A buddy of mine wanted to meet me for a beer and some dinner. He picked Slows BBQ in Detroit. I haven't been to Slows for quite a while. The last time I was there, it was before I became a member here and before I started smoking my own food. Slows is a great place with a good atmosphere, good food, and great service; but I noticed something tonight. I have only made a few briskies in my smoking adventures, but by following the advice of you guys and following some great recipes, I have been able to benefit from the tips and tricks to produce a very high quality smoked product. I dare say that the last brisket that I made was much better than the brisket I had tonight at Slows. I am not knocking the restaurant; I guess I am just impressed with my success in smoking thus far. Am I being big headed? Or am I just getting accustomed to a better class of BBQ?