Barbecue is a distinctly American art form, much like jazz music and feigning an understanding of jazz music. Discuss the smoky notes with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for a four-course tequila pairing for one (an $80 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of Southern barbecue food
The four-course tequila pairing, which takes place on Thursday, February 28, begins with a shrimp, scallop, and grouper ceviche paired with Patron Silver. Next, Don Julio reposado complements taco de carnitas with guacamole and pico de gallo. Two tequilas—Patron añejo and Tres Generaciones añejo—mark the third course, an 8-ounce new york strip with ancho chile sauce and roasted corn. For dessert, sip Don Julio 1942 between spoonfuls of seasonal fruit in fresh cream and caramel sauce.
S & J Crab Ranch
Instead of limiting themselves to one type of cuisine, S & J Crab Ranch has included two of their favorites—Maryland seafood and southern barbecue. Local flavors pile up at the raw bar, where diners can order gulf shrimp by the pound or plates of clams and seasoned mussels; however, as the restaurant’s name implies, crabs are the signature item. They can be steamed and served whole, as jumbo lump crab cakes, or in a creamy soup spiked with a bit of sherry.
Of course, the seafood seeps into the southern-inspired meals as well. A selection of classic southern sandwiches includes fried catfish with creole mustard. Regional cuisine builds out the rest of the menu, giving diners options such as slow-cooked Texas brisket, Carolina-style pulled pork, and st. louis ribs rubbed with secret spices. Even the classic American dishes take cues from S & J’s penchant for the ocean—fresh crab meat bulks up the mac ‘n’ cheese, and pulled pork and barbecue sauce enhance a pile of nachos.