So imagine how thrilled I was when Jeremy announced that "These are pretty delicious. These are the best fries ever!"
They were utterly irresistable - so crisp, so fragrant with rosemary, so subtly and perfectly flavored with truffle and salt - that we'd have each happily devoured our own serving rather sharing. The fries were perfectly complemented by a rich mayonnaise-based dipping sauce - ketchup would be a sacrilege. I've already made a note to myself that these fries will be on my Top 10 list for the year. And they only cost $5, our mandatory per-person budget, despite a truly generous portion!
I'm sure some of you are wondering why I'm focusing on the restaurant's food offerings and ignoring the brewery options, since Jolly Pumpkin is noted for its beer and ales. Well, first of all, I don't drink beer - that makes me sufficiently ignorant of the offerings that I shouldn't dare to pontificate about them. And a pint would just about use up our $5 per person budget - to my thinking, more food and less beer is a better value. But I certainly don't want to discourage anyone from enjoying one of the fabulous creations.
In lieu of beer, Jeremy tried a $4 non-alcoholic Black and Tan, which is equal parts ginger ale and artisan ginger beer. It was bright and refreshing, and would be spectacular on a hot summery day.
There are soups and ice cream available for $5 each, an olive assortment to split for $6. Many options await you that all qualify for our $5 per person (or less!) budget.
The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, welcoming guests to come in and enjoy themselves without rushing. Share some fries, indulge in pizza, nurse a craft beer ... just be sure to find your way to the Jolly Pumpkin, where the food is exceptional and there are great values to be found!
Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery
311 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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