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 $7, you get $15 worth of barbecue fare and nonalcoholic drinks at Texas Tony's BBQ Shack.
Diners launch platters of sauce-soaked ribs, steaming collard greens, and homemade cornbread to table coordinates from the smoke-infused arsenal of Texas Tony's menu. Virtuoso beef artists tend brisket ($8.99/half pound) for 15–18 hours in in-house smokers, using orangewood from a local citrus grove and smoke from a Vegas magician. In The Floridian sandwich, chopped pork, coleslaw, banana peppers, and barbecue sauce cozy up between two slices of crusty texas toast ($9.99). A rack of baby back ribs ($12.99) takes a dip in one of the house's signature sauces, which include mustard- and habanero-based options and demand a Marco Polo duel with taste buds. Neat and responsible homemade corn bread, fresh-cut french fries, and macaroni and cheese ($1.99 each) clean up after the sauce-soaked parties of freewheeling barbecue entrees, and creamy, sweet potato cheesecake ($3.99) offsets tangy notes and offers a dulcet exit as impressive as Julia Child's zip line.
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