This is Michigan’s Best BBQ, According to The Food Network
BBQ season is really in the summer months, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying some flavorful, juicy BBQ in the winter months. Michigan, undoubtedly, has some of the best BBQ you’ll taste anywhere.
That said, the folks at The Food Network have tried lots of BBQ across America and have named one Michigan spot the best in the state. They call the new feature the, “50 States of Barbecue.” In it, they state, “The American South is rich in culinary history, and slow-smoked meat might just be its greatest export. While Southerners have been smoking livestock since the Colonial days, barbecue has spread well beyond the Mason-Dixon line to states as far afield as Alaska and Hawaii. From traditional Carolina whole hog to Hill Country brisket to Memphis ribs, here are the best barbecue joints in every U.S. state.”
So, what’s No. 1 in Michigan? Blue Tractor Barbeque. Of the spot, The Food Network states, “This 1886 saloon has had many incarnations over its 150-or-so-year lifetime, but it’s long been a meeting place for local farmers who worked the land. It still is, but with a meaty twist. Blue Tractor is named for those cultivators of the past and for the present growers who supply many of the items in the kitchen.”
The network adds, “The menu covers a wide range of Midwestern classics, including burgers and deep-dish pizzas, yet the ’cue is what draws the crowds. Locals love the spice-rubbed, slow-smoked, hand-pulled pork and hickory-smoked chicken coated with bourbon-chipotle barbecue sauce. Both are served with a hearty helping of buttermilk mashers and fresh vegetables.” Sounds delicious. Find the full tally for all 50 states here.