From Pizza Bob's to Krazy Jim's and Zingerman's, Ann Arbor has some of the most iconic restaurants in Michigan. Through rare photographs and advertisements, coauthors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will revisit favorite area dining spots and discuss their new book “Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor.” Milan and Offen, authors of “Grand River Avenue: Detroit to Lake Michigan,” will rekindle some tasty memories, and perhaps even some of the local foody debates. Copies of their book will be available for sale and signing.
What is an iconic Ann Arbor restaurant? Ask anyone who has ever spent time there as a student, traveler, or local, and they are likely to name several favorites in an instant. From debating the best place to celebrate or console on football Saturdays to deciding where to eat after the bars close, the choices have always sparked passionate conversation. Although many of the go-to hangouts are long gone, a surprising number still thrive. Some are fine restaurants and taverns, and others are lunch counters, diners, carry-outs, and drive-ins—but in each and every case, they are unique and together make up a collection of iconic local eateries.
Please join us on Sunday, March 26, to discover some of the most popular restaurants of Ann Arbor’s past. Questions? Please call Saline District Library at 734-429-5450.