All posts by Katy M. Clark

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

Fresh, Flavorful Fare from Encuentro Latino

Encuentro Latino 228 W Michigan Ave | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Phone: 734-483-1727 Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm | Sat-Sun 8am-8pm Find them on Facebook “You come try,” said Manuel De Paz, owner of Encuentro Latino. “I promise you will love it.” With that invitation extended, I was intrigued. It’s not every day that I eat Guatemalan food. Encuentro Latino

What to Expect When You’re Expecting in December

I’m a little mushy right now. My daughter turns 10 this month and I can’t believe it. Thinking back to when she was born, I can do nothing but smile– and get mushier. I never thought it would be so nice to have a December baby. Growing up in southern California, I had no idea