Without Southern barbecue, diners would be forced to eat Philadelphia-style ribs, which are smoked over powdered-wig fires and cooked by affixing racks to kites in a thunderstorm. Relish the barbecue revolution with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of savory Southern fare and drinks at Chandler BBQ Company in Chandler.
Chandler BBQ Company's ribs, pulled pork, and chicken reach savory heights with notes of smoke and traditional Southern spices, sauces, and rubs. The restaurant's closed-pit slow-cooking process keeps meats tender and juicy while locking in flavor as effectively as the Keebler elves' correctional facility. Epic entrees, such as a half-pound of beef brisket ($11.99) or shredded chicken ($8.99), take center stage, flanked by a choice of two sides that includes turnip greens, homemade apple-cider coleslaw, and grilled veggies. Mesquite pork basks with its symbiotic flavor-sponge, cornbread, on the porcine dinner plate ($9.99), and the sandwich selection's tangy tiara frames a culinary crown jewel, the smoked Louisiana hot sausage ($6.99 with one side). Lounge in the eatery's patio while sampling from the array of beers and wines, or ease back into rib-free reality with a tender slice of sweet-potato pie ($1.99).
Chandler BBQ Company
Over a mesquite fire is where the pit masters at Chandler BBQ Company do most of their work, slow cooking meats until they're tender enough to fall off the bone. They choose not to favor any regional style of barbecue, loading their grill with whole pork shoulders for pulled pork sandwiches, brisket for barbecue burritos, and louisiana hot sausages that come paired with two homestyle sides. No matter what entree they serve, they always pair it with a slice of cornbread to mop up the flavorful juices. Though they specialize in meats, the chefs have a soft spot for desserts, fashioning Southern favorites such as banana pudding and their signature slices of sweet potato pie. For meals at home, they package meats by the pound and sides by the quart to create meals that are both tasty and fast, much like that hamburger somebody put on a skateboard.