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 $20, you get $40 worth of barbecue and drinks at Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ & Grill in Westport.
Celebrating their 7 year anniversary, Bobby Q’s dishes up succulent barbecue and award-winning house-made barbecue sauces entrancing enough to earn a feature on the Food Network and the title of best barbecue and ribs from Greenwich and Westport magazines. Diners kick off the barbecue feast with the charmingly risqué Fatty’s Bleu Balls, deep-fried spheres of crumbled tangy blue cheese ($7.99). The Cuban-inspired grilled mojo chicken ($15.99) gives white meat a good name, and a full slab of baby back ribs ($22.99) sports the unworldly tenderness only attainable by slow-roasting overnight, its maple-mustard glazed juiciness filling in emotional voids left by flings with two timing pork roasts. Not to be undone by their barbecue compatriots, sandwiches such as the Popper burger ($10.99) bring the flavor with all their trimmings, including a half-pound burger with pepper jack, frizzled onions and chipotle mayo on a kaiser roll. Diners can augment their meals with a selection from Bobby Q’s extensive bourbon menu, or with custom drinks including the lip-smacking, sanity-threatening Kentucky Swamp Water, a mix of Jim Beam, blue curaçao, orange juice, and live alligators.
Bobby Q's Bodacious BBQ & Grill
Diners in search of Kansas City-style cuisine need only to step inside the wood-covered confines of Bobby Q's Bodacious BBQ & Grill, a family-friendly barbecue joint known for tender, pit-smoked meats smothered in award-winning sauces and celebrating their 10th year in the business. The eatery’s imported culinary stylings have earned it a spot on the Food Network, as well as the title “Best of the Gold Coast” from readers of Westport Magazine, who were undoubtedly delighted by favored items such as the slow-smoked pulled pork and the grilled Gulf Shrimp. Roasted atop an open beer can for proper moisture, their beer can chicken is far more delicious than proving you are not too chicken to eat a beer can. Their half-pound burger patties, meanwhile, come with zesty toppings such as Smokehouse chili, blue cheese, and frizzled onions. On weekends, the barn-esque dining room and outdoor patio transform into a bustling bar, with live music from local bands and house specialty drinks, such as lemonade infused with huckleberry vodka, or down-home punch, a mix of Jack Daniels, apricot brandy, orange juice and Sierra Mist.
42 Main St.
Westport, Connecticut 06880