So, here it is a cool December day and I’m driving into our Detroit office for an afternoon meeting and I see this sign:
“World’s Greatest Ribs”? Challenge accepted! I know when I think of the centers of the rib universe, Michigan jumps right to the top of the list…..
So, I get inside and the first thing I notice on the menu is that they serve the “World Famous Montgomery Inn Ribs” (as endorsed by Bob Hope!), shipped directly from Cincinnati, Ohio. Let me get this right: This place has the world’s greatest ribs and they don’t even make them themselves?
I figure since I’ve already parked, and it is cold outside, that I’ll stick around and check them out. So I order a rack and wait. While I’m waiting I notice the array of barbecue sauces that lie before me:
Any time that I see this many choices of sauce that there will potentially be something wrong with the barbecue. (spoiler alert). While I’m waiting, I sample them all. The winners (in case you’re ever at Ginopolis’)? Hickory and Brown Sugar and Sweet Chili. The ribs come with two sides. I can’t remember why I had three sides. Cole slaw (which I wouldn’t have ordered if it was a choice), macaroni and cheese (which was common, but tasty) and an odd black-eyed peas with some carrots (?) and peppers in it. The ribs, themselves:
From the picture, you can guess for yourself. Pretty bad. They lied.