All posts by Katy M. Clark

Immersive tastes and atmosphere at Palm Palace

The Short Course Kid-friendly: Yes To avoid wait: Go before 7pm for dinner Noise level: High if full Bathroom amenities:  Changing tables in men’s and women’s High chairs? Yes Got milk? No, but they offer mint lemonade, fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies and pop. Kids’ menu? Yes Anything healthy for kids? Try the chicken kabob with rice.

A local mom muses on what motherhood means to her

“Motherhood is buying a shirt for your daughter that she tried on and loved in the store only to get home and have her refuse to wear it because it’s too itchy.“ This was the status update I posted on my Facebook page recently. It’s so simple, yet so true. There are many more truths

Avalon Café and Kitchen rises downtown

On a busy Friday night in downtown Ann Arbor, my family relaxed on a vintage couch in the lounge at Avalon Café and Kitchen, an extension of Avalon International Breads in Detroit. Their Ann Arbor location opened in December. One of three varied spaces at Avalon, the lounge is sandwiched between the kitchen (a sit-down

Giant pancakes and more at Nick’s

There is nothing better on a cold winter’s morning than a warm breakfast. That someone else cooks. So it was that my family became ensconced in a booth at Nick’s Original House of Pancakes. Located near the intersection of Ann Arbor-Saline Road and I-94, Nick’s has been serving breakfast and lunch for seven years. Owner Nick Panos has created a warm, large dining space