Ann Arbor-Style Surf ‘n’ Turf

Ann Arbor-Style Surf ‘n’ Turf

As much as I love dining out, the huz and I have a few chef skillz up our sleeves (or so we like to think) which means we are capable of producing some pretty fantastic meals at home, too. For our wedding anniversary this year, we planned a “staycation” (much less epic than last year’s … Continue reading

Mr. Spots

Mr. Spots

Somehow I managed to earn my college degree at U-M without ever eating at Mr. Spots. A favorite to many college students for many years, Mr. Spots is best known for their chicken wings, waffle fries, and Philadelphia-style hoagies and steak sandwiches. I’ve also lived in Ann Arbor for ten years without really every properly … Continue reading

The Lunch Room

The Lunch Room

This summer I dined at an eatery that’s been on my to-try list for ages: The Lunch Room. The Lunch Room made its Ann Arbor dining scene debut in the form of a successful food cart at Mark’s Carts from 2011-2012. The following summer, the business expanded to its own brick and mortar restaurant in … Continue reading

Grilled Pizza Adventure

Grilled Pizza Adventure

Have you guys ever tried making grilled pizza? I had not until last weekend. I don’t think the idea had ever occurred to me until I watched season three of Girls on HBO last January and Marnie was whining that, “We bought the ingredients to make grilled pizzas, and we were going to make grilled … Continue reading

Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

I’m so happy to share this delightfully summery recipe with you today from Cooking Light! I will forever stand by my declaration that summer food truly is the best food! Sure, big warm pots of soup soups, hearty stews, and casseroles will always be comforting in the winter, and pumpkins and apples are the delight … Continue reading

The Inn at Black Star Farms

The Inn at Black Star Farms

This year, the huz and I spent our Fourth of July weekend up north, in Suttons Bay, Michigan. We stayed at the Inn and Black Star Farms. I seriously cannot say enough positive things about this place. Let me try! So Black Star Farms is a winery that has vineyards and tasting rooms in both … Continue reading

Upnorth for the Fourth

Upnorth for the Fourth

As is expected of any true Michigander, I headed Upnorth for the Fourth this past week. I loved that the holiday was on a Friday this year! The huz and I also took vacation days from work on Thursday to make our weekend even longer. En route from Ann Arbor to Northern Michigan, we stopped … Continue reading