Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today’s Groupon to Smoqin’ Odie’s Grill and Smokehouse in Vinton. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of barbecue fare at dinner, available after 2 p.m.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of barbecue fare at lunch, available before 2 p.m.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Grab N’ Go catered barbecue fare.<p>
The grill gurus at Smoqin’ Odie’s Grill and Smokehouse sizzle up a lunch and dinner menu burgeoning with burgers, pulled pork, and steak. Sauces ranging from spicy jamaican jerk to tangy chipotle lime outfit slow-cooked wings ($3.99 for 6; $7.49 for 12) more tastily than miniature leather vests. The friendly staff whisks entrees to tables such as the Smoqin’ Odie’s Big Burger, whose char-grilled half-pound patty day dreams on a fluffy 5-inch Kaiser bun ($4.49), or the Smokehouse chili, which is loaded with smoked brisket simmered with ground beef and chilies ($2.99/cup; $4.29/bowl). Mouths water at the aroma of hickory-smoked Boston butt in a pulled-pork sandwich ($4.49 regular; $6.99 jumbo), and hands comfort provolone as it faints onto the savory brisket tucked into a hefty hoagie bun ($7.99).
Those hosting a large gathering can slather guests in Grab N’ Go catered sandwiches, build-your-own platters, and ribs. Diners can garner a helping of pulled pork ($9.95/lb.) or a jumbo bucket of 30 wings ($17.99), or appease four to six mouths with the Family Super Pack ($46.49)—a bucket chock full of 1.5 pounds of smoked beef brisket or pulled pork and an army of two dozen smoked chicken wings ready to march loyally down gullets. Accompanying their meaty counterparts, a quart each of Chuck Wagon Beans, Not Your Grandma’s Slaw, and six cornbread muffins escort the pack home with the dedication of an elementary-school crossing guard.