All posts by Katy M. Clark

Red, White and Fried

You can’t miss the bright yellow exterior of Ma Lou’s Fried Chicken in downtown Ypsilanti. Although small in size, the restaurant offers big flavor. Frank Fejeran, whom local foodies may recognize as founder of the popular Ricewood barbeque food truck, is behind Ma Lou’s. The restaurant is named partly as a nod to Fejeran’s Grandma

Craft, Community and a Cause

I spied him as soon as I stepped outside, the precocious toddler barreling through the garden, his mom in pursuit. His baby sister sat on their dad’s lap at a table nearby, soaking up the morning sunshine. You’d never guess that such an idyllic family scene was found in a beer garden. Yet the beer

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