Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Grandma Bob's Serves Up Delicious Pies and Slices in Corktown

Corktown is Detroit's oldest existing neighborhood. It was established in the 1820s and it was the first place many people saw when they got off the train at Michigan Central Train Station from 1914-1988. It has always been home to some of the city's richest culture and dining, but the neighborhood has seen a huge resurgence in popularity over the last five years as a variety of new businesses have moved into the area. This includes places like Two James, Bobcat Bonnie's, Brightly Twisted, ima, The Brooklyn Street Local, George Gregory, and Takoi. It is also the home to Grandma Bob's, a new-ish pizza place that made the top 50 list of Pizza Places in the US in its first year. 
Grandma Bob's is a small open concept restaurant and bar that seats around 65 people at a time. It is nestled between Mercury Burger Bar and Metropolis Cycyles on Michigan Avenue and its menu features a finely curated selection of unique pizzas that you can't find anywhere else. This includes Sausage and Pistachio (fennel sausage, crushed pistachio, shaved red onion, mascarpone cheese, rosemary, and thyme), the Big Mac (impossible burger crumbles, vegan mozzarella, vegan thousand island, pickles, iceberg lettuce, onion on sesame seed crust), and The Street Beet Dorito Crunch (white pizza with vegan mozzarella, fake ground beef, iceberg lettuce, spicy ranch drizzle, topped with sweet chili Doritos and taco flavored crust). Their recipes are unique, but they aren't the only thing that makes Grand Bob's special. Half of Grandma Bob's menu is or can be made vegan, this includes a DELICIOUS (and quite large) cashew caeser side salad and vegan cheese bread. If that isn't enough to fill you up, they are also home to a "permanent pop-up" from Cold Truth, a Detroit soft serve ice cream company that is known for their waffle cones and vegan flavors.
Grandma Bob's is closed Mondays and Tuesday, and open at 11 a.m. the rest of the week. They start serving up ice cream at 4 p.m. and they are open until midnight on Friday and Saturday (they close at 10 p.m. every other day). They offer sit down service, take out, and have slices ready to go all day long (this includes vegan slices). Their bar features a curated selection of beer, wine, and a few house cocktails. You can see their full menu and drink selection here. We loved the pizza, were blown away by the size of the "side" salads, and the service was great. We highly recommend checking out this top 50 place for yourself!


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