Best of Washtenaw 2017 – Dining and Drinking

. June 1, 2017.

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Food is a passion for Washtenaw County residents, and the variety and quality continue to excel. Start your day with coffee from RoosRoast and some hippy hash from the Fleetwood Diner. Whether you’re eating Italian at Gratzi, Japanese at Yotsuba, Indian at Cardamom or Mexican at Maiz, you won’t be disappointed. Favorite new restaurants have emerged like Mikette Bistro, and food carts like Ricewood are commanding long lines for BBQ with a zing.

Chinese:

TK Wu
510 E Liberty St
734-747-6662 | tkwurestaurant.com
Runner-up: Evergreen

Japanese:

Yotsuba Japanese Restaurant
2222 Hogback Rd
734-971-5168 | yotsuba-restaurant.com
Runner-up: Miki

Korean:

Tomukun Noodle Bar
505 E Liberty St #200
734-995-8668 | tomukun.com
Runner-up: Miss Kim

Thai:

No Thai
226 N 4th Ave
734-213-0808 | nothai.com
Runner-up: Tuptim

Italian:

Gratzi
326 S Main St
734-663-5555 | gratzirestaurant.com
Runner-up: Mani Osteria

Middle Eastern:

Jerusalem Garden
314 E Liberty St
734-995-5060 | jerusalemgarden.net
Runner-up: Palm Palace

Indian:

Cardamom
1739 Plymouth Rd
734-662-2877 | cardamoma2.com
Runner-up: Shalimar

Mexican:

Maiz Mexican cantina
36 E Cross St, Ypsilanti
734-340-6010 | maizmexican.com
Runner-up: Isalita

Vegetarian:

Seva
2541 Jackson Ave
734-662-1111 | sevarestaurant.com
Runner-up: The Lunch Room

Local Farm:

White Lotus Farms
7217 W Liberty Rd
734-707-1284 | whitelotusfarms.com
Runner-up: Tantra

Burger:

Sidetrack Bar & Grill
56 E Cross St, Ypsilanti
734-999-0308 | sidetrackbarandgrill.com
Runner-up: Blimpy Burger

Deli:

Zingerman’s Delicatessen
422 Detroit St
734-663-3354 | zingermansdeli.com
Runner-up: Maize and Blue

Diner:

Fleetwood Diner
300 S Ashley St
734-995-5502 | thefleetwooddiner.com
Runner-up: Bell’s Diner

New Restaurant:

Mikette Bistro and Bar
1759 Plymouth Rd
734-436-4363 | mikettea2.com
Runner-up: Avalon Bakery

Fine Dining:

Pacific Rim By Kana
114 W Liberty St
734-662-9303 | pacificrimbykana.com
Runner-up: Logan an American Restaurant

Coffee House:

RoosRoast
1155 Rosewood St
734-222-9202 | roosroast.com
Runner-up: Mighty Good Coffee

Dessert:

Blank Slate Creamery
300 W Liberty S
734-922-5383 | blankslatecreamery.com
Runner-up: Go! Ice Cream

Breakfast Place:

Northside Grill
1015 Broadway St
734-995-0965 | northsidegrill.com
Runner-up: Zola Bistro

Brewpub:

Arbor Brewing Company
114 E Washington St, Ann Arbor
734-213-1393
720 Norris St, Ypsilanti
734-480-2739 | arborbrewing.com
Runner-up: Wolverine State Brewing Co

Food Cart:

Ricewood
1928 Packard St
ricewoodbbq.com
Runner-up: Hut-K-Chaats

Bartender:

Giancarlo Aversa: The Last Word
301 W Huron St
thelastwordbar.com
Runner-up: Lerone Howard

Happy Hour:

Sidetrack Bar & Grill
56 E Cross St, Ypsilanti
734-999-0308 | sidetrackbarandgrill.com
Runner-up: Maiz Mexican Cantina

Cocktail Bar:

The Last Word
301 W Huron St
thelastwordbar.com
Runner-up: The Ravens Club

Lunch:

The Lunch Room
407 N 5th Ave
734-224-8859 | thelunchrooma2.com
Runner-up: Mezes Greek Grill

Date Night:

Aventura
216 E Washington St
734-369-3153 | Aventuraannarbor.com
Runner-up: Mani Osteria & Bar

Tea Shop:

TeaHaus
204 N 4th Ave
734-622-0460 | teahaus.com
Runner-up: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room

Locally Brewed Beer Name:

Ypsi Gypsi, Arbor Brewing Co
720 Norris St, Ypsilanti
734-480-2739 | arborbrewing.com
Runner-up: Gulo Gulo, Wolverine State Brewing Co.

Sports Bar:

Fraser’s Pub
2045 Packard Rd
734-665-1955 | fraserspub.com
Runner-up: The Session Room

Pre-Game Hangout:

Fraser’s Pub
2045 Packard Rd
734-665-1955 | fraserspub.com
Runner-up: Good Time Charley’s

LGBTQ Bar:

Aut Bar
315 Braun Ct
734-994-3677 | autbar.com
Runner-up: Necto Nightclub

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