Restaurant Inspections Reveal Even Ann Arbor’s Priciest, Well-Known Eateries Cited By Washtenaw County Health Dept.

Restaurant Inspections Reveal Even Ann Arbor’s Priciest, Well-Known Eateries Cited By Washtenaw County Health Dept.

IT’S EASY TO conclude that pricey meals and national media coverage might guarantee that a restaurant would be free from the most serious violations of a state’s restaurant health code. In March 2014, New York’s Per Se, with its $310 tasting menu, fell short on its health inspection, scoring a “C.” In May 2014, celebrity […]

Main Street Restaurant Health Code Violations Increase Between 2013 and 2014

Main Street Restaurant Health Code Violations Increase  Between 2013 and 2014

IN 2013, THE newspaper did a comprehensive look at the restaurant inspection reports for Ann Arbor’s Main Street restaurants. The number of priority violations (violations, such as holding food at improper temperatures, or lack of handwashing), which can sicken diners and/or spread disease, increased significantly from 2013 inspection results. Priority foundation violations more than tripled. […]

A Weekend In Detroit—Where To Eat: The Russell Street Deli

A Weekend In Detroit—Where To Eat: The Russell Street Deli

by Katie Sutton DETROIT’S HISTORIC EASTERN Market is known for its huge pavilions chuck full of local produce, greenery, and snacks, but the real treat of this extraordinary farmer’s market is in the businesses that surround it. The Russell Street Deli is no exception. Standing guard over Eastern Market at 2465 Russell Street, this cozy […]

Restaurant Review: Teriyaki Time—Asian In Need Of Tiger Mothering

Restaurant Review: Teriyaki Time—Asian In Need Of Tiger Mothering

Teriyaki Time — New Ann Arbor Japanese/Korean Restaurant  314 Detroit St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am – 9pm, Sun: 12am – 8pm Ph:734-929-2272 I WAS STROLLING through the Kerrytown Farmer’s Market and noticed a little eatery along Detroit Street that goes by the name of  Teriyaki Time. Located across from Commie High, this […]

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Is Coming. Should You Participate? Yes and No.

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Is Coming. Should You Participate? Yes and No.

IN CASE YOU haven’t noticed, January 12-17 is Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, an event put on by the Main Street Area Association. It’s the fifth winter Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, and 57 restaurants are participating; that’s up from 26 restaurants participating in 2010. The participating venues will offer “a $15.00 lunch and some restaurants are […]

Ann Arbor Main Street Restaurants Rack Up Health Inspection Violations

Ann Arbor Main Street Restaurants Rack Up Health Inspection Violations

THE AVERAGE U.S. adult eats 4.8 meals per week in restaurants, a survey indicates. Mandala Research, found the most popular restaurant meal is lunch, with 2.6 meals eaten on average each week — both carry-out and dining — followed by 1.4 sit-down dinners per week and .8 brunch or breakfast meals per week. A recent […]

Foodist Restaurant Review—The Original Cottage Inn

Foodist Restaurant Review—The Original Cottage Inn

Restaurant Review: 2.5/5 stars (fair, satisfactory)—Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the reviewer’s reaction to food, with ambiance, service and price taken into consideration, as well.   The Original Cottage Inn 512 East William Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours Mon-Fri 11:00am-11:00pm Sat 11:00am-12:00am Sun 11:00am-10:00pm (734) 663-3379 Reservations suggested   In December […]

Foodist: Restaurant Review—Great Plains Burger Co.

Foodist: Restaurant Review—Great Plains Burger Co.

Restaurant Review: 3.5/5 stars (good, reliable)—Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the reviewer’s reaction to food, with ambiance, service and price taken into consideration, as well. Great Plains Burger Co. 1771 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Hours 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon-Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Ph (734) 769-6900 No reservations needed or […]