A year ago on New Year’s Eve, I decided to make the leap back to writing every day. I decided that despite all my failed attempts at starting and keeping a blog before, I would write it daily, and share it with you. I knew I wanted it to be fun, (mostly) lighthearted, and hopefully, […]Read More Happy First Anniversary, Daily Sampler!
Hey kiddos. It’s been a wonderful but strangely exhausting day, leaving me feeling less than great and maybe at the start of some kind of bug? Gah! I haven’t been really sick since… well the last time I was in Michigan. Interesting/No comment. So you’re not left empty handed, let me reintroduce you to some […]Read More Share the Love Tuesday
This is it. Your last Ann Arbor Sampler. It’s a bittersweet symphony, my friends. I’m going to close this chapter with some of my favorite spots in town. They are places I’ve enjoyed (and let’s face it, they’re mostly food related) over the last 4 years. The list is far from complete, and I’m sure […]Read More This is it. Your last Ann Arbor Sampler.
THIS IS MY STORY. In July 2009, I had only one thing on my mind: I couldn’t wait to move to Ann Arbor, Michigan. I had visited maybe twice before, for a football game and a stop at China Gate (because everyone drives into town just for that, right?) Most of all, I was so […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler – A Farewell to Arbs
This Ann Arbor Sampler Quickie brought to you by: The Bar at 327 Braun Ct. Intimate Evolving, sexy drink menu Pop up mouthwatering edibles (tonight: Central Provisions) Friendly bartenders who remember you, for better or worse White Russians! Post-White Russian blackout, optional Plentiful parking It’s not Aut Bar. Keep walking. + Go there! It rocks! […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler : Quickie – The Bar at 327 Braun Ct.
I’ve been known to rave about restaurants that I think are fabulous, but my husband is not one to go on and on about food, unless of course it’s China Gate or Blimpy Burger. He had a surprisingly satisfying experience one afternoon with coworkers at Tomukun Noodle Bar, and brought it up at least 2 […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler – Tomukun Noodle Bar
Not every Ann Arbor Sampler is going to be a restaurant review complete with lots of pictures and recommendations. This one is just a straight up, “take a look at my experience.” That is, after all, part of the reason I started this AAS project. Friday night, date night, and I let my husband do […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler: Slummin’ It at the 8 Ball and The Fleetwood Diner
It’s a bonus Friday edition of The Sampler, because 1- I have time and 2- I just want to, ok? I’m hoping to have some fun additions to The Ann Arbor Sampler later this weekend. Any suggestions for exploration? As a follow up to happy hour, here is further proof of what’s in the potential […]Read More Bonus Burgers, Bears, and Video Dating, Oh My!
I’ve been to The Real Seafood Company two other times before since I’ve been in Ann Arbor, once for my birthday, and once after my Masters graduation ceremony. Both visits were good, but I generally think if I’m going to go out to dinner, I like to go somewhere with an atmosphere reflective of the […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler : The Real Seafood Company
I love trying new restaurants. When I first moved to Ann Arbor, I asked around about the best and most well-loved restaurants in town, and each time, someone mentioned The Earle. It’s one of the Ann Arbor establishments that has “special occasion” written all over it. In fact, the only other time I dined there […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler – The Earle
I felt pretty stoked when I saw a new waffle shop was opening in downtown Ann Arbor. I’m not really sure why, because waffles are not something I think about frequently. Maybe it’s because I once saw a waffle stand on an episode of Portlandia, and questioned why Ann Arbor didn’t also have one. The […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler – The Wafel Shop
Since moving to Ann Arbor, I’ve become somewhat of a coffee house junkie. It could be because I used to be enveloped in the grad school way of life, looking for a comfortable nook to study or pump out a paper. Now, as a graduated grad student, I still like to spend time in coffee […]Read More The Ann Arbor Sampler – Lab