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Blue Tractor BBQ - Ann Arbor

houndgirl | Nov 19, 200806:38 AM     13

Hit this new place on Washington (next to Cafe Habana) on Saturday. Original restaurant is up in Traverse City (and yeah, it's part of the Cafe Habana/Grizzly Peak, etc. group.) Showed up at around 7:00 p.m., and went to the bar with my pager. The place just smells good with that BBQ smoke wafting around! It shares the same downstairs lounge with Habana, by the way. Decor is nice...wooden planked walls, cool lighting fixtures. Loved the bar...it has a refrigerated rail that's frosted over so you can park your drink and keep it cool. They had five house-made beers on tap, including a porter, IPA and a "light" beer. Also fun stuff like Pabst in cans! Friendly barkeeps.

Everything on the menu sounded good, appetizers like the "Fried Basket of Goodness": fried dill pickles, green tomatoes and okra. That's what I wanted but BF was paying and ordered the housemade potato chips with a blue cheese fondue dipping sauce. Not bad, chips were hot and fresh and lightly seasoned, the fondue was just OK.

Main course...pulled pork with a light Carolina BBQ sauce, greens and cheese grits were tasty. The pork was very tender, lightly smoked. BF had mac and cheese with bacon and sage and enjoyed every little bit. Their sliders looked awesome and the guy next to me said he loved the ribs. Service was very fast and friendly. I'll definitely go back to try some of the other items on the menu...particularly the brisket.

Overall a good experience, nice and casual and everyone there seemed to be having a good time.

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