Green Dot Stables
As cracks in Detroit’s seemingly impenetrable silver lining (aka, the sky) start to appear, it seems that we’re ready to rush out and enjoy the few fleeting and sweet months of Bob Seger’s favorite season. While holing up in a dark, dank dive may have its appeal in the light-deprived winter months, by the time spring hits, it’s imperative to recharge batteries with some sunlight, a patio, and numerous pints. With this in mind, these are Detroit’s finest bars that let you imbibe in the fresh (or fresh-ish) air.
“Carnivores may say that there’s nothing quite like the juicy, meaty goodness of a beef patty. However, for those who’ve tried a fresh-made (not that frozen junk) veggie burger, they know there’s nothing better in this world. The beauty of a veggie patty is its flexibility. From tofu to tempeh to black beans, lentils, or falafel — a really top notch house burger adds new complexities to a meal. Pile on fresh vegetables, cheese, sauce, maybe even an egg, and few things compare. In honor of Burger Week, here are 11 delicious ones made right here in Detroit.”
1 Campau Tower Hamburgers/The Americana Eatery – 10337 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck
2 Northern Lights Lounge – 660 W. Baltimore St.
3 Woodbridge Pub– 5169 Trumbull St.
4 Seva Detroit– 66 E Forest Ave.
5 Cass Cafe – 4620 Cass Ave.
6 Honest ? Johns Bar & No Grill – 488 Selden St.
7 The Brooklyn Street Local – 1266 Michigan Ave.
8 Mercury Burger Bar – 2163 Michigan Ave.
9 Green Dot Stables – 2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.
10 PJ’s Lager House – 1254 Michigan Ave.
11 Detroit Vegan Soul (D.V.S) – 8029 Agnes St.
It’s Burger Week at Eater Detroit, but what would a burger be without french fries? Thin, thick, wedged, or waffled, they’re irresistible. There are infinite ways to change up the humble french fry, whether they come with or without a burger. Many of Detroit’s favorite chefs have put their own spin on the dish, and despite their differences, each version has three things in common: the potatoes are fried, salted, and utterly delicious.
1 Lafayette Coney Island: Classic
2 Republic: Beef Tallow Fries
3 Gold Cash Gold Detroit: Frites with Pickle Juice Mayo
4 Green Dot Stables: Truffle and Herb Fries
5 The Brooklyn Street Local: Poutine
6 Hopcat – Detroit: Crack Fries
7 Mercury Burger Bar: Garlic Fries
8 La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas: Patatas Bravas
9 Wright & Company: Loaded Potato Chips
10 Cornerstone Barrel House: Fingerling Frites
“It’s tax season. Or the remnants of it, because you’ve got your check in hand. Yeah direct deposit! So you scored a big chunk of change back from the government. You deserve it, it was yours anyway. Now that you’ve amassed a small fortune, it’s yours to squander. Drinks are on you, right? ”
The folks at CBS Detroit have prepared this list …
Gold Cash Gold Detroit – 2100 Michigan Ave.
Because what better place should you plunk down your return than at a former pawnshop?
Fowling Warehouse – 3901 Christopher St.
How about having a little fun with that tax return and still save a huge chunk of change?
Detroit City Distillery – 2462 Riopelle St.
This spot is refined and chill, just like the drinks found on the menu.
Green Dot Stables – 2200 West Lafayette Blvd.
If you’re looking for cheap drinks, mixed right, served with a smile, then this is the place. Your friends will love this chill spot that’s so buzzy.
Cornerstone Barrel House – 1456 Woodward Ave.
Throw back some of the hardcore stuff at this freshly-minted lounge. This place specializes in whiskey.
West of Downtown Detroit you’ll find the up and coming area of Corktown. The good people at Visit Detroit guided me through this historic area and helped me discovered some delicious hot spots.
Before I get into the hot spots, let me tell you a bit of Corktown history. Corktown is Detroit’s oldest neighborhood and has been established since 1834. The area received its name from the Irish settlers which were primarily from County Cork, Ireland. Although the neighborhood contains tons of newer developments, it still retains some of its original Irish flare.
You can find notable restaurants like Ottava Via, SLOWS BAR BQ and ASTRO COFFEE by driving along Michigan Avenue, but some eateries are located in more secluded areas. Green Dot Stables is not on Michigan Avenue but is worth the drive to locate. Green Dot is known for it’s delicious $2 – $3 dollar sliders and horse racing aesthetic. Every week the restaurant chooses a special mystery meat slider. This week’s special slider was alligator. I wasn’t bold enough to try it but I’ve heard it was pretty good. I would suggest ordering their Fried Chicken slider with maple syrup and the Poutine. It kind of tastes like a chicken and waffles combination.