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5 Places in Ann Arbor to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

Did you know that today is Mexican Independence Day and National Guacamole Day?  Get into the spirit with delicious Mexican food. Below are 5 of the best Mexican restaurants in Ann Arbor.


Chela's tacos

Isalita Guacamole


Sabor Latino

Sabor Latino
Taqueria La Fiesta

Taqueria La Fiesta
Tmaz Taqueria


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Top 5 Ann Arbor Sports Bars to Watch the Game

Both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University are on the road this weekend. The Detroit Tigers are beginning their play-off run on Saturday. The next best thing to being in the stadium cheering on your favorite team is watching the game on the big screen at one of the best Ann Arbor Sports Bars.

  1. The Arena
    With 22 TV screens, including 4 high definition big screens and 2 in the bathroom, you won’t miss a single play at The Arena. 

  2. Fraser’s Pub
    A classic Ann Arbor hangout, Fraser’s Pub features 2 big screens and several TVs to enjoy your favorite game. 

  3. Banfield’s Westside Grill & Tavern
    A popular sports bar on the west side of town, Banfield’s features 20 TVs. 

  4. Buffalo Wild Wings
    With TVs everywhere you turn, Buffalo Wild Wings on State Street is a great place to catch the game. 

  5. Damon’s Grill
    With 4 larger then life screens, Damon’s Grill is a great place to cheer on your favorite sports team. 

Where is your favorite place to watch the game?

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Travel to Florida: 5 Things To Do When Visiting the Tampa Bay Area

Summer is finally here, and while we love Ann Arbor, this means we’re all ready for a long vacation and a break from the real world. If you’re looking for a breath of fresh air, head on down to Florida and experience all that the Tampa Bay Area has to offer.

Here are a few of our favorite things that you won’t want to miss:

Theme Parks. Despite the heat, families tend to migrate to the theme parks in the summer. Head to North Tampa to experience a plethora of wild animals and roller coasters at Busch Gardens or cool off next door at it’s water park partner, Adventure Island.  You can even get a discounted pass if you’re going to be visiting both parks! If you’re looking for a little more magic, take a drive up to Orlando to visit Disney World or Universal Islands of Adventure. It’s only a little over an hour away and well worth the drive!

Sporting Events. No matter what your sport, Tampa Bay has something to offer. Head to downtown St Petersburg to catch a Rays baseball game or hit downtown Tampa to see the Bucs hit the field or the Lightning hit the Ice. If basketball is more up your alley, stop by to see the Orlando Magic play after that Disney trip. Don’t forget to pick up an authentic jersey while you’re here – we wouldn’t want you going home empty handed!

The Arts. The Tampa Bay Area is well known for the arts. Downtown St Petersburg in particular has been voted the #1 mid-size art destination in the country two years in a row! From local co-ops and galleries to the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s works (Dali Museum pictured above), the Chihuly blown glass exhibit and the Museum of Fine Art, there is an endless amount to experience. This truly gives the city life.

Nightlife and Dining. From the laid back atmosphere provided by Central Avenue to the more upscale Beach Drive, Downtown St Pete is definitely a first choice for all ages, both locals and travelers alike. Be sure to check out the unique local cuisine before hitting the town! You can also head over the bridge to South Tampa or Bay Street and you’re sure to find some of the best dining and nightlife around. Whether you’re looking for a drink on the beach, the night of your life or something family friendly, Tampa Bay has got you covered.

The Pinellas Beaches. While there’s plenty to do to keep you busy, the Tampa Bay area also provides a healthy amount of beautiful beaches perfect for relaxation. If relaxing just doesn’t cut it you’re itching to check out a few prime pieces of Real Estate while your in town, you may want to stop by a few of the most expensive beach homes on the market.  They won’t let you down.

If you’re ever in the area and have already covered this to-do list, feel free to stop by Smith & Associates Real Estate and I’m sure we can come up with a few more ideas! Be sure to check out our blog, like us on facebook or follow us on twitter to stay up-to-date on the local community and Real Estate market!

What are your summer plans? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments below and for a few reasons to visit Ann Arbor, visit the Smith & Associates blog!

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Try Something New During Taste of Ann Arbor

Taste of Ann Arbor, the delicious downtown annual event, will take place on Main Street this Sunday. With more than 40 restaurants serving up a sampling of popular menu items, visitors are advised to bring their appetites.

To try the tasty samplings, visitors must pay with tickets. Volunteers from The Michigan Theater will be selling tickets throughout the event for $0.50 each. In addition to the food, the Bank of Ann Arbor Sonic Lunch stage will be at the corner of Main and Liberty featuring live music.


Taste of Ann Arbor
Sunday, June 3rd
11:00am – 5:00pm

Participating Restaurants:
Cafe Japon
Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Grizzly Peak
Mani Osteria and Bar
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Silvio’s Organic Pizza
The Ravens Club
Arbor Brewing Company
BD’s Mongolian Barbecue
Graham’s Restaurant
The Earle
Cafe Felix
Marnee Thai
Jamaican Jerk Pit
Blue Tractor
Jazzy Veggie
Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub
Real Seafood Company
La Dolce Vita
Carson’s American Bistro
Sabor Latino
Miki Japanese Restaurant
Black Pearl
Blue Nile
Cupcake Station
The Melting Pot
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Whole Foods Market
Buffalo Wild Wings
Mahek Indian Cuisine


What are you looking forward to trying at Taste of Ann Arbor?

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