What You'll Get
Meat smokers can stand in for saunas, send messages when email is down, and lend a favorite suit the scent of meat smoke. Sample smoke's tastier functions with today's Groupon: for $28, you get a three-course meal for two at Merle's #1 BBQ in Evanston (up to a $56 value).
Fresh hickory wood burns daily to give this locally owned meatery's barbecue classics their signature smoky flavor. Ring dinner's bell with a first course of the soup of the day or a caesar salad topped with oven-baked croutons. Entrees make their entrée as platters of pulled chicken, North Carolina pulled pork, Texas brisket, or a combination of all three, or as half-slabs of baby-back, St. Louis, or Chicago-style ribs. Any burger or sandwich is also available for three-course eaters. Dinner finishers are rewarded with a fresh dessert that, like the slowest county-fair Ferris wheel ever, changes daily. Reservations are required, so call ahead or show up early to lick your table.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 19, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid 6/17-6/19, 10/21-10/22, and 11/11-11/12. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.