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Slows BBQ

2138 Michigan Avenue, Detroit, MI - (313) 962-9828
Posted By Dave O'Ball on 5/20/2013 6:41:00 PM
A rebuild is taking place in the Corktown area of Detroit where Slows has grown to the point of bursting. Long lineups are a common sight in the evening and on weekends. Arriving after 1pm on a Monday saw the place very crowded but with no line. The smallish dining room has a nice warehouse feel with exposed brick and beams, perfectly complementing the late Victorian Era exterior.

Opening the front door I was, sadly, not met with the smell of smoke hanging in the air. There was, however, the unmistakable smell of pig fat that I was more than eager to drink in. While not really a fan of the "nouveau" Q that has become ubiquitous in the northern US and Canada, if you make good food, it will overcome the pretense.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Triple Threat Pork Sandwich
Catfish
Sauces
Brisket Enchiladas
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Bacon, pulled pork, and ham are stacked on top of each other. Fabulous right off the line, it was made even better with the mustard sauce. A truly outstanding sandwich worthy of the praise heaped upon it.
"Bacon, pulled pork, and ham are stacked on top of each other. Fabulous right off the line, it was made even better with the mustard sauce. A truly outstanding sandwich worthy of the praise heaped upon it."
Dave O'Ball





Slows makes five sauces. All are good but two really stand out. Although the Apple and Sweet are nice, the Spicy (while not very spicy) is even better. The NC and Mustard sauces are, however, the clear winners. The NC hints strongly at Buffalo chicken wing sauce and clearly would be terrific on poultry. The mustard sauce has a nice honey like sweetness for great balance, perfect for pork.
"Slows makes five sauces. All are good but two really stand out. Although the Apple and Sweet are nice, the Spicy (while not very spicy) is even better. The NC and Mustard sauces are, however, the clear winners. The NC hints strongly at Buffalo chicken wing sauce and clearly would be terrific on poultry. The mustard sauce has a nice honey like sweetness for great balance, perfect for pork."
Dave O'Ball


Catfish is simply outstanding, crispy on the outside with gentle-textured fish inside. The light tempura doesn’t overpower the delicate flavor of the fish and the Creole mustard remoulade is an excellent complement.
"Catfish is simply outstanding, crispy on the outside with gentle-textured fish inside. The light tempura doesn’t overpower the delicate flavor of the fish and the Creole mustard remoulade is an excellent complement."
Dave O'Ball


Brisket enchiladas are not good enough for a second try but certainly are satisfying. One criticism I have is that the beef has very little Q taste. It tastes like beef but has no real Q hints.
"Brisket enchiladas are not good enough for a second try but certainly are satisfying. One criticism I have is that the beef has very little Q taste. It tastes like beef but has no real Q hints."
Dave O'Ball


Sandwiches are served without sauces, but each table has all five sauces waiting for you.
"Sandwiches are served without sauces, but each table has all five sauces waiting for you. "
Jacob Walker


Pictured is the delicious Reason sandwich.  They come without any extras, but potato salad for $2.25 or fries for a few bucks are available.
"Pictured is the delicious Reason sandwich. They come without any extras, but potato salad for $2.25 or fries for a few bucks are available. "
Jacob Walker



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