Page 2-The Michigan Daily -Weekend etc. - September 17, 1992
A hip addition to State St.
A slew of new restaurants and bars
infested Ann Arbor over the summer.
Cafes which hawk all sorts of coffees,
espressos, and cappuccinos are the
most virulent of the newcomers and
seem to lurk around every corner. The
most conspicuous of these neo-bohe-
mian places is Amer's Mediterranean
Deli located across from Michigan
Book and Supply.
This gigantic cafe/deli is the sec-
ond Amer's (the first being at 611
Church St.) and is also the larger of
the two. Amer's is easily one of the
hippest places to eat on State St. Its
successful debut owes much to the
fact that in addition to offering coffee,
it also has sandwiches, Mid-Eastern
foods, baked goods, and Haagen Dazs
ice cream. Simply serving any one of
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the aforementioned specialties quali-
fies as trendy: having all of them,
well, that's the grooviest idea this
side of condom stores.
Most people will go to Amer's for
some variety of coffee, which is virtu-
ally indistinguishable from the stuff
offered at the dozen or so other cafes
on the block. Whatever your poison
- mocha, latte, espresso, skin-free
extra crispy - they have it, and the
prices are good at $1.00 to $2.00 a cup
depending on style and size.
The sandwiches at Amer's are New
York style: huge, heavy, and served
in little plastic baskets. Most even
have authentic-sounding East Coast
names like the Brooklyn Reuben, the
New York Club, and the 2nd Street.
Almost all are palatable and competi-
tively priced at $5.29. They'll even
customize sandwiches upon request.
The salads, quiches, and lasagnas are
best eaten during the lunch and early
afternoon hours. Later, they start to
get a little too crusty and/or soggy
depending on what you want. Fur-
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