In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth. For $15, you get $35 worth of barbecue and equally saucy drinks at Q American Barbeque, located in the west end of the Design District. If you redeem this Groupon between 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. you'll receive a complimentary well drink, specialty cocktail or draft beer.
The greatest of meats are paired with sauce sidekicks, slaying the bland and defending the savory. Q's meats are prepared in an authentic Texas-built Bewley pit roaster or infused with woody goodness in an on-site smoker. Pay tribute by plunging face first into a platter of pulled pork with Texas toast, cole slaw, and beans ($16.95), or by cracking open the crispy skin of a brined, glazed whole chicken ($18), topped against every law of decency with sides such as fried okra and cheese grits (both $6). Tip back a three-bourbon Qhattan with cherry and vermouth ($9) or a 13-ounce glass of Shiner Bock ($7) amid the pleasant aural aroma of live tunes on the weekend, or sneak to the back for a wee dessert of buttermilk shortcakes ($7) and a full rack of dry-rubbed pork spare ribs ($24).
With its Design District neighbors providing a neighborhood atmosphere of culture and aestheticism, Q challenges all patrons to unveil their inner Diego Rivera creativity and girth. After all, Q pins men, women, children, and domesticated animals to their chairs with the toothsome weight of its barbecue six days a week. Measured in meat, that's more than 10,000,000 pounds-hours of service a year. Call ahead to schedule your reservation.
- Everything was delicious..seriously delicious. – Jessica C., Yelp
- Honest and authentic barbeque in Florida? You betcha...They tend to mix up their styles here, so you get some fair representation from dry rubs, a variety of regional sauces and plenty of ribs and pulled pork. – Nish N., Yelp
- The ribs were cooked to perfection and there were 4 [sic] excellent homemade sauces on the table. – rjc, Urbanspoon