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Posted on Sun, Jan 15, 2012 : 2:04 p.m.

BestOf honors: Sidetrack Bar & Grill wins for best townie hangout; this week vote for best bakery

By Staff

What is the best townie hangout in Washtenaw County?

Best townie hangout voting began last Sunday and ended at 11:50 p.m. Saturday. Throughout the week this was a close competition between Ann Arbor’s Knight’s Steak House and Ypsilanti’s Sidetrack Bar & Grill. A variety of other townie hangouts made it into the top three positions during the week but, by the end of the contest, Sidetrack finished in the No. 1 position with 108 votes. Knight’s Steakhouse trailed by 17 votes finishing in the No. 2 position with 91 votes. Corner Brewery finished the contest in third place with 37 votes. This week, vote for the best bakery in Washtenaw County.

Man does not live by bread alone. He also needs cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon buns, pies and cakes. Bakeries abound in Washtenaw County, so you never have to go without your daily dose of oven-fresh goodness.

Cast your vote for best retail bakery.

Readers can suggest contenders for upcoming contests by going to



Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 7:22 p.m.

Yeah don't think I will be going to Sidetrack's anytime soon, thank you so much for that health inspection link John!


Sun, Jan 15, 2012 : 10:52 p.m.

Having moved far away, I miss little about Michigan's cold weather, etc. but the one thing I DO miss is the Sidetrack with its wonderful food and fun clientele. I glad to see that it's still loved by most folks. Sorry about the others.


Sun, Jan 15, 2012 : 9:01 p.m.

I'm quite surprised that the Sidetrack received such rave reviews. Perhaps not everyone had the experience that I did the last time I was there. A mouse ran in the bathroom and crashed into my foot. There were dead fruit flies at the bottom of my glass. <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a>


Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 12:39 p.m.

People don't read the inspection reports... Sad.


Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 12:11 a.m.

Here is a more recent inspection report from October 2011: <a href=""></a> . They had a total of 9 Health Department violations, 4 of them critical.