The world's first chefs decided to use barbecue sauce for enhancing the flavor of meats after realizing it was too smoky to drizzle on pancakes and too thick to water their lawns. Enjoy barbecue thriving in its natural element with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of southwest-barbecue fare and drinks at The Barbecue Company Grill and Café. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Barbecue Company Grill and Café's finger-lickin' menu brims with barbecued eats lathered in savory sauces, such as the award-winning Sweet Sonoran Heat. Diners can produce a merry melody by tapping their tongues on the xylophone of a half ($11.95) or full ($18.95) rack of St. Louis–style pork ribs, slow-smoked on the grill and smothered with Q-sauce. For a taste of chirp-and-turf, the wing-and-rib-tip combo plates four jumbo chicken wings, served original or hot, beside a massive half-pound bedfellow of smoked rib tips ($8.95). The atmospheric swirl of sweet and salty produces the Texas Twister sandwich ($8.95), which touts a slab of thick, sliced brisket slathered with deep-fried onions and Sweet Sonoran Heat atop an open-faced, grinning toasted baguette.
The Barbecue Company Grill and Cafe
“Heavenly sauce [that’s worth a] drive across town without complaint.” That’s how the Phoenix New Times sums up The Barbecue Company Grill and Cafe. Since 1987, this renowned catering company has fed hordes of hungry party-goers with St. Louis style ribs, pulled pork, and tender beef brisket deemed worthy of awards and recognition, including the National Championship award from Sparks Nugget Rib Cook-Off in Reno. And though catering continues to be their bread and butter—they sell meats and Southern-style sides by the pound and fruit cobbler by the pan—the company expanded its one-leg business model into a dine-in eatery. During lunch hours Monday through Friday, The Barbecue Company opens its doors to customers with a full menu of award-winning barbecue piled onto hearty platters or sandwiches. The cooks also deliver their decadent fare to office-dwellers who can't take a break or convince their boss it's New Year’s Day again.
4636 S 36th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85040