I would tell you about tonight’s dinner, except that there really wasn’t much dinner to speak of. We made our first trip to Detroit proper today, and as is the challenge in any new city, we had about five times as many restaurants to visit as we had meals to eat. Some time ago, we realized that restaurant meals are generally just too damned big for either of us to enjoy without guilt, especially if salads, drinks, or dessert are in play. We also realized that splitting meals means we can try more things – definitely a good strategy when, as in Detroit, we had more things to eat than could be reasonably managed in one day.
Our first stop was Slows Bar-B-Q, where we split an amazing pulled pork sandwich and Shane enjoyed a remarkable pour of Bell’s Expedition Stout off the firkin cask. The meat was tender and flavorful, the flavor only enhanced by the array of sauces available for (liberal) application at your discretion. I really can’t wait to go back to Slows – Shane said that it alone was worth the trip.
Our second food stop was at Supino Pizza, located in the Eastern Market complex. We split the only slice they had on hand – a very thin piece of cheese with a crispy crust. Other diners were folding their pizza New York style – with just have a slice each, we weren’t able to enjoy the full experience – or the amazing line-up of other zas. Another must-return location!
Finally, after wandering around the Cass Corridor for a bit, we grabbed a couple of beers and a pot of crab dip at Motor City Brewing Works. The beers were unremarkable – I think Shane’s going to review his – but I enjoyed the crab dip, hot and bubbly with a bit of a bite. I continued scraping the little pot with my spoon long after all salvageable dip was gone.
Detroit, you were delicious, and I can’t wait to visit you again.