Snapshot: Grizzly Peaks in Ann Arbor
Another local restaurant that seems to be popular but which has never truly caught my eye is Grizzly Peaks. I like the decorations and brewing equipment, but was not very impressed with my meal. I’m a big mac and cheese person, but wasn’t a fan of the mac and cheese here. Described as “creamy, cheesy and intense. Made with three cheeses, topped with truffled bread crumbs and baked ‘til golden and bubbly” and at $13.95, “recommended with Victor’s Gold”. I wasn’t particularly impressed by the Victor’s Gold, a Kolsch-style beer, described as “a hybrid beer, that is it has both the fruity flavors of an ale (although somewhat muted) and the clean, crisp (less fruity) character of a lager. The addition of a bit of wheat and a lager yeast fermented on the warmer side leads to a light crisp, malty beer with a light fruitiness and a clean hop finish.” Despite my attempts to educate myself on beer types and flavors, most beers still just taste unpleasant to me. Our waiter was attentive, the price was a little high, but overall Grizzly Peaks struck me as another pub restaurant like ABC or Blue Tractor – a reasonably nice place for a meal, but nothing to write home about. Unfortunately, I can’t speak to their beer, which may be a redeeming factor. Check them out on Yelp or at their website!