Chefs Aaron and Felicia Kent at Kent's Cajun Kitchen cater parties and get-togethers with trays of piquant Cajun fare. Cajun barbecue or hot wings emerge from a small tray or a personal dressing room to perform daring nosedives into included blue-cheese or ranch dressing. Friends and family fill unoccupied stomach space with a selection of cool, creamy chicken-salad sandwiches. Sides of chips quell cravings for a savory crunch, and pickles are ideal for spiking during a touchdown celebration if the buffet table runs out of footballs. Although not included in today's Groupon, Kent's Cajun Kitchen also offers catering and family meal deals.
With claims to more than 200 first-place trophies and participation in 55 barbecue grand champions, 10 Bones BBQ boasts a menu of comfort-fare favorites crafted by seasoned pit masters. An opener of fried pickles ($7.95) or the sausage-and-cheese plate ($8.95) warms up taste buds before they hit marathon stride over a dish of succulent barbecue. Longing jaws will tear into the tender half slab of grand-champion baby-back ribs, pausing only to take in two sides, such as fried okra or a cup of chili ($17.95). Finger foodies can pair the large pulled-pork sandwich ($6.75) with corn on the cob or french fries, or leave it alone to reflect in a pool of its own palatable juices. A slice of pecan-bourbon or peanut-butter pie helps diners wipe up faces full of sauce before switching seats to start all over again ($3.95).
Reviewers rave about E & L's simple menu of barbecued and fried classics with home-style sides. Affirm a passion for poultry by ordering a platter of six fried chicken wings with fries ($7.25). A plate of ribs served alongside potato salad and baked beans ($10.50) offers a better way to infuse bellies with nostalgia than swallowing old family photos or singing oldies to growling abdomens. Superstitious diners can opt for a sample plate ($13) that features a trifecta of good things: ribs, sausage links, and chicken. Other barbecue standards include a cheeseburger ($2), pork sandwich ($3), and pig ear ($2.35), with iced sweet tea ($1.05) to wash away thirst and hard-to-reach sauce stains on your insides. E & L is equipped with a guard at the door, ensuring that no substandard potatoes sneak into the kitchen to skinny dip in the fryer.
Within a wooden barn with bright-red shutters, Old Style Bar-B-Q ovens smoke up barbeque classics and southern-style specialties. Since Rick and Carla Dlugach first opened its doors in 1976, the restaurant has blossomed into a full-service dining area with a 100-seat private banquet hall and a takeout seating area. Bowls of homemade chili, slabs of ribs, and barbeque sandwiches partner with sides such as turnip greens and coleslaw. Regulars recommend sealing the meal with a fraction or whole number of southern pecan pie, an alternately crunchy and gooey dessert made from a classic recipe. Western décor adds a saloon vibe to the dining room, while a delivery window allows customers to enjoy meals without leaving the seat of their car, truck, or ferret-drawn bobsled.
The menu at Bully's Restaurant bursts with barbecued flavors and a plethora of traditional Southern sides served between brick walls and a charming patchwork of photographs. An order of beef or pork barbecue ribs sates carnivorous tastes, and flaky mouthfuls of Southern-fried catfish or meaty morsels of beef tips complete the mouth's foray into the Deep South. Dining duos can pair each entree with two sides, including medallions of fried green tomatoes, steaming bowls of okra and tomato stew, and black-eyed peas. Nibbles from homemade rolls or fresh cornbread and sips from a large home-brewed lemonade or sweet tea complete the homey dining experience more effectively than fistfights over who is doing the dishes.