I have been anxiously waiting for the newest French inspired restaurant on my side of Ann Arbor to open, I’ll admit I was stalking their Facebook page for months. (#guilty) Of course once I heard word that the The Standard had opened I grabbed my Mamaw and took her to lunch as soon as I could.
I had a recent girls day with Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy that was filled with photo shoots, shopping, lots of girl talk and lunch of course! I was in Liz’s neck of the woods and let her decide where we went in Downtown Northville. Liz took me to one of her favorites, Center Street Grille.
The Carlyle Grill in Ann Arbor has been my favorite restaurant since it opened, back when I was in high school. I’ve tried the majority of their menu, and what I haven’t tried members of my family have. For being my favorite, I don’t get to eat there much anymore. This was actually my first time back since becoming a vegetarian and boy was I happy!
Let me start off by disclaiming that I have never had Indian food before. I was going to dinner with my friend Andrea and she was craving Indian, so I thought why not try something new!?! We went to Everest Sherpa in Ann Arbor and it was such a fun environment, not to mention had delicious food! But I totally made her order for me!
On the long trek up to Crystal Mountain a couple months ago my Mom mentioned that she was in the mood for a pastie. For those not from the North, it’s like a meat pie with little veggies inside that usually comes in beef and chicken. It’s very common for hunting season. I joked that they “shoot vegetarians up here” but she was on a mission and I know that if a woman in my family is on a mission get out of her way!
On my last trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan I was on a mission for an amazing grilled cheese sandwich! Before my trip I was told to check out Two Beards Deli when I go, of course being me I perused the menu that same day and found plenty for this vegetarian to eat including a pretty awesome grilled cheese.
Let’s talk tacos! I had such a perfect afternoon at Mama Lu’s in Traverse City a few weeks ago. The weather was around 75 degrees and sunny making it perfect to stroll through downtown on my first and brief visit to the city. Eating outside, being comfortable, enjoying the sunshine… sounds like bliss! Not to mention how scrumptious those tacos were.