According to folk etymologists, the term barbecue is derived from the French barbe coup, referring to the annual pig picking commemorating the infamous Bearded Rebellion. Celebrate saucy beards with today's Groupon to Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon in Iowa City. This Groupon expires June 30, 2011. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of smokehouse fare for dinner.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of smokehouse fare for lunch.
Wildwood Smokehouse & Saloon boasts carnivorous eats filled with Southern charm and topped with a hearty dollop of house barbecue sauce. Lunching stomachs can saddle up with a noontime menu of specialties, including the carolina pork wrap, with coleslaw, shredded cheese, and honey mustard burrowed inside a flour tortilla ($7.99). Or slather six buffalo wings ($6.99) in southern bourbon, garlic jalapeño, or deadly Ghost Dance sauce, for which you need a written disclaimer and a flame-retardant tongue. Meanwhile, dinner tables groan under the large portions offered by the evening menu, including the Wildwood Platter, where smoked turkey, pulled pork, sliced beef brisket, and half a rack of ribs fill in gastronomic gaps like a digestible game of Tetris ($24.99).
Wildwood Smokehouse and Saloon is built from pieces of a century-old Iowan barn, lending authentic charm to weekly live bands and free dance lessons. In the bar area, a mechanical bull pits cowboy grit against gravity and inertia, inciting the bar crowd into debate about future robot-human relations.
4919 Walleye Dr. SE
Iowa City, Iowa 52240