The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition - September 3, 1996 - 5&
*Eating out provides
plenty of variety
BY PATIENCE ATKIN U
DAILY STAFF REPORTER
You can read "Bon Appetit" magazine all day long, but when you're a col-
lege student, the most important factor in your restaurant choice is probably
going to be how much things cost. This is something that socially deft peo-
ple will not acknowledge, because it's tacky, but hey, someone has to be prac-
tical. Here is a basic financial breakdown of restaurants:
Cheap food when you're strapped for cash:
When you've only got a dollar or two and you're needing food, check these
Beg's -The pizza isn't necessarily great, but it's cheap and their Packard
Street/State Street location is close to East, West and South Quads.
Burger King/McDonald's -They're only doors away from each other on
South University Avenue. Bonus: if your roommate's hogging the TV, you can
watch the one at Burger King!
Fleetwood Diner-There's a walk, and then there's a walk. If you walk down
Liberty Street until you get to the outskirts of "town," cross the street and face
the traler- that's the Fleetwood on South Ashley Street. Open almost all the
time and about as far as you can get from health-conscious, the Fleet-
wood is a great place to go to while away the hours before sunrise.
Jerusalem Gardens - You'll find great falafel and hommus for
cheap if you can ever find the restaurant. Located in a tiny space on the
'corner of Liberty and 5th streets, it's somewhat of a walk, but worth it.
Mr. Greek's - Close to the Frieze Building on State Street, Mr.
Greek's is a favorite among theater students. Imagine a typical coney
island joint, but clean and well-lit.
Taco Bell -Taco Bell on a late Saturday night is the next best thing
to a singles' bar, if you want to meet drunk and starving singles. If you
spend more than four dollars per visit on food, you may have a problem.
The Union MUG -The ground floor of the Union is home to Lit-
tie Caesar's, Y&S, Subway, Wendy's and fast-food Chinese. And yes,
St. they all take MCard.
,going to t
Zingerman's Dell on Detroit Street is a bustling New York-style dell with sandwiches, breads, coffee, desserts and plenty of colorful atmosphere.
In case no one told you, the dorms only serve what is fondly
referred to as "Uni-meal" on Sundays - breakfast, lunch and dinner, all at
one sitting, between 11 a.m. and one-ish. This means you'll have to fend for
yourself on Sunday nights, provided, of course, that you've recovered from
the morning's feast. These places are slightly more expensive than "cheap,"
and the food is a little more substantial.
Afternoon Delight - How many different ways can you use sunflower
seeds in cooking? "AD" has the answer. On Main Street, it's famous for fresh,
healthy, "cute" food, like sandwiches whose names end in "delight.'
Cottage Inn - Surprise! It's not just a pizza place. The "Original Cottage
Inn'"located on East William Street at Thompson Street, is a sit-down restau-
rant that serves pastas, salads and, of course, pizza.
Dinersty -Think delivery. Dinersty has good Chinese, and they deliver for
free. If you don't understand how important the concept of delivery is, you will.
Good Time Charley's - The food - lots of sandwiches and salads, most
involving chicken and turkey - is okay. What's so key about Charley's is the
people-watching potential if you sit at the outside cafe or next to the large
window on the corner of South University Avenue and Church Street.
The Old Town Tavern/Del Rio - The idea here is variations on a theme.
They're a block away from each other near the Fleetwood, and they both serve
burgers and grilled-type sandwiches. The Del Rio is slightly dingy and dark,
and the Old Town Tavern is more of a forest-green, dark-wood English pub.
University Cafe - No, they don't serve "Amazin' Blue Nachos,' but they
do have sandwiches and great Korean food. It's a little pricey, but the portions
are huge and if it's nice, you can sit outside on the picnic tables.
Meals to make you feel like a real person again:
When you're feeling down because you live in a room the size of a foot-
lockcr, and you haven't seen anything but the inside of the Hatcher Graduate
Library for the past two weeks, put on some decent clothes and go to one of
these places. You'll feel a little more civilized, even if it's only for a few hours.
Champion House - Can't decide if you want Chinese or Japanese? Go to
Champion House! One side of the restaurant serves Chinese food, and the
other half is a Japanese steak house. The food is great and the choices range
from typical "American Chinese/Japanese" to more authentic dishes.
Red Hawk - The high-backed booths and tinted windows make this a
popular place for people who don't want to be seen. Red Hawk has great
burgers and a variety of sandwiches, plus some eclectic entrees, like mush-
room strudel and Beijing duck fajitas.
Seva - This vegetarian restaurant serves dishes like black bean burritos
and vegetarian eggrolls, not to mention some incredible yam fries. The left
side of the place is the dining area, and the right side is the "store," where you
can buy everything from organic cheese to cruelty-free lip balm.
Zingerman's--The first time you go, try to stand at the end of a long line,
so that by the time you get to the counter you'll have had a chance to read the
overwhelming menu. The food may seem expensive, but the sandwiches are
huge. Zingerman's is in Kerrytown, but the walk adds to the feeling of real
personness, since you're not technically "on campus" anymore.
Places to take your parents or other guardians:
You probably can't afford these places too often, but when whoever pays
your tuition comes into town, you might want to finish out the sightseeing by
escorting them to one of these restaurants.
Blue Nile - Everyone should go at least once. The Blue Nile serves authen?
tic Ethiopian food, Ethiopian style - out of a basket, no utensils. The food i(
exceptional and they serve a really great tea with pieces of dried fruit in it.
Fuji - Sushi, sushi, sushi! Located in Braun Court, near Zingerman's, Fujt
has great sushi and tempura, and a knowledgeable waitstaff to help first-timers:
Gandy Dancer - This is a great date place. The Gandy Dancer is in the
building that used to be the train station, so if all else fails, you and your date
can make small talk about trains. The food is amazing and the place is beau-
tiful. Check out the Sunday brunch.
Gratzi/Palio - Two Italian restaurants across the street from each other
Gratzi is somewhat more formal, with an emphasis on "nouveau" Italian cui-
sine. Palio serves more traditional fare in a smaller space.
Real Seafood Company - Not to be confused with the Imaginary Seafood
Company, this Main Street favorite redecorates about as much as a collegJ
student moves. It's the best seafood in town, and the huge fish lying on ice
when you first walk in is quite a sight.
Sweet Lorraine's - Make reservations well in advance, especially if othet
'U' parents will be in town. The menu ranges from pecan chicken to pesto
pizza, and everything in between. Definitely save room for dessert.
dowL *qh wd dd
.Bagels roll into forefront of lunchtime snacking.
By Katie Wang
Daily Staff Reporter
Thousands of these treats are con-
sumed by University students every day.
They're round, shiny, chewy and they
can come with chocolate chips, sun-
dried tomatoes, or spinach-herbs. What
are they? Bagels, and they are Ann
Arbor's favorite snacks.
It's not very difficult to find a bagel in
Ann Arbor. During the school year,
thousands of bagels are baked, steamed,
or boiled every day, only to be consumed
by hungry University students who need
to grab a quick bite between classes.
"Bagels are quick food - you pick
one up and run," said LSA junior Dunya
Atisha. "It fills you up for three hours
and they're a good source of energy."
Atisha said her favorite bagels have
vegetables baked into them.
Both LSA senior Molly Clayton and
recent graduate Jen Perry confessed they
eat bagels almost every day.
"They're inexpensive and they're fill-
ing," Perry said.
Heather Patton, a third-year Medical
The store offers about a dozen types of door for Fours daily. Einstein's, which
bagels, including blueberry.
Bastuba said the most popular bagels
are cinnamon raisin, plain and sesame.
Around the corner at Einstein's Bagels
on South State Street., there are often
lines stretching from the counter to the
offers chic and avant-garde bagels such as
nutty banana, spinach herb, and sun-dried
tomato, steams about 2,400 bagels a day
during the school year.
With an abundant supply of bagels
produced in Ann Arbor each day, it is no
wonder that so
many University students are seel
munching on these snacks everyday.
4&RNFO pp1 : "-