Nine months after a single barbequed rib from the Deep South crossed the border for a romantic tryst with a lovely quesadilla, an Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge opened beneath the result of their secret union, bearing it to Philadelphia. Visit the fated offspring of Mexican fare and Southern-style barbeque with today's Groupon to Q BBQ & Tequila in Old City: for $10, you'll get $25 worth of cuisine and tequilas.
Whether you sit a spell with a bourbon sipper in one of the rocking chairs on the front porch, or you wrap yourself in the blanket of smoky goodness inside, you're sure to leave Q BBQ & Tequila with a full belly and renewed belief in fairies. Test your primal instinct to eat off the bone with an order of wings ($8 for 10) in mild, hot & honey, hot, or hellfire, or a true Southern-style half rack of hickory-smoked ribs ($14). For a decadent fusion of cultures, try the Q Burrito, stuffed with pulled pork or chicken, collard greens, baked beans, and coleslaw ($10). Get the juicy Mexi burger smothered in jalapeno, salsa, and fresh guacamole ($11), or satisfy your spicetooth with Cajun seared catfish, cheddar grits, and fried green tomatoes ($14). Three traditional tacos with onions and cilantro come in meat and vegetarian varieties ($9.50), so there's something for everyone to roll atop their flavor-sensors.
Boasting an impressive tequila menu with more than 60 offerings to taste ($7–$17), Q BBQ & Tequila rightly earns the second half of its name. The friendly staff at Q are happy to help you choose a tequila to suit your tastes, whether you prefer a strong blanco, mellow reposado, or an oaky anejo. They'll also put your tequila in an expertly mixed margarita or serve up any of their 10 seasonal tap beers, which you are then free to nickname and make kiss each other.
- the wings were amazing -- perhaps the best we've ever had. – OpenTable user who dined on 11/21/2009
- Service was prompt and staff was friendly. Had the sweet potato cheese cake [sic] for desert, it was great. – OpenTable user who dined on 11/28/2009
- The ribs are delicious as is the pulled pork and pulled chicken…The margarita specials (strawberry/basil) are good as well. – Gnosher, MenuPages