Recently I was enjoying a fun day of photography in the Howell, Milford and Pinckney areas in Michigan with a good friend. We realized we were getting hungry and began looking for a good place for lunch. We found it.
Chef Chris' Boogie Woogie Bar-B-Que is located in Hamburg (pretty close to Pinckney, Michigan). This area is not very far from Ann Arbor (home of the University of Michigan). But you won't find BBQ this good in Ann Arbor!
Chef Chris is an interesting guy too. Besides smoking some of the best BBQ around these parts, he is also into blues music. No surprise there -- BBQ and blues go hand in hand. However, Chris doesn't just enjoy the blues, he sings the blues and plays harmonica with a band called the Blue Plate Specials and most recently, the Ramp Shakers.
Chef Chris' Boogie Woogie BBQ
5589 East M-36
My wife and I stopped at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore before heading on to Evanston, IL. While we were there, we found a small BBQ place called Smokeys Southern Barbeque. Now their BBQ and sides were outstanding. But the best reason to visit is their pecan and chocolate pecan pies! Man are they good -- no, they are great!
Jaime Salas was happy to let me photograph her pie creations.
Below, I am happy having eaten some great BBQ.