It’s the summer between my freshman and sophomore years at the U-M, and I’m coming home from a birthday party with a friend. We had to walk down S. Forest to get back to his apartment, and like many times freshman year walking to Sadako or No Thai, we passed Pinball Pete’s.
I’ve always been one to mock restaurants for being overpriced, and clown their customers for succumbing to their snappy, photo-ready meals. At the local joint down the street the food is almost always twice as hearty for half the price.
It was the first week of college, and I felt funky. Ostracized to Baits II housing, I decided to hit the town as a fresh blood and search for a hipster coffee shop with the hopes of preventing alienation from creeping in at all corners.
The time has come, folks. Each year, The Michigan Daily uses the power of editorial freedom to consult University lovers and locals on what’s hot in Ann Arbor. Maybe you had a bangin’ breakfast at a place downtown or picked out just the right top for your night out with your closest enemies.
Michigan Time is soon to be a relic of the University’s past, but before it was brutally murdered, it was sweet relief to the thousands of students who used those 10 minutes to breathe just a little bit easier.