It's no secret that Corktown's Green Dot Stables is a Detroit slider gem. Stop in on any given weekend and the place is packed to the brim with diners gorging on the restaurant's inventive array of pint-sized burgers served in brown paper boats. The building sports an equestrian theme with jockey helmets on the walls and horses throughout. Lights are kept dim in the dining room and a chalkboard on the back wall announces the weekly specials. The rotating Mystery Meat keeps customers on their toes, having featured everything from heart to boar testicles. Much to the chagrin of many larger parties, seats are first-come, first-serve and there's no allowance for stragglers.
Owner Jacques Driscoll and chef Les Molnar recently announced that they were expanding the brand to an unexpected location — Kuala Lumpur. Any day now, the new Green Dot is expected to debut, transporting a little taste of Detroit to Southeast Asia. Still, for the classic slider scene, the original Corktown eatery is a sure bet for burger lovers.