During the rise of the automotive industry, many Americans suckled sweet gas-nozzle nectar for sustenance before remembering that food tastes better when it isn't gasoline. Make a pit stop for non-petrol potables and plates with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of edibles and liquid fuel at Double Wide Grill. This Groupon is valid for dine-in only.
Double Wide is open for weekday lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, so you'll always have an opportunity to slather on some barbecue. Though many of the menu items are meaty by nature, there are numerous vegetarian options (such as the much-loved seitan wings, $8.99) to help increase human photosynthesis. The lunchtime menu features a focused array of sandwiches and small-portioned fare. Grab a heap of pulled pork on a kaiser roll ($7.49), feast on a wood-grilled chicken burrito ($8.49), or go veggie with a grilled portobello Reuben ($8.49). The seemingly never-ending dinner menu features salads, entrees, sandwiches, barbecued foodstuffs, and the famous build-your-own TV dinner. Start with a pile of junkyard nachos containing every cheese and pepper that serious nachos should ($8.99). Dine on vegetarian-friendly Caribbean coconut tofu ($10.79) or carnivore-pleasing Bessy's Best Bar-B-Q Brisket ($8.99). Stop in for weekend brunch and ready your face-hatch for the trucker breakfast (two eggs, choice of breakfast meat, home fries, and toast or cornbread, $6.99) or the Double Wide Benedict (two poached eggs, bacon, and spinach on top of house-made cornbread topped off with sweet corn and green-chili hollandaise sauce, $8.99).
In addition to good eats, Double Wide’s filling station–style treatery hosts current ongoing events such as Bingo Wednesdays and Karaoke Saturdays, as well as monthly non-profit pancake breakfasts. On any given night, everyone from families to roving biker gangs to cash-strapped college kids can be seen hootin', hollerin', and dandynaggintaggin' around the premises. An extensive list of 36 draught drinks, including many local craft brews, only furthers the merriment by lubricating outdoor patio conversation and injecting courage into wary karaoke candidates.
- The [crab, black-bean and corn] fritters were spectacular orbs of savory-sweet, creamy filling within a dark, crisp crust. Twin dipping sauces gave us a choice between spicy grilled-poblano tequila and cooling chipotle ranch. Next time, we might have to make a whole meal of these. – Angelique Bamberg & Jason Roth, Pittsburgh City Paper
- The food was delish. Seitan wings are so awesome. So many vegetarian options but also lots for carnivores too. – Laura D., Yelp
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.