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Best barbecue in Detroit area

willygreen Aug 6, 2008 05:23 PM

Just visited Lazy Bones in Roseville . . . again.

I love being able to order meat by the pound; reminds me of being in Texas.

This is the best barbecue I have had in Michigan. The pork spareribs are the star here; you don't even need sauce.

The brisket was good, nice smoke ring but maybe a tad underseasoned. Needed some sauce to go along with it.

Also tried the Pig Fries, Fries with chili, cheese, tomato, jalapeno and pulled pork. So good . . .

This place is worth visiting. They have a few tables inside and a few outside but carry out is the way to go if you can.

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    boagman Aug 7, 2008 12:50 PM

    "They have a few tables inside and a few outside but carry out is the way to go if you can."

    SINCE FREAKING WHEN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    About the *only* complaint I have with Deny's place is the fact that you can't sit down and enjoy what you've just ordered...you have to wait until you get home when the heat has dissipated a bit and I've been *dying* for them to have some little dinky table(s) on site for quick lunches or what-not.

    This is terrific news, indeed. Time for a trip back to Lazybones for me, when I'm on that side of town. Seriously: this is a great place, or at least, I think it is. Oddly enough, I've never had the ribs myself, but I guess it's time to try them. I'll tell you, though: the pulled pork sandwich is hard to pry myself away from.

    Thanks for the pseudo-news! That's a great thing for Deny!

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    1. re: boagman
      oppsie Aug 8, 2008 01:26 PM

      Do they have NC/vinegar sauce for the pulled pork, or is it thick sauce? I hit the new bbq place on Woodward in Birmingham -- it was only a week or so after they opened so they could still be working out the kinks, but it was merely good. And no NC sauce. Slow's has completely ruined me and I would drive down there instead based on the meal. However, still interested in trying Lazy Bones...

      1. re: oppsie
        boagman Aug 9, 2008 10:33 PM

        Lazy Bones has a selection of sauces you can choose from. I honestly don't know if they have NC/vinegar sauce, since that's about my least favorite type of sauce one could come up with (which is odd, considering how much I happen to like vinegar). They do have multiple sauces available, though...this I do know.

        Best idea: give them a call and find out!

    2. JanPrimus Aug 10, 2008 01:07 PM

      Menu - http://www.lazybonessmokehouse.net/14...

      ...and yes they have a Vinegar sauce.

      I would say that Slow's and Lazy are the only two places in Metro-Detroit I have had decent BBQ at...

      Trick to Lazy is finding at what time of the day the meat will be smoked to your liking best. I prefere to pick up around 7-8 PM. Also a nice side benefit is how close Dragonmead is....

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      1. re: JanPrimus
        willygreen Aug 22, 2008 07:07 PM

        Yes. I agree. I showed up once a little too late - 8:30 or so and the meat had been reheated. It was way too hot, almost like it was microwaved or something

        1. re: JanPrimus
          rtv Aug 29, 2008 08:05 AM

          wow...thanks for the dragonmead tip. i didnt know of them. sounds like bbq and beer soon!

          1. re: rtv
            boagman Aug 29, 2008 08:45 AM

            Yeah, if you like beer (unfortunately, I don't), the proximity of these two places to each other would be nothing shy of kismit. They really are quite close, even if you sort of have to get to Dragonmead from Lazybones in a roundabout fashion.

            Darned good barbecue, though...that's for sure.

            1. re: rtv
              GrueLurks Sep 6, 2008 07:18 PM

              Dragonmead's Final Absoultion is liquid gold.

              Boag, let's do a road trip to Lazybones some weekend soon, perhaps later this month. Maybe even play some pinball.

              1. re: GrueLurks
                boagman Sep 7, 2008 02:12 AM

                Play *pinball*? Who does *that* anymore?

                Sounds like a good idea, Mick. This week doesn't look too good right now, but the following week should be decent. Let me know!

                1. re: boagman
                  GrueLurks Sep 7, 2008 10:47 PM

                  The weeked of the 20th looks good for me.

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            SonyBob Aug 29, 2008 09:51 AM

            Can anyone comment on Virginia Barbecue, due to open up in Novi. According to this morning's paper, it's a franchise, new to the area. Has anyone eaten at one of these places elsewhere?

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