TO THE HOT TAKE CANNON
Ann Arbor.com, HT Andrew Fine.
"Krazy" Jim Shafer was the longtime owner of Blimpy's. Today it's owned and operated by Rich Magner but Jim's widow sold the property (including my mother's house in college) to the university.
They're not going to close but they have to move:
“I don’t know what the plans are,” Magner said. “But basically, in a nutshell, we will be able to operate in this location into summer 2013 and we will be trying to put a deal together and look for a new location.” Magner worked at Blimpy Burger in 1969 when he was a student. After working in other restaurants, he returned to Blimpy Burger and purchased the business in 1993.
Finding a place on campus is gonna be tough. For anyone who ever lived on the south side of campus, having the answer to your hangover just a few blocks away was the most important thing.
Just secured some tickets for Saturday and now face the task of tailgating in enemy territory. I was at Northwestern which was very much like tailgating in AA as we were surrounded by tons of other U of M fans. I know this will not be the case in EL. This will be my first trip there .. so any advice from some experienced M fans that have been to Spartyland in the past ? My age alone prefers being away from the "student" areas as I really don't want to have some 18 year old's msu vomit all over my car that is obviously owned by a Michigan fan.
Is there a "favorite" lot for U of M fans? Thanks for the help ... and
Maybe I'm kitschy, but I like Todd's Taste of the Town on ESPN football broadcasts.
1. Does anyone know where there is a list of these? I was thinking about making a Google map of them for posterity and to give me starting points for places to visit when I go to road games.
2. Has he done one in Ann Arbor (if so where)?
3. For the benefit of non-UM alums on the board, what are your nominations for Ann Arbor Tastes of the Town? I suggest the Mongolian grill and Cottage Inn (although I went there on Saturday and was disappointed, something must have changed from the last time I went there ten years ago).
4. Apparently Cottage Inn is favored by stoners: http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/aaa/425529349.html
Let's talk about something that everyone likes, and also something that is not voluntarymandatoryworkout-freakout-related.
So: what are some good things to cook during football season? As I have previously mentioned, chopping stuff soothes me during tense moments, but my game-time-food repertoire is not that big.
So far, I have on my list chili, nachos, and baked mac & cheese. What else?
(Bonus if you can suggest something that can be made vegetarian-style.)
Instead of instituting night games, Michigan should work on it's menu starting with offering something like this.