This is one of three WLAA stories on the reopening of MD Bagel Fragel.
Bagel Fragel has been an Ann Arbor institution for four decades. It first opened on South University before being forced out of that location (there is a high-rise there now) and moving to Plymouth Road. Patricia Rockette purchased the business in 2007 from a longtime employee who bought it from the original owner when they moved to Plymouth Road. She changed the name to MD Bagel Fragel (the M is for Michael and the D is for Dylan – the names of her sons). Rockette was forced to shut the doors on Dec. 20, 2018 after owners of the building decided not to renew her lease. MD Bagel Fragel will open on Wednesday (Feb. 6) with a “soft opening” at 3500 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor.
Here are just a few (there are many, many others) Ann Arbor longtime food and drink favorites – you know, the “must stops” when former residents return home or friends come to visit.
Pollo Milanese at Palio – sit outside on a home football Saturday
Hippie Hash for breakfast at the Fleetwood Diner
Georgia Reuben or Pastrami sandwich (or anything for that matter) at Zingermans
A double at Blimpy Burger (main photo)
“Filetto di Manzo” at Gratzi
Glass of wine and appetizer at Earle Wine Bar
A steak (bone-in strip, porterhouse, cowboy) at The Chop House AA
Dancing and drinks at Weber’s Habitat Bar
Breakfast at Angelo’s or the Northside Grill
Fried chicken at Seoul Street
The Lunch Room – Vegan delicious
Pulled Pork at Blue Tractor
Anything at Aventura
Pizza anyone? Cottage Inn – Anthony’s – Pizza Bob’s
Martini and a steak at Knight’s West Side or Knight’s Downtown
Mr. Spots Philly Cheesesteak on State Street
Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass at Real Seafood Co.
Ashley’s (grad students remember)
Packard or Stadium Dairy Queen
Mani Osteria and Bar
In memoriam: Thano’s Lamplighter Deep Dish Pizza
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