Wood-Fired: A BBQ Takeover with Clarkston's Union Woodshop

Oct 1st - Oct 4th

A BBQ Parking Lot Takeover
Clarkston’s Union Woodshop
the heated patio @ frame
the heated parking lot tent @ frame
frame @ home

Next month we’re bringing a little bit of outdoor magic to Hazel Park with an October series of Parking Lot Chef BBQ collaborations.

First up are our very favorite friends from the North: the Union Woodshop in Clarkston.
For four days straight, the Woodshop crew will be bringing their bigtime smalltown BBQ straight from their backlot to our parking lot. Their Pitmasters and Meatmaster will be bringing an assortment of their much-heralded slow and low staples: twice-smoked bacon burnt ends, heirloom hog pulled pork, backlot brisket…and sides anchored by the most-macked Mac & Cheese that put Union Joints on the national culinary map.

This combination of care and respect for the craft is what helped the Woodshop earn the 2009 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year… and that rustic honesty still comes through every dish they dish out. Add some crafty concoctions from Union Joints’ beverage program leads and treats from their pastry lab team; and you’ve got a lot worth parking for in this parking lot!

Snag your tickets: which gets you a seat either on our frame patio (al fresco with heaters and social distancing) in our parking lot tent (heated and socially distanced) or the full Union Woodshop experience packaged to-go.

Grab a glass of something funky on arrival and be ready for a warm October welcome!
Needless to say, we’re beyond stoked that the Union Joints’ family has joined the frame family.


(  01 )
Bacon Burnt Ends
Twice Smoked, Caramelized Brown Sugar

( 02 )
Whole-Hog Pulled Pork + Smoked Brisket + Texas Hot Link
Union Mac & Cheese + Collard Greens
House Sweet & Hot Pickles + Scratch White Bread

Can’t forget the Woodshop Regional Sauces
Memphis Tennessee: Tomato & vinegar base, middle of the road, not too sweet or too spicy
Hell, Michigan: Ghost chili plus four others, capsaicin extract, Red Stag by Jim Beam & local maple syrup
Raleigh, North Carolina: Thin, vinegar-based sauce, very tangy & spicy
Holly Hill, South Carolina: Mustard & vinegar base, tangy & slightly sweet

( 03 )
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Dark Chocolate Whipped Cream

++   Chefs are requesting no dietary changes  ++

Option #1
Wood-Fired: Union Woodshop BBQ feast on the frame patios
Seated on the heated patio @ frame or seated in the heated parking lot tent @ frame.
Both spots are equally socially distanced, heated, and primed for the ultimate Union Woodshop @ frame experience. 

$35 per person + tax and service fee
Oct. 1st, Thursday – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Oct. 2nd, Friday – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Oct. 3rd, Saturday – 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Oct. 4th, Sunday – 4pm, 5pm, 6pm

Included: A hand-crafted wood-fired BBQ feast by the Union Woodshop.
Additional: Union Joints’ batched cocktails, Honcho Lager by Brew Detroit, cold buckets of beer, and Faygo for the under 21 set.

Option #2 (frame @ home)
Wood-Fired: Union Woodshop BBQ feast for frame @ home
$35 per person + tax and service fee

October 1st thru October 4th 
Choose pick-up time at checkout  (limited availability)

A hand-crafted wood-fired BBQ feast neatly packaged to-go by the Union Woodshop team.

Additional: Union Joints’ canned cocktails, iced beers, and Faygo for the under 21 set.

 Covid Protocols at frame
As we make our way into October, please know that our response plan includes every measure of the protocol on workplace infection-control practice and health and safety training for both dine-in and carry out. We’re continuing to keep extremely conscious of the role we play in minimizing the spread of coronavirus. Masks are required when entering and while walking around frame, the patio, and the tent, but can be taken off once seated.

Both of the areas we are seating for this experience are socially distanced.
Please know that with our ever-continuous changing climate, you can always exchange your tickets for frame @ home, on the day of your scheduled experience.

 Rain Date Options: No worries for this experience! In the chance that Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on the day of your experience our parking lot tent ( heated and socially distanced) is fully weather-proof. Seatings are staggered to ensure our Covid safety plans are in place.

 Pre-Covid canceled frame tickets:
If you have a frame credit that you would like to use for this experience please email us here and we will happily honor your credit.

Give the gift of BBQ! 
Forget flowers!  Send Woodshop BBQ instead. frame gift cards are available in any denomination and make food and drink giving a breeze. Purchase an eGift gift card HERE

Give the gift of frame @ home! 
We have just introduced, frame@home, the art of next-level carryout. Bringing you a fresh, ongoing series of weekly chef-driven dinner boxes. Be that person and make someone’s night really easy and delicious by clicking HERE

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