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Peter Glatz
Lynda Covert

For 40 years, Dr. Peter Glatz put dental instruments inside the mouths of patients in Illinois, and now that he's retired, he's providing a different type of "filling."  At the age of 67, Dr. Glatz is staying in his "Bertha Bus" in Ann Arbor while helping out on a local farm and using his passion to cook and create at area restaurants.  He tells WEMU's Lisa Barry about his culinary journey.

Micah Bartelme
Micah Bartelme

As Ann Arbor bars and restaurants prepare to reopen after being closed by the pandemic since mid-March, things will definitely be different.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Micah Bartelme, principal and CEO of BarStar Group, which owns and operates several Ann Arbor area bars and restaurants, including Nightcap, LoFi, and Babs Underground in the downtown area.  Also a board member of the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, he talks about the far-reaching effects the global health crisis has had on the Ann Arbor restaurant scene.


Ann Arbor
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Restaurants were one of the first and hardest hit by our current health crisis and looks like they will remain closed for a while.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with John Reyes of Eater.com about how Washtenaw County restaurants are evolving during the current health crisis and what they are doing to try and still serve customers and maintain their bottom line.

 


Zingerman's
Zingerman's

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts, but due to the current coronavirus pandemic, most restaurants have had to figure out a new way to operate, and some have had to close.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk about what your local dining options are and how you can support local grocery stores and restaurants in new ways, due to rising health concerns.

24th Cheesecakerie
24th Cheesecakerie / Facebook

24th Cheesecakerie in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti is a family-owned and operated business incorporating the concept and culture of family into everything they do.

WEMU's Lisa Barry and John Reyes of Eater.com talk to one of the business's owners, Sean Brezell, who brought several family members with him to the interview about how they strive to bring value--and cheesecake--to the Washtenaw County community.

Dessous
Dessous / dessousannarbor.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by Eater.com writer John Reyes, who talks about some Valentine’s Day dinner options in the Ann Arbor area.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
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Ann Arbor Restaurant Week is a semiannual event that celebrates the Ann Arbor dining scene, with 50+ area restaurants participating. WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sandra Andrade, executive director of Ann Arbor’s Main Street Area Association, about what to expect from the dining event scheduled to begin January 12th. 


Bobcat Bonnie's
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to one of the partners and managers at the new Bobcat Bonnie's restaurant in Ypsilanti, Brittney Gryzwa.  She describes the restaurant as having "good food, a fun environment at a fair price."

Lisa and Jessica also talk about traditional holiday food, as well as new Christmas dinner traditions.


Go! Ice Cream
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This week, "Art and Soul" is about the diverse and delicious dining destinations around Washtenaw County.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the owner of Go! Ice Cream in Ypsilanti, Rob Hess, about serving the local community, as well as delicious creative ice cream concoctions, and award-winning cooking instructor and cookbook author Molly Stevens, who will be at Zingerman's Roadhouse November 12th.


Sweetwaters
Kristen Jackson / Sweetwaters

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts in Washtenaw County.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to Kristen Jackson, the owner of two Ann Arbor Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea locations.  She talks about her efforts to connect customers with locally made food and baked goods to keep community connections strong by creating a comfortable "third place" for people to visit and enjoy.


Marcy Harris

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster speak with Tammie Gilfoyle, a local artist, dog rescuer, and now known to some as the “tomato evangelist” because of the fresh vegetables she's growing in Dexter.


Antonio's Coney Island
Antonio's Coney Island

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts, focusing on the many food options in our community.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to the owner of Antonio's Coney Island in Ypsilanti, where diners might be surprised to find a non-typical, coney island menu focusing more on Central American specialties.


Jason Thrasher

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to renowned southern food and history writer John T. Edge, who will be speaking at Zingerman's upcoming Camp Bacon.  

Rachel Waring

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry is joined by her regular co-host for this segment, Jessica Webster, and community “connector” Patti Smith talking about the history of beer in Ann Arbor.


Amalia DiRita / Mikette Bistro & Bar

This week, "Art and Soul" is all about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Adam Baru, who owns three local restaurants, Mani Osteria, Isalita, and Mikette in Ann Arbor.  Baru talks about the re-launching of Mikette’s menu with a Mediterranean flare.


Chow
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by writer, food expert, and host of the Sunday afternoon jazz music show "The In Crowd" Jessica Webster as they talk to one of the owners of Ann Arbor's Logan about plans to open a new different type of restaurant soon.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week
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This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the culinary arts and with the upcoming “restaurant week” in Ann Arbor.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks to the director of the Ann Arbor Main Street Association,  which organizes the annual event, Sandra Andrade, about the annual restaurant event.


Courtesy Photo / Sweet Heather Anne

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Heather Leavitt about her cake studio in Ann Arbor, "Sweet Heather Anne," where creativity combined with baking results in artistic cakes and desserts.


Eat Ann Arbor / eatannarbor.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Blake Reetz, co-owner of “Eat Catering And Carryout” in Ann Arbor, talking about all things Thanksgiving, which of course includes pie!


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, Art and Soul is about the  culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster are joined by Mary Campbell, the owner of “Everyday Wines” in Ann Arbor, who shares useful information about the world of wine.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is  joined by Jessica Webster and local organic farmer Kim Bayer to talk about “slow food” and growing pure organic fruits and vegetables.


Gabrielle Langholtz

This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk to the author of “America the Cookbook,” Gabrielle Langholtz, who talks about the roots of “American” cooking.


Grange Kitchen and Bar

For this week's Art and Soul, 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry is joined by Jessica Webster and the creator and chef of Grange Kitchen And Bar in Ann Arbor, Brandon Johns.  The restaurant was opened nearly 9 years ago as a genuine farm-to-table restaurant trying to serve as much local produce and meats and fish as possible.  Grange presents itself as a place for locally sourced farm-to-table dining.


Lisa Barry

Now that the weather has warmed up there are a lot of outdoor dining options around Washtenaw County. 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster talk about just some of the many places to enjoy a meal or a beverage outside a local restaurant.


Lisa Barry

It took years to turn the old Elbow Room in Ypsilanti into a new Mexican food restaurant called Dolores.  It was created and is run by a married couple Marcela Rubio and Andrew Epstein.

They join 89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry and Jessica Webster to talk about their vision for the restaurant, their attachment to the community, and the kinds of food they are offering.


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This week, Art and Soul is about the culinary arts and 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by food expert, writer, and host of the In Crowd every Sunday afternoon here on WEMU, Jessica Webster.

They’re also joined by special guest Tommy York, owner of Morgan and York Fine Wines and Specialty Foods in Ann Arbor.


Lisa Barry

"Art and Soul" this week is about the culinary arts.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry sits down with the founder and CEO of Avalon International Breads, which opened a restaurant and cafe in Ann Arbor just over a year ago.  Lisa talks about that in her conversation with Jackie Victor.


Lisa Barry

It’s the culinary arts and food that is (almost) too pretty to eat in this week’s "Art and Soul."  Lisa Barry is joined by food expert and host of WEMU’s “The In Crowd,” Jessica Webster, to talk about the 2nd anniversary of Ann Arbor restaurant Spencer with owners Abby Olitzky and Steve Hall.


The Lunch Room

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry is joined by local food expert and writer Jessica Webster as they talk about the vibrant restaurant scene in Washtenaw County.  This week, they are joined by a special guest, the co-owner of The Lunch Room and the recently opened Detroit Street Filling Station in Ann Arbor, Joel Panozzo.


Lisa Barry

89.1’s Lisa Barry and local writer and food expert Jessica Webster spoke with the owner and manager of Chela’s Restaurant and Taqueria.  Owner Adrian Iraola, as well as manager Enrique Aquino, talked about the recent opening of their second restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor.  Their second location is located in the space of the former Jerusalem Garden on Fifth Avenue.


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