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Chocolate Heaven

We’re lucky to have (at least) five local candy makers in the area, like Mindo Chocolate Makers, whose bean-to-bar chocolate is made with heirloom beans from farmers they actually know in Ecuador. The folks at Mindo will nurture your chocolateness from all angles.  You can enjoy their  already-made, luscious chocolate in a variety of forms.  Or […]

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Ann Arbor Highlights Tour

If you’re new to town or only here for a short visit, the Ann Arbor Highlights Tour is for you.  You see the best of Ann Arbor in a couple of hours of walking, learn the city’s history, check out the crazy variety of architecture and explore the local food scene.  This tour always includes […]

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Lucky Foodie

Ann Arbor has been named one of America’s foodiest towns, and it just keeps getting foodier. Those of us who are passionate about everything food feel so lucky to live in a town where there’s something special for us foodies everyday. I first heard the term “foodie” in 1998 from a woman who described herself […]

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A Whole Mess of Museums

This is a longer post than usual because I want to give lots of information to create your own museum tour.  I’m happy to take you around, but you can do this on your own!  This isn’t D.C.  You don’t even need a car to discover the extensive museums and galleries that Ann Arbor and […]

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Miracle Art Fair Weather!

We had an exciting week in Ann Arbor!  The U’s new President officially started his job, and we had miracle Art Fair weather.  No rain, no hail, no heat, no humidity.  I can’t remember an Art Fair, which always occurs the third week in July, that didn’t have at least one storm.  I always feel so […]

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Fries

We have a new mall on Washtenaw Ave that opened a few months ago—Arbor Hills.  I haven’t had time to explore the shopping much, but I met a friend for an early brunch at Zola Bistro last Saturday before it got too crowded.  I didn’t do a side-by-side comparison, but the menu seemed about the […]

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Mixology

Ann Arbor has embraced the mixology trend.  According to about.com, “mixology” is generally accepted as a “slang term for a refined and in depth study of the art and craft of mixing.”  In 1948, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defined “mixology” as “the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks.”  Some use the term “craft cocktails.”  There’s a […]

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