Bobcat Bonnie’s

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1800 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216   (313) 962-1383

Bobcat Bonnie’s is a FRESH & LOCAL GASTROPUB in Corktown with another location in Wyandotte. Love this place. They have a great menu with tons of vegetarian and even a vegan or two choices. I love the decor, casual and slightly industrial, open and inviting. 

We arrived, as is our usual preference, long before the night time crowd appeared at about 5:00 pm. They have an awesome beer menu but this time we chose one of our favorites, the Stroh’s Bohemian style pilsner on draft.

First we had the brussels sprouts appetizer.  Nuts, Garlic, Fried Brussels, Honey Sriracha and they were really, really good. Sweet yet mildly spicy and nicely crispy.

Then I just had to try the vegan Chorizo Tacos. They were new on the menu and recommended by the waitress. I have to admit, I was not totally enamored of the dish. The nut cheese was too chunky and grainy, I feel it could have been smoother, the pico was fine, but they were so blessed hot I could not finish the third one and they were not large tacos. OK, but not great.

John had the Hippie Salad with Quinoa, Chickpea, Cucumber, Beet, Almond, Avocado, Parsley, Tahini Dressing. He liked it but it was rather nondescript. It could have used some pizzazz. 

The food was okay, and since I always give a place more than one chance, we will return to try more of the beer menu and there are other items I want to try:

BEET PICKLED EGGS – VEG      Beet Pickled, Deviled Egg Mix, Tarragon, Dill, Paprika. 
FRIED GOAT CHEESE – VEG      Honey, Black Pepper, Lemon Zest.
SPICY FRIED PICKLES – VEG     Spicy Batter, Pickle Chips, Jalapeno Ranch.
QUESO FUNDIDO    Queso, Green Chillies, Pico, Chorizo -or- Vegan Chorizo, Cheddar, Tortilla Chips.
PRETZELS – VEG     House Made Pretzels, Spicy Honey Mustard, Queso Dip. 

And they have 5 kinds of Loaded Tater Tots. One is TRUFFLE TOTS  Truffle Oil, Smoked Salt, Parmesan Cheese, Parsley.   oh yeah. I could eat that with the beet pickled  eggs and several beers and be a happy girl.

So come back soon and see what my next visit brings. Give it a try.


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