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Each week, one Ann Arbor staple menu item becomes a battlefield
as Daily Arts staffers butt heads over which restaurant makes it best.
Vanilla Milkshake

Dear Village Apothecary,

Oh hi there.

Sincerely, CVS


Dear Charlie Sheen,
I'm not bipolar. I'm bi-winning.


Sincerely, Charlie Sheen

215 South State
Whatever you do, don't let the weird,
blue plastic, dining hall-like presentation of
Mr. Greek's beverages scare you away: The
creamy, dreamy vanilla-infused milkshake
of this diner heaven is well worth its steep
price. Whether you order the treat as a des-
sert or on the side, your belly will surely
thank you for treating it to such a sumptu-
ous lactose delight - one with just the right
consistency, no less.
814 South State
Calling this producta milkshake is mis-
leading, because nothing could be shaken
in what Pizza Bob's calls a "milkshake" -
that's how thick it is. It's essentially soft
serve ice cream in a cup. Of course, this
is not neccessarily a bad thing, especially
since the vanilla taste is rich and creamy.
Diners should just know that eating an
extra-large without a spoon will probably
take about a year and a half.

618 Church
The classic vanilla milkshake. Pure,
simple, sweet and satisfying. Pizza House's
iteration of this well loved treat has merit:
It's as thick as peanut butter, creamy as,
well, ice cream, and simply delicious. But
it also has a few demerits: It's pricey and
impossible to sip through a straw. For ulti-
mate enjoyment, the shake is best shared
with a friend and easier to manage after it
has become slightly melted.
300 South State
Don't be fooled by the short, mint-
colored cup and the cookies hugging the
straw - this shake means business. The
taste of vanilla is softened by milk to cre-
ate the classic, true-to-its-name milk-
shake. And, despite the thin straw, you're
not stuck strugglingto suck up the smooth,
velvety goodness because Potbelly's shake
is just thick enough to satisfy without clog-
ging the straw.

Dear Mike Huckabee,

And where's your Oscar?
Sincerely, Natalie Portman


Dear Julie Taymor,


With great power comes great responsibility.
Sincerely, Spider-Man


And the winner is: POTBELLY'S

Ewan McGregor ("I Love You
Phillip Morris") has one of thoses
faces that constantly exudes joy.
is an easy
descent into ay
man's ambling Beginners
days in NYC,
and enters his Focus '
life throughw
simple motions - padding a
around his apartment, findings
out his father is gay, speaking to '
a dog that never responds.
More two-bit scenes fea-
ture picturesque shots of a
bluesy night sky dotted with COURTESY OF FOCUs
stars and fireworks lingering laden graphics. teristic late-'80s tenderness,
in the dusk before McGregor Though director Mike Mills a sweet but not sticky under-
and his girlfriend, played by has but a few credits to his belly of city living and falling
the lovely Melanie Laurent name, "Beginners" doesn't in love. In these two minutes
("Inglourious Basterds"), roller seemlike a freshman effort. of near-perfection, Mills has
skate in an ornate museum as Rather, there is one auteur's built up gargantuan hopes for
jazz trombones seethe in the stamp that looms in the back- the inception of 2011's sum-
wings. The film leaks an Old ground: Woody Allen's. With mer season. Let's just pray they
World baroqueness not found all its easy, rococo charm, the don't crumble.
in today's jump cuts and CGI- film evokes Allen's charac- -JENNIFER XU

TV on the Radio's better
moments have always been
funk-inflected.Dear Science had
its own
late-night, ****
funkiness, TVon the Radio
on tracks 'Will Do"
like "Gold- Nine Types of Light
en Age"
much of a surprise that the dark
boogie of "Will Do," the leading
single from the Brooklyn quin-
tet'supcomingalbumNine Types
ofLight, keepsthe jive alive. This
time, though, Kyp Malone and With Malone's vocals at the ert
co. tone things down from their front, producer/guitarist Dave im
more unchained or electrified Sitek perfectly tempers subtle its
moments,and managetoemerge strings and chiming vibraphone str
all the betterforit. against the locked-in groove of eve
A portrait of the love ballad driving bass and double-time fot
circa 2011, the track starts with hi-hats. But unlike more tex- tur
a sparse, post-dubstep backbeat turally self-indulgent stretches po'
that echoes James Blake in all elsewhere - ahem, Radiohead anc
his lovelorn minimalist glory. - "Will Do" is the rare mod-


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