The rich flavor of smoke delights taste buds, which is why humans constantly barbecue during the summer and chase after fire trucks that are en route to blazes. Enjoy the savory taste of well-smoked fare with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $45 worth of barbecue fare and drinks for two (up to a $12 value) at SuzyQue’s BBQ and Bar in West Orange (up to a $57 total value). Dinner includes:
- Any barbecue fare (up to a $45 total value)
- Any two drinks (up to a $6 value each)
SuzyQue’s BBQ spins southern flavor into premium meats basted with homemade sauces, rubbed with house blends, and slow-cooked over real hickory, apple, and oak. The eatery’s ambrosial menu travels from the Texas beef brisket ($16) to St. Louis–style ribs ($14.50 for a half rack; $21.50 for a full rack) with a side of thick orange habanero sauce populated by flaming canoes. Dining companions feast on Carolina chopped pork ($13), which can be slathered with a molasses mix sealed with rich, smoky flavors brought out by SuzyQue’s smoker. Eight on-tap and 27 bottled beers lodge at the bar, and diners can accompany their dinner with a glass from the neighboring cohort of house wines ($6/glass), selected by Suzy herself. She also compiles a menu of 40 premium vintages for the restaurant. Celebrating companions can toast with mixed libations ($5 for well-liquor drinks) to the triumph of barbecue over nearly extinct oven cooking.
SuzyQue's BBQ & Bar
The rich scent of real hickory, apple, cherry, and oak wood drifts from low smoldering fires, infusing the racks of meat above with flavor in a Southern Pride smoker. Drawing inspiration from all over the south, SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar’s cooks apply spicy dry rubs to every ounce of meat before slow-smoking them, then diners can either enjoy it au-natural or slather plates with one of their signature sauces. Their sauces are inspired by recipes from Texas, North Carolina, and St. Louis and built upon a Vinegar, Tomato, or Molasses base. They also whip up an Orange Habanero sauce full of peppery spice.
The resulting mountains of melt-off-the-bone ribs, smoked wings, sausage, and brisket come to table alongside fine dining entrees, including rib-eye steak, fried chicken, and grilled salmon. Eight on-tap and 18 bottled beers lodge at the full bar, along with glasses of craft cocktails and wine, preparing palates for dessert and punctuating the sound of live bands, comedians, and poker games.