Houston's settlers built their city on a barbecue bayou, and for decades sank two feet a year into the smoky, tangy quagmire until they found a solution: drain the swamps of the sauce and slather it on their ribs. Eat your way out of a hungermire with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of barbecue and drink at Chuck's Southern Comforts Café in Burbank. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Chuck's Southern Comforts Café bathes palates in sauces and spices with a menu emphasizing barbecue, Cajun, and Mexican flavors. Fire the opening salvo in the battle against hunger with an appetizer, such as the nachos topped with barbecue pulled pork and chicken ($8.25), or the shrimp-and-crab au gratin ($9.25), broiling the sea denizens in cheeses and a Cajun alfredo sauce and served with fresh bread for dipping. At Chuck's Southern Comforts Café, barbecue rules the roost—try a full slab of baby-back ribs ($21.25) or a heap of hickory-smoked pulled pork ($9.25). Cajun cuisine includes a seafood jambalaya ($11.95), while Mexican-inspired meals include the chicken enchiladas ($11.25). Additionally, breakfast fans can opt for pre-noon provisions.
Chuck Pine—owner, chef, and namesake of Chuck's Southern Comforts Café—spent several years working in the kitchen of superfamous chef Rick Bayless. Before opening his own restaurant, he toured the country, sampling the fare at barbecue joints through the Midwest and the South. Step into Chuck's Southern Comforts Café's easygoing hues of goldens, browns, and golden browns, and enjoy the results of Pine's research with a smoky and sweet-sauced meal.
- Pine always throws a few curveballs in as well: paella, say, or strawberry salad, or Creole-Italian dishes like lasagna with andouille. Normally when restaurants try to do so many different things they do none of them well, but Pine cooks by his whims consistently well. – Mike Sula, Chicago Reader
6501 W 79th St.
Burbank, Illinois 60459Get Directions