In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth: for $10, you get $25 worth of barbecue and drinks at Brickyard BarBQ, located in the heart of the Admiral District. Brickyard BarBQ is open from noon to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Your Groupon is good toward happy hour but can't be combined with weekly specials.
Specializing in Texas-style barbecue, Brickyard offers outdoor seating and a full bar in addition to a hearty menu of slow-cooked, hickory-smoked meats. Kick-start taste buds with chicken or pork tacos ($8) and creamy mac 'n' cheese ($5 for a cup, $8 for a bowl) before moving on to the beef brisket ($14.50) and baby-back rib plates ($18), both accompanied by an entourage of corn bread and two sides such as baked beans or Yukon gold potato salad. Pulled pork and chicken sandwiches ($9) are served with slaw on top and can include a side dish like the green pea salad, which unites bacon, grape tomatoes, and Monterey Jack cheese with a creamy buttermilk vinaigrette. A built-in ice chest behind the bar also contains several icy beers and the frozen head of Walt Disney, allowing diners to quickly air-condition overheated mouths with a Tecate ($3.50), Corona ($4.25), or a bottle of Mexican Coke ($2.75).
About 10 minutes by car and three days by riding tortoise from SafeCo and Qwest fields, Brickyard BarBQ is a great nosh stop before and after the game. And with free WiFi and a horseshoe pit in the back, avant-garde time-killers can simultaneously record and upload an experimental musique concrète album featuring four hours of horseshoe clanging. Invite along a few friends and mess with Texas from a safe distance with today's Groupon to Brickyard BarBQ.
Yelpers give Brickyard BarBQ an average of 3.5 stars:
- The beef brisket sandwich had an excellent spicy, smoked flavor and while it was very filling, it was so good that I still wanted more. – Jessi M.
- The sides were scrumptious. I especially melted over the pea salad and japapeno corn bread. – Lanny B.
- Great rub on the ribs, loved the sauce.... Go eat meat NOW! – Frannie A.
Guadalajara North attracts Mexican-food aficionados with friendly staff, a full bar with regular happy hours, and a West Seattle location with plenty of on-street parking. Although the menu hosts Americanized standards such as taco salad and chicken quesadillas, according to the Stranger, " it's their authentic Mexican dishes that are superb." The chili verde, for example, features morsels of pork loin cooked with a tomatillo sauce and seasoned with house spices. On a warm summer evening, the restaurant's outdoor deck is an ideal spot to sip a margarita or test out napkin parachutes on action figures.