Delbert McClinton, in the lyrics of a song, listed the few true necessities of Life one of which being nearby “good BBQ”.
An elusive treat in Michigan.
So, here is an unfair( unfair because visited each once, only) comparison of Lockharts to Lazy Bones.
Under the assumption that good BBQ is smoky and moist and slightly charred and never ever dry and sauce is a mere condiment:
Lockharts brisket is slightly juicer than Lazy Bones, though not juicy enough. Did not finish the brisket at Lazy Bones.
Lazy Bones pork ribs are juicier than Lockharts.
Lazy Bones burnt ends are dry(burnt ends should be caramelized and almost sweet with a slight crunch). Did not try at Lockharts.
Lockharts has beef ribs, which was the best of the meats tasted at Lockharts.
Lockharts is much more upscale and pricier and gentrified and the staff young and friendly.
Lazy Bones is more of a dive and much less expensive and their pork ribs are calling to me.