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. Taste the fruits of this comestible union with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of southern-style barbeque, Mexican cuisine, and more at Q BBQ & Tequila in Old City.
Whether you sit a spell with a bourbon sipper in one of the front porch rocking chairs, or 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. Scour the carnivore-friendly menu and test your primal instinct to eat off the bone with a true southern-style half rack of hickory-smoked ribs ($14), or an order of wings, available in mild, hot & honey, hot, or hellfire varieties ($8 for 10). For a decadent fusion of cultures, try the Q burrito, stuffed with pulled pork or chicken, collard greens, baked beans, and coleslaw ($10), or satisfy a 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), guaranteeing diners of every distinction can find an appropriate dish 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 sauce-savvy staff is 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 the 10 seasonal tap beers to hops-lovers, or those currently suffering from cactus-related night terrors.
Center City East
207 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106