Many eats can be judged before being bitten into: great barbecue effortlessly falls off the bone, ripe avocados are firm to the touch, and the sweetest apples wag their stems when you walk by them in the grocery. See for yourself with today's Groupon to Austin BBQ in Wheaton. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Texas barbecue in the dining room.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Texas barbecue carryout.
Outfitted with bona fide Texan recipes and a wood-burning smoker purloined from the Lone Star State itself, Austin BBQ aims for authenticity, as evidence by its menu of regional and Texas Hill Country barbecue that recently nabbed the restaurant top honor Best New Barbecue from Chicago Magazine. Painstakingly smoked overnight, smoldering cuts of brisket ($6.95–$9.95) coast onto plates chopped, sliced, or tucked between thick slices of white bread and escorted by such savory sides as hush puppies, barbecue pit beans, and deep-fried bolo ties. Shepherd taste buds on a sweeping sojourn across the regional barbecue flavorscape, snagging bites, photos, and souvenir moist towelettes when navigating the succulent terrain pervading Alabama-style barbecue chicken breast ($6.95), Carolina-style pulled pork ($6.95–$9.95), and Tri Tip, a California delicacy served Texas-style on white bread ($7.95–$11.95).
Austin's communal, sun-soaked dining room boasts epicurean artwork and a communal vibe almost as comforting as its frosty bowls of Blue Bell ice cream ($1/scoop). Fashioned from rain water that sprinkled its way across Dripping Springs, Texas, jugs of Cloud Juice ($2.50) offer tongues absolution for youths spent failing to apprehend runaway raindrops, while refreshing 12-ounce cans of Dublin Dr. Pepper ($2.50)—specially bottled with Imperial pure cane sugar in Dublin, Texas—instill guests with a pleasant buzz and a renewed fondness for the work of James Joyce.
226 W Front St.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187Get Directions