Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bucharest Grill (Detroit, MI)
2040 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226, T: 313-965-3111
The Bucharest Grill is a Detroit institution, in the heart of the city, just a block from both Comerica Park and Ford Field. While owned by Romanians, it serves Middle Eastern food in a huge space that seems to have been a bar a long time ago. This day, just before a game of the Detroit Tigers, it is quite busy. You order at the counter, get a number, and sit in the big bar area for them to bring it out.
We are both quite hungry and curious, so I get all out ordering. We start out with a small Humus ($4.00), which is very fresh and tasty, and has a lemony aftertaste (it comes with soft, warm pita bits). We then have Fatoosh ($4.50), which really is a Šopský Salad with pita chips instead of feta cheese. It is chunky, fresh, and delicious! Then, it is time for their famous Chicken Shawarma ($4.25): slices of grilled marinated chicken, which are very tasty and juicy, rolled up into Lebanese bread with cabbage, tomato, (cured) pickles, and garlic sauce. It is absolutely AMAZING! I also get the 1920 Red Hot ($4.00), a short but very thick spicy sausage, which has great texture and good taste. Finally, we got the Skinless Sausage ($6.50), which are essentially thick cevapcici (sausage fingers), grilled perfectly, juicy and tasty.
Bucharest Grill is a fantastic combination of delicious fresh Balkan and Mediterranean food in a relaxed setting with good prices. GO THERE AND GET THE CHICKEN SHAWARMA!!!