Tucked into a humble strip center on North Maple Road an understated yet functional interior defines El Harissa. With varied North African and Mediterranean goods in a commercial market space, including oils and food items from Tunisia, fabrics, pottery and other adornments, the market exudes an eclectic and comfortable feel. Energetic world music livens the
Curious about how Southeast Asian natives opened a Vietnamese restaurant in Southeast Michigan, an answer that is intriguing and historically significant. Son Le and his parents, Lang Bui and Hoanh Le, were part of the ‘boat people’ who left Vietnam in the early 1980s. At the end of the Indo-China War, with America’s withdrawal from
For a light but filling meal that leaves you feeling clean and healthy, Poke Fish is a great addition to the Washtenaw County culinary landscape. Like pho and ramen before it, this dining option migrated from Asia, across the Pacific, finally arriving here from the Left Coast. We’re glad Adam Chen picked Ann Arbor for his poke vision, and we will visit again soon to make certain that he knows it.
Ollie Food + Spirits, the name of Mark and Danielle Teachout’s restaurant in Ypsi’s Depot Town, came from an unexpected past. When Mark was young, his father explained that he had a name selected for Mark before he was born, Burgess Oliver. Despite his father’s selection, his mother prevailed and he was given the moniker