Zoyo is a relatively new yogurt franchise that popped up in Troy. The red headed step child to the awesomely delicious Pinkberry.
Zoyo brings a little somethin' somethin' to the area of fast food and corporate buildings. A nice little (or large snack) that could be breakfast or dessert.
They have a variety of choices from the original tart to more customer favorites like salted caramel. Don't overload too much because it'll cost you. You aren't quite sure how you get charged exaaactly but you are surprised everytime you check out. You pay by weight and not the cup. The first time I went it was a little over ten bucks! Ouch... For a burger sure... For fruit and yogurt? Ehhh.
They have a smorgasbord of toppings such as fresh fruit, little juice orbs, chocolate varieties and nuts. It can be as healthy or as unhealthy as you want!
The setup is kind of cool with a garage door type opening that let's everyone know they are open for business. However, I'm always confused on who actually works there. If I don't see someone standing behind the register it looks like a bunch of teenagers hanging out.
A nice substitute when Pinkberry isn't around. If you're in Ann Arbor stop off at the Briarwood mall and get yourself a small yogurt cup. Whatever you can stuff in the cup is yours for a flat rate and they have more fruit options like kiwi, mangos and blood oranges!
It’s a little bit of a shame that I’m reviewing this place AFTER my actual trip to Thailand, but also a testament to the quality that I know I’ll return. Thai food is on most foodies “constant craving” lists, and I’m no different. It’s hard to find a place that sets itself apart, because I’m sorry, but a lot of pad thai tastes exactly the same. And red curries, though always good, are pretty standard. I must add that the best I’ve had in all categories are all blown away by my actual trip to Thailand, a foodie’s paradise. However, Sy Thai just does these items better than most in the Detroit area. I don’t usually order pad thai anymore, but it’s hard to visit Sy Thai without getting theirs because they have the flavor balance down: Spicy enough without being too spicy (rare to find a “medium spicy” that is consistently that, every time!) Sweet, nutty and citrusy rounds out the profile. I always add veggies. My only comment is about the meat- there never seems to be enough chicken and/ or shrimp, which is essential because the next day I find myself eating a bunch of veggies and wishing for more shrimp.
Their menu has lots of items others don’t: Crispy fish being on the list of things I’d like to try that I loved in Thailand. I have to mention their Hot and Sour soup- included when you sit in instead of take out. It’s divine. I was really sad when I realized that this soup is alternated with their cabbage soup, which I haven’t tried… but I will only sit in on Hot and Sour soup days because it’s that delicious. To sum up- Sy Thai is a chain, and it’s more expensive than most Thai restaurants. But you will notice the freshness and flavor balance, and the fact that you still have leftovers, which is a requirement of any Thai restaurant. And you might have to come back as a result, which is also true of me.
Sy Thai's Website
Here’s yet another delicious place… for happy hour. $3 glasses of delicious wine and food specials such as Lobster Tuesday made me quite the happy gal. Here’s the way to go: Have one friend order a entrée (the Imperial is a favorite! Tilapia and crab made ‘piccata style’), and the other friend orders the delicious specials of the day. The Lobster roll sandwich was perfect with huge chunks of lobster in a lemon sauce (though the second time I ordered, it seemed downsized). When asked to pick a side for your entree make sure to get the butter squash ravioli topped with butter and fried sage. Good lord it was good. Get quality, but cheap, glasses of happy hour wine. And enjoy!
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.