Without fire, barbecue would lack succulence, and cavemen would only be credited for discovering chest hair. Celebrate mankind's tastiest breakthrough with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Baltimore-style pit barbecue and drinks at The Lyndale Tap House.
Pitmasters at The Lyndale Tap House craft a menu of Baltimore-style barbecued meats doused in special sauce, marinated for three days, and slowly cooked over an oak-fired grill. Begin culinary conquests with garlic sausage bites ($8.95) or honey-mustard and cheddar-ale sauces spread on home-baked pretzels ($5.95). The pit beef sandwich showcases shaved onions, homemade horseradish sauce, and Angus beef sliced as thin as the plot of a Who's the Boss? episode ($9.95). Mandarin habanero sauce swathes avocados and pit-roasted pork perched atop the latin pig sandwich ($10.95), and the philly combines pit beef buoyed by cheddar, peppers, and onions ($10.95). Twenty-six draft beers coldly spill from spigot to glass, ensuring that sauce-coated tongues receive refreshing froth without tumbling over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
The Lyndale Tap House
Though barbecue is a popular American delicacy, Baltimore–style pit meat is in a category all its own. Hailing from Maryland's working-class neighborhoods, the meat is known for its distinctive spice blend, thin cut, and ability to lip-synch any Springsteen song. The Lyndale Tap House's culinary experts marinate their beef, pork, and ham for three days before searing it on a pit grill until the outside chars and the inside cooks to the pinnacle of tenderness. Then they slice the meats paper-thin before mounding them on kaiser rolls and dressing them with homemade sauces. In addition to their signature barbecue, the restaurant serves up fresh seafood, classic pub entrees, and a slew of domestic and imported craft beers.