Detroit, MI: Slow’s Bar BQ

In the early stages of the 20th century, not long after Henry Ford fired up his model T for the first time, manufacturing jobs became the new gold rush. Thousands of skilled laborers rushed to the car plants of Detroit, Michigan. Why Detroit? Centrally located in the United States, it was perfectly positioned to receive the raw material coming in by train from all over the country.

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Capital Ribfest Day 1: Bad Wolf Barbecue

Hold up – I know you’re already asking “didn’t he JUST review Ottawa Ribfest?” Absolutely – last month, Ottawa Ribfest took over the downtown area like a 1950’s magician, appearing in a puff of smoke. But, mayor Jim Watson, always in favor of heightening the Ottawa festival scene, gave the thumbs up for a second event, the Capital Ribfest, nestled on the front lawn of City Hall, snugly set between roughly 8,000,000 Pokemon Go players.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Tommy DiNic’s

When most people think of the food that defines Philadelphia, you can bet the cheese steak immediately comes to mind. The “Philly Cheese Steak” can be found on every street throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as well as in every food court from all points around the United States. But, if you ask a local, they’d tell you to get a roast pork sandwich instead. And they’d likely point you to Tommy DiNic’s.

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