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Twenty-Seven & Third Blogiversary

Twenty-Seven & Third Blogiversary

Thursday I used a vacation day and took the day off work to enjoy my birthday. After lounging in bed for an extra hour, coffee was the first item on the day’s agenda. Since it was my day off, I had the luxury of preparing it at a leisurely pace using my press pot. I … Continue reading

Christmas Break

Christmas Break

Seven days in, I must say it has been a rather good holiday vacation thus far! Here’s what we’ve been up to (in addition to, obviously, celebrating Christmas, as covered in my previous post!) Coffee House Creamery Lunch We had another Groupon to use here, for lunch for two. Our second trip here was great … 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

Black Rock Bar & Grill

Black Rock Bar & Grill

Saturday night, after co-hosting my BFF’s bridal shower, it was time for the bachelorette party! We departed Flushing and caravanned down to Black Rock Bar & Grill in Hartland. After some initial, not-so-friendly confusion regarding seating our party, we had a round of drinks. Black Rock is pretty stingy with their drink menus. Our party … Continue reading

A Tried and True Weekend

A Tried and True Weekend

In terms of food, this weekend was not really filled with new and exciting food items, but instead, full of our tried and true favorites of Ann Arbor. Here’s a recap in photos: Fire and Smoke granite-baked pizza at Jolly Pumpkin with Fool Brew. What a peppery craft beer! That baby had a BITE to … Continue reading

Scenes Before Easter

Scenes Before Easter

Happy Easter! It’s been a fun, chill weekend around here. Last evening the huz grilled a few Smoked Gouda and Portobello Biercamp brats, and this flavor was heavenly, just like last time we made them. On the side, I made one of our favorite accompaniments to grilled meats: Dilled Potato Salad, with cooked redskins, lemon … Continue reading

Ravens Club Brunch, Take II–No Fools Here

Ravens Club Brunch, Take II–No Fools Here

Can you believe it’s April? Wowza. No April Fools’ jokes on MGNN today, but I must admit that I fell for a few other bloggers’ fooleries today, (like HTP’s dog cloning post!) before realizing the date. Since it is April, that meant I didn’t have much longer to use my second LivingSocial deal for brunch … Continue reading

Blue Tractor Expansion & Groove

Blue Tractor Expansion & Groove

This weekend I had the pleasure of dining in Blue Tractor’s newly acquired space, which now doubles the restaurant size, in downtown Ann Arbor. The restaurant expansion has been beautifully renovated and complements the adjacent, original dining area and bar. The new space is adorned in a warm, rustic brown shades, with walls covered in … Continue reading