I have this rule when I travel that I will not eat at any franchise restaurants, and will only try out local places. This has resulted in a lot of amazing experiences. I realized that I should be doing this at home, because Michigan is filled with plenty of unique restaurants and experiences – especially metro Detroit. I recently had the opportunity to give The Morrie
in downtown Royal Oak a try.
All about music, combined with a little bit of hipster. The menu’s come in a vinyl cover, which is super neat and makes a fun presentation. There is even a wall covered in a mix of vinyl’s and covers. All in all it was a super chill and fun atmosphere.
Appetizer: King Pao Cauliflower – dried chili, ginger, scallion, seasame seeds, sriracha peanuts
I absolutely love cauliflower and this kicked up version was so good, I could of devoured the whole appetizer on my own.
Appetizer: Brisket Mac – smoked cheddar, manchengo, sweet BBQ, crispy onion, smoked brisket. This appetizer combined two of my favorite things: macaroni and cheese + BBQ, and let me tell you it did not disappoint at all. Again, I probably could of just ate this appetizer all on my own.
Appetizer: One Big Ol’ Meatball – ricotta salata, herbed polenta, tomato-basil sauce
I am not a huge Italian food fan, so this wasn’t a winner in my book – probably because not a fan of meatballs and spaghetti to begin with.
Main Course: I tried the Chick Norris, which comes with a pickle (so good!) and I added sweet potato tots (high recommend). The sandwich consisted of grilled chicken, arugula, tomato, avocado spread, basil mayo, swiss on sour dough. Something unique to note is that The Morrie makes all their own sauces and breads which is super unique.
Dessert: My favorite part of any meal is dessert, and let me tell you The Morrie’s dessert menu does NOT disappoint. Everything is homemade including the ice cream and macaron that comes on top of the Butterscotch Créme Brulee. I decided to try the Ice Cream Sandwich, which has salted caramel ice cream (to die for) sandwiched between Heath cookies. It’s HUGE and is definitely something you will want to share with someone. On a side note… I WILL be going back for the Banana Split which looked AMAZING!
It is on the pricer side, so if you’re looking for a cheap place to eat The Morrie definitely is not it. However, if you’re looking for a fun and delicious date night I highly recommend this place.
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