In the late 1800s, thousands of Texans struck it rich when they tapped into veins of thick, dark, tangy barbecue sauce (as chronicled in the Oscar-winning film, There Will Be Sauce). Taste this natural bounty while it's still hot from the earth with today's Groupon: $5 for $10 worth of barbecue and more at OiNKs! on East Colfax Avenue.
The OiNKs! menu modernizes classic barbecue with five original sauce recipes, produce from sustainable farms, and meat that’s always antibiotic free and usually from free-range livestock. Before being pulled apart by your mouth's masticators, each meat slab is rubbed in OiNKs! special rub and slow-smoked over pecan wood. Palatable proteins, including brisket, chicken, pork, and tofu ($3.99 1/4 lb., $6.49 1/2 lb., $12.49 full lb.), relax in a barbecue bubble bath of your choice: sweet traditional, tangy mustard, peppery vinegar, hot three-pepper blend, or a brand-new Kansas City-style sauce. Or opt for a St. Louis–style rack of spare ribs ($5.49 1/4 rack, $10.49 1/2 rack, $19.99 full rack). Specialty sandwiches, such as the Blue Brisket with bacon and blue cheese ($8.49), fill up hungry hands and are served with your choice of side, including hearty fried okra or the lighter nutty coleslaw or spicy green-bean salad. Soul-soothing desserts, such as a cinnamon-pecan tartlet ($2.49), are baked each morning.
Helmed by a husband and wife duo whose first date simmered over a plate of smoked meat, OiNKs! pairs its culinary contributions with hearty helpings of environmental hospitality. To-go containers are made with recyclable and compostable products, and oil is locally recycled into biofuel. With your meal tank full, savor an ocular dessert of walls lined with local artists' photography.
OiNKs! is closed Monday.
- I thoroughly enjoyed my “cool hot link” sandwich, which consisted of a generous portion of tasty hot links on a bun slathered with jalapeno cream cheese. This strange, yet intriguing combination of flavors was outstanding! – Mike Nelson, Mirror
- All of their sauces are great. I tried each one twice before dousing my brisket in their handmade small-batch Texas sauce. – Michael M., Yelp
6110 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80220Get Directions