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Thursday, October 15, 2015

The CopperWood Grille Review ~ Flint, Michigan

On the way home on our road trip we stopped in Flint, Michigan for lunch. I had purchased a Groupon before the trip for the Copper Wood Grille. I purchased the voucher for $20 (it was on sale and originally sold for $25) and received $50 worth of food.

The boys and I arrived on a Saturday afternoon after the lunch crowd had passed. The hostess was very friendly and brought us to a great corner spot.

The menu had so many great choices on it. I would love to go back at some point and try some other of those great items.

I already had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to order since I had probably studied the menu for 5 or 6 hours (what can I say, I am an over researcher. I like to research and then research a little more). We looked over the menu in case we wanted to make any last minute changes and then settled in for the wait.

The restaurant had a really nice vibe to it and I really enjoyed the different levels. It allowed for even better people watching!

We started with the Truffle Brussel Sprouts ($7.99) which are flash fried with truffle oil and bacon crisps. The boys and I absolutely love brussel sprouts and this dish was delish. They were cooked to perfection and seasoned wonderfully. If you like brussel sprouts than you should definitely order these!

We also tried out the Beer Candied Pork Belly ($7.99) which is bacon cubes fried crisp and served with a maple bacon glaze. The boys didn't love this as much as I did (but what do they know...they are just kids). I loved it, it was pork and candied. It is impossible to go wrong with this combination.

I ordered the Tandori Chicken Wrap ($8.99) which is served with cucumber ranch, shredded lettuce, pepper jack cheese, and pico de gallo. I also upgraded to the Onion Rings ($1.79). This is a fun combination with a great flavor to the chicken. To be honest, I was starting to get pretty full at this point but I soldiered on and enjoyed my sandwich!

Gabrian went with his absolute favorite thing to order ever. Anytime we see mussels on the menu, it is his automatic choice. These were Craft Beer Mussels ($12.99) with andouille sausage, tomatoes, beer, cajun spices, roasted garlic and butter, served with garlic toast points. He enjoyed these but was a little put off with the size of these mussels. This is not the restaurants fault at all just that on the East Coast we are used to much smaller mussels. I tasted them and they were great with a wonderful broth (I am all about the broth from mussels).

Riley went with the Open Faced Golden Ale Fish Sandwich ($8.99) which is batter fried haddock topped with asian slaw on a dutch crunch roll. He loved his sandwich once he had scraped off the slaw (again, not the restaurants fault, just not his personal preference). The fish was golden and fried well. The fish had a nice delicate flavor and he really enjoyed it.
Overall, we really enjoyed our experience at Copperwood Grill and would love to go back some time. I think next time we may even go with all appetizers because they have so many fun options to pick from. If you would like to try them out for yourself, they are located at 2055 Linden Rd., Flint, Michigan.