Though charcoal drawing was once the dominant artistic medium in America, precious few masterworks survived the realization that those early portraits could be crumpled up and used to smoke delicious stacks of ribs. Honor forgotten artists with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of barbecued meats, sandwiches, and sides at Chappell’s Backyard BBQ.
Owner and Alabama transplant Nathan Chappell has wooed the Midwest with his signature sauce, smoked meats, and baked beans, which have garnered ribbons from competitions throughout Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas. Slow-cooked fantasies find fruition among the mouthwatering ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken at Chappell’s Backyard BBQ. A basket of rib tips, burnt ends, pork, brisket, or rib bones served with two sides ($7) spreads smoky sauce blankets over grateful tongues, and the succulent half-chicken dinner accents meat with two sides and corn bread or texas toast ($9.96), rendering questions of egg/parent primacy deliciously irrelevant. Cheese potatoes, green beans, and other side dishes with the power to incite church-picnic riots can also be appreciated on their own ($1.69 each).