While the coronavirus pandemic continues to drastically impact lives and businesses, restaurants have had to find new ways to adapt like expanding carryout menus, reconfiguring dining rooms while expanding patios, and providing cocktails to go. Despite the uncertainty of ever-evolving conditions, several Ann Arbor restaurants have opened and even found ways to thrive.
Below is a guide to exciting new establishments that have opened in the past year. The list includes The Boro, from local restaurateur Sava Farah and Michelin-starred chef Louis Maldonado; and the brick-and-mortar debut of Side Biscuit, one of the many pop-ups that have sprouted in Ann Arbor. Three Detroit-area establishments have new outlets in town—Bon Bon Bon, Quickly Boba Cafe, and Detroit Cookie Company. Over in Ypsilanti, Bellflower is offering Southern-influence cuisine, and Wax Bar lets music lovers enjoy tropical cocktails while shopping for used vinyl.
This is a tough time for the restaurant industry and its staff, too, so please, if you do choose to grab a bite, be kind and remember to tip well.
Many Ann Arbor restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker.Read More