Posted in June 2013

The SONGBiRD Café

The SONGBiRD Café

Today was Sunday and I shall not lie – I slept in rather late. And it was glorious. Not wanting to fight the ravenous Ann Arbor brunch-seeking crowds at that hour, we decided to head across town to try a new-to-us café for breakfast. The Songbird Café has resided in the Plymouth Road Mall plaza … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for June 23 – 29

Dinner Meal Plan for June 23 – 29

Dinner Meal Plan for June 16-22: Saturday: Dinner at Sola in Chicago Sunday: Wing it – coming home from Chicago = Pizza Monday: Gardein Crispy Chik’n Filets with Linguine and Marinara Sauce, Creamed Spinach This is me being creative with food in my pantry and freezer! Then after dinner I went grocery shopping for the … Continue reading

A2SF 2013

A2SF 2013

It’s that time of year – time for the Ann Arbor Summer Festival! Before heading down to the Top of the Park on Friday evening, a pit rooftop stop was made at the Palio Del Sole. Atop Palio’s rooftop, overlooking Main Street, we enjoyed Happy Hour specials, including this tapenade trio, prepared with fresh herbs … Continue reading

A Five Star Weekend in Chicago

A Five Star Weekend in Chicago

Last weekend I had a fabulous time visiting Chicago! Five Star SexiMexy recently moved there and kindly put me up for the weekend and took me out on the town. We both have an appreciation for fine food and drank, and for trying new things, so we always have a fantastic time going out. Here … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for June 16-22

Dinner Meal Plan for June 16-22

You might remember in my last weekly post I said that this past week would be a “wing it” week, and it WAS – because I was traveling most days! Recap of Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for June 9-15: Saturday: Knight’s Steakhouse The huz and I split an order of wings. He finds it … Continue reading

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week–Marnee Thai

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week–Marnee Thai

Hey guys! This week has been a bit crazy for me, to say the least. It is currently Ann Arbor Restaurant Week (June 9-14, 2013 – tomorrow’s the last day!). I was sad that I wasn’t going to get to partake in Restaurant Week this summer, but I found time to grab dinner downtown with … Continue reading

Southwestern Bean Salad

Southwestern Bean Salad

Today I have another great summery side dish to share which was inspired by a recipe in the Williams-Sonoma Grill Master Cookbook. First I prepared a homemade Pico de Gallo, which included chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt and pepper. In another bowl, I combined two kinds of beans – black and kidney … Continue reading

Conor O’Neill’s Irish Whiskey Tasting

Conor O’Neill’s Irish Whiskey Tasting

Recently, the huz and I attended an Irish Whiskey Tasting at our local Irish pub, Conor O’Neill’s in downtown Ann Arbor. Upon arrival, we received a welcome cocktail made with Paddy Irish Whiskey, lemon-lime soda, and lime. Also known as a Paddy Wack, this cocktail is Conor’s signature drink. Tasty! At the front of the … Continue reading

Dinner Meal Plan for June 9 – 15

Dinner Meal Plan for June 9 – 15

Recap of Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for May June 2-8: Saturday: Grilled Steak, Grilled Corn, Salad Sunday: Taste of Ann Arbor! Monday: Pork Schnitzel, Drunken Pinto Beans, Cherries Tuesday: Biercamp Brats, Drunken Pinto Beans, Roasted Brussels Sprouts Wednesday: Northwest Salmon Salad <- This recipe is fantastic! Thursday: Cajun Chicken Nuggets, Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Spinach … Continue reading