Some of my family have come in to town for the weekend. We always have a good time when people come to visit. After making a trip to the north side of town we ended up on I75 south in a complete mess of traffic. Several snow squalls made the roads just bad enough to cause problems.
As we came upon the I75 south exit or 375 downtown option, traffic was backed up for nearly a mile. I decided that I would skip the mess and just go right through downtown. On to Jefferson, then Woodward, and on to Fort street. The Down town area in all of its Holiday decor really looked pretty. I was reminded of several really great experiences that I have had in the down town area. Dinners with friends and family at various restaurants. Excursions up to the top of the Ren-Cen to look over the city.(They will let you in for free just to look.) Taking a day to go to the auto show, or catch a ball game, even something at the fox, or a stroll through the DIA. Detroit really has a lot to offer all of us including a rich history.
As I turned on to Fort street and then headed toward 75 again, we took a look down Michigan Avenue and I told everyone about the revitalization that is happening in Corktown. Then we saw it! A round red sign with a locomotive in the middle hanging out over Michigan Ave. Yes, that little sign means good Bar-b-que!
Slows is the place and meat is something that they know how to treat with T.L.C. Some of the best BBQ meats that I have had anywhere, and the atmosphere is just best stated as cool. The first time I was there I had to search for the door and finally found it when someone stepped out. But inside is a clean, comfortable, old style bar and beautiful wood throughout the place. The people are friendly and helpful with any questions you might have.
You should not expect anything quickly there. The name is Slows and they don't rush much. I am not incredibly overwhelmed with any of the sauces, but I grew up in driving distance to Kansas City so it is just not the same. The sauces are ok, but don't let that stop you from trying them all. You will likely find something you will enjoy. I personally like their mustard sauce on a Sandwich called the, "Yard Bird".
Take the time some time soon to enjoy Downtown and some "Slow" cooked meats. You will love it!
Passion for food!
If your reading this then you likely find yourself in a category that many classify as foodie. That is simply to say that you love food. I too, am a food lover, and I love to experience the eclectic mix of food opportunities that Metro Detroit has to offer. I have created this site because I love to explore new restaurants, tastes, and cultures. My work has granted me the opportunity to experience all of this, both here in Metro Detroit, and in other parts of the world. Detroit is a wonderful mix of some of the worlds best foods. I hope that reading these entries will stir you to want to experience something new and exciting.