Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of barbecue and drinks at Big R's & Shannon's BBQ in La Grange.
The family of grillmasters at Big R's & Shannon's BBQ slow-smoke pork brisket on hickory and cherry wood for 12–15 hours to imbue their menu's offerings with rich, smoky flavor. Half slabs of baby back ribs ($9) tickle taste buds with a tangy house dry rub, and the half chicken ($6.36) quells cravings for poultry and asymmetry. Diners crunch in unison while dividing full orders of brisket nachos ($8.75), or clasp fingers around the chopped-brisket sandwich ($5.95), which is served with one of the eatery's nine sides including baked-potato salad and mac 'n' cheese. More than 20 beers, wines, and sweet alcoholic beverages trickle down esophagi, and guests listen to the world passing outside or the hypnotic thwack of darts and haunted screen doors.