We didn’t waste time reproducing fads from elsewhere or opening restaurants that our community couldn’t or wouldn’t support. I remember reading a story about a restaurant where guests lounged on beds while eating and thinking, “I’m glad other people can weed out the dumb fads so we don’t have to.” Our centuries-old city has enough culture, enough history, enough distinctive architecture and local flavor, to offer inspiration anywhere a person looks.
“Midwesterner has been a wonderful addition to my weekly reading! As a lover of history and cooking both, I appreciate the way it’s brought so many little-known stories about Midwestern food out to where the rest of the world can appreciate the diversity and deliciousness of our region.”
—Ari Weinzweig, co-owner and founding partner, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, Ann Arbor, Michigan