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Casablanca: Comfortable, Down-To-Earth Moroccan Cuisine

Casablanca, on Washtenaw, close to Downtown Ypsilanti, has a comfortable, down-to-earth atmosphere, hiding it’s 35-year-ago provenance as a Taco Bell. The manager/owner, Mohammad Mohammad, is hands-on, ensuring satisfaction for each customer, assuring that each dish placed on the table is properly presented. The abundant natural light from ample windows gives the dining area a warm,

Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack

Fishing for a Saline treasure French colonists have a North American history rich in flavor. While most relate French settlers with Louisiana, where they fished and trapped throughout the bayou, the Acadians were French settlers who went north into Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries. Like their New Orleans counterparts, who lived off the

The Old Town Tavern

Simply, solid and everything you need For almost fifty years, The Old Town Tavern has been the quiet neighbor on West Liberty. Previously adjacent was Mr. Flood’s Party, which occupied the place next door before the West End Grill moved in, almost three decades ago. Before that, the storefronts on Liberty near Ashley were a

Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar

Crossing the threshold to enter Paesano (3411 Washtenaw) allows diners to enter another world.

Amadeus Can Sing with Central European Flavor

Three decades later, the Viennese-style café ethos continues in Downtown Ann Arbor

Bewon with Korean, atypically served

Bewon serves well-sauced fare, soberly Housed in an overlookable strip mall off Plymouth Road near the US 23 onramp, Bewon (3574 Plymouth) belongs to a niche genre of low-key Korean restaurants with interiors resembling rural American diners. The restaurant’s walls, hand painted with a subdued Cotswolds botanical motif, create a wholesome mise en scène for

Studying Vinology

Food and wine, correctly paired at Vinology.

Dalat: A Capital Idea

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