Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Review: Elwood Bar & Grill, Detroit, MI

Another restaurant from the Boys' Weekend Trip in Detroit. After a night out and sleeping on a hotel room floor (one bed, four people), we were off to see the Tigers play the Angels. It was just after 11:00 a.m., and we were heading out to breakfast after picking up our tickets at Comerica Park.

We didn't go very far to find our breakfast - there was a diner right across from the park's front gate: Elwood Bar and Grill. It looked authentic (probably the oldest structure in the area) and there was a patio.


Aside from starting with our breakfast beers, I wanted to get something as close to breakfast as possible. It was a tough call because Elwood specializes in burgers, sandwiches and other bar food. They were even selling beers, hot dogs and chili to pedestrians from a little booth right outside of the diner.

Since we were there before a game, the place was pretty packed and the service was probably slower than usual, but that's expected. It just gave us all more time to chat on the patio and enjoy the sun and our breakfast beers.

The server was especially helpful when I asked for something as close to breakfast as possible. He recommended the Monte Cristo sandwich.

I wasn't expecting much considering how busy the place was, and I was pleasantly surprised. It was served on sourdough bread with turkey, ham and Swiss cheese. The bread is dipped in egg and the whole thing is lightly fried on their grill. The sandwich was presented with a pickle and tasted excellent.

It was a perfect start to game day.

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