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Ollie Food + Spirits

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

Delicious Chinese Fare At Chia Shiang

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

Down(stairs) on Main Street

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.

Modern French Cooking on Jackson Rd: New Restaurant Sets High Standards

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.

Say Goodbye to Raja Rani and Hello to Namaste Flavours

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.

Building Friendships at Red Brick Kitchen

Dexter restaurant attracts regulars with tasty food and family atmosphere

Repurposed for refueling: Detroit Street Filling Station

Once upon a time in Ann Arbor— specifically beginning in 1925 when it first opened— the building at 300 Detroit Street served to fuel automobiles as the Staebler Family Oil Company. Some forty years later, it shifted to offering a different kind of fuel when it became the Ann Arbor Fish Market, and its drive-through front area was closed off with white stucco, creating the triangular-shaped edifice still in existence today.

Fiery La Torre Taqueria

Spice up winter with low-key Mexican fare