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WELCOME TO UNION REC!

Here’s to the kind of joint built to live on Main Street like it’s been here all along. Here’s to some hometown stories told in the shapes of comfort food from hometowns all over the globe: bold bites from your favorite taqueria, smokey BBQ straight from the backlot, street food with the authenticity of a Singapore alley delivered alongside the Ann Arbor train tracks. Grandma’s recipe is right at home here: regardless of how many meters or mountains come between her place and this one.

 

At Union Rec, our crew brings all they know from wherever they’ve been so you can have something that takes you somewhere… right here. In the dining room. Along the bar rail. Around the fireplace. It all starts the moment the baristas click open the doors for coffee and pastries; and it continues through service when the kitchen and bar sling the kind of craft that makes us what we are.

 

We're like the upper bunk... where stories and snickers from fellow campers mean sleep is the last thing on your mind... and the counselors are dedicated to making sure you’re having a time of it. It’s like that: a bit throwback and a bit forward at the same time. And it’s right at home here on Main Street between the Big House and downtown in Ann Arbor. All comfort. Always game for it.

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The perfect outdoor spot to sip and savor, al fresco style.  Our Drink Van is slinging drinks for you with crisp canned beverages. Grub is available to order via QR code and is ready for pickup inside at the to-go lockers. 

GRAB A SEAT AND HANG OUT!

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AREPAS

Griddled corn cake served with Peruvian slaw & a lime wedge

Choice of Korean Pulled Pork (gf) | Brisket (gf) | Smoked Chicken (gf) | Pulled Mushrooms (gf/v) | BBQ Cauliflower (v) | Fried Catfish (gf) 

SNACKS & STARTERS

SWEET PEA GUACAMOLE | 13

Avocado, English peas, scallions & cilantro topped with spiced pepitas, tortilla chips on the side to get the party started (gf*/v)

CASA SALSAS | 13

Union salsa, salsa verde, Peruvian green chili, served with tortilla chips (gf*/veg)

QUESO | 13

Three-cheese sour cream baked with pico de gallo & tangy chipotle, tortilla chips (gf*)

CHICKEN TAQUITOS | 10

Chicken Tinga rolled in corn tortillas, flash fried & topped with salsa verde, pico de gallo & queso fresco (gf*)

COWBOY CAVIAR | 7

Beans, diced tomatoes, onions, peppers tossed in our chipotle vinaigrette topped with cilantro, tortilla chips riding sidesaddle (gf*/v)

BBQ CAULIFLOWER BITES | 9

Seasoned, battered & fried cauliflower aggressively tossed in a Costa Rican BBQ sauce (v)

DISCO FRIES | 16

Hand-cut fries with Ellsworth cheese curds finished with chili flakes & scallions, topped with whole grain gravy

UNION SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS | 6 for 13 • 12 for 24

Backlot smoked & served with table sauces

+blue cheese dressing and celery | 3

ENTRADAS

SWEET POTATO BURRITO | 17.50

Roasted jalapeño sweet mash, frijoles borrachos & spinach with our cheese blend in a flour tortilla, sour cream, Union salsa & cilantro rice (veg)

ENCHILADAS SUIZAS | 18.50

Shredded chicken tossed with creamy salsa verde, wrapped in a corn tortilla, topped with Monterey jack & queso fresco

REC BURRITO | 18

Choice of pulled pork OR smoked chicken in a warm tortilla with our melted cheese blend, Borracho beans, shredded romaine lettuce, pickled chilies, toopped with Union salsa, sour cream and cilantro rice on the side. UPGRADE to brisket +6

HONCHO NACHO | 14

Corn chips topped with our cheese blend, broiled with house-pickled chiles,
chopped tomatoes, green onion, Peruvian chili sauce. (veg/gf)
Top with Pulled pork (gf) 4 | Brisket (gf) 9 | Salmon (gf) 12 | Smoked Chicken (gf) 7 | BBQ Cauliflower (v) 5

UNION MAC & CHEESE | 21

Vermont sharp cheddar & mild Pinconning layered with penne rigate & a crunchy crust (veg)

SALADS

CÉSAR | half 9 • full 14

Romaine, queso fresco, massive masa croutons, scratch chipotle lime Caesar dressing (veg)

CHOP | half 10 • full 16

Chopped romaine, pinto beans, grilled red onion, radish, avocado, tomatoes, grilled sweet corn, chopped carrot, spiced pepitas, thoroughly tossed in our cilantro lime vinaigrettes (gf/veg)

Top with Pulled Pork (gf) 4 | Brisket (gf) 9| Smoked Chicken (gf) 7| Salmon (gf) 11.50

SOUPS

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP | 6

Pulled chicken, tomato, tomatillos & Spanish onion, topped with sharp cheddar, cilantro & tortilla strips (gf)

BBQ, MEATS & VEGGIES

SMOKED BRISKET (gf) | 20

PULLED PORK (gf) | 13

BACK RIBS (1/2 RACK) (gf) | 25

SMOKED CHICKEN (gf) | 13

GRILLED SALMON (gf) | 26

BBQ CAULIFLOWER (gf) | 11

By the 1/2 POUND, served with a corn muffin (gf)

SIDE CARS

JALAPEÑO SWEET MASH (veg) | 5

HOUSE-CUT FRIES (gf/v) | 6

CILANTRO RICE (gf/v) | 5

BORRACHO BEANS (v) | 5

PERUVIAN SLAW (gf/v) | 5

STACKS

X-TUDO BURGER | 26

Half-pound grilled beef patty, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, corn, melted cheese, sausage, chipotle mayo fried egg & shoestring potatoes

REC BURGER | 19

Half-pound grilled beef patty served straightforward with romaine lettuce, sliced tomato & onion on a brioche bun

KOREAN BBQ | 16

Smoked pulled pork tossed in Korean BBQ, slaw & pickled chilies

Served with a tasty side of house-cut fries

Swap gluten-free bun | 3

BOWLS

BIRRIA BEEF RAMEN | 21

Adobo & cola-marinated beef in a red chile broth, Cholula-soy marinated jammy egg, corn, crispy shallots, lime, cilantro, nori

BANDEJA BOWL | 11

Cilantro rice with borracho beans, fried plantain, Peruvian chili sauce, pickled chilis, vegan chicharrons & a fried egg (can be made vegan)
Top with Pulled pork (gf) 4 | Brisket (gf) 9 | Salmon (gf) 12 | Smoked Chicken (gf) 7 | BBQ Cauliflower (v) 5

BRISKET RAMEN | 18

BBQ Brisket, shoyu broth, Cholula-soy marinated jammy egg, crispy shallots, lime, cilantro, nori
Sub Smoked Chicken (gf) |15

KOREAN BRISKET RICE BOWL | 16

BBQ Brisket on cilantro-lime rice, kimchi, Korean aioli, sesame & cucumber kimchi

SPICY SICHUAN NOODLES | 14

Smoked chicken on chilled noodles dressed in a spicy, sweet-sour Sichuan sauce, scallions atop

TACOS

TACO NIGHT | 5.50

ground beef braised in throwback seasoning, shredded romaine, smoked cheddar & pickled red onions

CHICKEN TINGA | 5.50

pulled chicken tinga, Peruvian slaw, pico di gallo & queso fresco, house hardshell

BACK TO CAULI, CAULI | 5.50

battered cauliflower fried, Costa Rican BBQ sauce, Peruvian slaw

KOREAN PULLED PORK | 5.50

pulled pork, Korean BBQ sauce, Peruvian slaw

BACKLOT CHICKEN | 6

smoked chicken, chipotle mayo, sweet pea guac, charred onions & queso fresco

BRAZILIAN BRISKET | 8

hickory-smoked brisket, Brazilian BBQ, crispy fried onions & cilantro

(gf) gluten-free / (gf*) gluten-free, fried with gluten items / (v) vegan / (veg) vegetarian
 

*Contains pepitas and sesame seeds
Ask your server about menu items that are cooked to order or served raw.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness

THE MENU

KITCHEN

Open 11am Daily

COFFEE SHOP

Open 7am Daily

HOURS