There are just 64 Days Left Till Kick-off, but we're running a little behind on the Countdown. So with 64 Days Left, we'll double up the countdown until we get caught up! So, here's #84 and #83 in our continuing Series of 100 Days to Football and 100 Reasons to Love Ann Arbor.
#84 - Dominick's
Located just behind the law quad and law library Dominick's is a little haven of sanity and sangria amidst a swirling storm of crazed students and Milwaukee's best serving frat parties. In the interest of full disclosure, I attended both, but upon the reaching of the age of twenty-one vastly preferred the quiet of the Dominick's courtyard and the quality of their beer list and mason jar served sangria. Dominick's has excellent pizza and full-on Italian style bench seating complete with red and white checkered table cloths. You honestly never know who you'll strike up a conversation with while you sit there. It could be the Notre Dame dad whose sone went to Michigan or the new grads from Wisconsin who came down just for the hell of it and somehow stumbled into Dominick's three hours ago. There's something about the place that drains animosity, makes total strangers friends, and keeps you coming back year after year. My money's on the sangria, but everyone's got their reasons, and that's why it's #84 in our Countdown and Reason #84 to Love Ann Arbor
#83 - LSA Building
Put simply, it's an Art Deco monstrosity. It looks like a tractor factory. In Kazakhstan. In 1964. But it's there and it's funneled more LSA grads in and out of its doors than it can remember. Whether it was being used for registration, classes, or was a construction site during your time in Ann Arbor it was always there as you walked up State Street. With people filling in and out of it it seemed like the kindly grand mother of the University's buildings. Not because of its age, but because of how it appeared. It wasn't the prettiest thing in the world, but it gave everything it could to help you graduate in four, five, six... whatever... years. She may be ugly, but she's ours, and the LSA Building is #83 in our Countdown and Reason #83 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.