Braving the wilds of winter, a pair of wine writers from Fort Worth, Texas marveled at Ann Arbor's cultural, culinary, and entrepreneurial know-how.
"From smaller businesses such as Ann Arbor Farmerís market, Vinology - a restaurant and wine bar, to Mediterrano, and Zingermanís, which is a community of businesses, these are all perfect examples of impresarios filling a niche in Ann Arbor and its suburbs. Quality of life and education are paramount here.
To set the stage, we walked through snow flurries to The Gandy Dancer restaurant at the Historic Railroad Station to eat and also enjoy their holiday decorations. From the old-fashioned decor of the restaurant, we watched Amtrak and freight trains move on these tracks. Makes for a colorful, active atmosphere for locals and tourists as well.
In the heart of the energetic University of Michigan campus is the UM Museum of Modern Art, a jaw-dropping, not typical museum representing 150 years of collecting and 18,000 works of art in its permanent collection. A new wing, minimalistic in style, has works of art from Chinese painting to Tiffany architectural glass that draw the visitor forward into new spaces. Worth a visit!"
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