Slows makes Foursquare’s top 10 BBQ joint check-ins

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Courtesy of The Detroit Free Press


The Foursquare social media networking service ranks Slows Bar BQ in Detroit among its members’ 10 most-visited barbecue joints in America, as measured by user check-ins last summer.

The company, with more than 30 million registered members, counted barbecue restaurant visits reported between Memorial Day and Labor Day last year.

The small restaurant in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood ranked seventh on a list dominated by places in more popular tourist cities such as New York City, San Diego and Atlanta.

Foursquare users check in when they visit a restaurant or other business and can earn rewards for doing so. They can also use check-ins logged by other members to identify locally popular spots to visit.

Foursquare members’ 10 most-visited barbecue joints last summer were, in order, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, New York; Phil’s BBQ, San Diego; Hill Country Barbecue Market, New York; the Salt Lick, Driftwood, Texas; Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ & Catering, Kansas City, Kan.; Fette Sau, Brooklyn; Slows Bar BQ, Detroit; Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Atlanta; Stubb’s Bar-B-Q, Austin, Texas; the Pit, Raleigh, N.C.

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