Barbecue joints' smoky aromas can entice senses from blocks away, including those of firefighters who "accidentally" mistake the smells for butcher shop fires. Follow the smoke trail with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at Sweetsmoke Barbecue and Grill in Oakville.
Garnering praise from the Toronto Star, Sweetsmoke Barbecue and Grill crowns its menu with grain-fed, naturally raised meats barbecued in a three-step process that includes a slow cook in a wood smoker. Diners can choose main plates such as pulled pork ($15.00), hickory smoked side ribs ($14.50+), and shaved turkey breast ($15.00), each accompanied by coleslaw and iron kettle cowboy beans in a Stetson–shaped bowl. Sandwiches, including the grilled portobello mushroom melt ($8.50), give the menu a kick from warmer climes, stacking arugula, oven-dried tomatoes, grilled red onion, gruyere cheese, and guajillo aioli on rosemary focaccia. Sweetsmoke's team includes a Cordon Bleu–trained pastry chef who crafts confections such as the cake and shake ($6.50) that pairs a blackout cake and dark-chocolate pudding with a vanilla-bean milkshake.