Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today’s Groupon to Reo’s Ribs. Choose between the following options:
- For $23, you get a family-style meal for four (a $48 value).
- For $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue fare.<p>
With 23 years of slow-cooking experience between them, co-owners Reo and Myra cook up a craving-quashing menu of soul food and wood-smoked southern fare. Beef brisket slathered with barbecue sauce rests atop a sesame hoagie bun ($6–$14), and coleslaw made with Myra’s own secret dressing proves to be a satisfying side dish or acceptable sunscreen substitute. A quarter-rack of pork spare ribs ($10) comes with a choice of sides, such as collard greens and potato salad, which can also accompany a bowl of gumbo spooned over rice or cornbread ($12). A sweet tea ($2) washes down a belly-filling pork roast ($18) or a circus performer’s light-bulb appetizer. The family-style meal features heaps of barbecue chicken, pork spare ribs, and brisket, satisfying four diners as they enjoy bites of hot cornbread, barbecue baked beans, and coleslaw or southern green salad.