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A2P Foodist Restaurant Review—The Original Cottage Inn

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Restaurant Review: 2.5/5 stars (fair, satisfactory)—Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the reviewer’s reaction to food, with ambiance, service and price taken into consideration, as well.   The Original Cottage Inn 512 East William Street Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours Mon-Fri 11:00am-11:00pm Sat 11:00am-12:00am Sun 11:00am-10:00pm (734) 663-3379 Reservations suggested   In December [...]

January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Restaurant Reviews,The Foodist | Read More »

A2P Foodist: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Descends—55 Restaurants Participate, 6 Make the A2P Tasting Menu

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In 2010, A2Politico posted this in a piece about Ann Arbor Restaurant Week titled, “The Politics of Food: Ann Arbor Restaurant Week Hype? Caveat Emptor, Epicurians”: In case you haven’t noticed, January 17-22 is Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, an event put on by the Main Street Area Association. It’s the second Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, and 26 joints are [...]

January 21st, 2013 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Featured,The Foodist | Read More »

A2P Foodist: Restaurant Review—Great Plains Burger Co.

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Restaurant Review: 3.5/5 stars (good, reliable)—Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the reviewer’s reaction to food, with ambiance, service and price taken into consideration, as well. Great Plains Burger Co. 1771 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Hours 11:00 am–10:00 pm Mon-Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Ph (734) 769-6900 No reservations needed or [...]

January 13th, 2013 | Posted in Featured,Restaurant Reviews,The Foodist | Read More »

A2P Foodist: Restaurant Review—Sava’s

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Restaurant Review:  *** (good, reliable)—Ratings range from zero to five stars and reflect the reviewer’s reaction to food, with ambiance, service and price taken into consideration, as well. Sava’s 216 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Hours: 8 a.m.-midnight daily Ph: 734-623-2233 Reservations suggested for Sunday brunch. Trying to find the door to a [...]

December 18th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Featured,Restaurant Reviews,The Foodist | Read More »

A2 Arts Alliance Exec. Director: “We Advised the Mayor NOT to Put An Art Tax on the Ballot”

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by P.D. Lesko In July 2012 Deb Polich (pronounced Polick) was named the new executive director of the Ann Arbor Arts Alliance. In August, says Polich, “We—the Arts Alliance Board and myself—had a meeting with Mayor Hieftje and Council members Taylor (Christopher Taylor, Ward 3) and Lumm (Jane Lumm, Ward 2), and we told them that [...]

December 13th, 2012 | Posted in Art,Arts & Leisure,Featured | Read More »

“Let Them Eat Art!” Why Refusing To Kill The Percent for Art Program Could Mean the Ouster of More Local Pols

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by P.D. Lesko We begin with a fairytale: Once Upon A Time there were five Ann Arbor City Council members named Sandi Smith, Carsten Hohnke, Leigh Greden, Stephen Rapundalo and Tony Derezinski. They all unquestioningly supported Ann Arbor’s Percent for Art program. They did this while funding a $1 million dollar brass sculpture, which their subjects [...]

November 20th, 2012 | Posted in Ann Arbor Politics,Art,Arts & Leisure,City Council,Featured,Politics | Read More »

Was Council Aware of the Successful Class Action Lawsuit Against Seattle’s Percent For Art Program Before Approving Ann Arbor’s Art Ordinance?

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By P.D. Lesko In 2007, Ann Arbor City Council passed the Public Art Ordinance that sets aside one percent of funds from all public construction budgets for art projects — to a maximum of $250,000 per project. On the City of Ann Arbor web site, it says that John Hieftje “championed the Percentage for Art Program to [...]

August 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Art,Econ,Featured,Money,Taxes | Read More »

Neurobiology (and ArtPrize) Confirms Conservatives Have Bad Taste In Art

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by Amy Kerr Hardin Like to win a cool quarter million dollars?  You may be in luck if you are a socially conservative artist. ArtPrize, a community art contest founded by Rick DeVos, kicked-off its 2012 call for entries this past week. There are just a few caveats to keep in mind though: you must make something very, very big, [...]

April 29th, 2012 | Posted in Art,Arts & Leisure,Featured,Politics | Read More »

A New Copyright Lawsuit May Result in the Prosecution of Educators & Students Who Share Digital Materials

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by Ernesto Van Dersar John Wiley & Sons, one of the world’s largest textbook publishers, is continuing its efforts to crack down on BitTorrent piracy. The company has now named several people who allegedly shared Wiley titles online, and is demanding a jury trial against them. If these actually go ahead it will be the first [...]

April 19th, 2012 | Posted in Books,Crime,Edu,Featured,Higher Ed.,K-12 | Read More »

The “Sustainable” Mantra — Organic, Local, and Slow — Won’t Save the World’s Hungry Millions

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by Robert Paarlberg From Whole Foods recyclable cloth bags to Michelle Obama’s organic White House garden, modern eco-foodies are full of good intentions. We want to save the planet. Help local farmers. Fight climate change — and childhood obesity, too. But though it’s certainly a good thing to be thinking about global welfare while chopping [...]

April 13th, 2012 | Posted in Arts & Leisure,Best of A2P,Columns,Featured,The Foodist,Urban Exile | Read More »

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