Houston's settlers built their city on a barbecue bayou, and for decades their city sunk 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 drinks at Dick's Bodacious Bar-B-Q. This deal is valid for Dick's downtown Indianapolis location only.
Dick's draws in diners with a menu heavily concentrated in authentic, Texas-style barbecue. As with the healing of wounds and the forgetting of birthdays, time is the key ingredient of Dick's marvelous meats, which are hickory-smoked on location for as long as 12 hours to help each bite reach its palate-rocking potential. Use your jaw-mounted mouth knives to slice into barbecued chicken leg quarters ($8.99 for a four-piece plate), the rib sampler ($13.99), or a pulled pork and chopped chicken plate ($12.79)—all served with the sauce on the side, to let the flavor of the meat take center stage. Alternatively, take a flavor-fueled tour of protein paradise with Dick's Traditional Texas Feast ($17.99), which partners three ribs, half a pound of sliced brisket, and smoked sausage. A selection of sandwiches, including options such as pulled pork ($4.59), Texas hot links ($4.59), and sliced turkey ($4.99), pairs the same great meat with the latest in bread-based food grippers.
Extensive beer choices and more than half a dozen wines allow Dick's customers to gargle their food orders or impersonate the great beer fountains installed in all of Europe’s capital cities. Have a seat inside to enjoy the expansive confines of a high-ceilinged interior laden with crimson, wood, and metal. Or grab a pound of pulled pork ($11.49) or 16 ounces of beef brisket ($12.99) for a carryout order capable of feeding a ranch full of tiny cowboys.
Dine-in and carryout only.
Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q
The culinary masters at Dick’s Bodacious Bar-B-Q spend up to 12 hours smoking succulent meats such as sausage, beef, and turkey over hickory to infuse them with the flavor that gives Texas-style barbecue its inimitable style. They then prepare the meat in front of their diners as if to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the freshness of the cuts and allow the blend of spices to show off their new dance moves. In addition to succulent barbecue, the laidback eatery serves up St. Louis-style cut pork ribs, crisp salads, and hearty sides such as macaroni 'n' cheese, smokehouse-baked beans, and potato salad.