Detroit’s Famous Slows Bar BQ to Open at Michigan Ross


The Detroit barbecue restaurant that quickly became a staple of the Motor City’s revitalization is moving into Michigan Ross’ Seigle Cafe this semester.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Slows Bar BQ will begin offering the Ross community a selection of its famous slow-cooked meats and sandwiches, along with pit-smoked beans, mac and cheese, and slaw.

Chef Brian Perrone, who has appeared and competed on the Travel Channel’s “Best Sandwich in America,” said he was excited to bring Slows to the Ross community.

Slows Bar BQ is extremely excited to bring our unique spin on classic barbecue to the Ross School of Business,” he said. “We hope to gain new Slows fans and encourage students and faculty to come and visit us in Detroit and Grand Rapids for the full experience."

Among the items available at the pop-up restaurant will be “The Mary Ann,” a pulled beef sandwich in a tangy smokehouse sauce with dill pickles and thinly sliced onions, and “The Reason,” a sandwich of slowly smoked and pulled pork butt bathed in NC sauce and topped with coleslaw and pickle strips.

Slows will be available on Thursdays at the “Traditions” station in Seigle Cafe, sharing the spot throughout the week with other rotating restaurants that have offered food out of the cafeteria for a few years.

On Monday, Taste of India will still be serving its fare with Nagomi Sushi taking over on Tuesdays. Byblos Cafe and Grill will still hold the Wednesday slot and Slows will come in to take over on Thursdays.

Other changes at Seigle Cafe this semester include a revamped breakfast area with new offerings and a waffle station, a frozen yogurt station with a variety of toppings, and a continued commitment to sourcing all ingredients locally with the help of the Campus Farm project.

To celebrate the changes and the introduction of Slows to the Ross community, we’re giving away free Slows Bar BQ meals on the Michigan Ross Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. Follow us there for more details.  

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