Hi. I'm coming to Detroit for Christmas; hub is from 6 and Hayes and his dad still lives there. I've created a whole google map of cafes/restaurants/breakfast places to check out in Detroit, and I also included Zingerman's in Ann Arbor on my list. I know it's not that far a drive from Detroit, but I've heard from others who have been to Z's that I'll be horribly disappointed and let down. I've received the catalog for years and, when we got our plane tickets over the summer, I was over the moon and telling anyone who would listen how I was gonna get to visit Zingerman's.
But things have changed. The economy, etc etc, and I was recently shocked to see the prices on their site -- ridiculous! I've also read lots of negative comments about them on this board. Not so much negative, but that they aren't as great as they once were and they're basically a corporation now.
So -- what's your opinion? Is it worth the drive? Or am I best keeping the idea of Zingerman's alive in my heart and staying in Detroit?
Also, if you have any suggestions for my google map, post 'em.