Holy Crap! There are just 3 Days Left Till Kick-off, and we've almost made it through the Countdown! So with 3 Days Left, here are three more reasons to Love Ann Arbor! Tomorrow and Friday are our final two, and they'll make way for actual football related content. But since we're almost done, here's #6 in our continuing Series of 100 Days to Football and 100 Reasons to Love Ann Arbor.
#6 – Angelo's
Simply the best breakfast place in town. The waits are insane. The lines are long. The service, well, it can be (*ahem*) average on game days. But good holy God is the food good. If you're in town, make a point of eating here. But also make a point of getting there early. It's #6 in our Countdown and Reason #6 to Love Ann Arbor.
#5 – Ashley's
Beer heaven. That is all TAP beer. Go there. Drink. Be merry. Also realize the food is really, really good. Ever since I realized that beer can actually have taste I have returned to Ashley's during every one of my post graduate trips to Ann Arbor. Cozy, but not shoulder to shoulder. The staff are knowledgeable beer snobs, the prices are reasonable, and you cannot beat the location. There are plenty of college kids, but its got a distinctly grown up feel to it. Maybe its the lack of vomit on the floor, or the fact no one is doing shots off the miller lite girl's stomach, or maybe the fact that they don't serve pitchers (at least they didn't when I was there), but it's a bar to sit, converse and contemplate your beer future. Hands down the best pure "bar" in town, and arguably the best bar in a 300 mile radius. That's why it's #5 in our Countdown and Reason #5 to Love Ann Arbor.
#4 – The Golf Course Tailgate
Every home Saturday the Michigan golf course goes from pristine emerald elegance with rolling hills and ancient trees to something resembling a refugee camp as thousands upon thousands of people cram onto its fairways. And I wouldn't have it any other way. There's nothing quite like it. Everyone has their tailgate set up. The deep fryers are out. The ten foot grills are burning hot. Beanbag toss tournaments are being organized and kids are running around the fairways in 50 person games of two hand touch. The flat screens are set up and Gameday blares out of the speakers. They serve burgers, dogs, and lobster. Lobster? You heard right. It's a place where beer is the ultimate barter and everyone, even you, tOSU fans, are friends. On a pristine fall day, it's one of the most beautiful sites on the planet. That's why it's #4 in our Countdown and Reason #4 to Love Ann Arbor.
If you've got suggestions on places you'd like to see, email me with a photo or a description and we'll get your favorite hangouts in the countdown as well. I'll also try to get a link on the sidebar in the coming days that allows you to see all 100 Reasons to Love Ann Arbor.