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The Wurst Bar’s Jesse Kranyak marks his first year as an Ypsilanti restaurant owner by spilling his bratwurst-filled guts

One year ago this month, the Wurst Bar opened its doors in Ypsi. To commemorate the event, I thought that I’d interview the bar’s owner, Jesse Kranyak, and see how things have gone since we last spoke… MARK: I’m not sure if you want for it to be public knowledge, but you’ve mentioned to me […]

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An interview with The Wurst Bar’s Jesse Kranyak

A few days ago, I posted something here about Ypsi’s newest, gourmet sausage-filled watering hole, The Wurst Bar. As I said at the time, I really liked the place, and, since my visit, I’ve been exchanging emails with the owner, Jesse Kranyak. What follows is our exchange. I hope you enjoy it. MARK: Assuming you’re […]

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Food Cart culture… has it reached critical mass in Ann Arbor?

After a lot of little fits and starts, it looks as though, with the opening of Mark’s Carts, food cart culture is finally beginning to take hold in Ann Arbor. We may still be a decade or so behind the scene in Portland, but it feels good to actually be in the race. Here’s wishing […]

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Pot and Box, and tons of food

Last night, I went to a cool little foodie event in Ann Arbor put on by the folks at Tracklements. The event, which brought together a number of budding local food businesses, like Farrell Fruit, EAT, The Brinery, and the new Zingerman’s endeavor San Street, was held at the Pot and Box flower shop. As […]

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$3 soup and sandwich

Driving down Michigan Ave the other day, I noticed a new sign out in front of the seedy strip joint formerly knows as Legg’s. The place, which I believe was re-christened the Hot Spot after almost burning down a few months ago, is advertising a $3 soup and sandwich combo. While I’d likely never go […]

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