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BurgerFi - Burger

CLOSED – BurgerFi – Saturday Restaurant Review

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 …

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Satchel's BBQ - Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw

Satchel’s BBQ – Saturday Restaurant Review

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 …

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Maiz - Chips & Drinks

Maiz Mexican Cantina – Saturday Restaurant Review

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 …

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Totoro Restaurant Review - Sesame Chicken Bento Box

Totoro – Saturday Restaurant Review

This review of Totoro is part of our Saturday Restaurant Review Series. Last summer we visited Totoro on State St in Ann Arbor for the first time and have been wanting to return. The Bento Boxes that my husband and daughter prefer are only offered at weekday lunch, so we have been waiting for summer to return …

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Red Rock Barbecue - Ribs

Red Rock Barbecue – Saturday Restaurant Review

Our favorite barbecue restaurant in the Ann Arbor area is Ypsilanti’s Red Rock Barbecue. One thing that we appreciate about Red Rock is that the food is consistently great. Other restaurants, it can be amazing on one visit and a bust on the next visit.  Red Rock Barbecue Food We all love the food at Red Rock …

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Pretzel Bell Kids Mac & Cheese with Fruit

Pretzel Bell Review – Restaurant Review Saturday

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 …

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Piada Ann Arbor

Piada Ann Arbor Now Open

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 …

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Bigalora Restaurant Week

Bigalora Restaurant Week Review

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 …

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Pieology Pizza

Pieology Review – CLOSED

Update 10/22/2018 – Pieology Ann Arbor has closed along with other Metro Detroit locations Before downtown Ann Arbor is completely invaded by returning students, my family decided to make our first excursion to Pieology. My daughter dressed for our outing in her “Pizza is Always a Good Idea” shirt from Justice. That definitely sums up her …

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Weber's Restaurant Review

Weber’s Restaurant – Review

We have visited Weber’s Restaurant many times over the years – particularly during Restaurant Week. This article was originally written in 2010 after a date night for Restaurant Week. We later returned as a family several times including Summer Restaurant Week 2016 for our anniversary. Restaurant Week Offerings Weber’s Restaurant has participated in Ann Arbor …

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