Of Rice & Men pop-up restaurant opens for dine-in services in Ann Arbor

New downtown restaurant offers modern Asian American inspired menu

Of Rice & Men will open the doors to its dine-in space at 312 S. Main St. in Ann Arbor on July 24. (Of Rice & Men)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Originally offered as a carryout concept by Blue LLama Jazz Club, Of Rice & Men is getting its own space in downtown Ann Arbor.

On July 24, the new pop-up restaurant will open the doors to its South Main Street location for dine-in services.

Inspired by Asian flavors and cooking techniques, the Of Rice & Men menu offers a variety of dishes influenced by different countries including China, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia. Menu items include a Vietnamese style crawfish boil, wok-fired whole fish, sushi and Korean fried chicken. It also offers selections of sake, Asian beers, Japanese whiskey, wine and cocktails.

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Lead by Executive Chef Josh Wetshtein, who has worked under Wolfgang Puck, the pop-up restaurant also offers a different dining experience. Japanese screens separate socially distanced tables and no contact menus are available through QR codes.

The new restaurant will be open for dine-in services between 5-10 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays. Carryout and delivery services will be available between 5-10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 3-10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3-9 p.m. on Sundays.

Of Rice & Men is at 312 S. Main Street, right next to Blue LLama Jazz Club.


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