+
Restaurants & Bars

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.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions for the New Year
Guides

How to Stick to Healthy Eating Resolutions for the New Year

by Brianne Garrett | New year, new me. It’s a popular mantra that we all tell ourselves going into a new year—vowing that...

5 Plant-Based Swaps for the Carbs You Crave
Guides

5 Plant-Based Swaps for the Carbs You Crave

by Gretchen Lidicker | Trying to cut carbohydrates? There are plenty of great plant-based substitutes for your favorite carbs...

13 Easy Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking
Guides

13 Easy Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Cooking

by Dan McKay and Jen Wheeler | These easy, healthy ingredient swaps are proof that eating healthy doesn't have to be a chore. Even...

9 Easy Low Sugar Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right
Recipe Round-Ups

9 Easy Low Sugar Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day Off Right

by Gretchen Lidicker | If you want to eat less sugar, finding no-sugar and low sugar breakfast recipes that are both easy...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.