The best comfort food not only sates appetites but also reassures taste buds that their dreams of becoming the president’s official mashed-potato taster aren’t unrealistic. Dig in to delectably supportive fare with today’s Groupon to Porkchop. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get dinner for two (up to a $42 total value).
- For $40, you get dinner for four (up to an $84 total value).
- For $60, you get dinner for six (up to a $126 total value).<p>
Each dinner includes the following for each person: * One draft beer (up to a $6 value each) * One entree (up to a $15 value each)<p>
Diners may upgrade to a full slab of ribs or the rib-eye steak for an additional fee.
Nestled in an unassuming brick storefront and open until 3 a.m. on Saturdays, Porkchop whips up classic barbecue flavors and carnivorous morsels as an array of craft brews and American classics flows from draft taps. Exposed-brick walls, muted lighting, and eclectic designs such as vintage saws and driftwood lamps greet each guest as they settle into wooden chairs and peruse the menu. The grilled pork chop struts its namesake protein across a plate accented by smashed red potatoes and applesauce, and the smoked and barbecue-grilled chicken blankets fries with its tangy varnish. Point taste buds toward the Mason-Dixon line with the Southern fried chicken, or simmer appetites in the egg-yolk topped bacon-and-leek risotto. Diners with less carnivorous appetites can enjoy the pan-seared spicy catfish or request a vegetarian meal served by a giant apron-clad zucchini.
Pair handcrafted meals with savory suds such as Bell’s Amber Ale or the A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale from Lagunitas, the latter of which pours a knowing wink into each glass. Lost Coast Brewery’s Downtown Brown ushers in roasted flavors; the Black Jack Porter from Left Hand Brewing Company deals a winning combo of malts, espresso, and chocolate that entices the wall-mounted deer heads to take sips while diners’ backs are turned.
In a space reminiscent of an eclectic country roadhouse, Porkchop's chefs grill pork chops and veggies, smoke chicken, and pour shots of bourbon into iced drinks for a menu of gourmet comfort food. The barbecue masters grill their classic pork chops over charcoal embedded with whiskey barrels and smoke wings in special spices before frying and grilling them. Personal ice buckets filled with discarded ice sculptures accompany more than 40 whiskeys, served neat, to the tables inside the dining room or out on the patio during warmer weather. The chefs work amid quirky décor, such as a hanging lantern made from mason jars, a dangling row of saws, and a portrait of Paul Bunyan's first rack of ribs.