Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy saucy masterworks with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of barbecue at Bodacious Barbeque in Arlington.
The barbecue artists at Bodacious Barbeque craft a mouthwatering menu of meats smoked exclusively over mesquite and enhanced with signature sauces and rubs. The eatery's smoked-turkey sandwich ($4.99) allows tongues to taste savory, smoky flavors without licking a fire truck, and the sloppy joe ($1.50) wins the hearts of both children and adults with its messy allure. The rib plate ($11.99) conquers hunger with a slab of smoked meaty ribs and a choice of two sides, such as beans, broccoli salad, or corn on the cob. Bodacious Barbeque's baked potato with meat ($7.49) pairs dollops of sour cream, cheese, and margarine with a choice of beef brisket, turkey, link, pulled pork, or chicken breast. Acceptance in the spot's house-made banana pudding ($2.59) marks the pinnacle of achievement for area bananas.
Customers don’t seem to mind when Bodacious Barbeque runs out of meat. Even though the shortage means that there’s no more delicious barbecue until the next day, it also means that in true Texas tradition, the restaurant’s mesquite-fired brisket, pork, and chicken is all made fresh daily. Since 1960, Bodacious Barbeque has upheld its dedication to freshness, garnering a following that allowed the eatery to expand beyond its original storefront, with its founders refusing to compromise the quality of their meat or the meticulousness of its preparation. Today, the chefs still fire meats and cook up vegetable sides from scratch, including beans, corn on the cob, and broccoli salad. They also bottle their signature spices and sauces for shipment to homes across the continental United States, as well as to those mesquite barbecues that were built in moon craters to promote human colonization.