Grilling season has officially begun. With summer just around the corner, people spend more time outside cooking their favorite meals. Bid-On-Equipment just a published compilation where they rank the top cities obsessed with BBQ, and Detroit made the list.
“Many cities claim to have the best BBQ around, but we analyzed thousands of Google searches to figure out which ones really are a cut above the rest,” Bid-On-Equipment states to determine their rankings.
In total, 50 cities were identified and ranked in order. Then, this article highlights the top three states in the country, highlighting three specific restaurants in those states. Lastly, Bid-On-Equipment details the topic one-step further in naming the best 20 cities for Korean BBQ. So, where does Detroit stand?
The good news is that Detroit made the list. The bad news is that there are 28 cities above the capital of the Motor City that were identified as being more obsessed with BBQ. Detroit ranked #29, just above Houston, TX and below Mesa, AZ. In the northern region of the country, only Minneapolis and Milwaukee ranked higher than Detroit.
Unfortunately, Detroit is not listed at all as one of the best cities for Korean BBQ. Bid-On-Equipment describes the difference with Korean BBQ by explaining how they use sweet sauces as opposed to dry rubs. In addition, “it’s also often cooked on a smaller grill at the center of the table for a unique dining experience,” they say.
BBQ In Detroit
If you are looking for fine BBQ establishments in the greater city area to fill your cravings, Eater recently published the 15 essential spots to check out. While Detroit may not rank as the # 1 city obsessed with BBQ, there are plenty of great restaurants serving this flavorful cuisine.
Michigan Restaurant Named ‘Best Date Night’ Spot
Life gets busy and one way for couples to spend quality time together is with a date night. Whether you’re in a new relationship with your partner or have been with them for decades, you may want to check out this Detroit restaurant. Recently, LoveFood.com posted a list of the best date night restaurants in every state. Though Michigan has several places that would be perfect for a date night, their list highlighted one Michigan restaurant as the best in the state. Surprisingly, it’s in Detroit.
Wright & Company was listed as the best date night restaurant in Michigan. You may have stumbled upon this restaurant during a quick search for unique restaurants in Detroit or walked by it while strolling Woodward Avenue. It’s located at 1500 Woodward Avenue on the second floor of the historic Wright Kay building.
How they determined the best date night restaurants
The complete list includes spaces with “relaxed and intimate” spaces. “When we think of the perfect date night, images of cozy corners, charming ambience, and easy conversation over plates of delicious food come to mind,” said LoveFood.com. The website also mentioned that they’re partial to spaces with crisp white tablecloths with leather-bound menus.
What makes Wright & Company a unique space is that it gives visitors a beautiful view of Downtown Detroit. According to the Wright & Company website, the building was built in 1891 and from 1920 to 1978, the structure was occupied by the Wright-Kay jewelry firm.
They have a James Beard nominated chef and partner Marc Djozlija. Executive Chef Kyle Schutte creates seasonal menus around a composed shared plates concept. Some of their featured menu items include, pork belly sliders, crispy brussels sprouts, potato pavé, udon carbonara, and burrata. This best Michigan date night restaurant also has a curated list of local and international beer and wine. As well as a variety of unique cocktails. From the coffee infused ‘Room Service’ cocktail, to the Western Grace Brandy ‘Lost Grace’ cocktail.
When you walk into Wright & Company, you’ll step off the elevator and make your way to a host where they will greet you and seat you. It’s best to make reservations because they tend to get busy. The space has warm lighting from beautiful chandeliers, exposed brick chandeliers, and curved leather booths. Their shared plates concept makes it easier for one to get closer and bond with their partner during a date night.
See LoveFood.com’s ‘Best Date Night’ in each state here. And check out photos from my recent visit to the restaurant below: