Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots


Published:

Au Cochon: French Omelette with herbs, avocado, and toast

BOOTLEGGERS PIG & WHISKEY BAR /// The next-door neighbor of Jai-Lee Dearing’s Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar is now its sibling, sharing the kitchen, but with its own menu of smoked ribs and chicken, pulled pork, seafood gumbo, and po’boy sandwiches in a setting done up with black-and-white photographs and other Prohibition-era memorabilia. Local musicians are often on hand in the two-room setting with a bar stocked with, natch, more than 100 varieties of bourbon, Scotch, and Irish whiskeys. 15412 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-429-1010. D Tues.-Sun. $15 H.

 

AU COCHON /// Birmingham’s new French restaurant isn’t that in the classic sense, but it has plenty of French flair in its snappy tile-floored, zinc-topped bar setting. The surprise is that it serves from breakfast until late night on a daily basis, with a menu that is nicely pared down to what the open kitchen that shares space with the dining room can handle. There are steak frites, of course, plus steamed mussels, tartines, chicken paillard, and fresh pastries made in a separate kitchen in the rear. Seating includes big red leather banquettes along one wall and tables overlooking the street scene. It’s another in Zack Sklar’s Peas & Carrots Hospitality Group. 260 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-792-7795. B, L, & D daily. $16 H

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

Foodtography 101

Sarah Fennel, the Detroit-based blogger behind Broma Bakery, shares her secrets

Cocktail Recipe: Man on the Moon

Recipe: Veal Spiedini with Saffron Potatoes

Café Cortina’s Anthony M. Giannola recreates a childhood favorite

Meal Prep Services: What to Know Before Committing to the Trend

Plus, tips from a metro Detroit-based dietitian on getting the most out of your meals

Recipe: Salmon Burger with Microgreens from Western Market

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. The Fisher Building Is a One-Stop Shop for the Alternative Bride
    Plus, bridal looks with vintage flare
  2. 2018 Restaurant of the Year: Parc
    Excellent food, exceptional service, and a crisp and formal but distinctly unstuffy atmosphere...
  3. What’s the Source of the Steam Pouring Out of Detroit’s Sidewalks?
    Environmental groups want to clear the air about the fuel behind a little-known power system
  4. An Hour With ... Angela Aufdemberge
    President and CEO, Vista Maria
  5. Local Winter Activities Worth Bracing the Cold
    Metro Detroit’s parks are prime for winter adventures
  6. Love at First Sip
    Michiganders dish about their love affairs with local wine
  7. Cocktail Recipe: Man on the Moon
  8. Meet the Makers: The Empowerment Plan
    How the non-profit’s coat, sleeping bag project continues to expand
  9. Netflix Set to Bring Local Author’s Horror Novel to Life
    Sandra Bullock stars in the film adaptation of Ferndale author/musician Josh Malerman’s...
  10. Making the Case for a Less Sedentary Lifestyle
    Martial arts instructor trains people to defend themselves and take a stand against dangerous...