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Meat Southern BBQ, one of the earliest entrants in Greater Lansing’s recent barbeque revolution, serves up some of the tastiest smoked wings in town. To accompany my basket of wings, I ordered up the meatiest of cocktails, the bloody mary.
Meat’s house bloody mary, the Meaty Mary, uses the restaurant’s own VIN#666 barbecue sauce as a base, giving it a great mix of sweetness and salt. It also has a good peppery kick, and it’s hearty without being too thick — a tough balance to strike. The drink is garnished an olive, a pickle spear, celery, half of a jalapeño and — of course — bacon. What else would you expect from a place that describes its soft drinks selection as “vegetarian options”?
Meat Southern BBQ 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-7 p.m. Sunday 1224 Turner St., Lansing (517) 580-4400, meatbbq.com
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