Humans invented barbecue as a means of tempting next-door neighbors to come over on Sundays, as the first grills were strategically placed under open windows to smoke them out of their homes. Promote culinary communality with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Southern-style barbecue fare at Phat Hatties Smokehouse BBQ.
The meaty aromas of slow-smoked brisket and fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs waft from Phat Hatties' kitchens, where piles of barbecued meats await pairing with a host of Southern-style sides. Diners can raise their sauce-stained flags to full mast in honor of the award-winning brisket, which, after being smoked in-house for 16 hours, sates carnivorous appetites as a sliced ($6.59) sandwich adornment. Phat Hatties' grill masters pile heaps of succulent pulled pork onto their signature Boss Hog sandwiches ($6.99), which are then smothered with cheese and bacon for meals served as nature intended. These and other smokehouse favorites share ceramic real estate with traditional Southern sides such as baked beans, fried okra, and sweet potato fries ($1.79–$1.99 each). The menu's generously portioned smoked-meat platters include the rockin' rib plate ($10.99)—four meaty ribs and your choice of two side dishes—and drool-inducing mix-and-match plates ($13.99 for choice of two meats and two sides), which unite two meats in blissful mealtime matrimony.