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 Derwood. 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 hand-cut fries, Texas-style beans, and luscious hush puppies.
The family atmosphere inside Blue Ribbon BBQ 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 BBQ. 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 Carolina-style pork barbecue is now the real deal: pork shoulder, cooked low and slow in a hickory-fired smoker for hours until the meat practically flakes apart — at which point it is chopped and dressed with vinegar, chilies, pepper and salt. It's sold by the pound or served as a sandwich on a bakery-fresh bun that stands up to the sauce. Opt for a drizzle of "pig juice" — basically a second dose of vinegar and spice that provides a proper balance of acid and richness. – Brian Patterson, Gazette
- But the coup de grace was a deep fried hot dog loaded with beef brisket, onions, and beans. I added some spicy mustard, and the hot dog was amazing. I wish I had ordered another hot dog instead of the ribs because that's how delicious the hot dog was. – Ed L., Yelp