Food & Drink: Restaurant week is coming, so is Camp Bacon; local author wins rave reviews
Speaking of choices, Ann Arbor's twice-yearly Restaurant Week is upon us. Starting on Sunday the 12th and running through Friday the 17th, this year's Restaurant Week features a record 45 participating restaurants.
Diners will be able to sample the best local restaurants have to offer, with $25 prix fixe dinner menus and $12 lunches. Several restaurants will offer two-for-one pricing. Complete information is available on the Restaurant Week site. Restaurants tend to fill up quickly, so make sure you make reservations.
Love bacon? You're not alone. NPR recently published a story calling bacon a "gateway to meat" for vegetarians. It seems that even avowed meat-avoiders can't stay away from the beloved breakfast staple.
Zingerman's has taken the love for bacon to new heights with its second annual Camp Bacon. Kicking off on June 30 with a special bacon dinner with James Beard award-winning chef Andrea Reusing at Zingerman's Roadhouse, the events also include a benefit concert at the Ark with legendary soul man Andre "Bacon Fat" Williams on July 1 and a Bacon street fair in Kerrytown on July 3. You can find more information here.
Ann Arbor resident Oran Hesterman, founder of the Fair Food Network and author of the new book "Fair Food", received a rave review from The New York Times over the weekend. Reviewer Nancy F. Koehn called Hesterman's book "an important, accessible book on a crucial subject."
You can read the full review on the New York Times site.