Food Posts

Sep 10, 2018
The Epicurean Traveler is back! Erin Klema, one of our favorite food and travel bloggers, published another post about her time in the Ann Arbor area earlier this year - specifically about her jaw-dropping, delectable dinner at Ollie Food + Spirits in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.   Here's her ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 27, 2018
Ah, September… the last days of glorious Michigan summer, and a peek into the colorful season of autumn. Here in Ann Arbor, September is all about enjoying time outdoors, welcoming students back to the city, and of course, Michigan Football! Check out our events listing below for some other highlights ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 20, 2018
When August rolls around in #DestinationAnnArbor, you know that you’re in for a treat. Events are everywhere throughout the month, throughout the county. Long days and warm temperatures mean loads of summer fun - whether it’s enjoying outdoor music, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride, creating art, ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 25, 2018
July is arguably the peak of summer in Ann Arbor. One of the warmest months of the year, July is also one of the most action-packed, and offers everything from world-class arts events to the best craft beer around, and from sheep-herding to chicken broiling, all right here in the Ann Arbor area. When ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 11, 2018
They say that adversity reveals character – so Milan Coffee Works’ recent, good-humored response to a coffee-batch-gone-wrong just might make the quirky, little, off-the-beaten-path cafe your new favorite hang. “We bagged (the coffee) up and sold it at a discount, calling ... Read more and see comments!

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Jun 05, 2018
Haven’t heard about the great food scene in the Ann Arbor area? Well, get ready to eat your heart out. It’s nearly impossible to explore our region without finding some of the most delectable eats around. And the best part? All of this fantastic cuisine is totally unique and hyper local – ... Read more and see comments!

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May 30, 2018
Gone are the days when eating vegan meant you could only go to that one salad bar where they make you take off your shoes and cleanse your aura before you eat. Veganism is on the rise, with one report from research firm GlobalData indicating a 600% increase in people identifying as vegan in the U.S. ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 11, 2018
Ypsilanti is not only a hub for fantastic food, beautiful recreational opportunities, and quirky local attractions, it’s also a tight-knit company of people with a deep attention to community betterment. Around every corner is an opportunity to learn something new, invest in a good cause, or support ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 20, 2018
It’s no secret that Ann Arbor is a culinary oasis. Thanks to our James Beard award-nominated establishments and fan favorite restaurants, we’ve gotten quite a bit of attention on the national level. The praise is well-deserved, as our food landscape is rich with both hyperlocal and global ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 17, 2018
Some people know it simply as Valentine’s Day. V-Day. Lover’s Day. Day of love. Others know it simply as the day of ice cream, gourmet chocolate sales, and comfort. Whatever you think of the day (and no matter your relationship status), there are plenty of things to do in Ypsilanti and on ... Read more and see comments!

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Jan 15, 2018
The food scene in Ann Arbor is massive, and the huge variety of restaurants options can feel overwhelming if you’re not sure where to begin your culinary journey! Luckily, we at the State Street District have created food itineraries for you, making your next restaurant decision easy as pie.    The ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 04, 2017
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week partners with local farmers to bring a fresh twist to the table in January. The benefits of eating locally grown foods abound and the number of restaurants sourcing local has grown exponentially over the last five years. Locally grown food is more flavorful, has more nutrients, ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 01, 2017
The Ann Arbor area is a beloved destination for lovers of great food and exquisite dining experiences. From eccentric Ethiopian cuisine to savory seafood restaurants, and from mainstays like Fleetwood Diner to new hotspots like Miss Kim, you will always find delicious eats in the Ann Arbor area. Our ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 25, 2017
Visit a local farmer’s market, broaden your palate, and taste some history! The new Washtenaw Heritage Foodways Story Map blends historical time periods with points of interest across the county and representative recipes of many cultural ethnic groups present in our community over time. Find ... Read more and see comments!

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Sep 20, 2017
Harvest time is here! Come on out to Manchester, a lovely farming community on the River Raisin in the southwest corner of Washtenaw County. From corn mazes, to cider and donuts, to roadside pumpkin stands to a village-wide Halloween celebration, Manchester is packed with authentic fall fun in a ... Read more and see comments!

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Jul 10, 2017
This blog was published in 2017, but still has great information about the annual Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti! For this year's event dates, visit our events page.    Hey, everyone! Riverside Park here. Just wanted to give you all a heads up that the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer ... Read more and see comments!

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May 01, 2017
To any foodie worth their chopsticks, it's no surprise that Ann Arbor was nominated by Midwest Living as one of the best Midwest Food Towns in the U.S. Honoring food-forward communities with a population less than 750,000, Ann Arbor was recognized as home of beloved Zingerman's Community of ... Read more and see comments!

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Apr 07, 2017
This entry was written by Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Recently, Inc. Magazine named Weinzweig one of The World's 10 Top CEOs (They Lead in a Totally Unique Way) — and the newest Zingerman's venture is Miss Kim, a Korean restaurant located just ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 09, 2017
Growing Hope is an Ypsilanti nonprofit that has been serving the community since 1999. Their mission is to use locally grown, healthy food help develop the people, environment, and community at large in the city. Branching off of this wide mission, Growing Hope has recently implemented a grand new idea ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 01, 2017
I’m going to spend this Valentine’s Day with my latest crush … Ypsilanti. This stylish community just east of Ann Arbor is serving up all sorts of sweet treats this February — and all year long! Check out some of these great destinations and share with us your favorite place ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 18, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE. Ann Arbor, located 30 minutes west of Detroit in southeastern Michigan, is completely unique in the beer scene – with a brewery that creates solely sour beer, to ... Read more and see comments!

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Mar 28, 2016
Artini, an annual martini crawl and fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Arts Center, crowned The Ravens Club its 2016 winner. We are thrilled to share the recipe for this incredibly imaginative beverage, giving a nod to classic flip cocktails. The I-94 1.5oz pistachio infused Two James 28 Island Vodka .5oz ... Read more and see comments!

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Feb 11, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Coined by a 2016 travel industry report, the “Bourdain Effect” refers to the rise of attracting visitors to destinations by prominently featuring local ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 04, 2015
Over easy puns aside … there is something delightful about breaking the yolk on an immaculately prepared egg. From sunny-side up to perfectly poached — order one of these delicious culinary works of art during your next visit to Ann Arbor. FRITA (CUBAN BURGER):  Frita Batidos Inspired ... Read more and see comments!

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