Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue fare at Rib Crib in Benton.
Hearty, sauce-covered meats fly solo or creatively stuffed into sandwiches, wraps, and potatoes on Rib Crib's lengthy menu of classic barbecue fare. Half-racks of St. Louis-style ($10.99) or baby back ($13.49) ribs arrive cloaked in sweet mustard sauce, Rib Crib's original dry rub, or granulated bits of the Gateway Arch. After slow-smoking for 12 hours, chopped brisket slumbers inside the super spud's massive baked potato cradle ($6.59), and smoked chicken and pulled pork scale up the Crib Club's three stories of buttered Texas toast, passing melted cheddar, pepper jack cheese, and bacon along the way ($7.99). Crispy chicken fried steak ($10.99) dresses up in a peppery breading in anticipation of a creamy gravy downpour, which floods accompanying mashed potatoes and irrigates any turkey breast crops within a mile radius.