It’s Hip To Be Square

Over the last few years, the area around Ann Arbor-Saline and Lohr Roads has transformed with new stores and restaurants. The latest restaurant to arrive, Buddy’s Pizza, brings Detroit-style pizza to Ann Arbor. What makes a pizza Detroit-style? Its square shape and deep dish crust. Legend has it that the proprietor of the original Buddy’s

From cakes to brunch to coffee to lunch at Jefferson Market

 After finishing a cup of coffee and a delicious lemon poppy seed muffin at Jefferson Market, I stood to bus my dishes. That’s when I was greeted with open arms. “I’ll take those,” said a smiling Nic Sims, co-owner and chef. Here’s the catch. She didn’t know I was scouting her restaurant and I didn’t

From Coney dogs to Central American fare at Antonio’s

The Short Course 1. Kid-friendly: Yes 2. To avoid wait: Try lunch or dinner to avoid the brunch crowd on weekends 3. Noise level: Moderate 4. Bathroom amenities: “There’s no changing table, but it’s a nice bathroom,” said my 10-year-old. 5. High chairs? Yes 6. Got milk? Yes, plus apple juice, orange juice, pop, horchata,

Poutine for the ages on South University

“Is this place Canadian or something?” asked my ten-year-old daughter. I chuckled as I looked around the restaurant. There were strings of Canadian flags, a preponderance of plaid, and a song by the band Rush played on the sound system. The restaurant’s menu revolved around one iconic dish from our Neighbor to the North: poutine.