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
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
Chia Shiang restaurant sits on Packard Road, nestled among Morgan & York and Fraser’s Pub, an unlikely location for an imperial Chinese feast. When Barry Pang and Katherine Li left northern China in 1999, they anticipated that they would be working in the United States for an American corporation for some time. Their US employer’s
With designated nights for music and dancing in the adjacent dance floor and continuing interior enhancements with succulents and other plant accoutrements, dessous continues its ascent.
Typically, the word “standard” connotes one of two things—either “nothing extraordinary, just kind of standard” or raising the bar, like “setting a new standard.” Clearly, the recently opened Standard Bistro & Larder in Ann Arbor conjures up the latter.
Over the twenty years I’ve lived in this community— exploring the rest of Washtenaw County— Raja Rani has undergone a number of iterations. Still, I’ve always viewed the old white house fondly whenever I’ve driven past, seeing it as my transition to the bustling activity of downtown.