Green Dot Stables is Corktown’s newest and hippest place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails at incredibly affordable prices. Everything on the food and drink menu range between $2.00 – $4.00, yet the quality of their product is not compromised. All of the meat is purchased from Mark’s Quality Meats & Culinary Specialties, a Detroit-based business that has been a purveyor of fine foods for more than 40 years.
Mark’s website boasts that “We are proud of our USDA certification and the high standards we have in our business for preparation and cleanliness. Mark’s is a HACCP certified facility.” Green Dot is also planting its own urban garden in the lot attached to the restaurant. Their hope is to use as many organic herbs and produce in their food as possible. All of their buns are purchased from Brown Bakery, located in southwest Detroit.
Customers can expect French inspired sliders (or mini-burgers) such as the “Au Poirer”, which includes beef with peppercorns and cognac aioli, or the “Lamb”, which is complimented with rosemary, hummus and pickles. Executive Chef, Les Molnar studied at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. Perhaps that is what inspired their Le Poutine french fries. These fries are topped with fresh gravy and real poutine cheese, a delicacy of Quebec rarely found south of Canada.
Speaking of our northern neighbors, Green Dot will serve you a Labatt Blue in exchange for any $2.00 Canadian coin or “Toonie” you might have in your pocket after a trip to Canada – a deal too good to resist.
Owner, Jacques Driscoll, 30 years old, moved back to Detroit from San Diego to fulfill his life-long dream of opening a restaurant. Jacques says the main reason he got into the restaurant industry is because, “We want people to enjoy themselves and for it to be reasonable… we love party planning and socializing, the whole point of [Green Dot Stables] is for people to enjoy it.”
Driscoll purchased the former bar and decided to keep the Kentucky Derby inspired name and theme of the building intact. The building was revamped inside with new flooring and interior design which gives it an approachable yet sophisticated feel.
Customers can also expect unique cocktail options like a Jalapeno Martini made with tequila, a Moscow Mule or a Mint Julep. Better yet, cocktails are all priced at $3.00, with the option to upgrade to premium liquor for a reasonable $1.00 upcharge. The wine and beer list will also impress you, even having the option to buy both “to-go”.
Located at 2200 West Lafayette in Detroit, Green Dot is currently open for lunch from 11:00am – 3:00pm Monday-Friday. Their plan is to be open 7 days a week from 11:00 am-2:00 am by mid-May. Check their website www.greendotstables.com for more details on their menu and to see when full operating hours will take place. Green Dot Stables is sure to become a local classic.
Need more Green Dot? Watch the cooking demonstration of the meal you see picture above here.