MD Bagel Fragel: Here are a “few” other Ann Arbor food & beverage favorites

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

Ice cream anyone? Washtenaw Dairy – Blank Slate Creamery (above)

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

Joe & Rosie Creamery

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)

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Packard or Stadium Dairy Queen

Mani Osteria and Bar

Frita Batidos

In memoriam: Thano’s Lamplighter Deep Dish Pizza


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