Bandit Tavern and Hideaway is the newest restaurant in downtown Royal Oak – Daily Tribune
The inside of the primary flooring of Bandit Tavern and Hideaway, which changed the previous Jolly Pumpkin restaurant at fifth Avenue and Predominant Avenue in downtown Royal Oak, and is operated by the identical firm, Mission Restaurant Group. (Picture courtesy of Bandit Tavern and Hideaway)
Taking up the previous Jolly Pumpkin house in Royal Oak, Bandit Tavern and Hideaway guarantees to serve up Midwestern consolation meals with a Southern twist.
Southern dishes on the restaurant, which opened Friday, embrace fried cornbread with candy honey butter and jalapeño jelly, Andre’s sizzling hen sandwich, shrimp and grits, mini beignets, macaroni and cheese, and pudding pork, a sort of candied bacon.
The brand new restaurant idea at 419 S. Predominant Avenue additionally options some drinks and dishes from a number of eating places that occupied the historic B&C grocery constructing, which is listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations, in keeping with an announcement from Bandit on Monday.
The brand new restaurant gives a full bar, craft cocktails and an extended checklist of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak beers, in addition to native craft beers.Over time, the situation has been dwelling to eating places reminiscent of Bastone Brewery, Vinotecca Wine Bar, Cafe Habana, Monk Belgium Beer Alley, Gogi Seoul Kitchen, Cinq, Commune Lounge Craft, and Jolly Pumpkin.
Bandit’s menu will deliver again pastón frites, carne asada (grilled and shredded beef) at Café Habana, and Monk’s waffle sandwiches.
A few of the signage, desserts and brewing tools from the previous restaurant are a part of the Bandit’s decor.
“The menu is a enjoyable and distinctive mixture of conventional and artistic scratch-prepared mixtures,” Christine Anderson, Bandit’s government chef, mentioned in an announcement. “We will probably be providing dishes that embrace pimento cheese sauce, chili peppers, and bone-in ribeye with chimichurri sauce.”
Anderson mentioned the restaurant’s kitchen cooks will work laborious to arrange “distinctive dishes in a pleasant, informal atmosphere.”
The menu will often function favorites from a few of the earlier eating places in addition to new recipes.
Bandit’s is designed to function a bar and restaurant upstairs and downstairs.
Downstairs is Hideaway, which is able to function seasonal pop-up ideas like Griswold’s Hideaway, a vacation bar impressed by Nationwide Lampoon’s “Christmas Trip” film that’s scheduled to open after Thanksgiving.
Different pop-ups can have vacation themes and parodies, and can function reside DJs, dancing and themed cocktails.
The Hideaway can even have VIP rooms and a big house for personal events, in keeping with Bandit’s press launch.
The restaurant’s inside is designed to be comfy and welcoming, mentioned Kelly Fender Eyck, normal supervisor and working associate of Bandit’s, in an announcement.
“We sit up for sharing a brand new expertise at Royal Oak constructed on Southern and Midwestern hospitality whereas offering an environment that looks like a getaway,” VenderEyk mentioned.
Bandit Tavern & Hideaway is operated by Grand Rapids-based Mission Restaurant Group, which additionally operated the previous Jolly Pumpkin restaurant.
David Ritchie, managing associate at Bandit, mentioned in an announcement that his restaurant staff continues to get artistic with their restaurant ideas.
“That is an ever-changing house,” Ritchie mentioned. “We’re excited to start out the following chapter right here with Bandit…”