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 $12, you get $24 worth of down-home cooking at Double Wide Grill.
Inside Double Wide Grill's chic garage interior, huge portions of fire-licked fare are doled out as sweet and tangy smells tickle noses looking to catch a big whiff of the action. Double Wide's barbecue masters coat pork ribs in a dry rub before slow-roasting them to be as tender as a soul singer wearing a teddy-bear costume. Each rack is then slathered in carolina sauce and paired with garlic mashed potatoes and vinegar slaw ($20.49 for full rack). Chomp through a tray of wood-grilled new york strip steak and fresh vegetables after ordering the City Slicker ($18.49), or build your own TV dinner by piling ribs, shrimp, or brisket and up to five hearty sides ($15.99) onto a tray. Herbivores, vegans, and brontosauruses can peruse Double Wide's meat-free menu, and a brunch menu compiles eggs, barbecued meats, and pancakes into a smorgasbord of early bird fare. After noshing beneath a hoisted vintage truck, diners can swivel around to watch the game on one of Double Wide's big-screen televisions, check out the many street signs lining the walls, or attempt to rewrite the menu in Pig Latin.
Double Wide Grill
You wouldn't expect a restaurant that specializes in beef brisket, wood-grilled steaks, and burgers to be referred to as "a hidden vegan-friendly gem" by a blogger from Yummy Plants. And yet, Double Wide Grill satisfies both meat- and vegetable-lovers, with menus that run the food-chain gamut from lentil veggie burgers to St. Louis–style pork ribs. Adding to the eclectic feel, the restaurant is housed in a converted gas station where vintage pumps still stand out front. Indoors, the decor pays homage to these rugged beginnings with bottle-based chandeliers, a hubcap ceiling, and a vintage trailer that recalls Floridian vacations to the wetlands where all lawns' pink flamingos migrate every year.
Patrons can also stop by on weekend mornings for brunch on the outdoor patio, or hang around until late at night for karaoke and more than 30 types of beer at the license-plate-covered bar. Sports fans can watch games on four 10-foot-wide high-resolution projection screens.
2339 E Carson St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203