What is it with me, Ann Arbor restaurants, and When Harry Met Sally? When I went to Amadeus, all I could think about was Billy Crystal saying “paprykash.” And when I went to number 55 on my Ann Arbor Bucket list, the Blue Nile, all I could think about was Billy Crystal telling Meg Ryan about a horrible first date:
And I was making jokes, you know like, “Hey I didn’t know that they had food in Ethiopia? This will be a quick meal. I’ll order two empty plates and we can leave.”
All this, of course, has nothing to do with my meal. Just setting the scene here…
Anyway, last weekend, I went to the Blue Nile with two friends. I wasn’t quite sure that I’d like it, but I ended up thinking it was delicious. We got the “Ethiopian Feast,” which meant we got a platter of meats and veggies and dips, and then we tore off pieces of bread to scoop it all up. I tried a bit of everything, and there was nothing I didn’t like. I would definitely go back!
(Sorry about the questionable-quality iPhone photos)
Also of note? Mary Sue Coleman was eating at the restaurant when we were there. As three Michigan alums, we were all kinda excited about that one. My burning question is: did Mary Sue get the Ethiopian feast and scoop up meat and veggies with her hands? She’s such a smart and dignified lady, so I seriously hope she did – that would be awesome.
16 down, 44 to go!