The Michigan Daily/New Student Edition - Thursday, September 6, 1990 - Page 9
Eating out in Ann Arbor
plenty of palette pleasers
by Miguel Cruz and
Daily Staff Writers
The Big Apple. The Windy City.
Ann Arbor is a city of many names.
The City of Brotherly Love. Bean-
town. Oddly enough; however, none
of the Motor City's nicknames re-
ally capture its most unique at-
Perhaps a catchier and more ap-
propriate moniker would be, "The
City with a Lot of Restaurants,
Especially Pizza Places."
Travel to Joe Average City...
Cleveland, Hackensack, Peoria,
Paris... nowhere will you find the
diversity of dining establishments
the City of Lights offers...
Where else can you find peanut-
butter-and-cucumber sandwiches and
cherry ginger ale on the menu?
Drake's is possibly the cheapest
place to eat in town, and no one
cares if sit there all day.
Granted, it looks like it's been
closed since the 40s, and the candy
seems petrified in its jars, but if you
enjoy sitting and looking at that sort
of thing Drake's is for you. On
North University Ave.
Open later than any other any
restaurant on campus, the Brown Jug
is also the home of world-famous
pita chips. If you've just hit all the
fraternity parties in town and you're
nowhere close to tired, this is the
place to head.
Someday, read about the intrigu-
ing history of the "little brown jug"
- you'll have more than enough
time while you wait for your food.
We call it "the Brown Drug", be-
cause every time that moniker ap-
pears in print, the Jug's Don King-
esque owner visits, and asks "Why
you call my restaurant this? Is there
drug problem? Tell me - I must
know." On South University Ave.
The only vegetarian place around.
Also home of Mainstreet Comedy
Showcase, where on Tuesday nights,
students pay a mere $1.50 for all the
laughs they can eat. On East Lib-
What exactly is a Fragel, you
ask? Fragels, the bagel factory's spe-
ciality, are deep fried raisin bagels
rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
Lucky bagel connisseurs can par-
take of a wide bagel variety, includ-
ing "experimentals" such as pepper-
oni, BLT, and watermelon. On
There's the Cottage Inn where
you sit down and eat, which is a
nice, pleasant restaurant on East
William (one block south of Lib-
erty), and there's the Cottage Inn
that you order delivery pizza from,
which is a foul den of manic drivers'
ed dropouts with severe attitude
It's almost the same pizza, even
though the places are blocks apart,
which we don't completely under-
It's quite a trek to get there, but
Zingerman's is the best deli in town,
possibly even the best in the nation
outside of New York City.
Plan to spend at least fifteen
minutes reading the menu, and un-
less you haven't eaten in three days,
order a half sandwich rather than a
whole. This will be easier on your
wallet and your stomach.
Zingerman's must be good be-
cause the University, which spares
no expense when spending your tu-
ition money, has Zingerman's cater
everything, from Regents' meetings
to groundbreaking surgical opera-
tions at the hospital.
On Detroit Street near Kerrytown
(like you know where that is).
RED HOT LOVERS
You can have your caviar; you
can have your cordon bleu, but the
chili 'n' cheese fries at Red Hots ri-
val the finest chili 'n' cheese fries of
Paris. On the up-side, they take dol-
lars at Red Hots. On the down- side,
the Concorde no longer flies ther.
Lots of other greasy delicacies too.
On East University.
If you look carefully, you just
might be able to find Mr. Spots hid-
den amongst the plethora of other
tiny little restaurants lining State
Street between Hill and Packard.
Lots o' sandwiches which are
probably slightly more expensive
than they should be. They sell hoa-
gies, but NOT submarines or foot-
longs. Get it straight. They also de-
liver, for those nights when you're
too drunk and/or lazy to go anywhere
and don't feel like eating pizza for
the eighth meal in a row. On South
It's rare that you will find a
restaurant so sure of its position in
the marketplace that employees
won't think twice before calling a
customer a "fucking idiot" and a
"piece of shit" in the same breath.
And this confidence is deserved.
The burgers are like no other, and
the price a bargain. There's no
'normal' burger; you have to tell
them exactly what you want on it...
and be quick and sure about your
choice, or you may be the next
"stupid piece of shit" they have to
tell off. At Packard and Division.
THE HONEY TREE
Four years ago Tally Hall
(Liberty Plaza, today) opened with a
downstairs "food court" featuring a
dozen or so mall-esque food outlets.
All but one fell victim to loud-
neon-itis and general indifference, yet
The Honey Tree survived. Why?
Must be their "gyros supreme," a
heap of gyro meat (what is that
stuff, anyway?) piled with feta
cheese. Or maybe snooty Ann Ar-
borites just like to visit the skeleton
of a wrecked mall. On East Liberty.
The two featured cheese delicacies
- macaroni and cheese and grilled
cheese - and not much else, come
highly recommended at Frank's, a
VERY basic diner with very basic
For you early risers, they open at
seven, but anyone who presumes to
eat after three in the afternoon will
have to dine elsewhere. On Maynard
between East William and Liberty.
As far as we know, it's never
been open. But people rave about
their Lobster bisque, cajun rice,
chili-cheese dogs and triple-imported
chocolate shakes. Go see for your-
self. On East Liberty.
If you're looking for a breakfast
that's more famous than you'll ever
be, head to Angelo's. Great big
homemade waffles bathed in fruits
and syrup are their claim to fame,
but lots of other treats exist for
those leery of a waffle larger than
their own head. On Catherine Street.
GOOD TIME CHARLEY'S
Apparently this is more than just
a bar, and on nice days there actually
are people sitting outside eating real
food, but we have yet to run across
anyone who has eaten a meal there.
As far as we can tell, people just
come to drink (see story on local
bars). On the corner of South Uni-
versity Avenue and Church Street.
HURR'S CAMPUS CAFE
"ICE CREAM!" screams the sign
on this Korean restaurant. "PIZZA!
SUBS! CHICKEN! SEA FOOD!"
But two weeks of constant surveil-
lance failed to yield even a single pa-
tron eating any of those foods.
The lack of ice cream can be ex-
plained; a smaller sign in the win-
dow apologizes, "Sorry, no ice
cream." But if a restaurant can serve
up such tasty Korean food, why
don't people assume their pizza
would be just as good? Truly a mys-
tery. On the corner of Thompson and
See "Good Time Charley's"
(above). On South University Av-
FRENCH MARKET CAFE
The name speaks for itself. Pic-
ture a Renaissance-era French mar-
ket; tattered peasants with straw hats
leading their swine through the
streets. Now picture a cafe; prenten-
tious pseudo-intellectuals with their
legs crossed at the crotch, mumbling
and sipping cold coffee.
Put them together and what do
you have? Not quite sure... maybe
we could be more helpful if one of
us had actually been there. On
See EATS, Page 14
It's a rare opportunity when we getthe chance to look at the preparation process of the world famous MUG-
burger. Rumor has it all Mug patrons have Little Caesar and his Italian cuisine to look forward to this year.
A stead diet of.
Pizza pie proves popular
by Miguel Cruz and
Daily Staff Writers
What would a college town be
without pizza? Probably very hun-
gry. We present Ann Arbor's
premier pizza joints for your
Beyond unglamourous, Pizza
Bob's is a somewhat dingy hole-in-
the-wall which serves oh-so-much-
more than mere pizza.
Originator of the Chipati, now an
Ann Arbor culinary landmark, Pizza
Bob's also serves up the best shakes
in town. Patrons can mix and match
flavors, creating an endless supply of
mouth-watering combinations such
as pineapple-almond-root-beer or
coke-coffee-mint. On South State
between Hill and Packard.
Open until 4 am, a major plus.
Dorm residents have been known to
subsist entirely on delivered Bell's
pizza for weeks at a time.
On the other hand, don't'expect
to make friends with the drivers.
Since the dismissal of the famous
empty-eye-socketed "Haunted Man,"
Bell's driver personalities have
ranged from "sourpuss" to "demonic
high priest of eternal malice," with
few (duly noted) exceptions. On
Pizza served on a big biscuit
instead of pizza crust. They call it
Chicago style. It's very good, really.
It's kind of expensive, so wait until
someone's trying to impress you,
then milk a good meal out of 'em.
On South University.
Disguised in what appears to be a
normal house on Church Street,
Pizza House has been the victim of
repeated warnings from experienced
customers to simply request delivery
and not go to the restaurant.
Apparently this is not the sort of
place where you want to watch them
prepare your food. Just eat it in blind
innocence. It actually tastes good.
On Church St.
While Domino's was controlled
by anti-abortion, pro-contra Tom
Monaghan, college students were
barred by strictures of political
correctness from eating there.
Now that Monaghan has sold off
most of the company, however, you
are apparently free to enjoy their 30-
minute-or-less reheated cardboard
pizzas with a clear conscience.
Delivery orders only.
Once a week, hordes of bargain-
See PIZZA, Page 12
It's not required to eat out in Ann Arbor. It's not required to eat three meals
a day. Two years ago this man decided to concentrate solely on breakfast.
College does strange things to people.
Biggest Meat on Campus.
The legendary full-pounder.
T'he University, of Michigan
Welcome Back Blondes, Brunettes and Red Heads!
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Spiral Perms Full Nail Service
Wave Nouveau SALON Custom Hairstyling
312 Thompson St. (near corner of Liberty) 995-5733
"Elegant restaurant w
ultimate dining pleas
Sunday Buffet Spec
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2-person tent $5.50
4-person tent $6.50
E-franie backpack $3.00
Aluminum canoe $7.00
(Includes car carrier,
paddles, and life jackets)
Camp stoves $3.00
Coleman lanterns $2.00
Car-top Bike carrier $5.00
Bike helmet .50
Picnic cooler $1.50
Tug -0-War rope $2.00
Volleyball net w/ball $2.00
Softball set $1.00
(2 bats, 2 balls, 4 bases)
X-Country skis $6.00
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