According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of Southern fare and a complimentary round of mini golf at RW's BBQ in Brookfield.
RW's BBQ satiates seekers of sauce with a menu of hickory-smoked meats, homemade spice rubs, and four made-from-scratch barbecue gravies. Owner Ron Wishna pit roasts butts and briskets for more than 12 hours and chicken and ribs for more than four, producing proteins so tender they swan dive off the bone into a savory side of sauce.
Memphis-style ribs ($10.95) and pulled pork ($7.95) give lonely sauce something to glom onto, and the brisket sandwich ($8.95) and pulled chicken sandwich ($6.95) encourage human hands to perform a task other than typing on a cellular phone or tracing letters onto the backs of zoo animals. Down-home sides, such as mac 'n' cheese, hush puppies, collard greens, and baked beans ($3), round out meals.
Sauced-up customers may sit in the barbecue shack's cozy dining room or on the large outdoor deck, and sample a milkshake ($4.69) or ice-cream cone (single $2.69). After adequately fueling up, guests can take on the updated 21-hole miniature golf course (a $5 value), on which a club-toting pig protects the 8th hole, a cannon propels balls toward the 12th, and diminutive evergreens remind putters that golfing requires oxygen.
- RW's BBQ, at 537 Federal Road in Brookfield, operates on the premise that quality is more important than quantity. – Samantha Burkardt, Danbury News-Times
- Cancel your trip to Memphis, Kansas City and Houston. I've been to all three in pursuit of great REAL BBQ but now I can just drive to Brookfield, Ct. to enjoy FANTASTIC REAL BBQ. – chaz, Yahoo! Local, 8/25/2010
537 Federal Rd.
Brookfield, Connecticut 06804Get Directions