Funny how simplicity trumps complexity always. In Ann Arbor (A2), you have Osteria Mani, a tip-top, shipshape trattoria-style place where the pizzas and pastas are crazy delicious and a well-trained staff that is all about service. Not naming cities, but wouldn’t it be swell if chefs in the Hub of the Universe simply cooked good food rather than stroke egos via the plate. Sheesh!
And then, this very morning, at the friendliest food store on earth, Zingerman’s, it was possible to enjoy good, strong coffee, a very fine bagel, and lox-cream cheese spread. Yes, the prices there were ballpark 50% higher than what one pays in cities where there is competition for food as good as this, but it’s a treat, isn’t it? And for sure the tastes were deep.