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Page 8-E-Thursday, September 9, 1982-The Michigan Daily
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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, Septe
AnnArbortheatre: A meltin

Ann Arbor restaurants deliciously different

Catherine)-This is breakfast the way
it was meant to be. Angelo's boasts
some of the most loyal customers to be
found anywhere. They come for the
food. Angelo's offers dozens of break-
fasts and lunches ranging in price from
two to six dollars, and in size from large
to enormous. The food is good, the
prices are reasonable and the at-
mosphere is almost homey. Do yourself
a favor, wait in line!
St.)-Not a place to go if you're in a
hurry, but the food is decent, the prices
are fair, and the view of State Street
and the Diag (from the front booths) is
great. A large television screen at one
end of the restaurant is.always on.
BICYCLE JIM'S (1301 S. Univer-
sity)-Though it's slightly overpriced,
Bicycle Jim's is the perfect spot to eat
when the parents come to town. Its
casual yet attractive atmosphere
allows parents to get a first-hand look
at collegiate dining (dorm cafeterias
not included). The sandwiches and
vegetarian meals are good as are the
Mexican buffet. Friendly and fast ser-
vice usually provides for a rather en-
joyable meal.
BIMBO'S (114 E.
Washington)-There's more to Bimbo's
than the raucus, old-fashioned sing-
alongs on football Saturdays that made
it famous. On Sunday evenings, Bim-
bo's offers an all-you-can-eat Italian
buffet that should fill anyone's
stomach, especially those who are
famished after a week of dorm food.
The food, service, and prices are
always average-to-good. The decor in-
cludes the obligatory red and white
table cloths and empty bottles of wine
on the walls.
BROWN JUG (1204 S. Univer-
sity)-Affectionately referred to as
"the Slug" by many of its frequenters,
Brown Jug is a hot spot for the lunch set
and those seeking late-night meals. Its
pleasant, congenial atmosphere attrac-
ts large numbers of students and
although there is usually no wait for a
table, the Jug is often crowded
throughout the day. The Jug offers a
respectable pizza at a reasonable price
and its omelettes, which are available
at any time, are also rated highly.
CENTRAL CAFE (332S. Main)-The
place to go for a light lunch, join the
counter-culture, and avant-garde for
homemade soups, sandwiches, or eggs.
The Hungarian Goulash and Eggs Ran-
chero are especially noteworthy. Open
24 hours on Thursdays and until 4 a.m.
on weekends, the Central is inexpen-
sive-to-moderately priced and offers a
simple but homey atmosphere.
William)-You may have to wait a few
minutes for a table, but Cottage Inn's
round and deep dish pizzas are among
the best in Ann Arbor. Its large variety
of salads, which are usually more than
enough for one person, are also a
favorite. Moderately priced, the Inn
may be one of the best buys in town.
S. University)-Thick, tasty pizza is
everyone's favorite at the
Count-especially for lunch. They also

have good subs, sandwiches, and
spaghetti. Prices are reasonable and
the atmosphere is bright and cheerful
due to the skylight windows and lots of
pretty hanging plants. And it's so much
fun to watch the people walk by on
South University Street.
Washington)-Truly one of the city's
finest seafood restaurants, the Cracked
Crab offers a full bar, moderate-to-
expensive prices, and the best New
England Clam Chowder in Ann Arbor.
The atmosphere is reminiscent of 19th
Century Boston.

heavy on the vegetables, the at-
mosphere relaxed. From the salads and
fruit juices to the carob cookies, the
deli's cafeteria is a haven for health-
conscious diners. The main course
selections change daily, with at least
one fish featuring generous toppings of
melted cheese. The deli also offers a
convenient carry-out service and a
health food store located in front.
Main)-The wooden bar and pleasant
lighting enhance the art deco at-
mosphere of The Full Moon, making it
friendly and inviting to a wide range of

(551 S. Division)-If you're tired of the
usual franchise hamburgers, Krazy
Jim's is the place to go. Four different
sized burgers, five different types of
buns, five cheeses and numerous other
condiments give Blimpy's variety
unknown to the franchises. Toppings
include bacon, grilled egg, hot peppers,
salami and sauteed mushrooms. You
can also pick between onion rings, fren-
ch fries, fried cauliflower, mushrooms,
zucchini and green peppers. And if
those don't satiate your appetite, then
Ann Arbor's best and meatiest chili
ty)-Although its pizza can be quite
good, the Lamplighter isn't par-
ticularly cheap and the food doesn't
always match in quality. The chef's
salad is also good and large and the
price is not.
LARRY'S (120 W. Liberty)-One of
Ann Arbor's newest restaurants,
Larry's is one of the city's best kept
secrets. Marinated in 19th Century
decor, this restaurant has a simple but
varied menu ranging from salads to
steaks. Moderate-to-expensive, Larry's
is a great place to escape for cocktails
or a light meal.
THE LORD FOX (5400 Plymouth
Rd.)-The Lord Fox features a huge
menu with fancy, expensive entrees.
The atmosphere is one of a cozy country
inn-the interior is filled with antiques,
gas lanterns, and all the rest. You'll
find the service very polite and ef-
ficient. It is a good place to bring your
date for a special occasion, or a prime
target for your unsuspecting but
generous parents.
MAUDE'S (314S. Fourth Ave.)-Per-
fect for that special night out, Maude's
Victorian setting is formal yet not un-
comfortable. The food is fairly expen-
sive but good, and the servings are
large and usually include a vegetable
and potato. The barbequed ribs are
recommended as well as other beef
dishes. Maude's dessert offerings in-
clude Haagen Dazs for ice cream con-
noisseurs, along with their famous
amoretto mousse.
METZGER'S (203 E. Wash-
ington)-For the best dark beer
style restaurant with an old world
flavor, Metzger's specializes in such
delicacies as Saurbraten, -Weiner
SchnitZEL, German-style potato salad,
and a wide variety of imported German
beers on tap. Excellent service, a
relaxed atmosphere, and moderate
ty)-Although its prices may be slightly
beyond most students' budgets, you
certainly get what you pay for. The
French continental meals are very
good and the portions are large. As an
added plus, the Moveable Feast offers
what are possibly the best pastries in
Ann Arbor. Try the sourdough bread,
and, for dessert, the Gateau Nancy and
cappechino are delicious.
Washington)-For the best dark beer
and German meat in town, the Old
German Restaurant is the place to go.
It offers mostly German fare with a few

By Elliot Jackson
For those students who yearn for a
chance to experience Ann Arbor
theatre, a few words are in order before
getting down to the business at hand: to
acquaint you with the most visible of its
Ann Arbor theatre, like any theatre
scene, is an odd amalgamation of the
ambitious and the fail-safe, the obscure
and the (often drearily) well-known,
the innovative and the staunchly
traditional, the polished and the rough,
and the more and the less well-realized.
Our task, however, is not so much to
hold forth on the respective qualities of
this city's theatrical groups and en-
deavours as to provide the potential
theatre-goer with a very basic working
guide to institutions and events.
So en avant (as they say in France)!
Forward Ho! And all that.
First, the University-sponsored af-
The Professional Theatre Program
(PTP) is the play-producing element of
the LSA theatre and drama depar-
tment. Its productions break down into
three sub-species: University Players
Power Series, Showcase Series, and
Studio Productions.
U Players productions are the big
guns of the Professional Theatre
Program, an established personage in
the ranks of the theatrically significant,
or just some slob who actually fills his
belly by being an actor, a director, or a
scenic, lighting, or costume designer,
lends his aid to a University theatre
department production. He or she
provides thereby an excuse for the
department to trot out a suitably
venerable theatrical work and give it a
sumptuous performance at the Power
Center, a huge glass, steel, and con-
crete construction on the northernmost
edge of Central Campus.
Showcase productions are generally
on a smaller scale, directed more often
by Masters of Free Art, or Ph.D can-
didates than by department faculty
members. These take place generally
in the Michigan League's Mendelssohn
Theatre or in the Trueblood, one of two
theatres in the Frieze Building, which is
the primary stamping-grounds of the
Theatre and Drama department.
Studio Productions are on a more
modest scale yet, being generally

either one-acts or very truncated ver-
sions of full-length plays. These are
produced and directed by students and
tend to be more experimental than
those of the other two persuasions.
They are also free to the public and per-
formed in the Arena, the other theatre
in the Frieze Building.
PTP's other endeavour is the MET,
or Michigan Ensemble Theatre. This
company was the brainchild of the
theatre and drama department chair-
man, Walter Eysselinck, who hopes
that it will prove Ann Arbor's answer,
to the Yale Rep.
The Residential College Players is
made up, oddly enough, of RC students,
residents of East Quad, and those.hap-
py devils who've taken RC drama cour-
ses. Not officially connected with the
RC drama program, they are,
nonetheless, often influenced in their
selections by interests and curricular
concerns of the RC drama faculty. At
their best, the RC Players offer solidly
researched, refreshingly unpretentious
productions of established theatrical
works and original and experimental
pieces, as well as sponsoring troups of
players from areas other than Ann Ar-
For those who are neither theatre
majors nor RC Players, yet like to sing
and are dying to be involved in some
theatrical effort or other, there remains
the possibility of hitching up with
MUSKET, Soph Show, or the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society. These are student
organizations, and auditions are
general and fairly well-publicized, so
there's no need for the enthusiist to
worry unduly that a place can't be
found for him or her in one or another of
their productions.
MUSKET and Soph Show each
produce musicals; Soph Show once a
year, MUSKET once each term. The
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, in a sur-
prise move, opted some time ago to
produce nothing but Gilbert and
Sullivan shows.
Now is the time for all good readers to
turn to contemplation of non-University
theatre in Ann Arbor.
The good news: There is some.
The not-so-good news: There isn't
very much.
To start with, the closest to home for
University students, both physically
and ideologically, is the Stage Com-

pany. The Stage Company produces
many new plays, one-acts, revues, and
musicals, often by Ann Arborite-types.
It employs many of its actors and direc-
tors from people on leave from or
formerly of the U-M theatre and drama
department. Stage Company shows are
performed at the Canterbury Loft on
South State, an interesting little
playhouse worth checking out.
The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre, which
is headquartered on Main Street but
usually performs in the Mendelssohn
Theatre, produces musicals and big
costume pieces-or what they think are
big costume pieces, such as G. B.
Shaw's Major Barbara.

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University)-When there was no
Dooley's or Charley's, where did your
parents go for a hot night out? Did you
ever wonder what Pop's Malt Shop
looked like? The answer to both of these
questions is Drake's, the self-service
sandwich shop. These days, Drake's is
the perfect stop for a long cup of coffee
and it's high-backed booths are as con-
ducive to studying as the grad's
cubicles. If you're dieting, you're
probably better off staying away. It will
be difficult to make it through the shop
without trying any. number of the
literally hundreds of candies on
display. -
Maynard)-Eden's provides a touch of
ffie anti-establishment mood that still
thrives in Ann Arbor. The menu is

people. Hamburgers, deli sandwiches
and light dinners are generous and
drinks are reasonably priced. Towards
evening, The Full Moon turns into a
great place to stop and have a few
drinks with friends and perhaps a late-
night snack. The Vegecombo
plate-deep-fried zuchinni, cauliflower,
and eggplant served with tasty dill,
cocktail, and cheese dip-is worth a try.
Depot-Located in the old Ann Arbor
Railroad Station, The Gandy Dancer's
atmosphere is reminiscent of an era
when railroads were the mainstay of
transportation. Complete with a full
bar, Gandy Dancer specializes in
mouth-watering delights from the deep
as well as steaks and chops. The food is
excellent and well worth the ex-



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