My buddy Phil [mr BBQ King] was coming down to Detroit for the day on the last day of Pig & Whiskey 2012.. and we’ve been trying to plan a meetup for awhile so holllaaaa…. I’m glad I dragged W out cuz he needs to get out and about Detroit more. Sure it’s a bumfuck place, but still :]
It was about a 20 minute drive thru super super ghetto depressing Detroit
…and then we were in Ferndale.. a nice less scary town :]
First place we hit up was Lockhart’s BBQ… we got one of each :] SO GOOD!
We didn’t even use any BBQ sauce. W had the burnt ends.. suppppper fatty and tasty… sooo tender and melted in my mouth. I had the brisket, FULL of flavor.. also super fatty and tender.. melted like crazy on my tongue… loved it more than Slow’s [shh don’t tell] and then Phil had the Hog Wings. AMAZE BALLS.
You hardly ever see hog wings, I think I’ve only seen it once or twice before in my life at one of the Meatopia or Pigs Island events… don’t remember. I was upset that NO ONE had a WHOLE suckling pig WTF. First piggie/BBQ/meat event I’ve been to that DIDN’T.
We ended up getting corn here after chilling and drinking a few shots and beers in the VIP area… INDOORS with AC hahaha
CORN ON THE COB
Sadly it was under done, NO char, NO grill taste, NADA. No sweetness.. I tried adding some of their BBQ sauces which were GOOD but still didn’t save the corn :[ W and I were sad. :[ WOMP WOMP.
Inside the VIP area at the Loving Touch Bar.
Free drink tickets from the person who made this all happen :] Def met a lot of amazing great ppl at this event!
Whiskey Tent, over 40+ whiskeys…
I ended up trying a Bushmill’s Honey Whiskey.. slightly sweet and OH SO YUMMY IN MY TUMMY
<3 Baby and I
We bought a Blueberry Sage Peppercorn Jam
More beers.. it was SO freaking HOT.. we NEEDED bubbly. And beer vs soda, might as well get the buzz from beer :D W got a PBR and I got some Blondie beer.. it was on the sweet side…
Back in the VIP area they had free caramel corn and pizza.. I ended up eating 4+ slices… these two were my fav. FREAKING BLT PIZZA WAS THE BOMB!!!!
A few more beers and shots later… we took a nice steamy hot taxi back to MGM, we went to the pool for a bit and then I promptly passed out for a few hours… and then?!… Burgerssssssssssssss at Bourbon Steak! Which is the next blog…..