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--Best Frat House with a
Pi Kappa Rick's
This local bar never fails to attract
the best in frat crowds that are never
interested in listening to the bands
that play there. But they have cheap
Best Concert to be
Sprayed with Bodily
GWAR, atHarpo's in De-
troit, Oct. 28, 1995
If you want to be sprayed with
blood and other bodily fluids, noth-
ing can beat GWAR.
Best Performance Three
Weeks Before the Death
of a Band Member:
Blind Melon, St.
Andrew's Hall, Sept. 24,
Shannon Hoon and Co. put on a
surprisingly good set. Too bad he had
Best Place for Trash:
Harpo's in Detroit
Harpo's in Detroit is the biggest
haven for trash in the western hemi-
Best Place to Pretend
You're a "Real World"
Not Another Cafe
The place, affectionately known
as the NAC, looks like it was de-
signed by MTV, for Pete's sake.
You've got your velvet couches,
marble tables - everything you
need to drink some java, peruse a
book or take in one of their alterna-
Best Place to Catch
The Blind Pig
The Pig is the real gig in town
for an intimate performance.
price of drinks. Of
money on beer
eases the pain of
listening to Rick's
second rate bands.
drinks drowns out
the taste of the
cheap beer that you
drank to ease the
pain of listening to
the second rate
If you can ever m
through the entire me
which one you want ..
It was a close call this
Bob's came out ahead
the submarines. Congrat
Use your power wisely
These heart-shaped su
isfy even the meanest s
Espresso Royale Caffe was voted the best coffeehouse. Fill 'er up!
Best Ice Brueggers has excel
Cream: you couldn't tell by the
ers stretching from the
It's really too bad Shannon Hoon passedi
away - the Melon can rock.
sphere. Recent shows include War-
rant, Motorhead and GWAR.
Bush, Feb. 28 at the
Palace of Auburn Hills
Generic grungemeisters blow.
Worst Live Cover Song:
"The One I Love"
David Bowie at the Pal-
ace of Auburn Hills
The washed-up rocker couldn't
hold the crowd's attention with his
inferior new material.
Best Display of Old
Tie between Ozzy
Angus Young (guitarist
Both metalheads gave their
crowds full and quite saggy moons
in the rock'n'roll tradition.
What happened to this David Bowie of
old? Maybe he's just floating in his tin
lead guitarist of rockers AC/DC, is a dork.
Espresso Royale Caffe
There are like 50million coffee shops
in Ann Arbor (or maybe it's more like
five, it's all so confusing), but Espresso
Royale Caffe stands out above all the
rest. Maybe it's because their employ-
ees have such great hygiene. Or it could
be the coffee.
Hey, forget the Whopper, man. For-
get the Big Mac and the Rally burger
and all that. If you're looking for a real
slice of beef, Blimpy Burgers is the
Apparently Ann Arbor isn't a home
fries kind of town. We like our fries
thin, anemic and dripping with grease.
Mmmm ... McDonald's here we
the Cottage Inn
If those vines painted on the wall
don't draw you in, the pizza will. From
low-fat to loaded with toppings, the
Cottage Inn has a pizza for everyone.
Best Hot Dogs:
Red Hot Lovers
Hey, how come no one voted for the
freelance hot dog vendor in front of
Michigan Book and Supply? Red Hot
Lovers is great, of course, but you have
to look out for the little guy.
Spots cooks up wings with an an-
cient recipe passed down through eight
generations, beginning with Great
Grandma Mildred Spots, who claimed
that an angel visited her in the night and
gave her a divine mission to devote her
life to the frying up of chicken. Well,
not really, but it's wings we're talking
about here. We had to make up some-
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Salad Days is a haven for healthy
eaters. Their salads, soups and sand-
wiches are not only low-cal, they're
also pretty darn tasty.
Best Cheap Beer:
Rick's American Cafe
Rick's seems to do a good busi-
ness, and perhaps that is due to the
Good thing Ann Arbor has two of
these award-winning ice cream shops.
Nothing like a refreshing ice cream
cone while you're walking to class in
that balmy Michigan weather.
A Pizza House chipati is not as cheap
as, say, a McDonald's salad. Good thing
it's large enough to feed you for an
entire day and good enough to come
back for again and again.
cally all the way to Ang
Originally recorded by
R.E.M., Bush played it at their
February Palace show. Pitiful.
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