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Are iPhones, social media, selfies and other societal trends fucking up the restaurant business?

My friend Rhonda Crosson, who left a career as a biochemist in Michigan to become a baker in the big apple, recently shared the following from Craigslist NYC. Personally, I suspect it’s fiction, but, as it raises a number of interesting issues concerning how personal technology is impacting the restaurant business, I thought that I’d […]

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Immigration crisis on the Mexican border brings out the worst in Michiganders

Since October, more than 57,000 children have crossed over our border with Mexico, requesting asylum. These children, it would seem, are being sent north by their families not only to escape poverty, but the gangs and organized crime syndicates that are increasingly a part of life in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. And, now, thanks […]

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Ypsilanti’s Washtenaw International High School ranks 2nd in statewide ACT rankings

While I don’t think that you can necessarily judge the quality of a school based on test scores alone, it’s incredibly cool to know that, after just three years in operation, Ypsilanti’s Washtenaw International High School is already the highest performing school in Washtenaw County (relative to ACT scores), and the second highest ranking high […]

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Johnny Manziel and his rolled up $20 bill

There are few things in life I probably care less about than recently drafted NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel. And, under normal circumstances, I’d never post about how he chooses to spend his time in the restroom. This comment left on Reddit, though, seemed like the kind of thing I just had to share.

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Chef Alex Young of the Roadhouse on his work at Cornman farms and the importance of preserving foodways

In celebration of Zingerman’s making the front page of the New York Times business section this weekend, I thought that I’d post this recent interview I did with Zingerman’s Roadhouse managing partner, and James Beard Award-winning chef, Alex Young. Alex, as you may know, when he’s not serving up “really good American food” at the […]

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