August 2018—Biz Buzz

. July 31, 2018.
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 Bløm Session Mead

Ann Arbor’s first meadery and cidery, Blom is located in an airy, newly renovated space on S. 4th in the heart of downtown. The meads, as crisp and bright as the location, are processed so you can see the fermentation in action. The inviting space features board games, film screenings, a performance area and private events. Offerings rely on local ingredients and change with the seasons. drinkblom.com

 Momo Sushi

Asian fusion food, with a humorous touch (mussels breaker or squid bomb anyone?). This small, family friendly restaurant is earning rave reviews from customers for its fresh take on classic Japanese cuisine. facebook.com/momosushiA2

 Teaspressa

Teaspressa, a new take on tea, has opened at 414 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor. A national chain, they serve an all-natural blended tea with a dense body that is pulled like an espresso shot. Prepared as traditional espresso drinks, or as a moke pot, aeropress, or pour over. Some varieties contain the same amount of caffeine as coffee. teaspressa.com

 Office Evolutions Coming to Ann Arbor

A franchise offering co-working space, private office space, virtual offices and essential business services, Office Evolutions is opening a 7,100 square-foot space at 455 E. Eisenhower. The site, the group’s first in Michigan, features 26 offices, a large co-working lounge, a conference room, a multi-purpose training room and an outdoor area with a pond and picnic tables. officeevolution.com/locations/ann-arbor

 Dessous Opens on Main Street in Ann Arbor

The new restaurant at 312 S. Main St. is the vision of longtime friends, Scott Burk and Jay Mullick, alongside friend and consulting Chef, Eve Aronoff. It combines influences of Indian and French cuisine to create “complex yet harmonious” dishes. See our review on page 15. dessousannarbor.com

 Lan City Noodles Opens in Ypsilanti

Offering hand-pulled noodles, Lan City opened in early June as a family-owned and operated restaurant serving Chinese/Asian food with no MSG. Offering take-out or dine-in service, the restaurant is located at 2612 Washtenaw Ave. lancitynoodles.com

 Hungry Harvest Coming to Ann Arbor

Hungry Harvest, a national farm-to-doorstep produce delivery service, launched in Detroit and Ann Arbor this summer. The service rescues fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste due to cosmetic imperfections or surpluses, curates weekly customizable harvest boxes and delivers directly to subscribers, area organizations and food pantries assisting the food insecure. Every Hungry Harvest delivery rescues at least 10 pounds of food from going to waste and supports the work of local hunger-solving organizations. hungryharvest.net

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