Yesterday I met up with Lauren for lunch. She recently moved to Ypsilanti and took me to the Sidetrack Bar & Grill in historic Ypsilanti. Located next to the train tracks, (hence it’s name) Sidetrack has that great local pub feel with a huge menu.
Saisson appetizer: Light, fruity, and refreshing ale. Neither Lauren or I can remember who this beer is brewed by (it’s seasonal and not on the website menu), but it was still good!
Irish Pub Egg Rolls: Ham & Swiss stuffed Dill Pickles hand wrapped into Egg Rolls. Whenever I see egg rolls on a menu, I have to try them, especially unique egg rolls like these. I liked that you got a piece of pickle with every bite. The whole grain mustard was a nice spicy compliment to the sweetness of the ham. Tasted like a grilled cheese recreated.
The Hobo: Grilled Amish chicken, sliced avocado, tomato, lettuce, crispy bacon, cheese, served on a onion roll with sweet potato fries and creamy horseradish dipping sauce. I was disappointed that the fries were cold, but the tangy horseradish sauce made up for it. The sandwich was a little messy and ended up falling apart, but the Amish chicken was fresh and paired well with the cool avocado and crisp lettuce. I also didn’t care for the texture of the bacon: it was tough (probably from being overcooked) which made it difficult to bite into. However, the server proved himself when he brought out a pickle tray with an array of condiments when i asked for a side of pickles. Having an unlimited supply of pickles at my leisure makes me very happy! Nice touch.
With a extensive list of brewed and bottled beers, the Sidetrack Bar & Grill is a great local place to grab lunch or have a cold drink. Check out the award winning burgers as well, with unlimited topping options ranging from a fried egg to goat cheese. If you’re looking for a good spot to host your shower or party, book your next event @ Frenchie’s right next door.