The AA Observer gave a big write-up to this new place in downtown Ypsilanti: Red Rock BBQ. Intrigued, I went for lunch yesterday. A gorgeous rehab of a 19th-century brick building, with a large attractive bar at its center. Good news for Ypsi & Ypsi at night.
I wish I could say that I liked the food as much.
Tried the chicken (very plain, couldn't taste any "smoked" notes) and the brisket (ehh). There are four sauces on the table. I did like the mustardy sauce, but the others left me cold.
As for sides, mac 'n cheese--very good. I enjoyed the thick, meaty cowboy beans (pintos). Slaw was lukewarm (not refreshing).
Not bad, but kinda forgettable especially when there are very good options in the vicinity (Satchel's, Ron's Roadside BBQ). Went back and read the Observer review and it was kind of tepid about the food (except the ribs).
If I wanted to go out for drinks & meat in Ypsi at night, I would pick the Wurst Bar.