Ann Arbor chefs sharpened their knifes and their skills for the annual Mainstreet Ventures Top Knife competition on January 5. The live cook-off was a head to head challenge between 15 MSV restaurants who were judged on taste, plating and presentation. This year's dual winners were Chef Jason Self of Real Seafood Company for his beef filet with a chipotle hollandaise sauce with crispy fried Brussels sprouts and Sous Chef Matt Barnes of Carson's American Bistro for his pan seared scallops with a fresh corn cream sauce.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.