$$$

Hartman House Lodging and Event Center 2510 Hartman Road, Saline, (734) 429-7823 / (734) 260-4080. Located next to a small brook and woods where deer and wild turkeys cross the property. The master bedroom has a private bathroom. Innkeepers: Taylor and Charlene Jacobsen. Four rooms; additional beds available. $$-$$$

Chelsea House Victorian Inn 118 E. Middle St., Chelsea, (877) 618-4935 / (734) 475-2244. www.chelseahouseinn.com. Private baths, free Wi-Fi, TV, queen beds, robes and slippers, and a hot breakfast including fruit crepes. Located near Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theater, the Common Grill restaurant, a day spa, golf courses, lakes, and parks. 15 minutes from Ann Arbor. Innkeepers: Jim and Kim Myles. Five rooms. $$-$$$

Hill St. B&B 1701 Hill St., Ann Arbor, (734) 677-7738. Located within walking distance to campus, downtown, the Stadium, and U of M hospital. Home was designed in 1900 by Irving and Allen Pond -- designers of the Michigan Union. Offers off-street parking, a/c, a full breakfast, homemade cookies, and fresh flowers. Private or shared baths. Smoke free. Innkeeper: Jean Perry. Seven rooms. $$-$$$

Davies House Inn Georgetown 1355 King George Blvd., Ann Arbor, (734) 973 1722. www.davieshouseinn.com. Located on the Georgetown Golf Club. Known for scrumptious breakfasts, killer UM tailgates, and personalized service. Offers whole house rental; extended stay efficiency apartments; cozy Queen-bed suites with en suite bath; and standard rooms with shared bath. Amenities: cable TV, Wi-Fi, robes and slippers, and ample parking. Innkeeper: Jan Davies McDermott. Five rooms. $$-$$$

The Homestead Bed & Breakfast 9279 Macon Rd., Saline, (734) 429-9625. www.homesteadsaline.com. Located in an1851 brick farmhouse on 35 acres. Offering a library, living room, and parlor. Decorated with a mix of Victorian, country, and comfort. Full breakfast on weekends; continental breakfast weekdays. Friendly house cats on the premises. Innkeepers: Ike and Martha Furbush. Five rooms. $-$$

Steller House Bed and Breakfast 3990 Gleaner Hall Rd., Ann Arbor, (734) 369-3106. www.stellerhouse.com. On Ann Arbor’s north side, just three miles from downtown. This historic house features spacious guestrooms with a/c, ceiling fans, and comfortable beds in a quiet setting. Breakfast is locally sourced and designed to your taste. Innkeepers: Terry and Hillary Steller. Two rooms. $$-$$$ Vitosha Guest Haus Inn 1917 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, (734) 741-4969. www.a2vitosha.com. Located in a historic castlestone complex, just minutes from U of M. Offers English period surroundings with cyber savvy amenities. Includes six fireplace rooms, all baths en suite. Accommodates kosher and vegan breakfast requests. No pets or smoking. Innkeeper: Kei Constantinov. Ten rooms. $$$ Waterloo Gardens Bed and Breakfast 7600 Werkner Rd., Chelsea, (734) 502-6195 / (877) 433-1612. www.waterloogardensbb.com. A family-friendly inn serving full breakfast daily. Enjoy the solarium with hot tub, billiards, Wi-Fi, fitness center, and video library. Near Waterloo Recreation Area, Common Grill, and Purple Rose Theatre. Pets welcome. Innkeepers: Lourdean and Gary Offenbacher. Three rooms. $$-$$$


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A Victory Inn & Suites

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

www.avictoryhotels.com 102 

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

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

www.annarbormarriott.com 235 

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites

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

www.annarborregent.com

Bell Tower Hotel

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

www.belltowerhotel.com 66 

Candlewood Suites

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

www.candlewoodsuites.com 122

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

www.comfortinnchelsea.com 82

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center

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

www.choicehotels.com/hotel/mi717 162 

Comfort Inn & Suites

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

www.comfortinn.com 50

Comfort Inn & Suites University South

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

www.comfortinn.com

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor

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

www.marriott.com/arbch 160 

The Dahlmann Campus Inn

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

www.campusinn.com 208 

Days Inn

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

www.daysinn.com 127

Embassy Hotel

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

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Executive Learning and Conference Center

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

www.acc-elandconferencecenter.com 105

Extended Stay America Detroit-Ann Arbor

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

Extended Stay Deluxe Detroit-Ann Arbor

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

www.extendedstaydeluxe.com 71

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

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

www.marriot.com/arbfi 109

Hampton Inn – North

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

www.hamptoninnannarbor.com 129 

Hampton Inn – South

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

www.annarborsouth.hamptoninn.com 149

Harmony House Motel

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

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Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Ann Arbor

3535 Green Ct., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 327-0111

www.hawthorn.com 82

Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor

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

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

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

www.hiexpressaa.com 107

Holiday Inn Express – Chelsea

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

www.hiechelsea.com 65

Holiday Inn & Suites, University of MI Area

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

www.hiuofm.com

Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan

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

www.hiannarbor.com 225 

Inn at the Michigan League

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

http://uunions.umich.edu/league 21 

Kensington Court Ann Arbor

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

www.kcourtaa.com 198 

Lamp Post Inn

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

www.lamppostinn.com 54

Microtel Inn & Suites

3610 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, 48105, (734) 997-9100

www.microtelinn.com 83

Motel 6

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

www.motel6.com 107

Red Roof Inn University of Michigan North

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

www.redroof.com 108 

Red Roof Inn University of Michigan South

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

www.redroof.com 119

Residence Inn by Marriott

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

www.residenceinnannarbor.com 114

Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel

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

www.sheraton.com/annarbor 197 

Sleep Inn & Suites

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

www.sleepinn.com 63

Star Motel

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

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

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

www.towneplacesuitesannarbor.com 97

Weber‘s Inn

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

www.webersinn.com 158 

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829 E. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, 48198, (734) 483-9300

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Whether you’re working or relaxing, we are at your service! Accommodations Ann Arbor’s best selection of spacious guest rooms and luxurious suites, including Jacuzzi and executive suites. Our well-appointed guestrooms come with refrigerator, microwave and plush, pillow-top mattresses.

Meeting and Catering Services

From boardroom meetings to creative social events, we are Ann Arbor’s small meeting specialist! We offer great menu choices for both on-site functions and off-site events.

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Dining

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Mallett’s Creek Bar & Grille serves breakfast, dinner and room service. Enjoy your evening by our fireplace in our University of Michigan themed lounge or on our patio overlooking Mallett’s Creek.

Amenities

Business center, exercise facility, indoor pool and spa, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access and local calls.

3155 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-213-1900  Fax 734-213-2700  www.hiuofm.com


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Michigan

Distances from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 miles Cinncinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 miles Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 miles Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 miles Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 miles Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 miles New York City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 685 miles Toldeo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 miles Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 miles Washington, D.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 miles 5 hrs 4 hrs 3 hrs 2 hrs

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Transportation Airlines

Detroit Metropolitan Airport Located off I-94, about 25 miles east of Ann Arbor. For flight reservations and confirmations call or consult website: Air Canada . . . . . . . .(888) 247-2262, www.aircanada.com Air France . . . . . . . . . . (800) 237-2747, www.airfrance.us AirTran Airways . . . . . . (800) 247-8726, www.airtran.com American Airlines . . . . . . . (800) 433-7300, www.aa.com Delta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(800) 221-1212, www.delta.com Frontier Airlines . (800) 432-1359, www.frontierairlines.com Lufthansa Airlines . . .(800) 645-3880, www.lufthansa.com Royal Jordanian . . . . . . . . . (212) 949-0050, www.rj.com Southwest Airlines . (800) 435-9792, www.southwest.com Spirit Airlines . . . . . . . . .(800) 772-7117, www.spirit.com United Airlines . . . . . . . (800) 864-8331, www.united.com US Airways . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 428-4322, www.usair.com Ann Arbor Airport 801 Airport Dr. (S. State St., near I-94), (734) 994-2841. www.a2gov.org. A municipal facility handling business, charter, and private flights. Taxi, limousine, and rental car services are available. Willow Run Airport 801 Willow Run Airport, Ypsilanti, (734) 485-6666. www.willowrunairport.com. Occupies 2,600 acres and serves cargo, corporate, and general aviation clients.

Airport Transportation/Taxi

#1 Airport Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 880-5199 #1 Ann Arbor/Detroit Airport Shuttle . . . (734) 507-9220 1 Easy Ride . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 975-6898 A-1 Airport Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 276-1335 A Cab & Treetown Transportation . . . . . (734) 668-2222 A2 Area MetroRide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 709-1204 AA Metro Sedans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 883-6854 Aaron's Big House Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 761-1111 Accent Transportation Service . . . . . . . (800) 346-9884 Across Town Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 216-5932 Airport Transportation Detroit . . . . . . . (866) 389-8294 AirRide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 707-7AIR (7247) All Points Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 678-4412 Amazing Blue Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 846-0007 Ann Arbor Detroit Metro Airport Shuttle (734) 699-8500 Ann Arbor Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 272-8009 Ann Arbor Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 214-9999 Argus Cab Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 741-9000 Blue Cab Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 547-2222 Campus Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 444-5354 Detroit Airport Sedan Service . . . . . . . . (734) 347-4007

Advertisers‘ Index

A2Y Chamber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Ann Arbor Area Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Ann Arbor Art Fairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Ann Arbor.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Ann Arbor Regent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover Ann Arbor Transit Authority/AirRide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Annodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Arbor Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Bellanina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Briarwood Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chelsea Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chelsea Comfort Inn & Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Chelsea Teddy Bear Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Clarion Hotel and Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Comfort Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Conor O'Neill’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Detroit Airport Transportation . . . . . . . (800) 955-4646 Golden Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 668-8282 Jamstar Trans LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 299-0901 Kerby's Kurb Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 741-7154 Metro Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-1701 Metro Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 997-6500 Metroride.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 320-1683 Michigan Flyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (517) 333-0400 Michigan Green Cabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 476-8294 Reliable Airport Service . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 260-8615 Select Ride Airport Shuttle . . . . . . . . . (866) 663-8898 Stadium Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 695-0800 University Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 368-4800 Veteran’s Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 662-4477 Yellow Car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 663-3355

Bus

AirRide (734) 707-7AIR (7247). www.myairride.com. Convenient, frequent public transit service connecting Ann Arbor with Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). Daily round trips serve downtown Ann Arbor, Briarwood Mall area, UM campus, and both DTW terminals. See website for schedule. Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (734) 996-0400 (Routes and schedules). www.theride.org. Offers convenient, reliable public transit service as well as paratransit, carpool, and vanpool services for commuters into and within the greater Ann Arbor area. Blue Lakes Charters & Tours . . . . . . . . . (800) 282-4BUS Greyhound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 662-5511 116 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor. Indian Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 292-3831 Megabus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 462-6342 State St. commuter lot, Ann Arbor. Metro Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-1701 Trinity Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 284-4200

Car Rental

Alamo Car Rental/National Car Rental 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 769-8437 ARI Enterprise Rental 2850 S. Main St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 930-2886 Avis Rent-A-Car 3600 Plymouth Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 663-9513

Detroit Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Eastern Michigan University Student Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Eddy Discovery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Gandy Dancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Golden Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hampton Inn South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Heavenly Metal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 The Henry Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Holiday Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Holiday Inn Express Chelsea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Holiday Inn Near the University of Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Indian Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Kerrytown Market & Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Main Street Ventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Matthaei Botanical Gardens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 438 W. Huron St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 327-2600 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 769-1144 3880 Jackson Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 930-4900 4555 Washtenaw Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 971-1221 Hertz Rent-A-Car 3200 Boardwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 761-1176 3900 Jackson Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 913-0233 4663 Washtenaw Ave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 528-9692 National Car Rental 801 Airport Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 769-8437 Zipcar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (866) 494-7227

Limousine

Several airport transportation companies may also provide limousine service. Arbor Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 663-5959 Blue Limo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (877) 389-7332 Golden Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 668-8282 Metro Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 456-1701 Royal Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (734) 721-4888

Rail

Amtrak 325 Depot St., Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . (800) 872-7245

Important Numbers

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

Chambers of Commerce

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

Colleges/Universities

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

Hospitals

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

Metro Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Motawi Tileworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 NJATC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 OCED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Planet Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Putterz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Red Roof Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Reinhart Realtors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Renaissance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Ross School of Business Executive Learning and Conference Ctr . . . . 60 Sheraton Ann Arbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 UM Conferences Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 UMMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 University Musical Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Washtenaw Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Weber's Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover


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