All posts by Katy M. Clark

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

Feeling Thank-Full at Carson’s American Bistro

Carson’s American Bistro 2000 Commonwealth Blvd. Ann Arbor | MI | 48105 Phone: (734) 622-0533 Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm | Fri 11am-11pm Sat 4pm-11pm | Sun 10am-9pm carsonsamericanbistro.com This month our thoughts turn to turkey and the traditional Thanksgiving feast. For contemporary American cuisine, though, there is Carson’s American Bistro. Carson’s, on the north side of town,