City: Detroit 
2138 Michigan Ave. 

Detroit is a city built on grime, grease, and sheer ambition. Going through an urban renewal of sorts, the city has seen better days but is slowly rebuilding itself. Slows BBQ is helping the cause, meaty rib after meaty rib. Open for nine years and counting, Slows has earned a national reputation for a plethora of draft beers and meat as solid as the Midwest spirit.

Dry rubbed Texas-style beef brisket and gorgeously glossy pulled chicken are met with the saucy drip of Slows’ St. Louis-style ribs. Sweet and spicy Carolina-style pulled pork falls off the bone and into your mouth, dressed in saliva-inducing sauce. The restaurant is so popular and such a charged contributor to the renewal of the Detroit food scene that Slows BBQ has even been showcased on Man Vs. Food with Adam Richman.