Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savoury blots with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of barbecue and drinks at Highway 61 Southern Barbeque.
Awarded best ribs by postcity.com in September of 2009, Highway 61 fires up wood smokers to slow-cook selections from a menu inspired by cuisine found along the Mississippi River. Half ($16) and full ($26) racks of Mississippi ribs slather taste buds in a choice of four sauces, including 61 BBQ, the eatery's signature blend crafted from a 42-year-old family recipe that dates back to the invention of the tomato. Pulled pork comes flanked by sides such as jalapeno cornbread ($13), and a hefty brisket plate ($14) packs smoky flavours into empty stomachs. Eaters take a respite from barbecue to sink their teeth into the panko-crust-and-lemon-caper aioli that coat stacks of Louisiana blue crab cakes ($12). As sauce slowly coats their fingers, diners can take sips of potables from a drink menu anchored by 12 Ontario craft beers, such as the Highway 61 lager ($6). Local musicians arrive three to five nights a week to fill the air with blues and sing about the time they had to eat ribs without a napkin.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Highway 61 Southern Barbecue a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.