I’m originally from Boston, and I have to admit then when I was first moving to Ann Arbor, MI almost two and a half years ago, I had my doubts. I had never spent any time in the Midwest, and a certain amount of East coast snobbery was rearing its ugly head. I pictured nothing but cornfields and farmland, and thankfully, I was wrong. Ann Arbor is lovely, and the people are amazing. There is a really strong sense of community here, and I think that’s due in part to the growing number of small businesses in the neighborhood.
Tomukun Noodle Bar is one such place, and it’s definitely one of my favorite places to eat/drink in downtown Ann Arbor. The food is delicious, especially the pork buns and tako yaki (fried octopus fritters topped with Japanese mayo, katsu sauce, bonito flakes and dry roasted seaweed), and you can’t beat the happy hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm until close.