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Art & Soul: The Culinary Arts - Stalking Mario Batali, Growing Strip Mall Restaurant Scene

Nov 3, 2016

On this week's Art & Soul, MLive's Jessica Webster and I talk about what's new on the local restaurant scene, including what's recently closed and what's moving in to replace them.

Jessica also tells us about Ann Arbor's growing strip mall restaurant scene and one business that recently drew the attention of the New York Times.


Vegetable Tartine from Spencer.
Credit Jessica Webster

We also talk about celebrity chef Mario Batali and share our own stories about trying to meet him in person.

See also: Detroit's Avalon International Breads expands to Ann Arbor with cafe


Lisa Barry bumps into Chef and TV host Mario Batali playing putt putt in Traverse City.
Credit Lisa Barry

MLive's Jessica Webster takes a selfie with Mario Batali at Frida Batido in Ann Arbor.
Credit Jessica Webster

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu