Bucharest Grill


Located inside Park Bar Behind the Fox Theater lies a small little counter cranking out some of the best shawarma’s in the area. Normally I order to go, but this trip, Tiffany and I grabbed a seat. With a menu consisting of Middle Eastern favorites, burgers, gourmet dogs, and sides, Bucharest Grill is the hot spot after any concert, Tiger’s game, or night on the town. We stopped in for lunch and it was pretty busy.

How they measured up: 

Atmosphere: 3 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 3 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 2 out of 5 bites



Chicken Shawarma: Grilled marinated chicken, tomato, lettuce, pickles, garlic, and spices wrapped in a pita. First, the shawarma is huge and all for $4.50 plus tax. Second, the chicken is perfectly seasoned, grilled, and still juicy. So moist that the juices will drip from the sandwich and onto my hand.  It’s a beautiful thing. This time, the pita was a little wet from it’s contents but when you eat it as fast as I did, it doesn’t matter. Next, the pickles! Skinny, slightly sour, but still crunchy. I don’t know what it is about these pickles, but they are my favorite. Lastly, the garlic sauce can be a little overwhelming so I often get mine on the side.

Tip: Beware because they charge you $0.25 cents to get your sauce on the side. This boggled my mind, because actually getting it on the side is a smaller amount than what they slop on the wrap. I brought this to the attention of the woman who took my order and she only said they charge to get it on the side versus on the shawarma. Isn’t that backwards?


“New” Cheese Pie Turnover: Crispy pastry crust loaded with feta, asiago, and muenster cheeses. I was disappointed when this was brought to our table and I’ll tell you why. By the description I expected a pastry crust similar to phyllo dough. What I got was basically pita bread or a tortilla. It tasted delicious, but it was more like what I would expect a quesadilla to taste like. And it even came with a side of sour cream just like a quesadilla!! On the other hand, muenster and feta make everything betta so it turned out to be good.



If you haven’t been to Bucharest Grill, you are missing out. The shawarmas are seriously the best around. They’re so good that I have even stopped in on my way home from a long night. I’m not normally a person who eats alone, so this is kind of a big deal. Bucharest Grill is opening a new location in Corktown so stay tuned. They also cater and deliver for your every need.


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Slows Bar BQ

Located on Michigan Ave. in Detroit’s Cork town, Slows Bar BQ has  been a local (and non local) favorite for years. I’ve been there many times, but I decided to feature my absolute favorites off the menu. It was hard to choose, but I managed. See for yourself!

Brisket Enchilada: Chopped brisket and smoky gouda in corn tortillas topped with cheddar and Spicy Sauce. Cheesy, spicy, crunchy, and smoky.


The Reason: Pork butt, smoked slow and pulled, bathed in sauce and topped with our signature coleslaw and dill pickle strips. This sandwich was too huge to bite into, so after taking half of the pork butt off to save for later, I still had left a mouth watering BBQ sandwich. My favorite signature sauce is the Apple BBQ (sweet and tangy) so I added a dollop to each bite. The pork was moist, and the coleslaw and pickles added creaminess and crunch to the rich pig. The only thing I didn’t like was that the bottom bun was so soggy that juice seeped out with every bite. It was like I was ringing out a sponge with my teeth.


Triple Threat Pork: Featured on Food Network’s Diner’s, Drive In’s, and Dive’s. Apple wood bacon, pulled pork and ham stacked high and mighty. If you’re looking for a salty tower of meat, this sandwich is for you! Huge, delicious and perfect for any carnivore.


Mac and Cheese: Melty, crispy top layer of cheese blankets rich creamy, shells of delicious  goodness. One of the best Mac and Cheese sides I’ve ever had!

Sweet Potato Mash: Slightly sweet smashed potato. I love how this side isn’t whipped to death, leaving it with some texture.


If you haven’t been to Slow’s, go there now! If you have, go back! They recently expanded and opened a second dining room. Check out the full bar with a huge list of locally brewed beers.  They also have a vegan friendly menu, which is normally unheard of in a BBQ place. There’s always events going on and they will cater your next event. Visit Slows To Go with three new locations inside Ford Field and a food truck located @ Campus Martius for lunch.

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