Best of Washtenaw 2017 – Dining and Drinking

. June 1, 2017.
BOW17-FEATURE

BEST OF WASHTENAW MAIN PAGE

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

BEST OF WASHTENAW MAIN PAGE

Trending

Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode