All posts by Katy M. Clark

Smoke’s Poutinerie on South University

The Short Course Kid-friendly: More yes than no To avoid wait: Go earlier for dinner than UM students and steer clear during home football games Noise level: moderate Bathroom amenities: No changing tables High chairs? No. Got milk? Nope, but they have juices and pop. Kids’ menu? No, but a smaller snack size is available.

A quick guide to childhood vaccines

Kids are returning to group settings this September as they head back to school. Such settings increase the chance for diseases to spread. What’s the best way to prevent disease outbreaks and protect kids from serious diseases? Childhood vaccines. The necessity of vaccines “Kids need vaccines because there are still preventable diseases that cause illness,

10 Reasons Why the Tooth Fairy Did Not Come Last Night

It glistened in the soft morning light– the single tear that fell from my daughter’s eye as she stood in our bedroom doorway. “Mommy, she didn’t come!” she breathed despondently. Then that single tear turned into a torrent. Oh, Fudge. The Tooth Fairy didn’t come last night. “Uh,” I stammered in reply, elbowing my husband awake. “What

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