Monday, July 21, 2008

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor is a great place to go if you love food and like to try things made with quality ingredients. I love their macaroni and cheese, and enjoy tasting new things there. Not everything is a 10, but there always are fun foods to explore.

A recent visit with friends (and their kids) was really fun. We ordered lots of different things and spent a couple hours just eating and talking.

The meal started with crusty bread from their bakeshop topped with homemade butter from their creamery. They also gave us a sampler plate with some barbeque and creamed corn. One of the great things about this restaurant is that they will give you a little taste sample of things before you order.

Scott ordered corn dogs as an appetizer (great flavor, could have been more crispy), and had a sandwich for the main meal. Sally had the fried chicken (which was juicy and crunchy) and the kids had chicken fingers. I had the barbeque sampler plate (which is featured on Thursdays). It had a little taste of the brisket, pulled pork, and chicken wings and I got the sweet potato fries. The fries were thick cut and good - not as good as the crispy fries at the Burger Bar though. I especially liked the brisket - loved the sauce! The sample portions were unexpectedly small, however. I guess that's what sampler means. At least there was plenty of room for dessert!


Do you think she likes ranch dressing?

For dessert we shared a citrus cake and the kids got the chocolate pudding. We thought the cake was a bit dry and needed a punch more of citrus. I also asked for a sample of the macaroon gelato and that truly was the best! Wish I had gotten that instead of the cake. However the pudding was a hit - deep rich flavor from Scharffen Berger chocolate. Even the kids liked it, as you can see below!



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