Beginning next week and running every Thursday through August, Graffiti Social Kitchen
will transform into Fat Casual BBQ.
Barbecue savants Walter Hyde and Scott Slagle, who ran Fat Casual in Macedonia, dished up barbecue at the Tavern of Solon, and took over the beer garden at Sterle’s each weekend last summer, will take their smoked-meat talents to Detroit Shoreway. The barbecue takeover will coincide with the popular Edgewater Live series nearby.
“Last year we did that grilling series on the patio with a different chef each week and that worked really well and people liked it,” says Graffiti chef and owner Brian Okin. “Obviously, Scott and Walter have a cult following in the city but don’t have a place of their own right now, so this is an opportunity to bring their barbecue back.”
Okin and company could have just featured Fat Casual’s food alongside their own, but ultimately decided to just hand over the keys to the castle.
“Instead of doing competing things we decided, let’s just go with them that day; it’s their restaurant for the day,” Okin says.
On the menu are starters like BBQ nachos and smoked wings, a few salads, and smoked meats like pulled pork, ribs, corned beef, turkey and beef sausage. The Fat Casual “Picnic” has a little bit of everything, including sides like corn bread, mac & cheese and baked beans.
Fat Casual fans have come to know and love the BBQ boys’ famous smoked prime rib, and that will be available every week. Other specials like smoked beef ribs will come and go.
Dessert options include panna cotta with grilled peaches, and a twist on pecan pie made with brown sugar pudding, pecan toffee and sweet potato ice cream.
For those in a hurry to get to the beach, Fat Casual will offer “Adult Happy Meals,” which include a sandwich, side and drink all ready to go.
Hours are 5 p.m. to close Week One and 4 p.m. to close all following weeks.