Downtown Milford is a great place to eat lunch and go window shopping. The latest restaurant on the block is the Smoke Street BBQ. Since I lived in Fort Worth Texas for a few years, I am a big fan of BBQ and I love to see its popularity grow in Michigan. The place is nicely decorated and would be a great place for lunch or dinner.
|Smoke Street BBQ - Milford Michigan|
They had 6 different sauces. My favorite was the "Street Sauce" which is their house sauce. I think that it is a good balance of sweet, spice, and vinegar. None of the other sauces really appealed to me. In particular, I didn't think that the Memphis sauce was very well balanced, it was just incredibly sweet and Molasses-ey.
|BBQ Sauce Selection at Smoke Street BBQ|
I got the special for the day - Burnt Ends. It was good, but not super tender like you would expect from Burnt Ends. There also seemed to be too much Cumin in their rub. Additionally, the Texas Toast was borderline burnt as you can see from the picture. (The ends are supposed to be "burnt", not the toast!)
|Burnt Ends on Texas Toast|
A few people in my grounp got this sandwich with Brisket, Bacon, and Pinconning Cheese. They all really enjoyed it, and said that the Collard Greens and Mac & Cheese were good as well. The fries are hand-cut and fresh made, which is a great touch.
|Brisket, Bacon, Cheese Sandwich|
Lastly, I must mention their Sweet Tea. Although it was good for Michigan, this was not a Southern style Sweet Tea. This was probably the most disappointing part for me. They need to double their sugar!!! (This is coming from a girl who loves UN-Sweetened tea. I just know how Sweet Tea is supposed to taste, and this is not it.) I think that there are some places around Detroit that are doing a really great, authentic Southern BBQ. Smoke Street is good! You will not be disappointed. However, I think there are a few things they can do in order to change this from good to great.
One more thing - service was friendly and great!