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Gail's Guidebook

Gail

Gail's Guidebook

Food scene
Best of the best! This deli has iconic status and the freshest tastes anywhere! One of our favs is Binny’s Brooklyn Reuben sandwich and the light fresh tasting Cyprus Salad. The coffee shop next door is also a favorite afternoon drop. Especially when their breakfast pastries are half off after 5pm!
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Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
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Best of the best! This deli has iconic status and the freshest tastes anywhere! One of our favs is Binny’s Brooklyn Reuben sandwich and the light fresh tasting Cyprus Salad. The coffee shop next door is also a favorite afternoon drop. Especially when their breakfast pastries are half off after 5pm!
Try the pickled tomato appetizer! Yum! Pizza is always a favorite especially when paired with the fabulous Cesar salad. But really, everything is delicious! We love sitting at the chefs bar watching the food choices.
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Mani Osteria and Bar
341 East Liberty Street
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Try the pickled tomato appetizer! Yum! Pizza is always a favorite especially when paired with the fabulous Cesar salad. But really, everything is delicious! We love sitting at the chefs bar watching the food choices.
Trendy tapas place. Great with friends!
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Aventura
216 East Washington Street
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Trendy tapas place. Great with friends!
You don’t have to be vegan to like this place! It’s great!
Detroit Street Filling Station
300 Detroit St
You don’t have to be vegan to like this place! It’s great!
Terrific Indian food, very popular.
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Cardamom Restaurant
1739 Plymouth Road
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Terrific Indian food, very popular.
Creative menu by the chef who owns Mani Osteria.
Mikette Bistro and Bar
1759 Plymouth Rd
Creative menu by the chef who owns Mani Osteria.
Great fish shop and popular small spot for a yummy fish sandwich or amazing clam chowder for lunch!
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Monahan's Seafood Market Inc
407 North 5th Avenue
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Great fish shop and popular small spot for a yummy fish sandwich or amazing clam chowder for lunch!
Middle Eastern good food!
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Jerusalem Garden
314 East Liberty Street
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Middle Eastern good food!
This small neighborhood place open for brunch and lunch is a secret treasure. But hurry, they close at 2. They serve Mighty Good coffee too!
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The Jefferson Market
609 West Jefferson Street
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This small neighborhood place open for brunch and lunch is a secret treasure. But hurry, they close at 2. They serve Mighty Good coffee too!
Coffee
Places to get a great coffee drink!
Great local coffee, great staff, local ambience and delicious food. What more could you want?!
Zingerman's Next Door Café
418 Detroit St
Great local coffee, great staff, local ambience and delicious food. What more could you want?!
Great locally roasted coffee! Lobster Love is a favorite.
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RoosRoast Liberty
117 E Liberty St
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Great locally roasted coffee! Lobster Love is a favorite.
A great coffee, locally roasted!
Mighty Good Cafe - Arbor Hills (Independently Owned and Operated)
3010 Washtenaw Ave
A great coffee, locally roasted!
A local chain in a fabulous light filled courtyard in the Michigan Union right in the heart of campus!
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea UM Union
530 South State Street
A local chain in a fabulous light filled courtyard in the Michigan Union right in the heart of campus!
Activities
Fun and interesting things to do.
The Saturday market in Kerrytown is a popular and fun Saturday morning outing for fresh foods, flowers and new finds. On Sundays you can shop the market for handmade arts by local craftsmen.
Farmers Market
316N North 4th Avenue
The Saturday market in Kerrytown is a popular and fun Saturday morning outing for fresh foods, flowers and new finds. On Sundays you can shop the market for handmade arts by local craftsmen.
Right in our neighborhood you can enjoy the weather on the river by renting a kayak or canoe. In warm weather it’s fun to rent a tube or bring your own to drift through a series of 7 medium rapids.
Argo Cascades
Right in our neighborhood you can enjoy the weather on the river by renting a kayak or canoe. In warm weather it’s fun to rent a tube or bring your own to drift through a series of 7 medium rapids.
A few steps across the street from us is a switchback trail to the rivers edge. The almost 3 mile trail is used by walkers, runners and joggers and loops around the pond, over the dam, on a wooden boardwalk past the rowing club and along a woodland trail. It all follows the water’s edge. It’s a beautiful walk and easy to do!
Argo Dam
A few steps across the street from us is a switchback trail to the rivers edge. The almost 3 mile trail is used by walkers, runners and joggers and loops around the pond, over the dam, on a wooden boardwalk past the rowing club and along a woodland trail. It all follows the water’s edge. It’s a beautiful walk and easy to do!
This newly built home of natural history is cool and interesting.
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University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
1109 Geddes Ave
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This newly built home of natural history is cool and interesting.
Sightseeing
Be sure to walk through the archways into the historic quadrangle. It’s an architectural old world beauty! Don’t miss going inside the law library- the original room is straight out of Hogwarts! The addition underground with glass skylights doesn’t disrupt the historic ambience.
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Law Quadrangle
625 South State Street
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Be sure to walk through the archways into the historic quadrangle. It’s an architectural old world beauty! Don’t miss going inside the law library- the original room is straight out of Hogwarts! The addition underground with glass skylights doesn’t disrupt the historic ambience.
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University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
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This is a gem of a small museum. One of my favorites actually. The ancient fresco room is gorgeous!
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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
434 South State Street
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This is a gem of a small museum. One of my favorites actually. The ancient fresco room is gorgeous!
Entertainment
Great classic movie house showing great films, home to the film festival and art films. Just across the street from Ann Arbor’s iconic mural of famous figures. More films at the nearby State Theater is also great, recently updated in original Art Deco style.
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Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
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Great classic movie house showing great films, home to the film festival and art films. Just across the street from Ann Arbor’s iconic mural of famous figures. More films at the nearby State Theater is also great, recently updated in original Art Deco style.
Blue LLama Jazz Club
314 South Main Street
Ann Arbor is full of great spaces to hear music and the Ark is a long time classic having hosted some of the big names in folk.
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The Ark
316 South Main Street
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Ann Arbor is full of great spaces to hear music and the Ark is a long time classic having hosted some of the big names in folk.
Local Beer Scene
Michigan is known for its explosion of great micro breweries. For good reason!
Nationally known for their sour beers.
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HOMES Brewery
2321 Jackson Ave
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Nationally known for their sour beers.
Known for their sours and more normal beers. “ best cheeseburger in town”.
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Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery
311 South Main Street
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Known for their sours and more normal beers. “ best cheeseburger in town”.
Popular downtown spot with good beers.
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Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
120 W Washington St
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Popular downtown spot with good beers.
More of a grad school/ college crowd. Largest tap selection in the city.
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HopCat
311 Maynard Street
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More of a grad school/ college crowd. Largest tap selection in the city.
A huge tap selection on the west side of town.
The Session Room
3685 Jackson Rd
A huge tap selection on the west side of town.