Press Mentions

Zingerman’s in the News (May-June 09)

The Ann Arbor News            June 11, 2009,
Ann Arbor’s Zingerman’s Roadhouse named one of top 10 barbecue restaurants in nation by magazine

The News is among the many publications that picked up the story of “A national food magazine  telling the country that it should visit Zingerman’s Roadhouse, a restaurant on the west side of Ann Arbor, to sample great barbecue.”

The Ann Arbor Chronicle            June 11, 2009
A2: Food

A short blog post directs folks to Ari’s “Behind the Counter” blog on The Altantic website about the process of writing The Zingerman’s Guide to Better Bacon book.

The Huffington Post                June 13, 2009
Weekend Horoscoop for June 13-14, 2009

Here’s something fun: “It’s a known fact that Sagittarians love good and plentiful food and drink. So I have one word for you people: Zingerman’s. For those of you who don’t live in or near Ann Arbor, Michigan, this word may require an explanation. Think deli. Think roadhouse. Think coffee. Think creamery. Think catering. Think bakehouse. Think mail order: extraordinary, traditionally-made tasty gifts sent all across the U.S…”

The Flint Journal                June 15, 2009
Two thumbs up to Michigan’s culinary flare

A short article about a recent Midwest Living piece (May 2009) that named its top five Midwestern food towns. In Michigan, MWL chose Ann Arbor and Traverse City, and gave a special shout out to Zingermans.

Wedding Day            June 16, 2009
Nyk & Janelle

This episode of the TNT reality series follows the story of couple from Detroit as they tie the knot. Among the vendors featured, check out the Bakehouse, who made the spectacular cake! According to the website, the show airs again this Saturday at 6am, or watch the full epsiode here:

The Detroit Metro Times                June 17, 2009
Food Stuff

The MT gives “Props to Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor and Slows Bar BQ in Detroit for making Bon Appétit magazine’s “Hot Ten” list of the best new barbecue restaurants.”

Concentrate                    June 22, 2009
Makin’ bacon better, Zingerman’s style

This post links to Ari’s blog on The Atlantic website, as well as the best new bbq article on the Bon Appetit site.

Ann Arbor Business Review        June 25, 2009
Restaurants’ summer menus reflect influence of ‘buy local’ movement

Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Cornman Farms and Creamery goat cheese all get a shout out in this piece about “Local chefs… looking close to home for these red jewels along with a whole lot more, from radishes to potatoes.”

St. Petersburg Times: Tampa
Hyde Park Cafe: Tampa’s top bar

A story about the evolution of a popular Tampa hot spot describes the owner getting through a tough time a few years ago when he found inspiration “in the pages of Zingerman’s Guide to Giving Great Service, based on a successful deli in Ann Arbor, Mich. He took the principles about treating customers like royalty and made it his mantra. Business boomed.”

The Food Channel: Behind the Counter
Topic of Ari’s most recent blog posts include bbq, bacon and seasonal salads.

San Francisco Guardian online: Pixel Vision Arts & Culture Blog
Appetite: Hot pastrami, Little Feat, Omnivore books, Mizuna salad, and more

Zingerman’s is included the list of “some of our nation’s best all-American food joints” in this blog post previewing the Great American Food & Music Fest we recently attended in San Francisco.