I do hope you come to ConFusion. based on the people we know in common, seems like we should meet. unless we already have and I just haven't connected the real world to the virtual.
Not that we couldn't, like, meet in between now and then... now that would be revolutionary.
Hmm, do you have a photo? Your LJ name isn't familiar, but of course it's possible I bumped into you at Penguicon at some point.
Sure. lots of my userpics are photos of me. This weekend I was wearing my hair down but otherwise I pretty much look like this. Let's see, hair down... the picture on the Apollocon guest page
(I'm the fan guest of honor) has me with my hair down.
Hmm, you don't look familiar (but, I'm afraid, my memory is terrible, even when unobscured by booze).
Still, hello and welcome. :)
Speaking of booze, burkesworks
says you're the go-to guy for info on good food and drink in Ann Arbor. I've been reading up some stuff online, but there's nothing to beat the personal recommendation....
He does?? I don't really see myself as super-gourmet, but still, I appreciate his confidence.
Well, anyway, fair enough - what kind of food/drink are you interested in? ;)
He did, indeed
. Basically, I'm over in AA for a course in mid-May. I'm arriving a few days before the course starts, and have most of a day afterwards, so I naturally went to Google to check for the presence of interesting microbreweries and food places (bonus points for cuisines not available in Edinburgh). Instead of, as I'd feared, finding hardly any places, I get overwhelmed....
I just wish the course had been earlier, or Penguicon later - Charlie's said good things about it.
Well, I'm sure we can figure out something. :) Ann Arbor's pretty good for southern Indian cuisine - I'm sure you can find that in Edinburgh as well as the more usual takeaway fare, after all we did run the place for a couple of centuries, but there's some good stuff in that line if you like idli and dosas. Or, have you ever had Ethiopian?
As for microbreweries - there's the Arbor Brewing Company, which has some interesting stuff and slightly pricy food, or Ashleys, which is a pub (for US definitions of pub) that has a pretty wide beer selection. Or Connor O'Neill's if you like Irish-American kitsch. My dad and I would probably also both recommend you try Goose Island, especially Honker's Ale at some point - they're Chicago-based, both widely available round here.
Sabor Latino is excellent and inexpensive. I also put in a vote for Blue Nile, the Ethiopian place in AA (there's also Red Sea over in Ypsilanti) for very yummy food. The Jerk Pit is a little basement Jamaican place that serves very tasty spicy sandwiches and the like, and sushi.come (unfortunately named place, no?) is very good for inexpensive but excellent sushi. Hm...there's also a lot of Thai around.
We used to go to Leopold Bros. for nice microbrews, but I'll have to see if they're still open.
Hi, I'm jojomojo's girlfriend, by the way. :)
Leopold's is closed now, which is too bad because it was a fun place to hang out.
I just tried Habana on Washington St. over the weekend. Excellent Cuban food!
I've got a picture of Sushi.Come on my camera phone. It makes me laugh. :)
2008-04-23 02:26 pm (UTC)
Re: *random food commentary*
Ah, we'd notice it looked kind of shuttered the other day - that's a real shame, we liked to play pool there once in a while. :(
Some of my AA friends liked to have parties there now and again. Now we'll have to find somewhere else to cause trouble :)
Oh well, it's not like we'd made it out since last summer anyway.
This is the person I was telling you about, who knows scalzi
and such. (She also has Neil Gaiman programmed into her iPhone. You can be jealous.)
You might be going alone. I don't think I'll ever be allowed to take a day off of work again.