What You'll Get
Good barbecue sauce, like a tuxedo, takes time to make perfect and stands out when worn to a job interview. Taste exceptionally good-looking with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of barbecue dinner fare at Route 7 Grill in Great Barrington.
Recognized in 2007 as one of Gourmet magazine's Best Farm-to-Table Restaurants, Route 7 Grill's Promethean prep chefs wield fire, smoke, and sauce to create a hearty menu featuring naturally raised meat from local and small-family farms. Sauce scientists atomically balance pulled pork with the highly calibrated Route 7 barbecue blend, imbuing the customary tang with an aroma of fired hickory, alongside a pair of made-from-scratch sides ($18). Baby-back ribs embrace shameless fingers and eager palates with their sticky sweetness, often receiving collar-staining hugs in return ($20 for 8-10 oz. $28 for 16-18 oz.). Grilled pork chops arrive at tables propped up by drifts of cheddar-poblano smashed potatoes and apple-kraut ($18), and octuplets of house-smoked chicken wings spew spicy fumes from slow-cooked nibbles bathed in buffalo, smoked-barbecue, or habanero-barbecue sauce ($10). The house salad outfits local greens with Vermont cheddar, apples, and smoked almonds under a flavorful blanket of the chef's signature maple-bacon vinaigrette ($7).
The restaurant's newly renovated interior welcomes guests with rustic decorations and a massive stone hearth at its center, large enough to fit an entire pig or twelve rabbits dressed as a pig for rabbit Halloween. A large outdoor pavilion hosts diners at picturesque rows of picnic tables, ensconcing them in the pleasant lushness of the Housatonic River valley.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid for alcohol. Dine-in only. Valid only for dinner. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.