Bloomfield Township represented on the blog! Or Bloomfield, as most of us locals know it. That’s the city where today’s featured locale, Roadside B&G, resides.
A classy bar and grille such as this one is a beautiful thing – you know, the kind of place where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy well-made food and scintillating conversation. It makes being grown-up feel glamorous. Of course, I also love the aspect of being a grown-up that allows me the freedom to drink wine on the couch in my sweatpants and yell at the characters in my favorite TV dramas – but it’s good to experience the elegant side of the spectrum from time to time, right? Just as sometimes it’s good to order the dish you don’t expect yourself to get.
Case in point: I am generally not one to order an entrée salad in a restaurant, because I feel that dining out is an excuse to consume as much decadence and saturated fat as my body allows. I operate under the old-school perspective that eating in a restaurant is a treat. And while main-course salads are a staple in my day-to-day, home-cooked life, I don’t consider them a treat per say. But while perusing Roadside B&G’s menu, I couldn’t shake a craving for greens, so I went with the Kale & Farro salad topped with diced apples, shaved fennel, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a cider vinaigrette and added grilled chicken to it.
I’ll admit, I didn’t expect to be especially enthralled with the salad, but it was excellent! The flavors of the fennel and the apple and the kale and the cider vinaigrette complemented each other well. Well played, Roadside B&G! I would recommend my move of adding the chicken breast to the salad if you are a meat-eater; I believe it was only about a $4 add-on, and it was a sizable portion. Without it, the salad would not, in my opinion, have been dinner entrée-sized.
Roadhouse B&G had some other intriguing items on the menu that I would love to go back and try: the Short Rib Tacos appetizer; the vegetarian enchilada (with the option to add short rib to it if you are an omnivore!); the beef filet flanked by truffle tater tots (the classy spin on those potato nuggets!).
1727 S. Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Twp., MI 48302