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It’s a pretty well known fact that chefs love farms. Chefs enjoy forming relationships with farmers and getting to know their practices and the forthcoming offerings. In some instances, the farmers will even ask the chef what produce they would like to have grown. The...

The Dark ‘N Stormy might be the only cocktail that comes with its own law firm. Trademarked cocktail names are rare, but Gosling’s—purveyors of Bermuda rum since 1806—filed two trademark certificates with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to protect the name and composition of...

Our Steinhauser Farms Burger is one of the best burgers Ann Arbor has to offer. We use grass-fed beef from a local family farm, served on a fresh challah bun from White Lotus Farms (another Ann Arbor business)—topped with housemade bacon, Spanish blue cheese, and...

The race is only two minutes, but it’s a long day. Pace yourself, and remember your manners: DO dress the part. This is one sporting event where you’d better look your best. For the gentleman, seersucker never hurts. For the ladies, try big, bold hats and...

Spring is finally here—and though it’s never a good idea to get used to warm weather and sunshine in Michigan, we’re doing our part to keep winter at bay with our new spring cocktail menu. A Rose for Emily is one inspired cocktail on the list—combining...

Chef Julie Weiss was first taught about what food meant when she was five years old, in the small kitchen of her Italian grandmother. Food was meant to bring people together, to give joy; to sustain through times of happiness and grief. Julie took that...

There are rare spirits and then there are lost treasures. Stories of old barrels of whiskey found in the back of warehouses are the stuff of legend. Few have been fortunate enough to come across such treasures and when they do, they aren’t sharing. Fortunately...

Fried chicken is one of the most popular American comfort foods, but its roots go back to Europe and the middle ages. The Scots had a tradition of deep frying chicken in fat, and Scottish immigrants brought the tradition to the United States, where chicken...

The Old Fashioned is one of the oldest classic cocktails, appearing at the front of a number of bartender’s guides.  The earliest cocktails were simply known as Old-Fashioned, but the recipe for what we know as today’s bourbon whiskey old fashioned was supposedly invented at...