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RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
This is one of the first restaurants you come across once you exit the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel on the Windsor side. It's the famous TBQ which is short for Tunnel Barbecue. It has been there for a long time and has quite a following.
If you go there expecting slow smoked Texas ribs you're in for a bad surprise. While the ribs at TBQ are very good, they are entirely different than most barbecued ribs you've had in the U.S.
These ribs are roasted on a rotisserie right in the window of the restaurant. It's always neat to park and watch them swirling around. They aren't "falling off the bone" tender but they are good. Some might say an acquired taste.
There are two types of barbecue sauce offered with the ribs and again even they are different. It's not the tomato based stuff that you're used to. It's almost a tan color but quite good. They come in mild and hot. We prefer the hot.
Ribs are served with the traditional fries and coleslaw and there are other options.
There are many other things on the menu including chicken and steak but most go for the ribs. This is a very informal place and therefore a good place to take kids.
If you're ever in the Detroit area and plan to visit the delightful city of Windsor just across the Detroit River, you might want to include a stop at the TBQ. Windsor has a wonderful and thriving Italian section on Erie Street, too, so keep that in mind if the Italian bug bites you! And while there are two ways to reach Windsor--the Ambassador Bridge and the tunnel--you want to take the tunnel! Their restaurant and product web site is here.
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