A couple of weeks ago, after visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts with my parents, we stopped at Green Dot Stables for lunch. Green Dot Stables specializes in sliders, in fact, other than drinks, side dishes, and desserts, that’s all that’s on their menu. Almost everything on their menu is $3, including sliders, sides, beer (they have some for $2) and cocktails. I ordered a Moscow Mule which is a combination of vodka, lime, and ginger beer. The drink was good and a very fair size for $3, but boy was it made with the spiciest ginger beer ever! Dad tried the seasonal Bell’s on tap (the name escapes me) and mom tried a red wine from Argentina.
I’m sorry I don’t have any photos, I only had my phone and it was rather dim inside the restaurant so the pictures didn’t really turn out that great. To start, we each ordered two sliders and a side dish. The sliders are small. I ordered the buffalo chicken slider which was chicken breast with buffalo sauce, blue cheese spread, and celery. For my second slider, I ordered the gyro which included beef (rather than lamb) gyro meat, a slice of tomato, and mint tzatziki sauce. I really enjoyed both of them and would order them again, though there are several on the menu that I’m interested in trying. For my side, I ordered the le poutine: skinny french fries with cheese curds covered in gravy. I’ve had poutine once before, but poutine at Green Dot Stables was incredibly salty. I would avoid it in the future.
My mom ordered a traditional cheeseburger with onions and pickles and a hot brown slider, a twist on the Kentucky sandwich favorite, including chicken breast, mornay sauce, and bacon. My dad ordered the BBQ bacon slider which was topped with sweet potato, BBQ sauce, and bacon. He also tried that week’s mystery meat which was a buffalo (as in bison, not hot wings) burger. He enjoyed both and for a third he tried the gyro. On the side, he tried the fingerling potato salad, which was a vinegar-based salad rather than mayo.
Instead of a third slider, my mom and I ordered dessert. She tried the marscapone cheesecake topped with blueberries and I had the Corktown smore. We both enjoyed our desserts. The smore was Nutella, marshmallow fluff, and cinnamon on a slider bun, different, but good!
I definitely would like to try Green Dot Stables again, Dave missed out and I think he would really enjoy it too.