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Jessica Webster Sendra

Writer, broadcaster, public relations

Location icon United States

I want to tell your story.

Hiring crisis: Ann Arbor restaurants struggle to find workers

On a recent Monday afternoon, Jerusalem Garden owner Ali Ramlawi could be found working the grill at his Liberty Street restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. Two staff members had called in sick, and Ramlawi, who has been struggling to hire enough workers to fill his recently expanded restaurant, had to fill in.
Recipe: Grandma Dorothy's all-day pot roast

This is the story of my grandmother, her pot roast recipe, and the gorgeous Le Creuset Dutch oven I have inherited from her. My grandmother was born in 1918, which makes her 95 years old this year, no small feat in itself. But my grandmother is infinitely more impressive than just her numeric age.

University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
Michigan Medicine opens first prostate cancer risk clinic in the nation

It's well known that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations, particularly BRCA1 and BRCA2, have an increased risk of breast cancer. But in recent years, researchers have discovered a link between some of those same genetic mutations - along with a handful of others - and aggressive prostate cancer.
Column: Waiting for President Obama at Zingerman's Deli

Sometimes a hunch pays off. When you're the food and dining reporter at the local newspaper, you might find yourself one of the only people left in the office on the day when the President of the United States is in town. You might feel just a tiny bit left out.
Slurping Turtle, celebrity chef Takashi Yagihashi's Ann Arbor restaurant, to open today

Related story: Q&A: Renowned chef Takashi Yagihashi on why he's opening an Ann Arbor restaurant There's a sense of anticipation that permeates every corner of the soon-to-open Ann Arbor location of Takashi Yagihashi's acclaimed Slurping Turtle noodle shop. Gleaming appliances, including a state-of-the-art noodle machine, stand at the ready.

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