Proof BBQ & Booze
Want a bar and eatery that will give you preemptive meat sweats just reading about it? Proof BBQ & Booze is the name of Windsor’s own barbecue bar that comes from Ryan Lane (former general manager of The Gresham) and barbecue chef extraordinaire Michael Cameron. Proof BBQ & Booze serves an a la carte menu of morsels as well as a list of meat by the pound, with cuts smoked daily across a combination of cabinet and offset smokers over iron bark and fruit woods. Michael’s menu features all the classics, including mouth-watering beef brisket, beef short ribs, tomahawk steaks, pork ribs, pulled pork and chicken wings. Michael is also making his own bacon, burger patties, sausages, pickles, and rubs and sauces – the latter of which will be available for takeaway. Sides include mac’n’cheese, burnt ends, shrimp and grits and more, plus desserts including smoked stone-fruit cobblers and smoked vanilla-bean bourbon banoffee pie. As for the drinks, Ryan is tailoring the bar with a heavy whiskey focus (we’re talking more than 120 bottles), as well as other select spirits, craft cocktails, beers, and wines by the glass.