Molly’s Picks: Gogi Seoul Kitchen & Crispelli’s Troy

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
From left: Crispelli’s Troy – Detroit Style Deep Dish topped with pepperoni, green peppers, sausage, and tomato sauce; Gogi Seoul Kitchen – Bulgogi short rib

Gogi Seoul Kitchen /// The Korean-inspired fast-casual spot opened in July and shares space with Bastone Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin, the latter is also owned by the same parent company, Northern United Brewing Co. The Royal Oak restaurant brings such dishes as Korean fried chicken wings, steamed buns, and kimchi fries, to the popular line-up of Jolly Pumpkin brews. 109 E. Fifth St., Royal Oak; 248-544-6250. D daily. $12

Crispelli’s Troy /// Executive Chef Shawn Wright and his crew prepare everything in house. From the star, thin-crust pizza, to the supporting selection of pastas, salads, and sandwiches on house-made breads, Wright creates it all with help from the Crispelli’s bakery in Royal Oak, which turns out rustic breads and pastries for all three Crispelli’s locations in West Bloomfield, Berkley, and of course, Troy.  The setting may be casual, but it holds its own among the city’s fine-dining establishments in terms of the quality of food and stellar service. 645 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-680-0066. L & D daily. $15