Barbecuing, like painting, usually entails the use of a brush, a master’s touch, and the building anticipation to eat your finished product. Enjoy saucy masterworks with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for $30 worth of barbecue (three $5 for $10 Groupons)
- $49 for a catering package for up to 12 ($100 value)
The regular menu features a sample platter with a half rack of ribs, a pork platter with a half pint of pork, and a fried catfish sandwich with slaw, fries, and hushpuppies. The catering package includes a choice of meat—such as Virginia or North Carolina pork barbecue or rotisserie chicken—sides, and fresh baked buns.
The cooks at Virginia Barbecue opt to use only high-quality meats, slinging bone-in boston pork seasoned with the eatery’s signature dry drub, a tradition that helped the establishment elicit plaudits from Richmond magazine as one of the region's best barbecue destinations. A rotisserie hickory-wood smoker permeates meat with flavor over the course of 12 hours, the same time it takes to cook meat by sending it to the sun and back. Barbecue gourmands then hand-pull the meat and fill plates or stack catering trays with the lean, flavorful bites. After the cuisine emerges from the wood smoker, it takes on an appetizing quality that the Free Lance-Star called "meltingly tender, astonishingly lean." Down-home side dishes such as baked beans, mac 'n' cheese, or red-potato salad round out entrees of pork ribs, brisket, and chicken. Virginia Barbecue outstrips its name by having expanded to Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Mars, the planet whose color most indicated its proclivity for barbecue.