James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Chicago

Join Chef Alex Young as he travels from Ann Arbor to the Windy City to be a part of the JBF’s Taste America Chicago. Tickets on sale now.

6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Dinner
9:00 pm Night Bites

Union Station
500 West Jackson Street, Chicago, IL 60661

Featuring a menu created by Taste America All-Star Richard Blais; Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia; Alex Young of Zingerman’s Roadhouse; Jonathan Sawyer of The Greenhouse Tavern; Paul Virant of Vie; Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia; Gale Gand of Tru; Chris Pandel of Balena; Giuseppe Tentori of Boka; and Patrick Fahy of Sixteen.

Night Bites, presented by Breadcrumb PRO, features a spirited dine-around with Chicago’s hottest chefs including Bryan Moscatello of Storefront Company, Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q, Jason Vincent of Nightwood, Johnny Anderes of Telegraph, Lee Wolen of The Lobby, Mark Steuer of Carriage House, Nicole Pederson of Found, Ryan Poli of Little Market Brasserie and Tavernita, and Tom Van Lente of TWO.

America’s Best Chefs Answer The Call To Serve Their Nation

by Melissa Goh
the salt, NPR’s Food Blog

The State Department is deploying a new, elite force onto the precarious stage of international diplomacy. More than 80 top chefs from across the nation were inducted into the first-ever American Chef Corps on Friday.

How will these culinary soldiers serve their country? The Associated Press says:

“These food experts could help the State Department prepare meals for visiting dignitaries, travel to U.S. embassies abroad for educational programs with foreign audiences or host culinary experts from around the world in their U.S. kitchens.”

The list of chefs is enough to make most Americans salivate: Jose Andres, Top Chef competitors Mike Isabella and Bryan Voltaggio, Ming Tsai, Art Smith, Vikram Sunderam, Rick Bayless and Alex Young, to name a few.

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Lost in Arles: Zingerman’s Deli & Empire

Lost in Provence by Heather Robinson:

I would be crazily remiss to talk about life in Ann Arbor without mentioning Zingerman’s Deli. These folks opened in 1982–yep, that is 30 years ago, meaning not that far off from the time period when Perrier was considered to be a human being (as I previously mentioned) and if you asked for a “knish” you might very well have been responded to with a “Gesundheit.”

American Meat film screening and dinner

February 22nd, 2012

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” — Gandhi

On Saturday, March 10, director (and Ann Arbor native) Graham Meriwether brings his film “American Meat” to town for its Michigan debut. Co-sponsored by Slow Food Huron Valley (of which I am a board member), Real Time Farms and Zingerman’s Roadhouse, the film “looks at our agriculture from the perspective of the farmers, and provides real, everyday solutions for how we can shape our food system,” says Meriwether.

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HungryViking’s ChewView: Zingerman’s Roadhouse

by daHungryViking

Hola, seekers of all things culinarily magnificent! Today’s review is one that’s close to my heart, because it resides in what I consider to be my hometown, Ann Arbor, Michigan (the hospital I was born in is there, so that counts, right? 😀 ).

For those who fancy themselves a hardcore foodie, the name Zingerman’s should already be on your short list when it comes to places to eat or order food from.

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Zingerman’s Roadhouse brings the area’s fresh bounty to the table with flair and flavor

Detroit Metro Times, September 14th, 2011

“Chef Alex Young of Zingerman’s Roadhouse is unapologetically meat-crazy — and yet he’s vegetable-crazy too. This summer he served a $45 “Summer Harvest” dinner with vegetables from his own farm, picked just hours before…”
Read the full review here.

Roadhouse Chef Alex Young Wins Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region from the James Beard Foundation!

We just got news (a text actually) from Alex’s family at the awards that Alex took home the prize tonight in New York City at the James Beard Awards Foundation. Congrats Alex! Here’s a candid taken right after the award. I doubt you’ll ever see him in a tux again!

Roadhouse Mac & Cheese Among “101 of America’s Most Delicious Noodle Dishes”!

In a feature called “Pasta Porn: 101 of America’s Most Delicious Noodle Dishes,” NY Magazine’s food publication Grub Street says of the Roadhouse: “Anyone who hits up this restaurant — associated with the cute, quirky Zingerman’s catalogue — will find a menu full of multiple macaronis and cheeses, including a pimento-cheese version and a bacon-and-pulled-pork-laden Memphis Macaroni, to name a couple. And James Beard–nominated chef Alex Young doesn’t shy away from making sure every portion has plenty of crust.”

Ann Arbor vibe: Where social consciousness meets creativity

by Jane Ammeson

Though so far I’ve been able to walk to all these places, all within a radius of a few blocks, for my next stop I hit the road to chat with Alex Young, the James Beard Award-winning chef at Zingerman’s Road House, part of Zingerman’s mega-business, which is located off the Jackson Avenue, Exit 172 of I-94.
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Dexter Patch: Bites Nearby

Ann Arbor eatery serves up Southern comfort food with a kick!

2501 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor

Overview: Zingerman’s is a well-known name in Ann Arbor. The moniker is attached to a string of shops and restaurants that sell various specialities. Zingerman’s even has a mail-order service for baked goods, which can be shipped all over the country. The Roadhouse opened in 2003 and has proved popular with customers ever since. Read the article here.

Inc Magazine names Ari’s books “The Best Book for Business Owners”

Inc Magazine, December 2010
The Best Books for Business Owners
Bo Burlingham calls A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Building a Great Business “the definitive work on the management principles and methods that have made Zingerman’s Community of Businesses a paragon of the trust-and-track approach to running a business.”

Read the article at Inc.com