Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today’s Groupon to Joe’s Texas BBQ. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get a barbecue combo meal for two (a $10.98 value), which includes:
- Two sandwiches
- Cans of soda or bottled waters<p>
- For $10, you get one family pack (up to a $21.84 total value). The family pack includes:
- 1.5 pounds of meat (up to a $15.84 value)
- 16 ounces each of beans, coleslaw, and potato salad (a $6 value)
“You get serious about it,” Waco-native Joe Lopez, owner of Joe’s Texas BBQ, told the Green Bay Gazette. “You put brisket or ribs on and it’s time consuming,” he continued about the lengthy smoking process he uses to craft the menu at the eatery, which is tucked in a flame-hued cottage. The family pack unleashes a bouquet of dry-rub spices and smoke from a 1.5-pound pile of pork spare ribs, rib tips, or sliced beef brisket that delights whole clans of carnivores or showcases the shoddy workmanship of a rival table maker. The meats take a 13-hour trip into the smoker to lock in juiciness before diving between fluffy buns alongside Big Red sodas. The sandwich combos parade such bread-burdens as pulled pork with coleslaw, chopped brisket, or the Joe burger, which pairs brisket with plump hot-link sausages.
Joe's Texas BBQ
Though he may be a long way from his native Texas, Joe Lopez is true to his roots. At Joe's Texas BBQ, he maintains a strong loyalty to Texas-style barbecue, tending to his "slow and low" smoked meats that are prepared and smoked fresh daily on site. Lopez uses secret rubs to enhance the flavor of the meats, which include hot links, ribs, pulled pork, chicken, and of course brisket.