Ann Arbor Juggling Arts Festival 2013: local information

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Food on-site

The Wide World Sports Center has a snack bar serving pizza, hot dogs, and candy, which is usually open from noon to 5pm on Saturday.

Lodging

See Places to Stay from the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Weather

Weather information for Ann Arbor

Restaurants

There's nothing right next door. But if you go a little over a mile south on Oak Valley Drive, you'll come to an area of strip malls where you can find restaurants that include the following. (Most of these blurbs are lifted directly from arborfood.com. They may be out of date; call ahead to the restaurant if you want to be sure.)

  • Alpha Koney Island: Classic coneys and traditional breakfasts in a diner setting. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 2833 Oak Valley (Oak Valley Center) 930-1520
  • Beijing Restaurant: The cuisines of Beijing, Shanghai, Szechuan, and Canton combined in a comfortable environment. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm (Fri & Sat til 10:30pm). Sun noon-9pm. 2803 Oak Valley (Oak Valley Center) 668-0201
  • Godaiko: Authentic Japanese specialties, including sushi, sashimi and cooked entrees with an emphasis on fresh fish. Tatami room available, where diners can sit on traditional tatami mats. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm & 5:30-10pm (Fri & Sat til 11pm). Sun 5-10pm. 3115 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 930-2880
  • Joe's Crab Shack: Crabs, beer, and dancing servers. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm. 3020 Waters Road (Between Meijer's and Best Buy) 662-7091
  • McDonalds: under $6/plate. Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am-midnight (Fri & Sat 7am-midnight). Seating area may close earlier than listed time. 3001 Waters, 995-9356
  • Original 60's Sub and Pizza Shop Philly-style sub shop serves 15 hot and five cold, plus two-foot party subs, salads, pizza, soups and chili. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. till 10 p.m.). Closed Sun. 3135 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 930-6060
  • Outback Steakhouse: Aussie-themed chain restaurant serving steak, chicken, fish, ribs. $12 to $18/plate. Hours: Mon-Fri 4-10:30pm (Fri til 11:30 pm). Sat 3-11:30pm. Sun 3-10pm. 3173 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 662-7400
  • TGI Friday's: Chain with a variety of items, including potato skins, Buffalo wings, sandwiches, pasta, enchiladas, and ribs. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Daily 11am-2am. Also Sat & Sun brunch 11am-3pm. 3015 W. Waters, 997-7050

If you want to go into downtown Ann Arbor, you'll find too many restaurants to list here. A few favorites of Ann Arbor jugglers (information from arborfood.com and Arborweb's restaurants section):

  • Seva: Everybody's favorite Ann Arbor vegetarian restaurant. But calling Seva a "vegetarian restaurant" doesn't do justice to the variety of great Mexican, Asian, Italian, and American cuisine. Try the portabella burger or the enchilada calabasa. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm (Fri and Sat til 10pm). Sun 10am-9pm (brunch 10am-3pm). 314 E. Liberty 662-1111
  • Zingerman's Delicatessen: A wide selection of sandwiches, hearth-baked breads, smoked fish, cheese, olive oils, and desserts. Expect a line on weekends. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: 7am-10pm daily. Delivery of Food by Phone. 422 Detroit St (663-DELI).
  • The Original Cottage Inn: Family Italian restaurant, popular Ann Arbor hangout. Under $12/plate. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-midnight, Sun. noon-11 p.m. 512 E. William 663-3379
  • Dominick's: Pasta, pizza, Italian deli sandwiches, and drinks served in Mason jars. Rustic surroundings outside and inside. Nice place to go if it's nice out. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. Closed Sun. 812 Monroe 662-5414
  • Jerusalem Garden: Good, cheap Middle Eastern food. Under $6. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. Sat 11am-8pm. Sun noon-5pm (summer hours Mon-Fri.10am-9pm. Sat 11am-9pm. Sun noon-6pm). 307 S. Fifth Ave, 995-5060
  • Blue Nile Ann Arbor's only Ethiopian restaurant with your choice of a meat or vegetable "feast": a large, communal platter of savory meat and/or vegetable dishes eaten with a soft, spongey bread called injera instead of utensils. $12 to $18 for all you can eat. Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm. Fri & Sat 4-10:30pm. Sun 3-9pm. 221 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 998-4746.
  • Sushi.come: Good, inexpensive Japanese food; $5 and up. 715 N University Ave., (734) 213-3044
  • Saigon Garden: Chinese and Vietnamese food; probably $7--$12. 1220 S. University Avenue, (734) 747-7006
  • Silvio's Organic Pizza: small place serving pizza by-the-slice, calzones, soup; unusual pizza toppings, less cheese, tastier crust. $5 and up. Mon-Thu: 10am-Midnight; Fri,Sat: 10am-3am; Sun: 10am-10pm. 715 North University near State Street, in the small arcade which also houses Sushi.come and Beanie June. (734) 214-6666

Entertainment

Looking for something else to do while you're in town? See: