What You'll Get
The dangers of barbecue consumption are clear when you consider a sauce-coated finger's eerie resemblance to a succulent rib. Be sure to have plenty of digit-saving napkins on hand when feasting on today's deal. For $7, you get $15 worth of barbecued eats at Blue Ribbon BBQ in Rockville. Your Groupon is good for dine-in or carryout, but not carry-in or guest appearances on Celebrity Apprentice.
Before approaching the counter to place saucy demands, take some time to examine the extensive menu. Cue the meal with a country appetizer, like a 12-pack of corn nuggets ($4.99) or 20 BBQ hot wings ($13.99). Barbecued bites are prepared using a combination of techniques. Meat simmers patiently and submits to charbroiling to achieve off-the-bone tenderness. Get a Texas-sized barbecue sandwich full of chopped chicken ($5.99) or sliced or chopped brisket ($5.99). Investigate the rib scene with a full rack of baby backs ($21.99) or a half order of pork spare ribs ($14.99). All dinners come with two sides and a warm dinner roll. Sides include natural-cut fries, Texas-style beans, and luscious hush puppies that the Washingtonian calls, "more salty than sweet and…some of the most authentic we've had in the area."
The family atmosphere inside Blue Ribbon makes it a welcoming place to hold an indoor picnic or friendly rib-eating contest. Crafting your own barbecue feast takes hours of time and years of knowhow in order to achieve care-bear levels of tenderness and Pavlovian degrees of salivation induction. Skip the laborious process with a quick trip to Blue Ribbon. In the time it takes to fill a fountain-drink cup with barbecue sauce and tie a bib around your left knee, your home-cooked meal will be fit for feasting.
The Washingtonian reviewed Blue Ribbon BBQ, saying:
- Smoky chopped pork, the star of the lineup, has a hot, vinegary twang, courtesy of 16 hours in the smoker and a shake of Pig Juice, the house North Carolina-style sauce. For a hint of sweetness, dribble on the more familiar Northern-style tomato-based sauce. Baby back ribs are coated with the house's Butt Rub, then seared, steamed, doused with sauce, and finished on the grill. Chopped chicken, moistened with barbecue sauce, is the choice for the health-conscious, better than the bone-in barbecue chicken but still not as savory as the meat. – Cynthia Hacinli
- Simply one of the best bbq places I have ever been. Great family atmosphere and great food. – franklin67, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 25, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. May purchase 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 Groupon per 2 people at table, 1 Groupon per carryout order. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.