Though charcoal drawing was once the dominant artistic medium in America, precious few masterworks survived the realization that those early portraits could be crumpled up and used to smoke delicious stacks of ribs. Honor forgotten artists with today’s Groupon: for $16, you get a barbecue dinner for two at Big Barn Bar-B-Que in North Richland Hills (up to a $34.54 total value). The dinner includes:
- Two two-meat plates with two sides (a $24.98 value).
- Two drinks (up to a $3.58 value).
- Two desserts (a $5.98 value).<p>
Big Barn Bar-B-Que’s specialty dry-rubbed and pecan-smoked meats stock hungry mouths with succulent tastes backed by a cavalcade of sides. The menu boasts 10 meats, including two-meat plates that pair savory combinations of carnivorous fare such as chopped brisket, classic baby back ribs, or jalapeño-cheddar sausage. Sides of coleslaw and potato salad celebrate refreshing, cooling textures, and fried okra and onion rings tantalize taste buds more completely than PhD students learn the alphabet. As duos revel in smoky delights and share tastes, iced teas, fountain drinks, and coffee anoint liquid-intake apparatus in preparation for a finishing course of just desserts. Seasonal cobblers pack a palatable punch of fruits such as strawberry or peach, and Mama’s famous banana pudding reveals a union of fresh bananas with crisp vanilla wafers.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, live music pours over eager listeners in the historical building’s outdoor-patio section, The Backyard, and rumors of a friendly ghost invite séances and the constant opening and closing of bathroom mirrors.
North Richland Hills
8021 Main Street
North Richland Hills, Texas 76182