Page 10 - The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 7, 1989
in Ann Arbor
By Steve Blonder
Daily Staff Writer
Don't feel like a fraternity party?
An evening sitting home with
friends isn't on the agenda? Just feel
like meeting a special someone?
Looking for a place to spend a late
Well, the Ann Arbor bars offer
opportunities to all of these things
and then some.
First, some basic things you need
- the official drinking age is 21,
but most students who wish to drink
have little trouble doing so.
" Michigan laws provide that
liquor cannot be sold after 2 a.m. and
bars close accordingly
" Even though the drinking age is
21, many bars legally allow in peo-
ple over 18.
" Most bars are empty until at
least 10 p.m., but become crowded
very quickly by eleven o'clock
" Trying to use a fake ID is not
usually a good idea.
The following bar synopses are
based on three years of partaking in
the bar scene, and discussions with
Restaurants aplenty serve up'*
delights to please th
By Alex Gordon
New Student Edition Editor
It's October at Michigan; the
football team's winning, the cafete-
ria seems to have served "meatless
mousaka" for the hundredth time,
and your parents are coming to town
to visit for the first time.
You have to do a number of
things to prepare. 1) clean your dorm
room, apartment, house, etc. proba-
bly for the first time, 2) get them
tickets for the football game, and
most importantly 3) find a good
restaurant they can take you to for
Steps one and, two are simple,
but finding the right restaurant can
make or break the visit. Here is a
simple guide that may make that
troubling decision a little easier.
The Earle, 121 W. Washington
- The menu here changes every six
weeks, so be wary. The portions are
kind of small, for a first time parent
visit, but many find the cozy setting
a plus. Featuring regional French
and Italian dishes, and not to men-
tion the music of the omnipresent.
Rick Burgess Trio.
Escoffier, 300 S. Thayer -
Many a student saves u? this restau-
rant for that graduation dinner - it's
'at good. If you like French cuisine
(and who doesn't) this k the place.
Don't let its location aross from
the MLB fool you, thi; is not a
place to stop and snack ifter your
11:00 psych. lecture. Elegant,
pricey, but if you wait class,
Escoffier is second to none.
Gandy Dancer Resaurant,
401 Depot St. -- The old :tand-by.
The Dancer is usually the frst place
you'll eat with your parents. Expect
a long wait during football season,
but time passes easily at the piano
bar. Featuring American favorites
and seafood, you can't beat the am-
biance of the location - inside an,
old railroad depot.
Gratzi, 326 N. Main - Cief
Boy-ar-dee this ain't. This is
Northern Italian food, bellos and be-
las. Exotic pasta, veal, seafood, and
poultry. The wait can kill you, bu
the bar features free pistachios. The
bread is reason alone to eat here. If
you want hip with style and sub-
stance, dine here.
Great Lakes Shipping
Company, 3965 S. State - This
place is dark. As for the food, it's
heat y. buttery, and saucy, it's also
quite good. Not for the light eater. If
dad is famished because the game
lasted long, fill him up here. With
seafood and steaks, Great Lakes al-
ways comes through in the clutch.
Maude's, 314 S. Fourth - A
veritable mother lode of food options
awaits you at this restrauant which
in no way is affiliated with the char-
acter that Bea Arthur made famous.
If you're watching your weight,
Maude's has great salads and chicken
dishes. Nice, semi-casual, light, -
the parents will leave happy.
Raja Rani, 400 S. Division -
The Raja serves up Indian food like a
true king would. The delicacies come
as spicy as you'd like. Don't be shy
about trying Indian food, there is not
a known soul who hasn't enjoyed it.
In a beautiful Victorian house, the
prices are low considering the quality
Real Seafood Co., - The
freshest fish in town, the Company@.
is the definitive choice if your taste
buds long for oceanic fare. The only
problem is that there are so many
feat nautical choices, this is not fQr
tie indecisive. Ask any tuna yqp
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It's empty now, but once the sun goes down, the action starts on the
deck of Ann Arbor's newest pub, the Quality Bar.
UNO'S, 1321 S. University -
Downstairs is arguably the best
pizza in Ann Arbor, and upstairs be-
comes a 21-and-over bar after 10
p.m. The restaurant's full menu is
available, in addition to an assort-
ment of munchies. Space is limited,
and as a result the bar quickly gets
crowded and noisy.
GOOD TIME CHARLEY'S,
corner of S. University and Church
Streets. - You only have to be 18
to get in, and most of those inhabit-
ing Charley's are undergrads.
Once you've fought the crowds to
get into the downstairs, beer is in
abundant supply. Many Hill-dorm
residents can be spotted among the
crowd; particularly those who have
See Bars, Page 11
Searching for meaning to focus your life?
So are we at Campus Chapel.
We are people who share our longings,
our questions ... and even some answers.
We invite you to search with us!
Pastor: Rev. Don Postema
Sunday Worship: 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. V
1236 Washtenaw Ct.
(one block south of Geddes and Washtenaw)
Parking available in the U- M Church Street Parking structure.
Campus Chapel is a campus ministry of the Christian Reformed Church.
Italian food outside in the sun, what could be better? Gratzi's Northern Italian cuisine hastaught the fancy of
students and residents alike. A great place to get a free meal from your parents.u t a
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