Like the art of the stakeout, the art of barbecue requires ample patience, hours of nonstop smoking, and a levelheaded sidekick who keeps cool when things go up in flames. Enjoy fire-fresh fare with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of American fare at Smokey Pig Barbecue, with locations in Phenix City and Columbus.
The fuss-free barbecue emperors at Smokey Pig have ruled over their oak-and-hickory-infused meat kingdom for more than half a century, gifting flavor-laden masterpieces to all those who flock into their domain. The lean, finely chipped pork begins its mouth-pleasing odyssey in a blaze of glory on an indoor open pit, harkening back to a simpler time when pterodactyls kept their word and mammoth fur wasn’t so expensive. Excite taste buds with the genteel barbecue sandwich, dressed in the house barbecue sauce and a fine slaw hat ($2.95). The Old Timer plate boasts 6 ounces of barbecue placed under the watchful care of three no-nonsense bread slices ($6.05). A team of wisecracking side orders—including brunswick stew, potato salad, and baked beans ($1.39+)—provides scrumptious backup for main courses while doling out an endless string of rib-tickling one-liners.