Despite having lived in Ann Arbor for several years now, I never got the chance to visit the West End Grill. We got a lovely seat in the window, and the evening light just made for absolutely beautiful photos.
We don’t often get out to Ypsi, but after seeing posts on Sidetrack on MegGoesNomNom not once or twice, but twenty-two times, I decided we had to check it out. It didn’t hurt that they were also named to GQ’s “Twenty Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die” list.
Menna’s Joint recently added a new restaurant to their chain, opening up on William St, just off of State St. “Home of the Dub,” they proudly proclaim, ‘dub’ being what their grilled wraps are called. Having a secret love for late-night take-out, we decided to try them out! (more…)
I first head about Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria in this article about the Top Five Menus to try during Restaurant Week. However, when I went during the most recent Restaurant Week, I was informed that they weren’t participating this year; we ended up going to Seva that evening because Fred loved their mole enchiladas so much. More recently, they were picked as the second best tacos in all of Michigan, so I had to visit again, this time to actually eat some tacos. (more…)
Continuing on our recent spree of Mainstreet Ventures restaurants, we headed to Real Seafood Company, mostly due to Fred’s newly found desire to follow the Mediterranean diet and eat lots of fish. I love restaurants that open out into the sidewalk, but unfortunately, it was too hot to sit anywhere but deep inside the air conditioning.
Ann Arbor surely has a good handful of vegan/vegetarian restaurants. I hear that back in the day, it was difficult for those with dietary restrictions to find restaurants that catered to them, but it seems like now every restaurant offers at least a few options. After dining out with friends with specific diets, however, I realized there’s still a much more limited range of dishes, especially foods that aren’t traditionally veggie-friendly, so it’s nice that we have restaurants like Jazzy Veggie around!
We took a journey down Packard to visit “eat.” I was extremely happy with the how the light just lit up these plants, making the center glass crisp, but fanning out with a lovely bokeh of leaves in the background. I really love my 50mm f/2.5 macro lens, but it’s after shots like this that I really consider saving up for a f/1.2, so that the background can be even more creamy and smooth. It’s funny how the vocabulary of food and photography sometimes overlaps.