Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My Top 5 Favorite Places to Eat in Ann Arbor

I don't usually do memes here, but I've been feeling so guilty about the total lack of new content here lately, and I saw this one on Foodmomiac and thought - now that, I've got time to do!

Step 1: Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person whotagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
tafka PP (Jerusalem, Israel)
Liza ("Northern" Israel)
Beth (Dublin, Ireland)
Emily (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Mamacita (Houston, TX, USA)
Foodmomiac (Chicago, IL, USA)
Tammy (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

Step 2: List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

In no particular order:

Zingerman's Roadhouse
- Yes, it's expensive. But it's also really tasty, and really consistent - I know I'm going to get a great meal. And the cocktails are out of this world. My favorites are the Scoflaw and the Knickerbocker, but I honestly haven't had one I didn't love. For food, I often get the mini-burger sampler, and either share it with my 3 year old as dinner for both of us, or bring half home for the next night.

Cafe Zola - When I want a nice dinner out, this is one of my go-to places. The entrees are good, but I've been known to make a meal out of just appetizers - the goat cheese with fig preserves is great, as is the antipasto plate. And they have the most amazing mussels.

Sabor Latino - Best tortilla chips in town, bar none. Excellent salsa too. My favorite thing to order here is the carne al pastor taco. With a big glass of horchata.

Kosmo Deli
- What's not to love about a place that sells a "Seoul Dog" - a hot dog wrapped in bacon, deep fried, and served with kimchi? Not that I ever actually order that, mind you. I go for "old school" bi bim bop - white rice, bul go gi, cucumbers, broccoli, carrots and sprouts. And a fried egg on top, of course. Everyone I've taken here has been really impressed with the bi bim bop, and even better - they also make a mean grilled cheese sandwich for the little guy.

Jerusalem Garden - I've always said that Ann Arbor's best food finds are in the cheap eats category, and Jerusalem Garden is a quintessential example. It was the falafel with hummus sandwich that got me hooked in the first place ($4.39 for a huge sandwich!), but now I go straight for the chicken shawarma sandwich. The chicken is amazingly flavorful and always perfectly cooked, and the combination of the hot chicken with cold pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and garlic sauce has my mouth watering this very minute.

Step 3: Tag 5 more people.

Eh - I don't tag people, but please feel free to tag yourself, and post a link in the comments.