Meat. Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine
Noticing the Cherry Bomb Sauce on the Trailer Park Bruschetta, I requested some for the meat. “We used to put it on the table; but, people drank it,” the server explained. “Now it’s served on request. We make everything from scratch except the ketchup,” he boasted. Five sauces offered tableside — coffee-based Black Magic, vinegar-based Vin 666, Buffalo-garlic-infused Hot Garlic, Dijon-spiked Carolina Mustard, and traditional tomato-centered Jazzy Q sauce, sweet and tangy with mild spice.
The barbecue aroma hits hard. Dry-rubbed, slow-smoked up to 18 hours with a combination of oak and mesquite, Meat Restaurant located in Lansing Michigan is indeed all about the meat — beef brisket (lean or fatty), pork ribs, turkey, wings, pulled pork, and Texas hot links. You can order each meat as platters or meatwiches.
While you won’t find lettuce or desserts on the menu, there are traditional sides with a twist — creamy jalapeno cilantro coleslaw, balanced bacon and blue cheese potato salad,
and made-to-order mac ‘n cheese. Plan for tomorrow’s lunch, the entrée weighs a pound.
Meat’s corrugated metal ceiling lends a rough-industrial vibe to the wood panels over painted brown cement block walls and painted and polished cement floors. The recently expanded restaurant has 15 tables and 13 seats at the bar sporting a heavy metal Rock and Roll décor.
Meat’s open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday Noon – 7:00 p.m. Monday, Meat’s closed. Occasionally they run out of meat and close early.
Southern BBQ and Carnivore Cuisine
1224 Turner Street
Lansing, Michigan 48906