Category Archives: Reviews

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

This afternoon my family went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Background Unlike the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them features adult wizards. In the Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook used at Hogwarts. The book was written by Newt Scamander. […]

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Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, and Corn Mazes in the Ann Arbor Area

Apple Orchards, Cider Mills, and Corn Mazes Near Ann Arbor

There are several signs that fall is here…kids returning to school, apple picking, and corn mazes. For years, we have loved visiting the apple orchard or cider mill. More recently, we have also been visiting corn mazes. I’ve updated last year’s listing with information on 2016 opening dates. I have compiled information on several of the local apple orchards, corn mazes, […]

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Satchel’s BBQ – Saturday Restaurant Review

Satchel's BBQ - Pulled Pork & Cole Slaw

As you drive down Washtenaw Avenue, you can frequently see and smell the Satchel’s BBQ smoker preparing food. Even if the smoker isn’t going it is hard to miss their pile of wood. They have recently upgraded their interior. If you haven’t been in a while, it is worth the trip. Satchel’s BBQ offers Counter Service Barbecue. Satchel’s BBQ is one of […]

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Maiz Mexican Cantina – Saturday Restaurant Review

Maiz - Chips & Drinks

In my opinion one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Ann Arbor area is Maiz Mexican Cantina in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town. They offer free kids meals on Sunday nights, so that is always a great day to visit. Every meal starts with chips and salsa. Of course margaritas are always a good bet (for the adults) at a Mexican restaurant. […]

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Summer Activities – Wednesday Activity Reviews

Summer Activity Reviews

Are you looking for fun family activities this summer? Each Wednesday this summer, Ann Arbor with Kids is sharing a review of a fun activity.  The activities in the Wednesday Activity Review are selected based on their appeal to families with elementary aged children. Many of these activities will also be of interest to older and younger children. Activities featured in the Wednesday Activity Review […]

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Montibeller Park – Playground Profile

Montibeller Park - Balance Beam

This profile of Montibeller Park is part of our Summer Series: Tuesday Playground Profiles Each week Ann Arbor with Kids is profiling a different playground in the Ann Arbor area. Playgrounds will be selected from Ann Arbor, Saline, Ypsilanti, Dexter, etc. Today we are profiling Pittsfield Township’s Montibeller Park. Montibeller Park Montibeller Park is located on Ellsworth Rd just east of the shopping center with Meijer. […]

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