Friday, September 9, 2011

Frugal Floozie Friday -- \aut\ Bar

On a warm, sunny evening recently, Tom and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on the shaded patio at the \aut\ Bar, today's Frugal Floozie Friday feature.

We stood for quite some time perusing the menu's numerous options before settling on our choice; better, we determined, to have the staff wait a few moments to seat us than for our poor server to come back to our table multiple times as we tried valiantly to make a decision among so many delicious choices.

Ultimately we decided to split the fabulously flavorful and feisty Italian Roll-Up: Hard salami and spicy Italian cappicola rolled in a large sun-dried tomato tortilla with provolone, pepperoncini pepper, lettuce, tomato, olive relish, and Italian seasonings.

It was a tremendous amount of food for an exceptional value: $7.25, thus less then $4 each - well within the Frugal Floozie Friday budget of $5 per person. And there are also lots of desserts, appetizers and other sandwiches which would have qualified for our mission, too.

The sandwich was tightly packed with so many colors and sensations! Each meat offered its own blend of spices, the vegetables were crisp and cooling, and the relish offered a salty touch. It was a unique and perfect combination of textures and tastes. The fries were crisp with just the right amount of salt, rather than bland or overly seasoned - an ideal complement to the zesty roll-up.

Our dinner at the \aut\ Bar was a wonderful start to a great evening enjoying the sights, sounds and scenes of downtown Ann Arbor.

\aut\ Bar
315 Braun Ct.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Candace said...

Your fun and frugal dates are always a treat! I love your choice for this week. It sounds delicious! Have a wonderful weekend, Candace

Unknown said...

Oh man, now that looks fantastic! I'd eat one of those right now if I had it... Oh how I wish I had one :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Doesn't that look beautiful as well as delicious! I love color and texture and this provides both! The wonders of Ann Arbor never cease. And you always find such interesting things that fit that budget!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I love reading about your Frugal Friday finds and how you do for under $5 a person. I've never been to Ann Arbor ( or Michigan ) but it sounds it has great restaurants.

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