This post is a bit delayed as the North American International Auto Show was back in late January, but I just didn’t really know what to say about it. I’m not a car person, but when in MotorCity… So Mark and I went over to the COBO Center in Detroit one day after work to check out what all the fuss was about.
To say the show was massive would be an understatement. These photos can’t even do justice to its scale. Each brand had its own section with concept cars, the newest lines, light-shows, floors that swooped and sloped and changed color, walls that were entirely made up of hi-def videos, and 20-30something ladies in black dresses or suits with extra long fake eyelashes giving car commentary and specs over the sound system.
The comments I overheard were like a foreign language. Middle aged men spouting off facts to one another about this component or engine or whatever (I have no idea). I’m glad we went for the experience, but I am none the wiser about anything automotive, except to say “Look at that crazy one!”
So on to the photos:
After the car show, we hit up Slows Bar BQ which is a super popular BBQ restaurant in a strangely vacant part of Detroit. Maybe not strangely. We couldn’t even find the door because it blended right in with the building, but once we got inside it was jammed packed. An hour wait on a Tuesday?!?!?! Car show I guess. They moved quickly and we got amazingly delicious meat, mac n cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, fries, cornbread, etc. I ate until I felt really sick, and it didn’t even look like I had touched my pulled pork, chicken and brisket. They had five or six different sauces, which were all so good, I kept rotating different meat with different sauces to find the best combos.
An excellent night out in Detroit. Can’t wait for warmer weather to explore more!