Describe Alan Zakalik here
What happened when MBA student Hediye Batu from Turkey met engineer Alan Zakalik from Poland in Ann Arbor in 1994? They decided to become restaurateurs, of course.
When they opened Café Zola in the old Cracked Crab in 1996, it began as a breakfast and lunch spot known for its Gallic-accented crepes, omelets and quiches. They named their attractive bistro after the writer Émile Zola to call attention to their French kitchen. Over the past five years, however, they have expanded their offerings to include an eclectic dinner menu that roams the Mediterranean as far east as Batu's native Turkey — and to other destinations as well.