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BARbacoa. A MexiBBQ PopUp at FRAMEbar with Lucha Puerco
John Moors Lucha Puerco

Chef-Owner John Moors Chef-Owner Lucha Puerco

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Bust out your best party selves and prepare for our summer smackdown of MexiBBQ flavors fused with sultry smoke by Ypsilanti darlings Lucha Puerco ... taking up residence at FRAMEbar for the month of July.

Crafting the ultimate shared plates menu in true Lucha style, meet BARbacoa at FRAMEbar, with a completely new cocktail takeover. We’re talking Lunazul blanco tequila; bacon-washed Elija Craig small batch bourbon; horchata spritzes; and mezcal fused with yellow chartreuse, rosemary tincture, and agave nectar.

We’re ordering one of everything for the table: double-fried, thick-cut pork belly chicharrons crisped to perfection; crab esquites salad with pickled tomato and miso-lime vinaigrette; avocados stuffed with slow-cooked beef barbacoa, salsa verde, and cotija cheese; and freshly fried tortilla chips with all the salsas.

And — oh! — loaded platters of smoked beef barbacoa, pork spare ribs brushed with black mole, and slow-cooked cochinita pibil made from heritage pork shoulder, all served to share for a build-your-own experience overflowing with fresh tortillas, verde rice, miso collard greens, frijoles charros, green-chile kimchi, and pickled vegetables. Plus: vegan platters, and rumors of a whole split lobster brushed with salsa guajillo and garlic butter…
We’re drooling already.

Take in summer’s glow on our al-fresco patio or snag seats inside FRAMEbar with our chill, laid-back vibes — this is the booze-soaked BBQ summer party we’ve been waiting all year for.
July 5th through July 30th

Walk-ins always welcome for FRAMEbar’s shared plates concept, but we highly recommend making a reservation to guarantee your spot!

Sizzle & swine.
This one has it all.
See you in the (smoke)ring.

PLUS: A NOT-TO-MISS BARbacoa Sunday Brunch: sparkling rosé, frozen horchatas, chilaquiles, Ann Arbor’s most crushing biscuits, eggs and smoked habanero salsa on July 16th alongside the raw energy of live luchadors from Lucha Detroit and a buzzing market behind Frame.


BARbacoa at FRAMEbar
July 5th – July 30th, 2023

Dippy Plate
Fresh Fried Corn Tortilla Chips, Smoked Habanero Salsa, Sesame Sikil Pak, Pickles
+ Add Sambal Pimento Cheese

Double-Fried Thick-Cut Pork Belly Chicharron
Blood Orange, Guacamole

Crab Esquites Salad
Chilled Crab, Roasted Corn, Pickled Tomato, Jalapeno, Cotija Cheese, Citrus-Pickled Onion, Salted Cucumber, Miso-Lime Vinaigrette

Braised Pork Tostada
Roasted Beef Bone Marrow, Macha Crunch, Pickled Onion

Barbacado
Avocado Stuffed with Beef Barbacoa, Salsa Verde, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro, Pickled Onion

Smoked Beef Cheek Barbacoa
Shredded Smoked Beef Cheek Confited in Smoked Beef Tallow

Mole Ribs
Black Mole-Brushed Smoked Pork Spare Ribs, Lime Zest, Pickled Onion

Cochinita Pibil
Citrus and Achiote-Marinated Heritage Pork Shoulder Smoked in Banana Leaf

Meat Platters Served With:
Tortillas, Verde Rice, Miso Collard Greens, Frijoles Charros, Green Chile Kimchi, Pickled Vegetables, Cilantro, Smoked Habanero Salsa, Aji Amarillo Crema, Peanut Macha Crunch, Lime

Vegan Platter
Split Avocado, Miso Corn Salad, Pickled Vegetables, Smoked Habanero Salsa, Cilantro, Citrus Pickled Onions, Tortillas

Churro Waffle
Cinnamon Sugar, Condensed Milk Caramel, Pickled Pineapple