With only so much daylight during the shorter, colder winter in Detroit, it’s only fitting foodies around southeast Michigan rise a bit earlier to get their eat on. Currently, their restaurant of choice is Corktown’s Gold Cash Gold.
Gold Cash Gold hits the nail on the head from the amiable service to the vintage ambiance to the high-quality homemade menu items. Chef Brendon Edwards, who joined the team in October 2016, brings the heat with dishes such as the pickle-brined chicken and waffle topped with a sorghum maple syrup, hot sauce glaze, and orange zest butter.
For starters, go with any of their house-made doughnuts. Interesting flavors like toasted sesame with raspberry glaze and chocolate with squash ganache make these little round pieces of fried dough truly memorable. Wash it down with a Southern take on a brunch classic: the pickle juice Bloody Mary, mixed with bourbon instead of the clear stuff. If you’re not into tomato juice, an adult slushie is also a winning choice.
First-time diners at Gold Cash Gold will want to start with the pickle-brined fried chicken and waffle (yes, it’s mentioned twice in this short article because it’s that good) and the gin-cured lox. Be on the lookout for the day’s brunch special, as they’ve been known to have foie gras eggs, which just may be the best scramble you’ll come across in metro Detroit.
The brunch and dinner menu alike are kept concise yet pose a wide variety of flavors and seasonal dishes that will keep diners coming back time and time again. All and all, Gold Cash Gold is worth rising a bit early and braving the winter temps. Gold Cash Gold is open for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 pm.