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Visiting AA with teenage Hound

garlicandwingnut Jun 2, 2009 08:57 AM

I am taking my 16 year old (6'6" 280 lbs.) to Ann Arbor for 4 days of football camp. He loves good food and lots of it (7000 -8000 calories/day).

I would be most grateful for reccos that will not break the already broken bank.

Big thank you to AA Hounds!!

  1. j
    Jim M Jun 2, 2009 02:39 PM

    Another place famed for its portions is the Bomber, on Michigan Ave. (the main drag) just east of downtown Ypsilanti.


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    1. re: Jim M
      garlicandwingnut Jun 3, 2009 06:31 AM

      Thanks Jim.

      Some big nasty breakfasts will be on the card for sure.

      Are there any restos serving roast (not fried) chicken?

      Do any steak places offer particularly good value?

      Thanks again for your help!

      1. re: garlicandwingnut
        Jim M Jun 3, 2009 08:28 AM

        The classic old Ann Arbor steakhouse is Knight's. Not cheap, but good-sized steaks and really good; an offshoot of an old butcher shop in the center of town. You may have to wait at peak mealtimes.


        Lots of old Germans in Ann Arbor, and one of the old German restaurants is right by I-94 for high-calorie, high-carb traditional German food:


        Good question on the roast chicken. I never seem to order that in restaurants, although I love roast chicken. The Whole Foods stores have excellent chicken and pork barbecue, and they also have rotisserie chicken. Anybody else?

        Near the U-M campus you'll see a lot of Korean restaurants, especially on or near South University Avenue. If you like that cuisine, they are without exception cheap, filling, and good.

        The original Cottage Inn pizza restaurant (it's now a chain) is at 512 E. William St. near campus. Seems as though that could also fill the bill. Decent Italian standards; generous portions; good bread.

        1. re: Jim M
          garlicandwingnut Jun 3, 2009 10:22 AM

          Don't know what I'd do without you Jim! Thanks very much.

          Roast chicken is favorite and we will be staying at a motel with a rudimentary kitchen so chicken, salad and whatever will make up a "picnic" dinner.

          Thanks for your help.

    2. j
      Jim M Jun 2, 2009 02:10 PM

      Well, this is where Michael Phelps used to hang out. I don't know about the food (been a while since I went to Benny's), but they could cover the calories:


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