01/27/2014 07:32 EST | Updated 03/29/2014 05:59 EDT


DETROIT - Enough with all the downtrodden-Detroit talk: Green Dot Stables, a bustling sliders joint in an industrial area not far from downtown, may restore your faith in the city's future. It also will give you a whole new vision of the lowly slider.

The friendly gastropub's menu has 20 varieties, mixing the adventurous and the familiar. And with all of them priced at $2 or $3, there's no reason not to experiment.