Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master's touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy saucy masterworks with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Texas-style barbecue at Judge Bean's BBQ in Brentwood.
Helmed by Houston-born Texan Bobby Brown, who learned the art of barbecue from his father, Judge Bean’s BBQ showcases a protein-packed menu infused with bold smoky flavors, generously slathered sauces, and steroid- and hormone-free Hereford beef. The Judge’s barbecue plate ($10.50) quivers under a majestic 8-ounce stack of sliced and smoked brisket, and half ($14) and full ($23) racks of baby back ribs slowly smoke for six hours, generating fall-off-the-bone tenderness and knit-a-second-napkin juiciness. Bayou shrimp nestle into a spicy jambalaya plate ($12.50) alongside beef sausage and saucy cowboy beans, and mesquite-grilled chicken chaperones zesty accompaniments of salsa and queso ($10.50). A duo of side dishes two-steps alongside several of the restaurant's entrees, titillating taste buds with such Texan staples as fried okra, barbecue beans, and cornmeal-crusted panhandles.
Judge Bean’s BBQ
Each home-cooked meal from Judge Bean's BBQ travels straight from the from the pit to guests' tables, which rest under Christmas lights strung from the dining room's roof. The locally-owned and operated meat lover's paradise serves up smokehouse classics that include ribs slow-smoked for six hours, tender brisket, and smoked chicken. As meals unfold and their bellies become full, patrons can order drinks from the full-service bar, or watch sports on overhead flat screens. Judge Bean's also delivers catering orders for large groups and special events.