Though charcoal drawing was once the dominant artistic medium in America, precious few masterworks survived the realization that those early portraits could be crumpled up and used to smoke delicious stacks of ribs. Honor forgotten artists with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of barbecue fare at Stubb's Bar-B-Q. This Groupon is not valid toward concert tickets or merchandise.
Smoldering post oak saturates Stubb's house-smoked meats with a complex bouquet of flavors, liberating mouthwatering aromas to surf through the air and into eager olfactories. The menu is a carnivore's concerto of mouthwatering pork ribs ($11.95) and beef brisket ($11.95). Nestle into a warm heap of pulled pork like a drowsy Paula Deen with the Bar-B-Q plate, which flanks a choice of meats with homemade sides such as fried okra and mashed sweet potatoes ($11.95). Desserts such as banana pudding ($3.95) are available to punctuate saucy meals.
Stubb's rough-hewn façade ushers diners into a wonderland of culinary tradition, which orbits around the restaurant's Sunday gospel brunch ($16.95+ for adults, $8.95 for kids 10 and younger). Brunchers frolic through a stunning Southern spread, which flaunts a time-honored cornucopia of catfish, migas, and grits against a warm backdrop of sonic soul. Though not included in the value of this Groupon, upcoming concert offerings at the venue including shows spotlighting Eels on July 20 and The Decemberists on August 8.
801 Red River St.
Austin, Texas 78701