Barbecue was invented when a clumsy coal miner dropped his lunch of steak tartare on the sun-heated ore, producing a delectable result. Imbibe in the serendipitous fruits of the modern grill with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of barbecue, burgers, and drinks at Cadillac Ranch.
Cadillac Ranch's menu displays an array of grill-branded steaks, burgers, and sandwiches. Destroy a tower of onion rings ($7.99) in a mighty feat of digestible demolition before selecting from a sandwich parade that includes bread-cushioned portions of pulled pork ($9.99) and Cadillac's philly cheesesteak ($11.99). Burgers are available in a variety of incarnations, including steak form ($9.99), glazed in barbecue sauce ($11.99), or blanketed in a blizzard of blue cheese and bacon ($11.99). Cadillac's entree selection pays homage to the South's most famous barrel roller with Jack Daniels barbecue ribs ($14.99/half rack). The full bar fertilizes empty glasses with nectars such as Cadillac's specialty cocktails ($12) including the Mango Ranch martini, which captures the flavor of a freshly wrangled fruit with mango purée, a sour punch, and mango vodka.
The restaurant, bar, and dance club houses more than 30 plasma TVs and a floor primed for rhythmic pounding. The dining areas boast an indoor fireplace and patios with fire pits, ideal for finally roasting boxfuls of leftovers Peeps.