A meal with friends soothes the soul, much like a mother's hug or a movie about brave dogs learning to read. Enjoy a feel-good feast with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of barbecue at Bierocks, Brats n’ BBQ.
Bierocks, Brats n’ BBQ owner Mary Hansen, a longtime fixture at the Kansas State Fair, has taunted bibs for more than 30 years with her menu of gourmet bierocks, smoked meats, and homemade spiral chips. Every day, the German haus’ chefs bake signature bierocks, flaky pastries filled to their vestigial gills with beef and American cheese ($4.50) or smoked turkey and bacon ($4.50, requires advance order). Cups of coleslaw or baked beans ($1.50 each) sidle up to hickory- and fruitwood-smoked barbecue sandwiches, which spotlight sauce-smothered bread wrapped around pulled pork or boneless ribs ($5.50 each). Mary’s brats ($4) steam in bubbling lochs of stout beer before nestling beneath grilled onions, green peppers, and sauerkraut, while hunks of Cheesecake Factory cheesecake speared on a stick ($4) cool down palates still piping from smoked eats. An intimate, 13-seat dining room overlooks a cozy spread of outdoor seating, where diners can watch stilt-walkers buck decorum by braving Bierocks' drive-thru window.