Red Rock Downtown Barbecue- Ypsilanti, MI

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…Red Rock is able to offer in-house smoked Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Saint Louis Style Ribs, Chicken and in-house smoked Bacon.

This is an amazing restaurant in downtown Ypsilanti. I was a little worried, the location isn’t known for great food or ambiance. But I was pleasantly surprised.

This place specializes in authentic barbecue served in a classy decor. I highly recommend this restaurant- it’s one of my go-to places for out of town visitors.

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue – Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Frita Batidos- Ann Arbor, MI

Tried a great new restaurant today.  Frita Batidos serves cuban cuisine in a casual atmosphere.

I had the pulled pork sandwich and it was outstanding.  Others with me had the cuban sloppy joe and chorizo frita (a cuban hamburger) and we shared an order of conch fritters.  All items got a great reviews.

Many items on the menu looked great but it the pulled pork sandwich was so good it will hard to pass it up next time I visit.

Today was the grand opening and there were a few bumps, but the staff was friendly and I would definitely recommend a visit.

http://www.fritabatidos.com/

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Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack- Saline, MI

Mac’s is a great seafood restaurant in Saline, Michigan.  When we go out for seafood in the Ann Arbor area it’s usually a choice between Mac’s and Real Seafood.  For years, Real Seafood was my favorite restaurant but Mac’s has surpassed it.

The food and service is consistently better and atmosphere is less hectic and comfortable.  Mac’s dessert menu is also far superior that of Real Seafood.  Of particular note are evenings when Mac’s has live music and serves dinner outside on its rear patio.

My favorite dish is the sauteed lake perch and definitely try the cole slaw.

When Mac’s opened in 1996 the word around town is that it was just a copy of Real Seafood.  More than a copy, it is now superior.

I highly recommend it.

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Red Hots Reborn- Ray’s Red Hots

One of my favorite Ann Arbor eateries has been reborn.  For years Red Hot Lovers served up the best hot  dogs and chili cheese fries in Ann Arbor but I was horrified to discover that is had closed.

Recently I discovered that is has re-opened, renamed Ray’s Red Hots, and is better than ever!  The place has been revamped, the customer service is greatly improved and the menu is virutally the same.

I highly recommend you check this place out.  Summer is a great time for a coney dog and order of chili cheese fries.

My favorite order- get a mighty dog, grilled, with coney toppings 🙂

Ray’s Red Hots

629 East University
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 998-3647

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Real Seafood Company- Ann Arbor, MI

One of the most enjoyable things to do in Ann Arbor during the summer is to dine outside on Main Street.

Tonight we ate at one of my favorite restaurants, The Real Seafood Company.  I’ve been eating at Real Seafood for nearly 20 years and it rarely disappoints.  Unfortunately, this visit was disappointing.  We sat for while before our waiter made it to our table and when we did finally order, the food took a long time to arrive.  Our appetizer was MIA.  Also disappointing was the cole slaw, one my long time favorites.  According to our waiter, the recipe had recently been changed and many patrons had complained.

On the positive side the entrees were great (grilled swordfish and whitefish marsala).

Despite our service problems, I still recommend Real Seafood.  I just hope they go back to their old cole slaw recipe!

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