Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sidetrack Bar and Grill - Ypsilanti, MI

Linda and I were looking for some place different to eat lunch today and decided to try Depot Town in Ypsilanti. We've driven through the area a few times in the warm weather months and the restaurants in that area are always packed to capacity. Today we stopped by Sidetrack Bar and Grill.

I attended evening classes at Eastern Michigan University nearby a few years back, but aside from grabbing a bite here and there from a local run-of-the-mill franchise place near campus I never had the time before or after classes to explore the local hangouts. (Definitely my loss.) Apparently the movie about Betty Anne Waters titled Conviction starring Hilary Swank was actually filmed at Sidetrack. And last but not least, the 1/3 lb hamburger was ranked #19 on

Linda had the macaroni and cheese with andouille sausage. I had the handcrafted hamburger with a side of sweet potato fries. Both selections were delicous. The burgers are not the one-size-fits-all variety. You can choose from a large selection of add on condiments for the burger including a large selection of cheeses, raw or cooked onion, Ranch dressing, salsa, mushrooms, bell peppers, avocado, marinated portabello mushroom and even a fried egg.

Cheeseburger and sweet potato fries

Cheeseburger close-up, 1/3 lb

The Moose on the Wall
And lest anyone forget that this restaurant is situated very, very close to the railroad tracks in Depot Town...hence the name's likely an Amtrak train will fly by at speed when you least expect it and make you wonder if it's actually coming in through the huge picture window near the dining area.

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