Located SOMEWHERE in Frenchtown (I was just trying to get away from New York) I just stopped here for gas and thought… “What a Great Peaceful Town”… The beginning 1/1/11 We Proudly Present
BIG BLUE’S RIBS Soon to be Famous (or not) Here’s how the Saga began…
I think the day was January 1, 2011. It was cold and snowing as I crossed into Michigan via 280 or 75— couldn’t figure it out! I was low on gas so I stopped for gas in a place called Frenchtown. Having no money, I called my son somewhere in northern Michigan. My son showed up in his old pick up truck with his hound dog, Blue. “Dad”, he says “Don't leave! Let’s open a restaurant HERE! We all miss you!” Having a slight case (Ok, maybe a large case) of Oldtimers, I said “Yes” to his idea. Not sure what was going on, I called my GREAAAT aunt and said “I’m in Michigan & I’m not leaving!” She asked me, “Why are you here? Have you gone insane?” “Not sure” I replied. Then it started to come back to me... Wow, I’m in Michigan! I was born here. Why did I ever leave? Oh, That’s right, I was a cook doing a breakfast for some mayor’s office and got fired (the mayor said the food sucked). I got in my car with my chefs hat & left town. Wow! That was 30 years ago (Or was it 300, no, it was 30). Whatever! The fog started to lift. My son says to me, “Dad, we have been very worried about you. You disappeared 30 years ago. You have 8 brothers and sisters here, 5 grandkids and maybe more on the way. Dad, what happened?” “I’m not sure son, I just remember working a lot of hours... Something happened and I found myself in New York cooking. All I know is, I had to leave. So I got in my car and here I am!” So the saga begins here in Frenchtown, Michigan, 2011. The last thing I remember I was in Livonia Michigan 1979. BIG BLUE’S RIBS and MORE was established at the family reunion shortly held after they found me here in Frenchtown. Thanks to the Syrocki’s, MH.Law, S.H. Psychiatric, the old pick-up truck & the hound dog Blue. Dad: “Jamey, do you think anybody will loan us money?” Jamey: “I’m not sure Dad, ask your brother Matt & Aunt Margie.” Dad: “Are you sure son? A restaurant???” Jamey: “Yes, Dad.” Dad: “OK. How about BIG BLUE’S?” Jamey: “Dad, what’s our food going to be? Dad: “I don’t know son. Let’s just make it good! And if they like it, we might be able to pay the loans back. Ok, son? You Call your Brother “Jeff” and I’ll call your Sister “Mariah” Now, Let’s GET TO WORK!”
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So I won’t leave with their money...
APPETIZERS It’s suppin you eat before your meal. Don’t see it, just ask and we’ll try to make it!
FRIED CALAMARI ····················$7.95 Hand breaded, flash fried with marinara dipping sauce. Wanna spank it? We’ll toss it with a mellow pepper sauce for a little kick.
CLUCK YOU WINGS ·················$6.95 1 lb of our award winning wings with choice of sauce. Spicy, Mild BBQ, Honey Dijon, Mchales or Louisiana. Give them the best here, Jamey. Tressa at the Anchor bar in buffalo, N.Y. was a close friend of mine. (Hottie)
JUMBO BBQ BACON WRAPPED SHRIMP ·································$7.50 Stuffed with horseradish (WOW!) Everybody keeps copying this recipe...thiefs!
HONEY & BUTTER MINI CROISSANTS—SERVED WARM ····$7.50 Picked this one up in Columbia, SC at Mariah’s College, USC gamecocks. Great College, Beautiful Southern Belles and Great Food.
JUMBO SHRIMP COCKTAIL·········$7.50 Served with cocktail sauce w/lemon. Better be cold water wild shrimp-Jamey!
SALADS TRAVERSE CITY WILD CHERRY SALAD Fresh greens topped with an array of Dried Cherries, Gorgonzola Cheese, Chopped Walnuts, Mandarin Oranges, then topped with Cherry Vinaigrette dressing… It’s a Michigan thing!!! I tried it for the first time & it was a better salad than I had at a five star restaurant in Vegas called Hugo’s Cellar...Go Michigan!
MEDIUM—$6.00 ············LARGE $8.00 BLUE’S COBB SALAD Fresh Greens topped with Bacon, Eggs, Black Oak Ham, Turkey, Gorgonzola Cheese and Vine Ripened Tomatoes (seasonal availability). Picked this one up in Milwaukee, WI. Pieces of 8 Restaurant. Been around for 40 years. This one’s got longevity! Your choice of dressings
MEDIUM—$6.00 ············LARGE $8.00 CAESAR SALAD Fresh Greens tossed with Caesar Dressing, Grated Fresh Romano Cheese & Homemade Croutons. Anchovies upon request. Doubt this one was made during the Roman empire. Probably made at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, 45 years ago for Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin...seems reasonable to me.
MEDIUM—$4.00 ············LARGE $7.00 SPINACH SALAD
LOBSTER MAC & CHEESE ······· $11.95 A bowl full w/ cavatappi pasta.. Charlie Sheen told me this was good in rehab!
MOZZARELLA STICKS···············$6.95 Served our way! With Marinara dipping sauce. This one’s SOOO good! Why? Cuz its a secret & you don't get to know unless you buy some...keep this secret!
CHICKEN & CHEESE QUESADILLAS ·········································· $6.95 CHEESE QUESADILLAS ·············$5.95 Quesadillas served with Sour Cream & Salsa.
We use only Baby Spinach, right out of the crib, add Sliced Eggs, real Bacon, some Mandarin Oranges & Cherries and our Homemade Hot Bacon Dressing. Got this one in St. Louis MO -94th Squadron 1982
MEDIUM—$4.00 ············LARGE $7.00 HOUSE TOSSED SALAD The Classic Salad. Fresh Greens with Tomato, Cucumber, & Homemade Croutons
MEDIUM—$4.00 ············LARGE $7.00 DRESSINGS: Classic Caesar, Cherry Vinaigrette, Chunky Blue Cheese, Ranch-Fresh, Poppy Seed House Dressing– Greek with Feta Cheese. Add to any salad...
GRILLED OR CAJUN CHICKEN ···· $2.00 GRILLED SHRIMP ···················· $4.00
Anything else??? Just ask, maybe only pennies...maybe not!!
LUNCH ENTREES RIBS & WINGS ··················$11.95 All Day … Everyday. Includes 1/2 Slab of Baby Back Ribs & 1/2 Dozen Wings, with your choice of sauces. Comes with Big Blue’s Baked Beans & Home Made Cole Slaw.
ANGUS MEAT LOAF STACK ···· $7.95 Home Made Meat Loaf made with Angus Beef atop Texas Toast with real Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, topped with steak cut Onion Rings.
ANGEL HAIR-PENNE-LINGUINI OR FETTUCCINI PASTA ·············· $5.95 With Homemade Marinara–Vodka –Alfredo Bolognese Sauce. Or try our Fra Diablo Sauce “Not for the timid” (Hot & Spicy). ADD JUMBO SHRIMP—$4.00 ADD SAUTÉED CHICKEN—$2.00
CHICKEN MARSALA, FRANCESE, OR CHICKEN CHABLIS ····················$7.95 Served over your choice of rice or pasta. “Marsala” with Crimini Mushrooms, Marsala Wine in a Demi-Glace Sauce. “Francese” sautéed in Egg Batter with Lemon Wine & Garlic Butter. “Chablis” sautéed Chicken, Onions, Mushrooms & Tomatoes in a Chablis Sauce.
CHICKEN PARMIGANA ·········· $7.95 Topped with fresh Marinara & Provolone Cheese, served over pasta.
POLLO & SAUSAGE SCARPIELLO ··················
Sautéed Chicken & Sausage tossed in linguini with Onions, Crimini Mushrooms, mild Cherry Peppers in a sweet Vermouth Demi-Glace Sauce.
POLLO & SAUSAGE ALA VODKA $7.95 Sautéed Chicken & Sausage in a “New York” pink Vodka Sauce, with Penne Pasta. This dish was made in New York, not Italy!
HAZEL NUT CHICKEN ···········$7.95 Sautéed Chicken & Almonds in a Hazel Nut Cream Sauce. This is a nutty flavored sweet cream sauce.
NEW ORLEANS STYLE CAJUN CHICKEN ······················$7.95 CATFISH ···························$8.95 Over Rice or Pasta These dishes were developed in New Orleans. They have a mild kick, but not REAL hot!
MICHIGAN LAKE PERCH “SCAMPI” STYLE ··············· $11.95 JUMBO SHRIMP “SCAMPI” STYLE ·················$9.95 Served over Rice or Pasta
BIG BLUE’S RIB SAUCE
BIG BLUE’S WINGS
Our sweet hickory sauce made with a labor of love! Take home a gallon today. Or try our clear Louisiana Mustard Sauce, made from the finest herbs & spices known to mankind.
Award winning wings made our way “Neked” with bones! Who ever heard of wings with NO BONES? “Silly People”
HOMEMADE SOUPS FRENCH ONION AU GRATIN—$4.00 LOBSTER BISQUE—$5.00 SOUP DI JOUR—$3.00 You will find a wide variety of soups that are amazing! Ask your server.
Spicy, Mild, BBQ, Honey Dijon, Mchales, or Louisiana—(Thanks Anchor Inn Buffalo N.Y.)
BLUE’S LITTLE DOG CORNER $4.00 Kids Fingers (Chicken, of course!) Kids Ribs (Add $2) Kids Burger Grilled Cheese Kids Mac & Cheese Kids BBQ Pork (On a roll with Cheese) Comes with French Fries or Potato Chips Under 10 only—Vets
BLUE’S SANDWICHES Who’s this BLUE’S guy? It’s the Hound Dog, Silly. All Served with your choice of 2 sides Blue’s Fries ~ Cole Slaw ~ Potato Salad ~ Blue’s Baked Beans THE HAMMER·························$7.95 Pulled Pork on a grilled Hoagie Roll, Topped with a blend of aged Cheeses & baked. Smothered with Creamy Cole Slaw. From Memphis Tennessee, The Hammer Restaurant & Grill. Couple of undercover Russians, hence the “Hammer”.
BLUE’S GRILLED RUBEN ···········$8.95 We cook our Corned Beef fresh.. On grilled Marble Rye with sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese & Russian Dressing. Russians still undercover—why Russian Dressing?
HOT CORNED BEEF ··················$7.95 Fresh Corned Beef on Marble Rye with side of Honey Mustard. Mariah & Jamey—I said to use only fresh marble rye on this one!
PHILLY CHEESE STEAK ·············$7.95 The “Original” Philly way…with Mushrooms, Onions, and American Cheese on a Hoagie Roll with Red Sauce. Jamey, what kind of cheese are you using? Not Cheese Whiz! It wasn’t developed until 1952...Hence, the Original!
RIB EYE STEAK SANDWICH ········$8.95 Grilled Mushrooms, Onions & Swiss Cheese on a Ciabatta Roll. The difference between a Ribeye and Prime Rib is??? I’m waiting for an answer!
BUFFALO CHICKEN SANDWICH···$6.95 Hand Battered Fresh Chicken on a Ciabatta Roll with Lettuce, Tomato & choice of Mayo or Blue Cheese dressing, Make it hot or mild. Jeff said he saw a buffalo with wings… I’m not sure I believe him!! If you’d like, Ask your server to make it a wrap
PULLED PORK WRAP ················$5.95 Lots of Pork & Caramelized Onions, special Cheddar Cheese in a Garlic or Tomato Wrap.
TURKEY BACON SWISS WRAP ·····$6.95 Fresh Turkey, Bacon and Swiss with Lettuce, Tomato & Chipotle Mayo in a Garlic Wrap
ANGUS CHEESE BURGER········ $6.95 1/2 lb Angus Beef, grilled to perfection on Brioche Roll with Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo. Pretty good.. A Buffalo burger may be better, but I never had one!
BBQ BACON CHEDDAR BURGER··$7.95 1/2 lb Angus Beef Burger topped with special Cheddar & our famous BBQ Sauce on Brioche Roll. A guy named Ray & I developed this famous BBQ sauce in Chicago, stole my recipe, went on to become a multimillionaire. Baby Who?
MUSHROOM SWISS BURGER·······$6.95 1/2 lb Angus Beef Burger topped with sautéed Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese & Mayo on a Brioche Roll. We use NO wild mushrooms here.
BLUE’S PATTY MELT···············$7.95 1/2 lb Angus Beef Burger. Old fashioned favorite. Simple but still great on grilled Marble Rye with Caramelized Onion & Swiss Cheese & Dijon.
BLUE’S SIGNATURE BURGER··$10.00 Twin 8oz Grilled Angus Beef patties stuffed with BLUE Cheese & Bacon. Topped with Lettuce, Tomatoes & Mayo. Finished off with BBQ Sauce & Onion Rings on a Brioche Roll. “Bet You Can’t Eat It All, Bet BLUE Could!”
PICCADILLY PUB FISH SANDWICH·····················$6.95 British Pub Style Cod on a Hoagie Roll with Tarter, Lettuce & Tomato. In New York, they just got off the boat with these fancy fish sandwiches & I tried one.
B.L.T. WRAP W/CHEESE·········$5.95 Lots of thick Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato in a Garlic or Tomato wrap with Mayo or Chipotle Mayo. Can be cooked to order. The Health Department would like us to remind you that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.
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