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 $7, you get $14 worth of barbecue and comfort fare at Chandler's Deli on Magnolia Avenue.
The kitchen crew at Chandler’s Deli quells hankerings for homestyle cooking with a menu that pairs piles of barbecued meats with a host of Southern-style sides. Napkins work overtime as diners dig into five-sauce-slathered pork or beef ribs ($9), and soft sandwich rolls barely contain the pulled pork or chicken ($4) stacked between their buns. A trio of perfectly spiced chicken pieces—legs, wings, and thighs ($1.05 each)—attempts synchronized dives into pools of sauce squirted beside a plethora of vegetable sides. Discerning grandmothers nod in approval at generous portions of collard greens and sweet potatoes, and quickly slap away hands that jump straight to the banana-pudding ($1.80) and cake ($1.80) desserts.
3101 Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914