All posts by Sonny Forrest

Yee Siang Dumplings Changed Me

For anyone predisposed to Chinese food, it’s always been easy to take notice of Yee Siang Dumplings (4837 Washtenaw Ave) mid-cruise down the stretch of Washtenaw Avenue straddling Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Going in is a little more difficult. The place fits the archetypal Chinese restaurant you’ve been meaning to try forever, but, because the

Inside Gold Panda’s Electric Collage

UK-based electro producer/composer Gold Panda has released two albums since summer began. The first, Good Luck And Do Your Best, a full studio album inspired by a trip to Japan, meanders through tempo ranges seasoned with found samples to conjure a variety of moods. The second album, Kingdom, wades through more abstract, down-rhythm melodies unencumbered

Sans Prétention: Mikette’s Approachable French Cuisine

Run by owners of Mani Osteria and Isalita, French restaurant Mikette, living in the repurposed shell of a garden-variety chain restaurant, might deceive prospective guests driving past on Plymouth Rd. A double-take is enough to notice that Mikette isn’t the kind of place that’ll prompt jibes from big city-residing friends, mostly because spotting approachable French