The Roadhouse Celebrates Diverse American Cooking with Two Special Dinners at the Roadhouse

Zingerman’s Roadhouse, which has spent the last fourteen years bringing really good American food to Ann Arbor, ups its game in August—the restaurant will celebrate the diversity of cooking in US by welcoming two American culinary luminaries from opposite ends of the food world. One is a famous pitmaster, practicing a rare bar-b-que tradition, and the other is one of the most respected Jewish chefs in the country—both will create unforgettable menus for the restaurant’s popular Special Dinner series in August.

Pat Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que

BBQ Special Dinner: A Meditation on Tennessee Tradition
August 8, 2017 at 7pm. $75 per person
Whole hog BBQ is a craft, and the mindfulness for perfecting the method is not gained overnight. Practicing a rare BBQ technique that only three people in the country can claim expertise in, Pitmaster Pat Martin smokes the hogs he serves at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint in West Tennessee for 24 hours. The result is falling-off-the-bone tender, moist, smoky meat. Starting work every day at 5am, he and his crew make everything from scratch, and on August 8, Ann Arbor will get a taste of the treasured tradition. Pat will be on hand to share his passion for this long-time Tennessee tradition. Menu will include West Tennessee whole hog bbq, Redneck Tacos, Bar-B-Que Baked potatoes and much more. SEE THE FULL MENU AND RESERVE SEATS HERE.

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Harvest Special Dinner: An Evening with Joan Nathan
August 28, 2017 at 7pm. $75 per person
James Beard Award winning cookbook author Joan Nathan, called the “queen of American Jewish cooking” by the Houston Chronicle, will be sharing stories and flavors from her brand new release King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World. Recipes from the new book, her 11th title, will be the centerpiece of the dinner, which will explore dishes from Israel to Italy to India and beyond. Featured dishes will include a Georgian beef stew, Indian Chicken, Tunisian Carrot Salad, and much more. Nathan will be signing copies of the book at the dinner.  The L.A. Times writes, “With a mix of deep historical research combined with personal anecdotes of her many friends, relatives and colleagues around the world, her bookcombines Nathan’s celebrated knowledge of all things related to Jewish food with her accessible storytelling voice.” A University of Michigan alum with long time ties to both Ann Arbor and to Zingerman’s, Joan is excited to return to town. SEE THE FULL MENU AND RESERVE SEATS HERE.

Seats for both events are limited and likely to sell out! Reserve your spot today.