Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of barbecue fare at Ludy’s Main St. BBQ and Catering in Woodland.
Cited as Best Barbecue and Best Patio Dining in Yolo County by Edible Sacramento, Ludy’s Main St. BBQ and Catering serves up a variety of finger-friendly fare honed over a tangy 20-year tenure. Dinner menus laden with beef, pork, or baby back ribs ask stomachs to make room for generous piles of hand-cut fries, barbecue beans, and homemade cornbread. Puffy buns pillow the spicy sausage and jack cheese of an Italian Hot Head sandwich ($7.99), and the open-faced DeDe burger lounges under award-winning chili and cheddar cheese ($7.99).
Beyond the bites, Ludy's brings the flavor in form of ambiance and entertainment. Red-checked tablecloths and suspended bicycles enliven the dining room, and alfresco diners bask in sunlight and breezes on the outdoor patio. On weekend nights, patrons tap toes and vestigial tails to the beat of live music performances that cater to fans of folk and country music.
Ludy's Main St. BBQ and Catering
For nearly two decades, the chefs at Ludy's Main St. BBQ and Catering have perfected their recipes for slow-smoked meats, fresh fries and slaw, and handcrafted barbecue sauce. For proteins that are tender yet full of robust flavor, slabs of beef, pork, and baby-back ribs smoke slow and low for six hours before being plated with hand-cut fries and sides such as barbecue beans or potato salad. Smoked prime rib is served as a special on Friday and Saturday evenings and arrives with fresh coleslaw, fries, and cornbread with honey butter.
Inside, customers chow on plates amidst 100-year-old salvaged barn wood and Western knick-knacks. Those who take grub outside enjoy the spot voted Best Patio in Yolo County, complete with a brick fireplace, water wheel, and babbling brook where many a penny have learned to swim. And for those looking to spice up a wedding, event, or corporate gathering, Ludy's Catering can provide their barbecue specialties throughout the state of California.