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Attend a virtual lecture on iconic restaurants in Ann Arbor this weekend

A photo of Pizza Bob's from 1972. The eatery will move to a new location on Sept. 1, 2020. Photo courtesy of Pizza Bob's. (Pizza Bob's)

ANN ARBOR – Are you a food history buff? Then an event happening this weekend could be just for you.

Authors Jon Milan and Gail Offen will present a virtual lecture on Sunday at 1 p.m. on their 2016 book “Iconic Restaurants of Ann Arbor.”

The event is part of the Living Room Lecture series presented by Beth Israel Congregation and the Ann Arbor JCC.

During the lecture, Milan and Offen will talk about Ann Arbor’s legendary restaurants -- both past and present, and even solve a few mysteries, including how Division St. was named.

“Whether your fondest food memories of Ann Arbor began in the beloved green booths of Drake’s Sandwich Shop or amid the carved tabletops of the Pretzel Bell, or are drawn from more recent stops at Pizza Bob’s or Zingerman’s -- every generation has a favorite to share,” reads the event announcement.

“Join the fun, as we look at some of the unforgettable eateries and bars that have long made Ann Arbor a destination!”

To register for the event and to see other lectures within the series, click here.

About the Author:

Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.