Last week Dave and I stopped at Casey’s Tavern in Ann Arbor for dinner. Both of us had eaten there before, but not for a long time. It’s located on Depot Street right across the street from the train station. It’s a bit small, so be prepared to wait during prime time. We were seated right away, but shortly after we arrived the place filled up quickly.
Dave ordered the Meatless Joe, which I was eyeing as well. It was delicious! As the name implies, the Meatless Joe is a vegetarian take on the classic sloppy joe. Instead of a bun, there were two slices of cheesy jalapeno cornbread that had been grilled. The cornbread was topped with a wonderful combination of red beans, rice, lentils, tomatoes, peppers, and onions with some shredded cheddar cheese on top. It was served with a side of fruit. This is definitely one we’ll go back to Casey’s for as well as a recipe we’ll try to recreate at home.
I hadn’t had a burger in who knows how long, so that’s what I ordered. It was great with cheddar cheese and guacamole and served on an onion bun. The fries are really good (big, thick steak fries) and between the two of us, we tried almost every mustard (me) and hot sauce (Dave) they had on the table. My favorite was the Honeycup mustard which is a great blend of sweet and spicy.
Though we didn’t have them this time, the fried artichoke hearts with zippy sauce are a great appetizer. The menu is mostly made up of sandwiches, but they do have some entrees and they’re daily menu board always includes a special entree, a pasta special, and a Mexican special so there’s always a lot to choose from.