The most common way to experience the Deep South is to find a street magician and hope he pulls a shiny Louisiana state quarter from your ear. Forget the illusionist with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of ribs and comfort fare Friday–Sunday or $25 worth Monday–Thursday at Lady Louisa’s Place.
The cooks at Lady Louisa’s Place, which has been featured in the Detroit Free Press, comfort diners with a classic menu of Memphis-style barbecue ribs, homemade comfort fare, and award-winning mac 'n' cheese. The cooks slow-roast Lady Louisa’s authentic barbecue over charcoal and wood to infuse rich, smoky flavors into meats such as the whole slab of ribs ($20.95), in which each rib is slathered in savory sauce and doubles as a replacement piano key. Noodles simmer and backstroke in a rich, creamy cheese sauce to form the lauded baked mac 'n' cheese ($2.95 for 8 oz.; $3.95 for 12 oz.). Lunch specials include a quintet of chicken wings to set stomachs aflutter ($5.99+), and combos partner meats from different backgrounds, such as the hearty marriage between a half-pound of rib tips and a blushing chicken breast ($10.95).