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Donuts,fried chicken and BBQ in Detroit metro area?

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ylsf | | Oct 6, 2012 05:59 AM

I am going on a last minute weekend trip to Detroit in a few minutes from Toronto. I usually spend a lot of time researching on here and elsewhere for food options but despite looking around for a few hours last night on yelp/here I am not much closer to making decisions, figuring out a plan.

Thr three things I am most interested in trying Detroit versions of is best offerings of fried chicken, donuts and BBQ. By versions I don't mean authentic Detroit versions (sure there is Detroit BBQ) but just best of or very good versions.

For BBQ a friend recommended Slows but then read comments on here about about slow service/etc so I was thinking about Lazybones on my way into Detroit through Sarnia (Roseville version).

For donuts I saw a few yelp reviews and some were in supposedly "sketchy" areas of town with mixed reviews. I have only been to Detroit a few times before for the autoshow but never really ventured out of that area. Going to the DLECTRICITY festival tonight in midtown and staying a 5 minute drive from there.
Not sure about fried chicken at all. I am okay with hole in the wall places but because it is my first trip not sure about "really bad" areas vs just places that might "look" bad. I am. Pretty confident travelor but people on forums over here talk about Detroit pretty harshly in terms of safety,etc. like saying to take a cab in some areas for a block,etc
Also hoping to hit up a Costco before coming back on Sunday because you guys usually have some interesting grocery items we can't get up here. Not sure which of the local Costcos has the most variety/best selection?

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