In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film There Will Be Sauce). Today's Groupon gives you the chance to taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth: for $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue fare and non-alcoholic drinks at Fat Hen Grill in Harahan.
At Fat Hen Grill, seasoned pit master chef Shane Pritchett entices epicureans with slow-smoked meats, sandwiches, and down-home sides. The eclectic menu lets diners commence consumption with a fried mac 'n' cheese ($7.99), fried chicken livers ($6.99), or mango-crabmeat guacamole ($10.99). After revving stomach engines, patrons can dive into hickory- and oak-smoked pit eats, such as half a chicken ($13.99), sliced beef brisket ($15.99), or a pulled pork shoulder ($10.99), with forks, sporks, or makeshift toothpick chopsticks to savor the feast as long as possible. Each barbecue plate comes with a side-salad and the choice of one classic side, such as potato salad or thai sweet-and-sour cucumbers. A variety of burgers made from 100% black-angus beef ground in-house daily ($7.99–$10.99) and fresh salads ($10.99–$14.99) tickle all types of taste buds and olfactory follicles. Fat Hen also sates seafarers with selections such as Alfie's Seafood Special, a composite of pan-seared gulf fish with sautéed crabmeat, stuffed crab, eggplant, and shrimp dressing ($22.99).
This deal is valid only for dinner, which starts at 4 p.m.
The Times-Picayune featured Fat Hen Grill, and Gambit mentioned the restaurant in its Best of New Orleans 2010 list. Nineteen Yelpers give it an average of three stars and 73% of more than 180 Urbanspooners recommend it.
- [chef Shane Pritchett's] making not just pretty food, but satisfying and flavorful dishes. – Gambit
- What seperates [sic] this place from many other restaurant [sic] that attempt to cook these dishes is technique. The food had incredible finesse while maintaining the essence of new orleans food. – sam w, Urbanspoon