Molly’s Picks

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


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Monk Beer Abbey: Hand pattied Belgian Blue beef, barbecued pork belly, cheddar, and apple slaw.

Photograph by Joe Vaughn

PARK GRILL ///
Mediterranean fare gets a Balkan spin from the kitchen of Adi Kokoshi, whose Albanian heritage shows up in the meat and spinach pies, the red and white cabbage salad,  and hummus with roasted lamb at his reborn restaurant, completely renovated and now with the amenity of a good wine list and full bar. The all-day menu offers many choices, including tasting plates, pita-wrapped sandwiches, and salads as well as the list of entrees that features chicken and beef shawarma, beef and pork kafta, lemon-pepper marinated pork tenderloin, and lamb chops. The service is friendly and informal by a staff that stuck with Kokoshi through the eight-month remodeling. 15102 Kercheval Ave., Grosse Pointe Park; 313-264-1997. L & D daily $15 H

MONK BEER ABBEY ///
Tucked into a back corner at the Bastone/Vinotecca complex, this tiny spot (once Café Habana) celebrates hefty Belgian beers and beer-appropriate dishes. There’s an array of Prince Edward Island mussels in sauces including tomato and tasso ham and wild mushroom and garlic as well as sandwiches on waffles and burgers. A handful of entrees includes sausage casserole and mac and cheese. 109 E. Fifth St., Royal Oak; 248-544-6255.  D nightly. $15 H

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