Bacon and Maple Paczki! Tuesday was Paczki Day here in Detroit.  For those outside of the

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Bacon and Maple Paczki!

Tuesday was Paczki Day here in Detroit.  For those outside of the midwest, paczki are basically filled doughnuts.  They have a more traditional meaning, but that’s not the focus here.  

We sampled paczki filled with liquor, which were quite good.  The highlight, however, was the Pig candy and maple paczek (by @joefoodie) from Lazybone’s Smokehouse in Roseville.

Pig candy is smoked bacon coated in brown sugar.  It’s sweet, salty, and peppery.  A perfect food.  The maple glaze was super sugary, but worked well against the bacon.  The paczek was not filled with anything, which goes against tradition but so does candied bacon.  I’d definitely eat this again.

Probably the most publicized restaurant in Detroit is Slows

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Probably the most publicized restaurant in Detroit is Slows BBQ.  Coverage in the New York Times, segments on the Travel Channel, and mentioned in numerous other media outlets have made Slows Detroit’s go to destination for anyone visiting the city.

Sure, the location is cool and the beer list is fantastic, but people travel to Corktown for the food.  Check out The Longhorn (by TheHungryDudes).  Tender beef brisket, shredded smoked gouda, onion marmalade, and spicy sauce are stacked on Texas toast.

It’s easy to get lost in this sandwich.  Each of the flavors intermingle perfectly giving a different taste sensation with each bite.  At one moment, smokiness shines through followed by a spicy kick from the sauce then the delicate sweet earthiness of the marmalade.  

The Longhorn is a special sandwich.