Topping the food chain is a tremendous achievement, which is why humans triumphantly plant flag-like toothpicks in burgers and belt the national anthem at their steaks before devouring them. Enjoy life at the top with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steakhouse fare and drinks at Wrought Iron Grill in Owosso.
Located inside a gut-rehabbed brick industrial building, Wrought Iron Grill's chefs silence growling bellies with dinner and lunch plates topped with sizzling meats and escorted by refreshing drinks. The sushi-grade tuna tartare, infused with red-chili aioli and scallions ($8.99), preps evening palates for entrees such as the certified-Angus New York strip, served with veggies and a loaded baked potato ($23.99). Satisfy midday cravings with a cup of lobster bisque ($3), or accidentally enjoy a siesta atop a Big Daddy burger ($8.99), whose char-grilled, fresh-ground patty plays mattress to an applewood-smoked bacon blanket topped with a comforter of pepper-jack cheese. Taste buds can wade into the froth of a Lagunitas ($5) or Bells beer ($4) or splash around in sips of wine ($7–$10/glass).
Made out of former welding-room flooring, Wrought Iron Grill's bar top serves as a pedestal for drinks and elbows as patrons rest their feet and merman flippers on the reclaimed beams lining the bar's underside. The restaurant's brick enclosure further tips its hat to its own history by hanging its 110-year-old windows above the bar and sporting other touches of industrial flair.
Wrought Iron Grill
The chefs at Wrought Iron Grill design dishes that are artfully executed down to the last detail. Take, for example, the housemade sauces and soups that are made fresh daily, or the veal demi-glace they make to flavor hand-cut, marrow-encrusted filet mignon. They also take care to incorporate local ingredients, coating wild-caught scallops with Michigan morel mushrooms and flash-frying fillets of Michigan perch.
Housed in the five-story brick structure that once held Woodard Furniture Company, Wrought Iron Grill's decor harks back to the building's industrial past. Flooring reclaimed from a welding room tops the bar, and 110-year-old windows hang over the heads of bartenders as they pour Michigan beers and mix drinks such as signature bloody marys garnished with spicy Mandingo pickles, 45th Parallel asparagus, and jumbo shrimp. Live bands often play atop the building's loading dock, allowing singers to be conveniently wheeled away after they've finished performing.