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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.


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor has a lot of popular restaurants serving a variety of food that has earned the city a strong reputation for dining out.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks to Sandra Andrade from the Main Street Area Association about two community food events coming up soon.

          

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.


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.


dessous

The English translation of the French word "dessous' is "underneath."  That's where you'll find the one of Ann Arbor's newest downtown eateries. "dessous' occupies an underground space that used to house "Melange." The menu and the space itself have been transformed into an entirely new experience for patrons.  In this week's "creative:impact" on WEMU, you'll hear from co-owner Jay Mullick and consulting chef Eve Aronoff,  on the creative process in creating something entirely new. 


Lisa Barry

There is a lot to be gained from hands-on learning.  At Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, there’s a program that combines learning and eating that area residents can also benefit from.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry takes you to the campus restaurant that serves as a training experience for culinary and hospitality students at WCC open to the public, but Hidden in Plain Sight…

Prisons
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An effective food system in the state’s prisons should go beyond just feeding prisoners.  That’s the message of some lawmakers in the state Senate.


Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Ann Arbor’s “foodie” enthusiasts are looking forward to the start of Restaurant Week on Sunday, January 14th and runs through the 19th.  57 restaurants will be participating in the twice-yearly event featuring one week of one-price dining.

89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry spoke with Maura Thomson, the executive director of the Ann Arbor Main Street Association, which organized the event.


Shhh
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Ever notice the volume level of music being played at a local restaurant or coffee shop?  There's an effort underway in Ann Arbor to reduce that noise level and make the city a quieter and more peaceful place. 


Ann Arbor Restaurants
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Many of us take time off this week between Christmas and New Year's to spend time with family.  But those who work in the restaurant industry are getting ready for a busy week.


Produce
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Food safety became a huge concern when a man introduced hazardous chemicals to grocery stores in Washtenaw County in May.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair talks with Washtenaw County Environmental Health Director Kristen Schweighoefer about what to do if contaminated food becomes a serious problem.