Molly Abraham gives her early word on Mabel Gray: "Unlikely as it may seem, the new hot spot around town is a small restaurant in a rehabbed diner in Hazel Park," writes Abraham. The menus are updated daily "and because the list is brief, you may depend on each dish qualifying as a specialty. While this might prove an issue for diners who want to experience a great dish twice, "it's clear that whatever [chef James] Rigato and his energetic crew replace it with, will be equally appealing." The critic bestows four stars on Mabel Gray. [Detroit News]
Mabel Gray is an 'Unlikely' Hot Spot in Hazel Park; Bonnie's Offers 'Innovative' Gastropub Fare
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Serena Maria Daniels feasts on New Americana bites at Bobcat: Corktown's new gastropub caters to "in-between" diners who are neither looking for upscale dining nor a "sticky floor-dive," writes the critic. Chef Beren Ekine Huett manages to pull off vegetarian ceviche with flying colors, "the mushroom working as a chewy and delightful alternative to the mariscos" as well as the Kung Pao Brussels sprouts. "If you spring for meat selections, the classic Korean-inspired Bulgogi beef sliders come topped with house-made kimchee, a rarity in a gastropub environment, which otherwise might be inclined to spring for the jarred variety." Bonnie's manages to strike the balance between "high-end" and "simplistic." [Metro Times]