From an early age, humans are prepped for barbecue battle––starting with baby-back bibs and moving on to training-wheel buns and retirement parties with pulled-pork piñatas. Showcase your hunger's mêlée moves with today's Groupon for smoky, tender eats at The Mean Pig BBQ in Cabot. This deal is not valid for purchases in the store. Starting out as a humble BBQ trailer in 1997, The Mean Pig BBQ has slowly simmered into a widely acclaimed eatery, as showcased on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food. The menu is slathered in classic barbecue savories such as chopped pork sandwiches ($3.99–$5.99), Black Angus beef sandwiches, ribs, smoked beans, coleslaw, and more.
- We love Mean Pig! We admire the family business aspect, having the children involved and making a fantastic product for the community. We are never dissatisfied, and when a restaurant makes it on the Travel Channel, they've obviously got a delicious thing going. – Jan F., Insider Pages
- I enjoy the food and the people. The Food is all FRESH cooked every day, the BEANS are AWSOME… – buddylori1, Citysearch
The Mean Pig BBQ
In November of 2009, Adam Richman of Man v. Food sat down at one of the wooden tables inside The Mean Pig BBQ and ordered the restaurant’s Shut-Up Juice Challenge. His only goal: to finish the smoked, pulled-pork sandwich, which comes topped with coleslaw and a slather of Shut-Up Juice—a fiery concoction of barbecue sauce mixed with concentrated habanero extract. After a hard-fought battle, the professional eater barely limped past the finish line, completing a challenge that bests most diners. At the restaurant’s last count, less than 2% of contenders who started the Shut-Up Juice Challenge finished it.
The Mean Pig BBQ may be most widely know for its spicy challenge, but locals come here for the chopped-pork sandwiches, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and smoked beans, a Mean Pig original. The owners smoke the pork and ribs over a hickory-wood smoker for 24 hours before drenching the meat in homemade mild, medium, or hot barbecue sauce. They temper the heat with creamy coleslaw, potato salad, and icy beverages to cool scorched tongues.