When chef Mark Djozlija and cocktail whiz Dave Kwiatkowski talked about opening a restaurant, they wanted a place for people like themselves, who consider cheese-smothered chips and beer just as viable for dinner as a coursed-out meal with cocktails and wine. They’ve created that place in Wright & Company, an elegant space that once housed Wright-Kay jewelers. Located downtown, its clientele includes opera-goers dressed to the nines and jersey-clad Tigers fans refueling after an afternoon ballgame. Kat Hawkins approaches the wine list accordingly, mingling Old World classics with New World discoveries. Domaine Overnoy-Crinquand Ploussard and Ktima Gerovassiliou Malagousia share the list with Elizabeth Spencer Special Cuvée and Orin Swift Mannequin. To get an idea of the value offered, consider that the “Baller” list of more expensive wines starts at $70.
1500 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan
This story appears in the print issue of August 2017.
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