Thursday, July 25, 2013

On the Barbecue Trail: Ann Arbor & Beyond

The barbecue revolution is in full swing and there are plenty of signs of it all around. Several places around town are cooking low & slow over hardwood, resulting in some very respectable bbq. From Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti to Pinckney, there is some good bbq to be found in Washtenaw County

Thursday, June 6, 2013

[Up North] Honest Food & Friendly Folks in Southwest Michigan

Our Up North series highlights good eats to seek out on your weekend roadtrips as you head Up North – that ambiguous, nebulous region in Michigan where everyone has, or has a friend that has, a cottage on a lake somewhere.

It is hard to go wrong when picking where to spend a weekend along Lake Michigan in the summer. For our first summer getaway this year, we headed to Saugatuck/Douglas for a weekend of summer fun and good food.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Other KFC: Korean Fried Chicken at Seoul Street

Fried chicken is probably one of my favorite food groups. Even when it’s not good, it’s delicious. Normally, I’d go for the typical American-style fried chicken with its crackling, crunchy seasoned coating, like you’d find at KFC or Popeye’s. Korean fried chicken, on the other hand, has a crispy paper-thin shell encompassing a super juicy wing. With the Red Wings starting their series against the Blackhawks, a very pregnant Mrs. T suggested wings would be appropriate for dinner and I obliged with a trip to Seoul Street up on north campus in Ann Arbor. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Seersucker with a Side of Bourbon

Apologies for the blogging hiatus. But I’m back to give you some summer drink ideas, just in time for the Kentucky Derby this weekend. So grab your favorite bourbon and enjoy these two concoctions that have become staples of our summer grill-outs and barbecues.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Le Lobster Bisque at Le Dog is Legit

Le Dog had been one of those places that I’d been meaning to get to for a long time, but I could just never find the time to make it there. That is partly due to their brief hours, only open during the week for a couple hours for lunch. The stars finally aligned a couple weeks ago when I had a day off of work, which turned out to be a blisteringly cold winter day where a hot bowl of soup would fit the bill perfectly.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My First Take on Taiwanese Food

This is probably a good time to remind you that I am not a food critic or food journalist of any kind - I'm just a guy who likes food. So with that in mind, what follows is my take on Asian Legend in Ann Arbor. If you're anything like me, you've walked passed Asian Legend (on William next to Cottage Inn) a bunch of times and probably never noticed it. At first glance, the ambiguously named restaurant might look like any other mediocre Chinese takeout place where you can get your fill of General Tso's and Kung Pao chicken. In fact, you can do exactly that at Asian Legend if you want, but you'd be missing out on some delicious Taiwanese food.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ann Arbor’s Taco Block

Ever since moving back to Ann Arbor from Chicago, I have been trying to fill a taqueria void in my life. I went as far as trekking to Detroit’s Mexicantown to track down some al pastor on the spit. This time, I thought I’d take a look at my options a little closer to home and it turns out there are some decent options in Ann Arbor, with ground zero being a one-block stretch on West Liberty that has two taquerias worth visiting.