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What You'll Get
In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce. Today's Groupon lets you share in this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth. For $89, you get an Abbey's Real Texas Bar-B-Q Special Deluxe Holiday Spread (a $179 value).
Abbey's smokes its own brisket, ribs, and chicken to perfection in the flavorful fumes of green oak and mesquite, sealed in by the tasty technology of a hand-built Texas smoker. Slathered with sauce and capable of serving 10, Abbey's Deluxe Holiday Spread whelms with temptation. The whole package includes barbecued chicken, pit ham, and beef brisket (along with 12 pre-sliced buns), elbow macaroni salad, barbecue pinto beans, and 12 chocolate chip cookies ($15). In addition, Abbey's provides three-compartment plates for thoroughly organized eating, plastic utensils, serving spoons, napkins, and tongs.
Family owned, Abbey's has pinned men, women, children, and magicians to their chairs with the toothsome weight of its barbecue for more than 20 years. Measured in meat, that's more than 10,000,000 pound-years of service.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Must call ahead to order. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ
After moving to San Diego in 1987, Matt Shlemon and his wife Athena walked into a Texas-style barbecue restaurant and was floored by the smoky flavor. Convinced that this was the best food he had ever tasted, Matt scribbled a number onto a napkin, offering to buy the restaurant right then and there. The ensuing hours of negotiations paid off, and the Iraqi-born couple soon found themselves with their own business, Abbeys Real Texas BBQ.
The two traveled to roadside barbecue joints throughout Texas to learn all the subtleties of barbecue, and it shows in their attention to detail. Abbey’s Real Texas BBQ's signature beef brisket, for example, slow cooks for 18–24 hours inside a hand-built cast-iron smoker from Texas, which the Shlemons stoke with mesquite, green oak, and Red Hots, the candies that never stop burning. This succulent brisket shines in one of Abbey's signature sandwiches, the "Texas Chainsaw Mammoth" sandwich. The cooks top piles of Shlemon's beef brisket or pulled pork with bacon, a fried egg, cheese, onion rings, coleslaw, and fries along with healthy toppings of BBQ sauce and ranch. For a breadless version, they place piles of up to four different meets on one platter, complete with two sides of the guest's choosing.