On this week's Art & Soul, I am joined by local restaurant writer Jessica Webster, who takes a look back at the local restaurant scene in our area.
There were fewer changes and some interesting trends, according to Webster. She says there have been a lot of new pizza places opening in the Ann Arbor area recently.
We also discuss the recent opening of the Avalon Breads International Café and Kitchen on East Liberty in Ann Arbor. There is a coffee shop/lounge area and a separate restaurant at the new Ann Arbor Avalon location.
There was also a surprise closing last month. Webster says Babo Market on Washington and Division closed last month after recent renovations, but Sava's brother Fred is taking over the location and re-opening soon.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is coming up January 15th through the 20th. A large number of restaurants are participating this year, according to Webster, who says around 55 restaurants are taking part in the bi-annual event organized by the Main Street Area Association.