Bobcat Bonnie’s opened up it’s second location at the end of February in Downtown Wyandotte, MI. Bobcat Bonnie’s occupies the spot where Bourbon’s on Sycamore once resided and diners can expect the same menu as the Corktown Detroit location. Join Bobcat Bonnie’s for happy hour. Food and drink specials (select cocktails and shareables), brunch on Saturday and Sunday featuring $3 mimosa and Bloody Mary bars, and a pretty extensive list of craft beers. Kudos for a creative menu including items like Nutella pancakes, Chicken & Waffles with Cap’n Crunch breaded chicken, homemade syrup and hot sauce, and tater tots with caramelized Kimchi and Sriracha.
Buffalo Chicken Nachos: House Cut Tortilla Chips, Buffalo Chicken, Queso, Chipotle Aioli, Pico, Shredded Lettuce, Jalapeno Ranch. These nachos were pretty impressive and I couldn’t stop chowing. The fully loaded toppings covered every chip. The chips also held up to all the ingredients and didn’t get soggy. The chipotle aioli was smoky with a hint of spice and was delicious with the buffalo sauce coated chicken. The jalapeño ranch was also a nice touch without being too spicy.
Taco Tuesday: You pick three tacos and a craft beer (can or bottle) for only $12. Sweet deal!
Spicy Asian Chicken: Sweet & spicy chili sauce, crispy rice noodle. I thought I would like the spicy Asian chicken taco the most, but I was disappointed. The sauce was good, with a spot on sweet chili flavor. However, it was a little too spicy for me, which made it hard to eat. Thin, crispy rice noodles topped the taco. Regrettably, they were too long and didn’t really work. It would’ve been better if they were bite size like the chicken. The chicken was covered in the sauce, but not the rest of the ingredients. As a result, the noodles were dry, lacked flavor, and needed a little sauce drizzle action.
Carne Asada: Fresh pico. Tender steak topped with a nicely balanced pico. Pretty tasty.
Al Pastor: Pineapple, cabbage slaw. The marinated pork and pineapple were sweet and went well with the crunchy slaw.
Chicken Avocado Melt: Grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomato, Chipotle aioli, Cheddar, multigrain bread. Thinly sliced avocado joined, tender chicken. The kick came from the evenly spread, creamy aioli. The multigrain bread is the perfect choice because it is hearty, thick, and didn’t fall apart against the juice of the tomato and the aioli. I ordered the house cut fries well done so they came out extra crispy. The Chipotle aioli was a good dip for the fries as well.
Service was a little slow. Once we moved from the bar to a table, our server forgot about us. Service was fine after we hashed that out. The food was good and I want to go back to test out the different tater tots. Bobcat Bonnie’s also has boardgames, which is awesome. There’s not many cool spots Downriver where you can play Yahtzee, eat loaded tots, and hang with friends without feeling like you’re at a college bar. OK, so I just described my perfect night, but come on, am I right?
Just recently Bobcat Bonnie’s stopped their lunch service. My guess is that they didn’t get much of a lunch crowd and I may know why. A lot of my co-workers have stopped into Bobcat Bonnie’s on their lunch hour. Word on the street is that the truffle tots were disappointing and they were out of ingredients. According to Facebook, lunch service is returning Wednesday thru Friday at 11 AM this Summer. Hopefully they will step up their game. In addition, change the Bourbon’s signage to Bobcat Bonnie’s because this is a little confusing.
Bobcat Bonnie’s•118 Sycamore St, Wyandotte, MI 48192•(734) 556-3258