The space here has been through a few transitions in the past few years – from an embroidery shop, to crepes (Good Girls Go to Paris), to a juice bar, and now – definitely here to stay, a neighborhood joint – The Charlevoix. The space has been opened up into a more open concept and has quickly became MY favorite spot for a drink and bite.
The menu isn’t huge, but they have been creative with their offerings. They have a variety of street tacos, whole wings with creative flavors, and – this is the place to go in Detroit if you want a Po’Boy. The bread for the Po’Boys is imported from NOLA so it’s an authentic sandwich – but they do have some innovative variety. Also – on the happy hour menu is my favorite buttermilk chicken slider – it’s loaded with homemade pickles and buttermilk dill sauce, with a touch of heat – perfection. Another favorite NEW menu item is Elote: I’ve always loved elote but it’s so messy to eat in public and this is no exception. I would love to get a couple of these to go and eat them in the privacy of my basement in front of the TV! If you don’t know- Elote is mexican street corn, usually a grilled ear of corn coated in crema fresca, butter, lime juice, chili powder, and cojita cheese. This is absolutely fantastic.
I also love the chilaquiles rojo – which is basically duck confit nachos – I highly recommend these. Let’s not forget about cocktails – Nick is one of my favorite local bartenders, please visit him. I recommend a margarita made with their house infused jalapeno tequila. If you have a dessert drink in mind – the Nip/Tuck is stunning. Blackstrap rum, Velvet Falernum, pistachio orgeat, egg white, cold brew and bitters. It is a small perfect coffee-flavored drink that features my fast-becoming favorite clove liqueur.
And then there is the brunch menu – on Sundays from 11-3. This is the best menu of all…you can see it on their website www.thecharlevoix.com. AND with $1 refills on the mimosas – you can have one for $7 or 10 mimosas for $16. Enough said!