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YpsiTasty – Saturday Restaurant Review

YpsiTasty - Grub Crawl Button

Today’s Saturday Restaurant Review is a bit different. Instead of featuring one restaurant, we will be talking about our experience at the YpsiTasty Grub Crawl organized by the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber and Growing Hope. During YpsiTasty we visited a number of food venues in Ypsilanti including Depot Town, Downtown, and near EMU’s campus. About Grub Crawls The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber organizes Grub […]

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BurgerFi – Saturday Restaurant Review

BurgerFi - Burger

Update -Restaurant Closed. Burger-Fi closed on April 7 with a note on their door. You can find details in this MLive article. BurgerFi is a counter service burger restaurant on South University in Ann Arbor that opened in October 2013. We aren’t on South University very often and had missed the news of their opening. Last month we received a local coupon magazine in the […]

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Satchel’s BBQ – Saturday Restaurant Review

Satchel's BBQ - Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw

As you drive down Washtenaw Avenue, you can frequently see and smell the Satchel’s BBQ smoker preparing food. Even if the smoker isn’t going it is hard to miss their pile of wood. They have recently upgraded their interior. If you haven’t been in a while, it is worth the trip. Satchel’s BBQ offers Counter Service Barbecue. Satchel’s BBQ is one of […]

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Maiz Mexican Cantina – Saturday Restaurant Review

Maiz - Chips & Drinks

In my opinion one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Ann Arbor area is Maiz Mexican Cantina in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. They offer free kids meals on Sunday nights, so that is always a great day to visit. Every meal starts with chips and salsa. Of course margaritas are always a good bet (for the adults) at a Mexican restaurant. […]

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New Menu Items at Noodles & Company

New Menu Items at Noodles & Company - Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Disclosure: I was invited to Noodles & Company for a Noodles Tasting event. Along with writers from other websites, we were given sample menu items. All opinions are my own Whether we’re running errands or balancing sports practice or school events, we often find ourselves needing a quick bite on the run. Noodles & Company has always been one of my daughter’s […]

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Pretzel Bell Review – Restaurant Review Saturday

Pretzel Bell Kids Mac & Cheese with Fruit

We loved Lena and were sad when it closed in January to be replaced by Pretzel Bell in April. Today, we finally visited Pretzel Bell while we were downtown for the Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival. While we still miss Lena (and the baked goat cheese appetizer), Pretzel Bell was an enjoyable meal and we will be back. Pretzel Bell Food Pretzel Bell is a casual restaurant […]

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Piada Ann Arbor Now Open

Piada Ann Arbor

Updated April 28th based on our recent return visit. I received an invitation for 2 to the VIP Grand Opening event at Piada Italian Street Food. Each guest was provided with their choice of entree, side, and a drink.  Piada Italian Street Food opened their first Ann Arbor location on Friday, April 1, 2016. Piada Ann Arbor is located at 311 S. State Street […]

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Bigalora Restaurant Week Review

Bigalora Restaurant Week

While we eat out fairly frequently, my family always tries to take advantage of Ann Arbor Restaurant Week to try a new restaurant or return to a restaurant we haven’t visited in awhile. Yesterday we visited Bigalora in Arbor Hills for lunch to take advantage of the Restaurant Week specials. The Bigalora Restaurant Week Menu offers a number of options to allow you to customize […]

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