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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - SF
The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 5F
There's a reason Blimpy has been featured on "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Man vs.
Food," as well as named by USA Today and the Travel Channel as one of the top spots in the
country to get a burger.
But greasy patties, fresh ingredients and delicious, deep-fried side dishes are just part of
what makes Blimpy Burger a must-eat for every Ann Arborite. Blimpy feels like a burger joint
should. From the old-school dining setup to the signs warning about the dangers of eating
here, Blimpy does it right. As soon as you walk in, you get the inexplicable sensation that you
are about to have an incredible experience (you are).
When the University purchased Blimpy's property in late 2012, it spelled the end for Blimpy
Burger as it has been since 1953. The restaurant will move to a new location this summer, tak-
ing with it the best burger in town, if not the world. So here's to Blimpy Burger and all the
great memories it's helped us make, and all the ones it will help us make in the future.
When IoncetoldmycousinfromCaliforniathatIwasn't fondofrawfish,shelaughedandsaid,
"That's so middle-of-the-countryofyou."As aborn-and-raised Midwesterner, Iwasinsulted.And
as a Wolverine, I was irked that she would so rudely assume all of Midwest was a cultural waste-
land. The best part of Ann Arbor is its diverse restaurant and entertainment scene, which is why
my favorite place to relax after a long week is over a plate of shrimp tempura at Sadako.
Sadako is not avisualescape,nor does ithave any pseudo-Japanese gimmicks -ituses its fresh,
simple food to attract customers. You are guaranteed to get exceptional sushi at alow price, sur-
rounded by a diverse mix of sorority girls, tweed-covered professors and international students
there for a taste of home. Sadako has options for sushi wimps like myself, with creamy Califor-
nia rolls and crisp Shrimp tempura, while also boasting beautiful seafood creations for those
more adventurous. My friends swear by the Cobra rolls, which consist of eel and shrimp nestled
between avocado and cucumber. Sadako is humble in all its glory, which makes those $5 rolls all
the more satisfying.