Tagged with ann arbor happy hour

Potluck–Antipasto Skewers

Potluck–Antipasto Skewers

This week, on Thursday, was our work lobby-wide potluck. We had quite the spread. Our director brought an entire smoked Cajun turkey (best thing at the potluck!) AND a ham! I made Antipasto Skewers, inspired by a Pinterest find. Some were impressed by my offering. But honestly, I just put store-bought shit on a stick. … Continue reading

Beef Carnitas Tacos

Beef Carnitas Tacos

How does this plate look? Not too shabsters, methinks. Saturday I made Beef Carnitas, using beef stew meat, seasonings, and Cooking Light’s recipe, which involved an hour and a half of low-and-slow simmering in my French oven. After 90 minutes of simmering, I achieved tender, falling-apart chunks of beef. I did run a knife through … Continue reading

Palio Del Sole + more

Palio Del Sole + more

Greetings! A drink after work on Friday turned into a rather fun evening. First, drinks on the rooftop at Palio Del Sole, overlooking Ann Arbor’s Main Street. [ source ] During Happy Hour, from 5-7pm, we enjoyed drink specials ($2 off wines by the glass and specialty drinks, half-off draft beer, and half-off appetizers). A … Continue reading

Crab. Lobster. Yellowfin Tuna. Tilapia.

Crab. Lobster. Yellowfin Tuna. Tilapia.

Friday was not a good day for me to forget to bring my camera to Happy Hour. Let’s just say I ate some pretty great food. Crab. Lobster. Yellowfin Tuna. Tilapia. I’ll attempt to document the food highlights of the evening with these iPhone pics. Happy Hour started at The Chop House. Who would’ve thought, … Continue reading

Baby Tomato

Baby Tomato

It’s summer! And I have been celebrating – with cocktails apparently. This past Thursday night we had an office Happy Hour at Blue Tractor. I ordered the Bulgogi Burger (which piqued my interested last time), and subbed chicken breast for the burger. The sandwich was served with served with a soy-ginger-garlic marinade and spicy napa … Continue reading

Mani Osteria Review

Mani Osteria Review

I am thrilled to report that I had a wonderful dining experience at the new Ann Arbor restaurant called Mani Osteria. Before I knew anything about Mani Osteria, I had no idea what “Osteria” meant. My first guess was an oyster bar! And I was wrong. Here is how “Mani’s” website describes it: “An Osteria … Continue reading

Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice

I have quite the collection of pictures for this post. First, up, a new recipe I tried this week. This recipe really couldn’t be any easier, so I will let the captioned pictures tell the story. Spicy Beans ‘n’ Rice Recipe from Taste of Home I served the beans mixture over Steamfresh brown rice, with … Continue reading

Grilled Veggie Wrap – Bar Louie

Last night I ate at Bar Louie for dinner. Started things out with a cocktail; a dirty CEO martini: Despite my attempts to "diet," or at least eat fewer junk foods, the huz couldn’t resist ordering a half-off happy hour app – spinach and artichoke dip, so naturally I had a few several. Hey, there’s … Continue reading