Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of barbecue fare and drinks at Texas Tony’s BBQ Shack.
Tony Phelan, owner of Texas Tony’s BBQ Shack, rubs beef, chicken, and pork with a secret combination of spices to fill a menu of Texas-style barbecue smoked slowly over low heat. The meat absorbs citrusy flavor from orange-tree wood for 18 hours, or about the time it takes to overtake and lasso a tumbleweed. Hands wrap hungrily around the texan sandwich, two pieces of texas toast stockpiling heaps of beef brisket, slaw, pickles, jalapeños, and sauce ($10.99). A shot of one of three house-made barbecue sauces adds sweetness, mustard-tinged piquancy, or a spicy habanero kick to test the endurance of flame-resistant taste buds. Diners can foresee a finger-licking future with a full rack of baby back ribs escorted by sides such as collard greens and onion rings ($14.99). A cold beer or sweet tea clears mouths of lingering smoke, and a piece of sweet-potato cheesecake ($3.99) lowers a sweet, smooth curtain over meals. Each table's upside-down tin-can lampshade shines a spotlight on plates of savory barbecue and invites exuberant midmeal drum solos.
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