The smoke from a wood-fire oven enhances meat with complex flavors and can create a smoke screen so that no one sees you eat an entire roast boar. Pig out with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Barbecue
From Wednesday through Sunday, pit masters cook up North Carolina–style barbecue favorites such as pulled-pork sandwiches with vinegary sauce ($7) and racks of ribs ($22). They also cook up Texas-style brisket by the pound ($17.95). All of the meaty main dishes pair nicely with sides such as baked apples ($2), hickory-baked beans ($2), and cornbread ($2). See the full menu.
Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Though you can grab a sandwich and slaw in mere minutes at the carry-out windows of Pittsburgh Barbecue Company, the meal components are by no means slapped together. The cooking process stretches across 18 aromatic hours, with pit masters slowly cooking Texas-style brisket, North Carolina–style pulled pork, and slabs of ribs over the low heat of cherry- and maple-wood flames. The smoldering logs are what imbue the meats with the majority of their beloved smoky flavors, enhanced by just small splashes of Carolina-style, vinegar-based barbecue sauce or coatings of a 17-ingredient spice rub. To complement meaty main dishes, the staff cooks up homestyle sides such as slaw, baked apples, and mac ‘n’ cheese.